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Firefighters from the Shreveport Fire Department extinguish an aircraft fire during a joint training exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 15. Barksdale's Fire Department invited Shreveport fire fighters to use their facility and complete their annual aircraft training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sean Martin) Joint-training brings the heat on fire readiness
A chill lingers in the air on a beautiful March morning. Suddenly, the morning calm is consumed by searing heat. A B-52H Stratofortress erupts into flames. As if coming from the mouth of a beast, tongues of fire lick at the sides of the aircraft, threatening to consume it whole.Courtesy of the United States Air Force and the Shreveport Fire
0 3/18
2013
Chief Master Sgt. Brian Hornback, Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, performs a pre-flight inspection with the assistance of Airmen from the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 7. Hornback got the opportunity to relive his junior enlisted days as a B-52H Stratofortress crew chief during a recent visit to the 2nd Bomb Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland) Second chance on the line
Chief Master Sgt. Brian Hornback, Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, toured the 2nd Bomb Wing where he visited the different squadrons that make up the wing March 7. Additionally the chief got to relive his days as a junior enlisted Airman and launch the 2nd BW's former command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Larry Malcom for his
0 3/13
2013
Default Air Force Logo FTAC gives new Airmen important life, career guidance
A single office helps first-term Airmen transition when they arrive at their first base, getting acclimated to the new surroundings and work centers can prove stressful for the new Airmen and their families.First-term Airmen coming to a new base directly from technical school immediately face certain hardships. Getting acclimated to the base, new
0 3/13
2013
Default Air Force Logo Retraining gives new Airmen fresh career opportunities
While many Airmen go through Basic Military Training knowing what job they will have, others come in with an open-general contract and select their job from a list of career fields they qualify for.An open-general contract allows a potential Airman to select their potential job with the understanding that priorities of the Air Force must come first
0 3/12
2013
Capt. Dallas Webb, Barksdale's Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, briefs Airmen during a week-long Victim Advocate training on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 27. An application must be submitted to the SARC by those seeking to become a VA. Those who are selected are required to have an initial 40 hours of training before becoming a VA. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amber Ashcraft) Victim Advocates: empowering care for others
According to the Department of Defense's website, www.sapr.mil, U.S. military services received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault involving service members as either victims or subjects in fiscal year 2011.The number does not include the assaults that went unreported."Victims often do not report out of fear and because of the stigma against
0 3/06
2013
While fitness is a critical element of military life, many supplements can do as much harm as good. The Operation Supplement Safety campaign is a program designed to educate service members, retirees, dependents, healthcare providers and Department of Defense civilians about dietary supplements and how to choose them wisely. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland) HPRC shows concern for supplement safety
Fitness is critical to the health of service members. Deployments to dangerous regions may be a reality and regular fitness tests are a reminder for Airmen to maintain peak physical performance. Even with a healthy diet and exercise, many service members turn to dietary supplements to give their bodies an added nutrition boost. Enter the Operation
0 2/27
2013
Default Air Force Logo Video for all: Aircrew innovation adapts aging plane
With fewer resources and looming budget constraints, Airman innovation plays a crucial role in keeping today's Air Force on the leading edge of combat capability.Capt. Stephen Gray, an electronic warfare officer from the 96th Bomb Squadron, received an award recently for spearheading an innovation which uses existing technology to increase the
0 2/27
2013
Default Air Force Logo HAWC teaches fitness choices with new program
As Airmen, fitness is a way of life. In Basic Military Training, physical training is a constant tool used to turn civilians into battle-ready Airmen. After BMT and technical school, every Airman is responsible for their own fitness.Dining facilities and restaurants offer tantalizing menu items, but for Airmen struggling with low PT assessment
0 2/26
2013
Stefanie Markin, Barksdale Airman's Attic manager, prepares
clothing items for Krystal Fly at the Airman's Attic here, Jan. 14. The
Airman's Attic is open for all Airmen and families ranked Senior Airman and
below.
Airman's Attic goes above, beyond for Airmen, families
Most Airmen Attics are similar. They provide Airmen with everything from military clothing to kitchen essentials for no cost. For the volunteers at the Barksdale Airman's Attic, providing the essentials is not enough. "We are a family here," said Stefanie Markin, Airman's Attic manager. "We know all our customers and their spouses and children by
0 1/18
2013
Staff Sgt. Jeremy Caudillo, 2nd Force Support Squadron, throws a punch on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 14. On duty, Caudillo works at the Fitness Center as a fitness supervisor. During his free time, Caudillo trains and competes in local mixed martial arts competitions and helps his fellow Airmen stay fit to fight. Caudillo is currently training for his first professional MMA fight in March. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Senior Airman Micaiah Anthony) MMA Airman goes PRO after Afghanistan deployment
Most people dream of getting rich or houses with white picket fences, but one Airman's dream is to be locked in a blood stained steel cage with a professional mixed martial artist.For most, this would be a nightmare. However, for Staff Sgt. Jeremy Caudillo, 2nd Force Support Squadron Fitness Center supervisor, his dream of becoming a professional
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2012
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