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  • It takes a village: Grissom team promotes change

    Grissom’s Community Action Team stood up in 2017 and functions as a cross-organizational decision making forum to identify, resolve, or elevate issues that impact Airmen. The team is comprised of various agencies throughout the base.
  • Yellow Ribbon benefits repeat attendees

    It can be hard to take in everything that the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program has to offer in just one training weekend. For many deploying Reserve Citizen Airmen and their loved ones, the solution is coming back again and again.
  • Packing equipment nobody wants to have to use

    Before hitting the runway, every Air Force aircraft is strategically stocked with inflatable rafts, night vision goggles, parachutes, oxygen systems, flotation devices and more. The AFE Airmen, part of the 445th Operations Support Squadron, maintain the safety and emergency equipment for aircrew and passengers departing from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
  • Single-parent Reservist rises above challenges, earns wings

    Being a single parent is no easy feat, but Staff Sgt. Shakeyna Smith, 701st Airlift Squadron aviation resource management technician, accepted the challenges that greeted her. From parenting her two small children as a teenage mother to pursuing higher education in psychology and aviation, Smith has embodied excellence in all she does.
  • Meet 4th AF's command chief: CMSgt Cynthia Villa

    Chief Master Sgt. Cynthia Villa is Command Chief, Fourth Air Force, headquartered at March Air Reserve Base, California. As the senior enlisted leader, she is the Fourth Air Force commander’s primary adviser regarding the welfare, morale, operational readiness, and discipline of the enlisted force. Fourth Air Force has command supervision over the Reserve’s long-range airlift and air refueling units located throughout the continental U.S., Hawaii, and Guam; providing leadership, management and oversight to 18 flying wings, and one regional support group; with responsibilities encompassing 300 units and more than 35,000 personnel.
  • Citizen Airman becomes living organ donor, saves sister

    Senior Master Sgt. Carol A. Allen, 433rd Force Support Squadron Sustainment Flight superintendent, didn't hesitate when she realized she had a chance to help her sister when she needed a new liver.
  • From cold war gunner to present-day boom operator

    Tech. Sgt. Corey Palmer is currently attending in-flight refueling training – more commonly known as Boom School – at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. His military career started in 1988 as an active-duty tail gunner in the B-52. When that crew position went away, he decided to leave the service. After a 20-year break in service, he decided to jump back in.
  • 36 Years of Service, Lifetime of Memories

    After 36 years of service, the Air Force bids farewell to Lt. Col. Bryan Branby on March 22, 2019.
  • Safety first: maintaining OPSEC in the age of social media

    The presence of social media is a constant in many areas of daily life. From the trendy to the controversial, almost anything can be found online and passed around networking sites publicly and permanently.
  • Two brothers, one mission

    The phrase “One Team, One Fight” is a morale booster in the Air Force where cohesion and camaraderie are the cultural norms. This motto came as second nature to the Williams brothers. 1st Lt. Richard “Beau” Williams, Reserve Citizen Airman assigned to the 927th Air Refueling Wing and Capt. Cory Williams, assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing, both wear the same uniform but have very different lives when speaking about their Air Force careers.
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