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  • Defender prevails, despite pepper spray

    Airmen must complete a class then pass a physical confidence course while experiencing the effects of oleoresin capsicum spray to be qualified to carry the less-than-lethal tool.
  • Airman battles alcoholism, prevails

    “I was in a ball crying and saying, ‘I need help.’ My wife didn’t know what to do. I’d already been through in-patient once, and she didn’t know how to fix me.” After relapsing and turning back to the bottle, Staff Sgt. Jaiopalanta Jones, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment technician, later checked himself into in-patient care. This was the second time he attempted to combat the effects alcohol was having on his life.
  • NATO partners conduct close air support exercise

    Today’s fight against terrorism doesn’t rest on the shoulders of one country. It’s a team fight, meaning countries must be interoperable to effectively defeat the evil in this world. To better support that team, members of the German air force’s Air Ground Operations Squadron partnered with the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron to conduct a close air support exercise, April 10 to 14 at Camp Grayling, Mich.
  • 17th Air Force Chief of Staff visits Moody

    Retired Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper, his wife, Ellen, and many former members of the 820th Base Defense Group visited to celebrate the groups 20th Anniversary, March 27 to 30, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Jumper was a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours, including 1,400 combat hours. The celebration included an 820th BDG capabilities demo, a reenlistment ceremony and a formal dinner.
  • Airmen ‘spice things up’ during competition

    The Georgia Pines Dinning Facility hosted its first Iron Chef Competition, March 23, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Four teams met at the Georgia Pines Dining Facility and were given an hour to prepare their meals for the judges. The 23d Force Support Squadron plans to hold at least one Iron Chef Competition per year.
  • Bataan Death March: Airman Honors POW grandfather

    Starvation, torture and a 70-mile march to concentration camps or dying in the process were the only options Philippine soldier, the late Ricardo Plana faced after the U.S. surrendered the Bataan Peninsula to the Japanese during World War II. Now, 75 years later, his grandson, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Max Biser, 23d Security Forces Squadron, traveled to the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to complete the 26.2-mile Bataan Memorial Death March, March 19.
  • Air Liaison Officers test cadets

    Cadets from the Air Force Academy attended an Air Liaison Officers Aptitude Assessment, Feb. 13 to 17, at Camp Bullis, Texas. Current ALOs and enlisted Tactical Air Control Party members from the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing filled the roles of cadre and raters to assess if the cadets have what it takes to join their career field.
  • 55th RQS: These things we do, that others may live

    (This story is part of the “55th RQS series” which highlights the different AFSCs associated with the unit.) Combat search and rescue plays a major role in the mission set of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The 55th Rescue Squadron focuses on training and executing CSAR missions by employing the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter.
  • Weapons Airmen enable joint training

    Weapons troops from the 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit enabled joint force training during Green Flag-West 17-03, Jan. 13-27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.GFW, an air-land combat integration exercise, provided these Airmen with a rare opportunity to put their home station training to use by allowing them to load live munitions