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  • 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

  • Spec. Prep.: 509th OSS Airman trains potential special operations Airmen

    Another day with hours spent in the gym running, swimming, lifting and sweating, doing all he can to help change Airmen’s lives. Staying focused on their fitness programs in order to get them where they need to be. Seeing the Airmen progress from the constant work and dedication. Pushing these

  • FTAC: Inspiring success

    Since Airmanship 300 was incorporated into the First Term Airman Course curriculum, Airmen have had the opportunity to do more than just in-process at their first duty station.“Over the years it has become a great program,” said Senior Master Sgt. John De La Rosa, the career assistant advisor

  • Attention to detail: From BMT to AFE

    She recalls being full of nerves, holding her breath in order to stand still. Although it may sound unimportant, passing this wall locker inspection was the difference between graduating basic military training (BMT) or having to repeat the training. Everything had to be perfect, which meant no dust

  • Tigers triumph with T-38 Talons

    Imagine taxiing down the runway with an open canopy, feeling the cool breeze through your body. After closing the canopy and being in position, the aircraft is cleared for takeoff. Adrenaline rushes through your body, making your heart race as anticipation increases. In a matter of seconds, you go

  • From one oath to another

    As time progressed form the day they both enlisted in the Air Force, the couple approached the inevitable fork in the road: should they stay in the military or not.

  • FTAC: Mentoring never stops

    The First Term Airmen Course (FTAC) instructor took one last look at his service dress blues in the full length mirror hanging on his office wall. It was Monday. This meant uniform inspections and the start to another week of mentoring.

  • Mentoring and maintaining dorm life

    Being an Airman Dorm Leader (ADL) has more to it than most people realize. With assistance from the first sergeants, dorm counsels and residents, the ADLs enhance the quality of life for the Airmen living in the dormitories at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.