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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
0 5/01
2013
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
0 3/29
2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Staff Sgt. Steven Sandman and Master Sgt. Richard Little, both ground safety specialists from the 445th Airlift Wing Safety office, perform a spot inspection of the control devices for the lockout/tagout program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Cook) 445th Safety Office....friend or foe?
What is the function of the wing safety office and what can they do for me? That may be some of the questions that come up from wing members facing safety issues in their work space. Like a jack of all trades, the wing safety office is comprised of unique individuals who are experts in their field and come together to help the wing and base avoid
0 3/12
2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Master Sgt. Alan Baker, structural craftsman, guides Master Sgt. John Murphy, pavements and construction technician, as he loads sandbags onto a flat bed truck Jan 20. Both are from the 445th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mikhail Berlin) 445th CES: A squadron with many skills
When most people hear the words 'Civil Engineer Squadron,' they immediately think of a carpenter, plumber, or a person who paves the streets. While those are among some of the things the members of the CES do, this is only part of what the CES is about. "We are the public works department of the Air Force," said Lt. Col. Christopher Cunningham,
0 2/15
2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - From left to right; Melanie "Missy" McHann, PHAP Outreach specialist, Jennifer Wedel, PHAP case facilitator, Samara Appling, administration specialist, and Pam Boyd, PHAP Outreach specialist. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mikhail Berlin) Need help? PHAP offers free resources for Airmen, families; Part 1 of 2
"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Many people have heard of this phrase when they stumble upon an unfortunate situation in their lives, but instead of feeling hopeless, Reserve Airmen and their families have someone they can turn to in their time of need.The Psychological Health Advocacy Program is here to help. PHAP is a no cost,
0 2/15
2013
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Robin Meredith/photo by Staff Sgt. Russ Scalf) Act like a Superhero
I was recently picking up a few items at a local retail chain at lunchtime; everywhere I walked, someone wanted to shake my hand or say, "Thank you for your service." It made me proud to be wearing the uniform of the U.S. Air Force.While waiting in the checkout lane, I noticed a little boy shopping with his mom was staring at me from his perch in
0 2/11
2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Dr. (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey Beery, 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron occupational health programs chief, says a double-time cadence of 180 steps per minute is very helpful for those training for their Air Force fitness run as it will greatly reduce the likelihood of shin splints and other musculoskeletal injury. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Cook) Running in cadence helps prevent injuries
Hut-2-3-4! Hut-2-3-4! Did you ever wonder why drill sergeants make recruits double-time and follow this quick rhythm? The answer is simple - to avoid injury. A double-time cadence of 180 steps per minute will greatly reduce the likelihood of shin splints and other musculoskeletal injury in soldiers. It is also very helpful for those training for
0 1/10
2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Senior Airman Nathan Collett, 87th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation apprentice, used his self aid and buddy care training to save this man while deployed to Afghanistan in May 2012. (Courtesy photo) Self-aid, buddy care training saves life
Senior Airman Nathan Collett never thought he would be in a dangerous situation when he enlisted into the Air Force Reserve in October 2009. An 87th Aerial Port Squadron cargo processing flight traditional reservist, he loads and unloads the "bullets, beans and bodies" on C-130, C-17 and C-5 aircraft. He is also a sophomore at Columbus State
0 1/02
2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Members of the 445th Security Forces Squadron conduct weapons maneuver exercises during a squadron exercise at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Oct. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Caskey) Getting to know the 445th Security Forces Squadron
Air Force Security Forces are the Air Force's first line of defense when it comes to protecting base personnel and aircraft from physical attack. It is also their job to maintain law and order on installation property.Working early and late, the duty day of a security forces professional can be busy and tiring, but one thing is for certain: It
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