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  • A History of Pride

    In the 1950s and 1960s, very few establishments welcomed openly gay people, and those that did were often bars.Between 1947 and 1950, 1,700 federal job applications were denied, 4,380 people were discharged from the military, and 420 were fired from their government jobs for being suspected homosexuals.During this time, the Stonewall Inn, located
  • Warrior of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Lucero

    Rank and Name: Tech. Sgt. Christopher LuceroUnit: 348th Reconnaissance SquadronDuty title: Flight Chief of Plans and ProgramsTime in service:  13 years, 10 monthsTime on station: 2 years, 2 monthsHometown: Las Vegas, N.M.Why is serving in the Air Force important to you?It's something I've always wanted to do since I was young. Being part of
  • Air Force spouse encourages others to Be the Match that may save a life

    Tammy Bender had just seen her husband, Brandon, off on his first deployment in the spring of 2012 when they were stationed at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. As she was walking through the BXtra there, she was offered a unique proposition."There was a captain there at the time who asked me if I'd like to do a cheek swab for the Department of
  • Warrior of the Week: 2nd Lt. Ashley Newberry

    Rank and Name: 2nd Lt. Ashley NewberryUnit: 10th Space Warning SquadronDuty title: Chief of Operations TrainingTime in service:  1 year, 6 monthsTime on station: 1 year, 3 monthsHometown: Temple, TexasWhy is serving in the Air Force important to you?Serving in the Air Force is important to me because the many freedoms the United States provides
  • Operation Neptune: The Normandy Landings

    America entered World War II in 1941, after Germany had invaded and occupied northwestern France in May 1940. Britain and America began considering the possibility of a major allied invasion across the English Channel in 1942, and by the following year, allied plans for a cross-Channel invasion began to take shape.The Germans didn't know exactly
  • Honoring One of Our Own: Robert "Bob" Olson

    A memorial plaque and "buddy bench" was dedicated to Robert "Bob" Olson at Nathan F. Twining Elementary and Middle School on May 18, 2015. Olson was a teacher, a coach and a family man, he passed away on Oct. 15, 2014 at the age of 69 while battling prostate cancer.Held in the "Home of the Thunderbirds" gymnasium the ceremony was filled with
  • The Gaming Airman: GFAFB Airmen find new way to foster wingmanship

    Intramural sports have been a staple of life on Air Force bases for a long time. It is a way for Airmen to connect with each other and become more involved on base. The new generation of Airmen has found another way to achieve that same goal. The "gaming" Airman has created a new way to connect.Airman John Greenberg, 319th Logistics Readiness
  • Warrior of the Week: Staff Sgt. Charles Danowski

    Name: Staff Sgt. Charles DanowskiUnit: 319th Medical Support SquadronDuty title: Medical Laboratory TechnicianTime in service: 6 yearsTime on station:  2 yearsHometown:  Milwaukee, WisconsinWhy is serving in the Air Force important to you?I feel a great sense of pride working alongside some very inspirational individuals and walking in the
  • Warrior of the Week: Jennifer Richardson

    Name: Jennifer RichardsonUnit: 319th Contracting FlightDuty title: Agency Organization Program Coordinator for the Government Purchase Card ProgramTime in service: 28 YearsTime on station: 21 yearsHometown: Bemidji, Minn.Why is serving in the Air Force important to you? By serving in the Air Force I have the opportunity to be part of an amazing
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Screening out the bad rays

    Nearly 5 million people in the United States are treated for skin cancer each year, and in the past three decades more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and during this time it is important to develop habits that can prevent skin cancer and also learn the facts and how to screen for skin