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Staff Sgt. Rasheed, 7th Intelligence Squadron, selects a letter corresponding to a word spoken from a touch screen interactive program which tests his cognitive reaction time during occupational therapy Jan. 17. Rasheed suffered a cerebral aneurysm in 2015 and part of his recovery is working on occupational exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Stronger through adversity: Airman rebounding after Aneurysm
Early on Dec. 9, 2015, Staff Sgt. Rasheed, a 7th Intelligence Squadron signals intelligence analyst, experienced a cerebral aneurysm. From what he can recall, and what he has been told, a neighbor found him unresponsive in his Maryland apartment while his dog ran loose outside, door wide open.
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2017
Volunteers from the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing help move items during the Meade Attic relocation in late 2016 at Fort George G. Meade, Md. Earlier this year, the Meade Attic, which is operated strictly by volunteers, moved its location to 392 Llewellyn Ave., Fort Meade, Md., 20755, which is next to the Thrift Shop. (Courtesy photo) Meade Attic: New look, new location
The Meade Attic has a new home. Earlier this year, the Meade Attic, which is operated strictly by volunteers, moved its location to 392 Llewellyn Ave., Fort Meade, Md., 20755, which is next to the Thrift Shop. The Meade Attic provides free household goods to junior enlisted service members of any branch and their families (E-1 through E-6). Household goods include kitchen items, home decor items, baby clothing and items, young child items and clothing, home electronics, furniture, and military uniform items. All goods have been donated and no payments to volunteers will be made nor will any payment be received for donated goods, according to the Meade Attic memorandum.
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Chaplain (Maj.) W. James ‘Jim’ Bridgham speaks to an Airman at the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Darnell Cannady) Analyst turned Chaplain committed to providing spiritual resiliency
When the search for a new chaplain began at the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, who could have imagined an ISR analyst would be selected to fill those empty shoes. Chaplain (Maj.) W. James ‘Jim’ Bridgham said he can see that his ISR career prepared him for this assignment.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo American Airman breaking barriers since 1949
The 25th Air Force and its previous iterations have a proud history. This is reflected in the life of Lt. Col. Walter L. McCreary, a Tuskegee graduate and Program Analyst Officer assigned to USAFSS in 1949.
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2017
Wall of Honor inductees, their family members and the commander of the Air Force Technical Applications Center, pose in front of AFTAC’s Wall of Honor located in the center’s headquarters building, Patrick AFB, Fla.  The honorees were recognized at a ceremony Feb. 7, 2017 for their contributions to long range detection and nuclear treaty monitoring.  Pictured left to right are:  Col. Steven M. Gorski, AFTAC commander; inductee Chief Master Sgt. (retired) James Davis; Mal Pavik; Jan Pavik; Diane Richie; Sam Richie; David Pavik; inductee Joe Marshall; and Gail Marshall.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) Treaty Monitoring Center inducts three to its Wall of Honor
For the third year in a row, the Air Force Technical Applications Center inducted three people to its historic Wall of Honor at a ceremony Feb. 7, 2017.Col. Steven M. Gorski, AFTAC’s commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Michael Joseph, AFTAC’s Command Chief, honored Col. (retired) Alvin L. Pavik, Chief Master Sgt. (retired) James C. Davis, and Joe D.
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(Right) Col. Thomas Hensley, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing commander, along with Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin Higginbotham, 70th ISRW command chief, Col. Gregory Gillinger, 70th ISRW vice commander, and Meghan Root, 70th ISRW Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Coordinator, cut the ribbon to the new SAPR office, Feb. 6, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade, Md. The “Meet & Eat” event invited Airmen to a free lunch and meeting with the SAPR office, Airman and Family Readiness, Equal Opportunity, Career Assistance Advisor, the Education Center and the new Specialist for the Primary Prevention of Violence (SPPV) office. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. AJ Hyatt) Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for 70th ISRW SAPR office
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the new location of the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, Feb. 6, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade, Md. The SAPR office, which was previously located in Bldg. 9804, has now moved to Bldg. 9801 and this move helped address certain concerns.
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2017
Gen. John W. Raymond, commander, Air Force Space Command, presents Maj. Francisco Leach an Air Force One model aircraft during the 2016 Advance Agent of the Year ceremony. Presidential honor bestowed on Air Force officer
When the President of the United States travels, stateside or abroad, there is an advance team who arrives weeks ahead to handle airport logistics. These team members, or agents, volunteer for the job and are the ‘best of the best’ at what they do. That is why Maj. Francisco "Cisco" Leach, deputy chief of safety, 25th Air Force, felt honored when he was recently selected from 96 agents as the 2016 Presidential Advance Agent of the Year.
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Staff Sgt. Charles, 32nd Intelligence Squadron, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, performs a plank exercise January 30, 2017 at the Gaffney Fitness Center on Fort George G. Meade. Charles had his left leg amputated in November 2016 when he found he had the disease called Pseudomyogenic Hemangioendothelioma of Bone. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. AJ Hyatt) 70th ISRW amputee Airman hopes to return to active duty, soccer and deploy
“I was eating dinner and watching TV when I got a call from the doctors around 6 o’clock. I knew something was probably wrong if I was getting a call from them this late in the day. The doctor said they found some tumors in my results and recommended I see an orthopedic oncologist. I hung up the phone and placed it on the coffee table in front of me. The next thing I know, it was 2 o’clock in the morning.” It all began when the 28-year-old signal intelligence analyst rolled his ankle during a soccer match in January 2016. Staff Sgt. Charles, 32nd Intelligence Squadron, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, joined the Air Force in 2009. He had been playing soccer his whole life. He played at a community college in California, then continued his love for the sport by playing intramural soccer with the 70th.
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2017
Maintainers from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings conduct conducts preflight checks on an F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, during Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 24, 2017. Airmen from the active duty 388th FW and Air Force Reserve 419th FW fly and maintain the Lightning II in a total force partnership, capitalizing on the strength of both components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) ISR, Cyber coordinate capabilities for maximum effect at Red Flag
Created in 1975, Red Flag was established by Gen. Robert J. Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, to more realistically train forces for combat. This year’s first Red Flag, 17-1, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, has today’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance warriors thinking about the many kinetic, or traditional weapon, and non-kinetic, information warfare, effects they can produce in battle scenarios.
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2017
An Airman from the Air Force Technical Applications Center ascends to the top of a wind turbine at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, to inspect components used to power the seismic site.  This trip was part of AFTAC’s annual maintenance requirement at its numerous seismic locations around the globe.  (U.S. Air Force photo) AFTAC mission reaches far beyond shores of Florida’s Space Coast
From the parching, arid deserts of Northwest Africa to the frigid, sub-zero temps of Antarctica, Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center work in a multitude of austere environments to keep their no-fail mission going.AFTAC is the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center tasked with 24/7/365 coverage of worldwide
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