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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Vincent Hnat, 41st Rescue Squadron special missions aviator out of Moody Air Force Base, Ga., poses for a photo May 17, 2014, at Pulliam Airport, Ariz. Hnat began his journey as a special missions aviator in 2009 after cross training from the precision measurement equipment laboratory career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter/Released) Airman reflects on career journey at Angel Thunder
Still fresh in the career field with only about 100 aircraft hours under his belt, a cross-trained staff sergeant found himself in a heart-pounding situation that he still remembers vividly to this day. The objective was to rescue an isolated individual in a non-threatening, training scenario. But what seemed to be a routine mission became very
0 5/19
2014
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Israel Garza, 23d Security Forces Squadron unit trainer, performs “skullcrusher” triceps exercises at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., March 7, 2014. During a deployment to Afghanistan, several improvised explosive device attacks left Garza with severe back pain from his muscles and bones putting pressure on the Sciatic nerve on his left side. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarrod Grammel/Released)
Airman overcomes crippling injury, becomes bodybuilder
One Airman never forgot the day he showed his doctor, who three years prior told him he'd never be able to deadlift or squat again due to a back injury, a video of him squatting 600 pounds and deadlifting 550.During a 2008 deployment to Afghanistan, he was hit by multiple improvised explosive devices shifting parts of his back causing his muscles
0 5/16
2014
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Amanda Griggs, 23d Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, holds her son, Korbin, for a photo at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., May 8, 2014. Griggs, holding dual roles as an active-duty Airman and a mother, was selected to be highlighted as a military mom in honor of Mother’s Day 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Tiffany M. Grigg/Released) Military mom recognized for Mother's Day 2014
In our society, strong emphasis is placed on the importance of capturing every 'first' your child has. First word, first walk, first birthday and so on. With the help of technology, our military families are able to capture such moments to re-experience continuously, or in some cases, for the first time, if one parent was unable to witness the
0 5/12
2014
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eric Farmer, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament support NCO in charge, has been training in jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts for more than five years. Over that span, he has had to balance his personal and professional life while becoming the best fighter he can be. (U.S. AIr Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter/Released) Airman finds strength through MMA
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eric Farmer, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament support NCO in charge, has been training in jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts for more than five years. Over that span, he has had to balance his personal and professional life while becoming the best fighter he can be. Check out his story below.
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2014
Kari Schwendenman, spouse of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Schwendenman, holds up medals after completing the glass slipper challenge in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 23, 2014. Schwendenman ran the challenge for an organization that raises money for families with an autistic child. (courtesy photo) 
Mom pushes through pain, 22.4 miles for autistic son
On the last mile of a 22.4-mile, 72 hour challenge one runner's feet were in pain. She was exhausted and sweaty, but all she could think about was her son. On the back of her calves were the words "I run for my son."With sunglasses hiding tears, the runner and two others linked arms and ran through the last corner of the Disney Princess Half
0 4/02
2014
Moody Pet Guardian Angels is a program that watches the pets of Airmen who are set to deploy or go on a Temporary Duty Assignment from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The program was founded toward the end of 2013 and has continued to grow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Millican/Released) Volunteers foster Moody's furry friends
On average there were nearly eight million animals surrendered to animal shelters throughout the United States in 2013, according to the National Humane Society website. Roughly half of those animals were adopted leaving the remaining animals to be euthanized. Finding a safe place for beloved pets can be very stressful, even more so when no family
0 3/20
2014
U.S. Army Capt. Megan Branham, 23d Aerospace Medicine Squadron officer in charge of veterinary clinic, listens to the heart of Military Working Dog Diyi, 822nd Base Defense Squadron, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., March 14, 2014. Diyi was diagnosed with canine post traumatic stress disorder following a deployment to a village stability platform in Afghanistan in 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tiffany M. Grigg/Released) MWDs wage war on combat stress
(Editor's note: This is the second in a series on military working dogs at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.)For a military member, the word 'Afghanistan' may bring about thoughts of bombings, gun fire and other war-related memories. For a dog, it's simply a word unknown to them.To prepare military working dogs for deployments downrange, the dogs undergo
0 3/17
2014
U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, left, Jessica Wise, middle, and Alexandra Wise, pose for a photo during the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 18, 2014. The group improvised trash bags into ponchos to protect themselves from the rain while watching David Wise compete in Olympic freestyle halfpipe skiing. (Courtesy photo)
Airman cheers brother onto Olympic gold
Up on a cold, wet mountain top in Sochi, Russia, with rain pouring down, one Airman and her family stood among a sea of spectators as they cheered on their loved one, an American freestyle skier, as he dropped into the slushy halfpipe. The family had been on the mountain since 5 p.m. when qualifying runs started. They had improvised black trash
0 3/14
2014
Moody Air Force Base, Ga., posts signs at each gate to display the number of days since the last Driving Under the Influence. As a consequence of drinking and driving, the Airman convicted and members of their squadron must be in full service dress while they change the number on the sign every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Millican/Released) Moody faces dangerous DUI dilemma
Editor's note: This is the first article in a series highlighting the dangers of drinking and driving, alcohol abuse, and the negative effects those behaviors can have on someone's life. With nearly 6,000 Airmen assigned to Team Moody, how many DUIs are acceptable? The short answer is "zero." In 2013, there were 29 arrests for DUI here. Within the
0 3/12
2014
Military Working Dog Marco, 23d Security Forces Squadron, poses during training at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., March 5, 2014. Marco is a two-year-old dog that recently arrived to the Moody kennels from the puppy program at Lackland AFB, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tiffany M. Grigg/Released) In-processing for MWDs can be 'ruff'
(Editor's note: This is the first in a series on military working dogs at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.) In-processing: A word known all too well amongst military members. With the weeks of paperwork, medical clearances and other integrating requirements, one might say being the new guy is quite 'ruff'. When it comes to in-processing the base, the 23d
0 3/07
2014
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