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  • SERE: What it takes

    Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE), trainees face long grueling days of simulated interrogation, sleep-deprived nights and nonstop activity that pushes them to their physical limits.

  • One day at a time: 509th CONS Airman trains for fitness competition

    Click. Click. Click. Her five-inch heels announced every step she took across the stage as the spotlight made her entire body glisten. Months of non-stop training and steadfast dedication came down to this single moment. She felt ready to face the judges. Once she hit center stage, the 5-foot

  • Military mom’s first Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day: A day dedicated to celebrate and honor mothers everywhere, to thank them for their unconditional love and constant support, to show appreciation for everything they do all year long. It is a day to say, “Mom, I love you.”This year, Mother’s Day has taken on a whole new meaning for one

  • Different, not less: love of sports helps military child with autism

    “Strike! ... Ball! ... Strike!”With each call from the umpire, a vigilant statistician marks small tallies on a clipboard in the home dugout. Although he isn’t wearing a Tigers’ baseball uniform, he is representing his high school team by sporting a cardinal red baseball cap.Andy Martins is a

  • Making it together: husband and wife team promote, pin-on at same time

    Lt. Cols. Shane and Jennifer Garrison experience their second promotion together during a dual pin-on ceremony at Barksdale AFB, La., April 20. The couple are both E-3 Air Battle Managers assigned to Eighth Air Force; the Garrisons also pinned on major at the same time. They discussed the benefits

  • Power in words: 509th CONS Airman communicates through poetry

    As he took the stage for the first time, he looked out into the audience and felt like a fish in a fishbowl. Even though the nerves were there, he felt prepared after spending two weeks memorizing his piece. The stage lights were shining in his face as everyone stared up at him, waiting for him to

  • Ready, set, jump: 509th CES Airman’s skydiving passion

    Imagine flying in a small and tightly-packed plane 14,000 feet in the sky and hearing 1-2-3, jump! Without thinking, you’re suddenly free falling, feeling the wind hit your skin and getting a rush of adrenaline through your entire body. You pull the parachute open and are maneuvering yourself down