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  • Making sacrifices, sticking together

    When a family consists of more than one service member, life can be challenging. For Capts. Maggie and Tom Nicklas, former 35th and 80th Fighter Squadron pilots, their short-tour at Kunsan AB meant they would finally live together.
  • BMT trainee with military lineage on path to fulfill dreams in USSF

    Delays led to dreams coming true for one young adult from Medford, Oregon, who always had her eyes toward the stars.Felicia Barringer was selected for a once in a life time opportunity to join the Air Force as a space systems operator in Spring of 2020 but her journey to serve, as three generations before her did, started on a rocky trail in Summer
  • Air Force gives family fresh start after COVID crushes private business

    PHILADELPHIA – When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States earlier this year, many small businesses were forced to shutter and countless families fell on hard times. For one family affected here, the Air Force offered a way for them to start a new life together.After years of working various jobs in the transportation industry, Richard Jimenez
  • Blue Rope of the Year extols rewards of MTI career

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- When 20-year-old Holly Vaught walked into an Air Force recruiter’s office in the summer of 2003, she was by her own account, emotionally lost with $2 and a half tank of gas to her name. She admitted her motive to join the Air Force was selfish: “I needed something to save me from me.”Not only did she find
  • South Korean immigrant finds his future in the Air Force, encourages others to follow

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – When Jay Park was 8 years old, his parents immigrated from South Korea to the United States in hopes of building a better life for Jay and his older brother. His parents didn’t know it at the time, but, for Jay, that better life would mean serving in the Air Force.“Most Asian families push the standard,
  • 333rd Recruiting Squadron civilian saves family from burning home

    VIERA, Fla. – When Gerald Dion decided to go for a walk after his day of teleworking Oct. 16, it was the first time he had walked in months. For a family in his neighborhood, his decision to exercise that day may have saved their lives.Dion, the unit program coordinator for the 333rd Recruiting Squadron at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, has been
  • Air Force Recruiting Service training team wins AETC Gears of Government Award

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Education and Training Command has awarded the 2020 Gears of Government Award to Air Force Recruiting Service’s Command Standardization and Training Team in the team category.The Gears of Government Awards are designed to recognize individuals and teams across the federal workforce, whose performance and
  • Air Force’s special warfare training builds physical, intellectual leaders ready to handle threats worldwide

    U.S. Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, saw firsthand how Air Education and Training Command officials ensure joint forces are well equipped with ready and lethal special operations Airmen during a visit here Oct. 16.
  • Space Force enlists first trainees to bootcamp

    The Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David D. “DT” Thompson will swear in the first four Space Force recruits here Oct. 20, placing them on a direct path to Basic Military Training and marking another milestone in the new service’s growth and development.
  • Recruiting civilian honored for 50 years of service

    MARGATE, Fla. – When Gertrude “Trudy” Kulikamp began working for the Air Force in 1967, America was in the height of the Vietnam War and Lyndon B. Johnson was president. She was recently honored for 50 years of distinguished service.Kulikamp, 333rd Recruiting Squadron B-Flight administrative assistant, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, received her