• Airman becomes children’s superhero

    Huge smiles spread across children’s faces as a group of superheroes¬¬¬¬—including Captain America, Spider-Man and Wolverine— walked into the Nemours/Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children in support of Camp WeBelong July 31, 2019 in Wilmington, Delaware. Amongst the group was U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Long, 87th Force Support Squadron base honor guard NCO in charge.
  • 'I can tell you what a Glock 21 tastes like': Chief bounces back from hard times, close call with suicide

    I’ve been a photographer in the Air Force for 21 years now, and over that time I’ve met a lot of people from a lot of different backgrounds. I’ve found that everybody has a story to tell, and occasionally I come across a story that really resonates with me. Chief Master Sgt. Stacy Gilman’s story is one.
  • Finding Closure: Deployment helps Reserve Citizen Airman learn about her father, connect with family

    Capt. Sandrela Magnuson never really knew her father. After all, she was only 2 years old the last time she saw him in 1985. But for the last 34 years, the dad she never knew was never far away in her thoughts. “Was he alive?” “Where did he live?” “Did her ever try to look for me?” “Did he have any other children?” The questions endlessly rambled around in her mind without answers.
  • Navigating the retirement application process

    Retiring from the Air Force Reserve is a significant, emotional event, filled with anticipation and uncertainty. Because Airmen only retire once in their lifetime, they have no past experience to serve as a resource, and typically learn what is required as they go through the process. 
  • Into the hot zone

    Air Force Airmen are trained to operate in many different environments and combat many different enemies. From the flak riddled skies over Europe during WWII to the subzero temperatures on the frigid ice of Antarctica during the annual Operation Deep Freeze, there really is no place our Airmen cannot triumph over. However, what happens in an austere environment where the enemy is not only deadly, but invisible?
  • Operation Unified Response

    Not only do Team McChord Airmen deploy to the Middle East, they also fly around the globe, transporting cargo and personnel to regions devastated by natural disasters, proving themselves not only a fighting force, but a lifesaving force.
  • A Solemn Promise

    Forty-six years ago a C-141 with McChord crew members touched down at Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in February 1973. On board were American prisoners of war (POWs), finally freed from their Vietnamese captors and eager to see their families.
  • More than training

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (July 2, 2019) - As a participant in the NATO led Military Reserve Exchange Program, 1st Lt. Chase Chemero of the 140th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, hosted German officer, Capt. Sebastian Strauch, here, from June 3-14. The international exchange program partnered the U.S. and Germany with a unique approach to the mission in mind.
  • Humanitarian Airmen

    Our military members know all too well the feeling of watching the news and wondering if they will need to deploy when tensions mount anywhere there are American interests. Air Mobility Command Airmen also watch the news and prepare for a phone call when natural disasters strike anywhere in the world. As units of AMC, the 62nd Airlift Wing and the 446th AW not only bring the fight to the enemy, but also bring much needed aid and support to those in jeopardy.
  • Zero percent: Wounded warrior Airman refuses to quit

    A feature on Tech. Sgt. Steve Fourman, a DOD Warrior Games athlete who refuses to quit despite multiple medical setbacks.
  • Where it's cold we go

    When we think of U.S. military aircraft working in austere environments, we generally imagine aircraft landing on a dusty airfield somewhere in the Middle East. After all, for the past 20 years, the Air Force has played a major role getting troops and materiel to the fight in the Middle East. What we don’t normally picture is a C-17 Globemaster III landing on a windswept runway made of ice in Antarctica.
  • Families learn about deployment-related resiliency

    It wasn’t until Master Sgt. Joseph Vergona returned from his seventh deployment that the Reserve Citizen Airmen and his family participated in a program that promotes the well-being of reservists and their loved ones by connecting them with resources before and after deployments.“It really made the military more like family, especially for the
  • Pioneers of History: ‘Rosie the Riveter’ women share experiences with mobility Airmen

    They broke through barriers by proving women could perform the work of men in factories and shipyards across the United States.
  • Resiliently driving toward victory

    A golfer sets his ball on the starting tee and looks over the meticulously manicured grass toward the goal; the four-inch hole is hundreds of yards away. Each of the 18 starting tees offered another opportunity for the golfer to move up in the rankings toward being selected to compete in the 7th Conseil International du Sport Militaire Military World Games. That achievement was recently accomplished by a Fairchild Airman who competed alongside 33 other U.S. military members during the 2019 Armed Forces Golf Championship.
  • Anything Moms Can Do, Dads Can Too

    When a stay-at-home parent is mentioned, it’s easy to imagine a mom manning the home front, armed with snacks and cleaning supplies, ready to fight off germs, clutter and toddler chaos. This misconception can be especially abundant in military families where many may think of the man being the one in uniform. Fortunately, it’s 2019 and a myriad of antiquated ideas about how a family should look are fading away. One particular family going against the stereotype is the Barrandeys.