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Default Air Force Logo Cardiovascular fitness key to healthy lifestyle
Editor's note: This is the first installment in a series of fitness articles that will run throughout the month of May in conjunction with Air Force Fitness Month.) The aim of Air Force Fitness Month is to teach Airmen how to set a routine and maintain their fitness level while promoting fitness education. A solid cardiovascular fitness program is
0 5/06
2008
Fourteen-year-old Sammy Brooks prepares to make her pre-game announcement with the Mariner Moose before Tuesday’s game at Safeco Field against the Texas Rangers. Brooks, the daughter of a retired master sergeant in the 62nd Maintenance Squadron, joyfully shouted “Play ball!” to kick off the festivities on Military Appreciation Night. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kirsten Wicker) Mariners roll out red carpet for military community
Military Appreciation Night is the annual event which helps kick off the 2008 season of Seattle Mariners' baseball at Safeco Field and honor those who serve, past and present. While more than 3,000 military service members from across the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air and National Guard got the chance to enjoy Mariners' baseball, one
0 4/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo McChord Airman achieves career milestone
Ten-thousand hours. That's a little more than 416 days, or 600,000 minutes. Regardless of how you measure it, Master Sgt. Pat McCarty, a loadmaster with the 8th Airlift Squadron, has spent a lot of time in airplanes. "Time literally flies by," said Sergeant McCarty, who has served for more than 23 years in the Air Force and recently joined an elite
0 3/14
2008
Airman Basic Timothy Brammer, right, seated in the cockpit of a C-17 flight control trainer, learns to operate the flight controls during a recent class while Airman Basic Nicholas Tran slips into his seat to await his turn. The Airmen are going through training before being assigned to a base. (All photos by Abner Guzman.) Class in session: McChord's 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 12, teaches C-17 Globemaster III maintenance to Airmen around world
Teaching is something every instructor and supervisor in the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 12, takes very seriously. After all, the consequences of the squadron's students not knowing how to do the job correctly can have disastrous results. "We're talking about [the loss of] lives and millions of dollars worth of equipment," said 373rd TRS
0 2/22
2008
Seattle SuperSonics rookie Kevin Durant signs a basketball for Senior Airman Troy Bame, 62nd Operations Support Squadron,Wednesday at the Sonics practice facility in Seattle. Four McChord Airmen and servicemembers from other branches of the militarywere invited to the facility to watch a practice, meet and eat lunch with the players, and attend Wednesday night’s gameagainst the New Orleans Hornets. McChord Airmen meet SuperSonics
Four McChord Airmen got a glimpse on Wednesday of what it's like to walk in the large shoes of a professional basketball player. Senior Airman Troy Bame, 62nd Operations Support Squadron; Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Harris, 446th Services Flight; Staff Sgt. Daniel Tercero, 22nd Special Tactics Squadron; and Senior Airman Steven Spaulding, Western
0 1/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo 22nd STS brings air power to the fight on the ground
Editor's note: Due to operations security, some 22nd Special Tactics Airmen are not fully identified in this story. The demand for joint terminal air controllers in the Global War on Terror is at an all-time high. In deployed locations, JTACs work closely with Special Operations Forces from the Army, Navy and Marines to integrate air power with
0 10/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Taking care of our community: Family practice streamlines McChord patient process
The 62nd Medical Operations Squadron's family practice clinic has several methods in place to fine-tune its processes and programs in order to better serve its patients. Through offering diabetes counseling classes, utilizing independent duty medical technicians and staffing a women's nurse practitioner, the family practice clinic is making it
0 9/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo Afghans train Afghans with U.S.mentors
Afghan instructors are training Afghan national police officers in a series of security forces classes here, while two American Airmen provide watchful mentorship. The Afghan national police sustainment training is a giant step forward for the future of the Afghan National Army and the Afghan military, said Staff Sgt. Daniel Smith, Laghman
0 9/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo Load planners solve cargo puzzles to keep mission on track
Like giant puzzle pieces, each pallet of equipment, Humvee or aircraft part must be secured in an exact location of the cargo bay of the C-17 Globemaster III or any other transport aircraft so it can fly safely. And the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron's load planners make it happen each day. Packing his trusty tape measure, load planner Mr. Victor
0 9/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Bomb’s away: Airmen provide the goods to ensure timely, precision munitions delivery
On a normal day at the 62nd Maintenance inspection. Squadron's munitions control center, Senior Airman Raymond Altamirano rarely has a minute of free time. Ringing phones, squawking radios and the giant computer screen on the wall all fight for the young Airman's attention. "The job in the control center is very similar to that of a 911 operator,"
0 9/06
2007
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