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  • One Marauder finds true passion in mechanic career

    Let's face it; every guy has an inner child screaming to get out. And what little boy doesn't like ripping apart his toys and making a mess of things? But the older most men get the more expensive and fancier the toys.Christopher Moore, a vehicle mechanic from the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, is no exception. When it comes to
  • Security forces' officer overcomes obstacles to achieve his dream

    The defining moment for a 15-year-old young man came when he was told by his father that he couldn't do the one thing that he had dreamed of doing for as long as he could remember - becoming an officer in the United States Air Force.He was hurt, anguished even - because of the betrayal he felt from the one person he had always looked up to. In an
  • Ohio reservists bring camaraderie, skills to deployment

    - Like a well-oiled machine, each Airman knew their part. Hands were moving throughout the cockpit and back of a C-130 Hercules - flipping switches, pressing buttons, running checklists, loading cargo and communicating without having to speak many words. This was a true team - an aircrew team unique to the United States Air Force Reserve.Airmen
  • FAST Airmen provide aircraft security to any location

    Landing an aircraft in a low security environment or transporting potentially hostile personnel are just occupational hazards. Thankfully the Air Force has fly away security teams to combat such threats.FAST members are security forces Airmen trained to protect mobility aircraft and travel on planes such as C-17 Globemaster III's and C-130H
  • Defender builds routine to achieve goals

    Staff Sgt. Jesse Galvan enjoys being in the Air Force and what brings him equal enjoyment is the pursuit of fitness, specifically body building.Even before he joined the Air Force, he always had an interest in body building and in the new age of social media, he found himself providing fitness tips and routines to fitness enthusiasts. It wasn't
  • Airman creates training program for mission success

    As pilots head out to do their varied missions, they depend on the men and women who maintain their aircraft for their operations to be successful. Maintainers here at The Rock strive to achieve the goal of having the most available capable aircraft at a given time through an on-the-job-training program.Although OJT is nothing new to the Air Force,
  • Two Airmen provide great care for Marauders

    Reviewing request after request for passenger travel may seem like a monotonous job to some, but for two lone Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron it is their responsibility to ensure all requests for passenger travel are taken care of in an expeditious manner. The job requires attention to detail and an intimate
  • Finance Airman finally finds his path

    Many service members join the military right after high school. For others, like Senior Airman Derrick Davis, it was different. It took him 10 years after high school to decide what he wanted to do with his life. Davis, who was an only child, was born in California, but at the age of two moved with his mom to Lithonia, Georgia, after his parents
  • Small detachment; big impact

    Sometimes, less is more. That saying is no different for the crews and maintainers of the U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III working on The Rock. This small detachment has a big mission here: theater direct delivery throughout the area of responsibility. Deployed together from different active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves units,
  • Airmen build strong bonds through memories, resiliency

    On the night of May 19, 2010, Senior Airman Esteban Salazar, currently deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, was guarding his post in the tower at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan alongside Kevin Brunais, another deployed security forces member when the airfield was attacked. For 18 hours, Salazar and Brunais did what they were