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  • Last C-5A flight brings nostalgia back for crew

    An unmistakable sound echoed across the sky above Westover Sept. 7 – for the last time.With a growl and whine so familiar to residents and the base populace here for 30 years, it was the final takeoff for C-5A Galaxy 70-0461, the last remaining A-model built 47 years ago and delivered to the Air Force from Lockheed.Aboard the Air Force’s sole
  • The missing step in using supplements

    Many people take supplements in one variation or another, but when recommendations or information on what is safe come from paid sponsors, then it becomes confusing.“One thing that I want to push out to all the inbound students and all the base newcomers is that there is a website called opps.org, which is Operation Supplement Safety website,” said
  • Scott becomes hub for C-17, AE relief efforts after Hurricane Irma tears through Fla., Caribbean islands

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --Scott Air Force Base became a safe-haven for 12 Charleston, S.C.,-based C-17s and then turned into a hub for staging both air supply and aeromedical evacuation missions in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.Team Scott had quickly ramped up to support more than 250 maintenance and aircrew members, along with 50 evacuees and
  • 655th ISRG NCO uses personal tragedy to reach out to others

    In 2016 alone, 601 service members chose to take their own life according to a report from the Defense Suicide Prevention Office. One suicide is too many, and the military is constantly testing new and creative solutions to bring this ever-increasing problem to an end.
  • Fly away with Space A!

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – Space Available, commonly known as Space A, is a program at many U.S. military installations around the world that allows military members, dependents, retirees, and certain civilians to ride an aircraft to a destination at either a very cheap price or no cost at all.The program stems from the concept that if a military
  • Gettysburg site holds leadership legacies for 87 APS

    More than a dozen senior leaders of the 87th Aerial Port Squadron participated in a Gettysburg National Battlefield staff ride last month as part of their annual tour training.
  • Airman and Family Readiness Center supports Airmen, their families

    The Air Force lifestyle is often accompanied by a multitude of stressors, anticipated and unanticipated. In order to address the concerns of Airmen and their families, the Airman and Family Readiness Center was created to alleviate some of the burdens placed on service men and women.
  • Solving the Pilot Shortage: Air Force Reserve, airlines fishing in the same pond

    In the wake of the ongoing Air Force-wide pilot shortage, the Air Force Reserve and its units are trying their best to overcome this obstacle and continue the flying missions they are uniquely suited for both today and tomorrow.As of February, the Air Force had a shortage of more than 1,500 pilots across the total force. The data also suggests that
  • 445th SFS Airmen train for future deployments

    Members of the 445th Security Forces Squadron practiced deployment training at Oakes Quarry Park, located near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn, Ohio May 5-7, 2017
  • Take these critical measures to assist with preventing suicide

    Suicide awareness is a term some may feel has been over emphasized in recent times; however, the rate of suicide has increased over the past 11 years in the United States.On average someone takes their own life every 12 minutes in the United States, and an average of 20 veterans commit suicide daily. Suicide is a dilemma for both the civilian and