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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Airman First Class Courtney Harry practices a felony traffic stop as Airman First Class Josh Huber exits his vehicle. Both are assigned to the 445th Security Forces Squadron. The scenario was part of the 445th SFS training exercise held Sept. 6-7 at Powell Park near here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Frank Oliver) 445 SFS refreshes skills during field exercise
Members of the 445th Security Forces Squadron had the chance to practice basic land navigation, patrolling techniques, and vehicle searches during a field exercise at Powell Park Sept. 6-7. Airmen spent the night in tents they constructed on site and disassembled at the end of the exercise.The instructor, Staff Sgt. Adam Miller, 445th SFS fire team
0 10/17
2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Senior Master Sgt. John Westermeyer, 87th Aerial Port Squadron passenger services superintendent, checks the engine of a 60K loader, a vehicle that can load and unload cargo from all military and commercial cargo aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Charlie Miller) Airman wins the war on cancer
A passenger services superintendent assigned to the 87th Aerial Port Squadron here celebrated a milestone on Aug. 1 that he did not expect, being cancer free."When the lab tech turns around and says, 'Your doctor will get back to you,' that means you've got something," said Senior Master Sgt. John Westermeyer. "Before my last visit, I had
0 9/23
2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Capt. Eric Powell, aerospace physiologist, Department of Aeromedical Research, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, experiments with live maggots for use in treating patients in the future. Maggot therapy is used sparingly, and is seen mostly with patients who have wounds that for whatever reason are not responding to conventional treatments and/or anti-biotics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Charlie Miller) 445th Airlift Wing helps with medical maggots experiment
When one thinks of the military and maggots, "Mail Call," the History Channel show, might come to mind with host Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey leaning into the camera, pointing directly at the viewer and yelling, "Listen up, maggots!" Or perhaps the film, "Gladiator" and a scene that some moviegoers turned their eyes away from when Russell Crowe was
0 9/04
2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - (On the far right) Army Spc. Thomas Ozio, son of Chief Master Sgt. Shirley Ozio, 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Daniel Ozio, 445th Civil Engineer Squadron, serves as a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. (Courtesy photo) 445 AW 2010 Youth of the Year serves as sentinel
When you visit Washington, D.C., and stop at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns, you might see the first 445th Airlift Wing's Youth of the Year for 2010, Specialist Thomas Ozio. Ozio, son of Chief Master Sgt. Shirley Ozio, 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron superintendent, and Staff Sgt. Daniel Ozio, 445th Civil Engineer Squadron
0 8/27
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 445th Force Support Squadron Communications Element takes care of technology gadgets the 445th Airlift Wing uses for everyday use such as BlackBerrys, computers, email outlook, telephones, radio services, printers, the Official Mail Center, sharepoint, and protecting one's identity and financial information. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Cynthia Harris)
Computer problems? Keep "COMM!"
Every December, children learn about Santa Claus. They may only believe he works just one day a year, to deliver toys to their homes.But what we don't see - the workers busy making toys all-year-round.According to folklore, elves in Santa's workshop work around the clock to ensure toys will be delivered to children around the world on Christmas
0 8/13
2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Capt. Larry Ables, Dayton Fire Department, instructs firefighters from the 445th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services Flight on technique as they douse a natural gas leak fire during a training session June 1 at the Dayton Fire Department Training Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Anthony Springer) Live fires "no match" for 445 CES
Members of the 445th Civil Engineer Fire and Emergency Services flight are better equipped to fight flames and handle emergencies after receiving valuable instruction at the Dayton Fire Department Training Center on June 1. Training included live structural fires, rope rescue, and for the first time, natural gas leaks.During the exercises, 33
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Senior Airman Stacey Scharf, 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron technician, demonstrates how to communicate using headsets during the 445th Airlift Wing Scouts Day May 18. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mikhail Berlin) 445th Airlift Wing hosts Scouts Day
More than 150 Boy and Girl Scouts from across Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan enjoyed various activities on the 445th Airlift Wing flightline May 18 as part of the wing's annual Scouts Day.The Scouts were given the opportunity to tour the wing's C-17 Globemaster III, take part in mock security forces operations, sit inside a fire truck and talk with
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - 89th Airlift Squadron pilot Lt. Col. Philip “Hawkeye” Pierce shows off his medal after his team, the Cincinnati Colts, won the 2012 Roy Hobbs World Series championship in Ft. Myers, Fla., Nov. 10, 2012. (Courtesy photo) 89th AS pilot living his dream through baseball
When it comes to baseball, 89th Airlift Squadron pilot Lt. Col. Philip "Hawkeye" Pierce knows his stuff because he's been part of the New Carlisle Knights baseball team for the last seven years. Pierce said it all started nine years ago when he was driving through New Carlisle, Ohio, and came upon a baseball game being played."I was checking on my
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Senior Airman Austen Bright, 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron technician, sets up stanchions onboard a 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III during a routine training mission March 14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Shen-Chia McHone) Critical care: 445th AES Airmen save lives
A soldier gets injured in Iraq and needs to be transported. A Department of Defense civilian is suffering from a heart condition in Africa. Wounded service members and DOD civilians need emergency medical attention and equipment for their care.What do all these people have in common? An aeromedical evacuation crew saving their lives.Consisting of
0 4/04
2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Master Sgt. Ty Walk, 445th Maintenance Squadron aerospace repair craftsman, makes repairs to the floor in the cargo area of a C-17 Globemaster III during a routine Home Station Check inspection Feb. 21. (U.S. Air Force photo/Stacy Vaughn) Home Station Check inspections keep wing's C-17s in the air
Taking care of the C-17 Globemaster III entails more than just an occasional washing, oil change and spot check of the plane. It takes the experience of a diverse maintenance team to go over the aircraft inch-by-inch, checking every nook and cranny for defects.Every 120 days, a Home Station Check or HSC inspection is required to keep the C-17
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