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Chief Master Sgt. Jake Higginbotham, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing command chief, holds the arm band that Master Sgt. retired Francis M. Bania wore while imprisoned after the Bataan Death March.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Bataan Death March veteran legacy marches on through ISR Airmen
The year is 1942, and Private First Class Francis Michael Bania of the 10th Signal, and 75, 000 other U.S. and Filipino service men, marched for several days, approximately 65 miles, to prisoner of war camps in the Philippines. During his grueling journey, Bania had no idea that many years later an ISR Airman would create a bond with his legacy, representing him in the 75th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
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The Blended Retirement System combines servicemember’s traditional legacy retirement pension with distributions from the Thrift Savings Plan, creating a portable retirement option. The BRS will grandfather in servicemembers serving as of December 2017 under the legacy retirement system. No one currently serving will be automatically switched to the BRS, according the DoD’s Military Compensation website. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Linguist Opts-In for Blended Retirement System, creates calculator
Beginning in Jan. 1, 2018, the Department of Defense will offer servicemembers options for a Blended Retirement System, and Airmen at the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing are considering their options. One particular non-commissioned officer–in-charge has already completed the BRS leadership course and created an innovative way to help Airmen decide which path to take to retirement.
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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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1st Lt. Anthony, 7th Intelligence Squadron, 659th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group director of operations, was recently selected and competed in the 2017 International Military Sports Council World Football Cup in Muscat, Oman, which took place January 13-29, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) ISR Airman scores position on 2017 International military soccer team
At the age of three, a young boy fell in love with the sport of Soccer or as the world calls it, Football. A team sport in which training, teamwork and strategy is aimed at one single goal. If you are or were a service member, this may sound familiar as to what we do on a day-to-day basis to meet our objectives.
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2017
Airmen from the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing are shown their area of responsibilities around the world during National Tactical Integration training November 4, 2016 at Fort Meade, Md. AF NTI works as an enterprise that collaborates to enhance Air Component operations around the world, as well as leveraging critical nation Intelligence Community information and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) AF NTI training streamlines intel Airmen to mission
When it comes to having the leading edge in air, space and cyberspace, non-commissioned officers from the 70th Operations Support Squadron have taken it to a new level, training Airmen on the importance of Air Force National Tactical Integration (AF NTI).
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2016
Airmen and First Sergeants attending the Additional Duty First Sergeant Symposium pose for a photo Oct. 17, 2016 at Fort George G. Meade, Md. 53 Airmen were selected between the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Defense Information School, Defense Media Activity, U.S. Cyber Command, 318th Cyber Operations Group, and the 315th Cyber Operations Squadron to participate in 2016 symposium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Fort Meade First Sergeants host symposium for local Airmen
53 Airmen were selected between the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Defense Information School, Defense Media Activity, U.S. Cyber Command, 318th Cyber Operations Group, and the 315th Cyber Operations Squadron to participate in a Fort George G. Meade Additional Duty First Sergeant Symposium led by the Fort Meade First Sergeants council October 11 - 14, 2016.
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2016
Capt. Lorinda, 7th intelligence Squadron, climbs up a 43-foot quarter pipe wall during the final stages of the 2016 Savage Race October 8, 2016 at Kennedyville, Md. 70th ISRW participants endured a seven-mile obstacle course of cargo net walls, creeks, ice cold water and climbing to test their stamina and strength as a team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) ISR Airmen get savage in obstacle mud run
Capt. Lorinda, 7th Intelligence Squadron, climbs up a 43-foot quarter pipe wall during the final stages of the 2016 Savage Race October 8, 2016 at Kennedyville, Md. 70th ISRW participants endured a seven-mile obstacle course of cargo net walls, creeks, ice cold water and climbing to test their stamina and strength as a team. (U.S. Air Force
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2016
Airman 1st Class Michael, 94th Intelligence Squadron, runs during his fitness assessment test October 7, 2016 at Fort George G. Meade, Md. In the recent identification of installation 1.5 mile-run and 2.0-kilometer course-length issues, recertification actions have begun across the Air Force. To ensure Airmen receive accurate fitness assessments in the future, bases have been tasked to report all findings by Oct. 31, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) 70 ISRW Airmen on track with course-length recertification
In the recent identification of installation 1.5 mile-run and 2.0-kilometer course-length issues, recertification actions have begun across the Air Force. To ensure Airmen receive accurate fitness assessments in the future, bases have been tasked to report all findings by Oct. 31, 2016.
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2016
The eighth chief master sergeant of the Air Force, Sam Parish talks to Airman Leadership School class 2016-G about mentoring young Airmen Oct. 3, 2016 at Fort George G. Meade, Md. Serving for nearly 20 years at the rank of CMSgt, Parish gave his outlook on the history of enlisted history and how Airmen are able to make a change to improve the Air Force during his visit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Eighth CMSAF Parish invests knowledge of heritage with graduating ALS students
Airman Leadership School class 2016-G received a visit from the eighth chief master sergeant of the Air Force, Sam Parish in their final week before graduation. Perish created an open dialogue with students on the history of the enlisted Air Force heritage, where it is now, and what the future may hold for enlisted Airmen.
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2016
Dr. Danielle Cummings, Computer Systems Researcher, Capt. Charles Howell, and Capt. Ryan Frank, Special Missions Flight, 707th Communications Squadron, hold working prototypes of the Assisted Messaging Processing Tool (AMPT) E-Codebook on Sept, 9, 2016, at Ft. George G. Meade, Md. The AMPT E-codebook will streamline the encoding and decoding of messages delivered from the President of the United States to warfighter. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Warfighters advance mission with E-Codebook
Around the world and at any time, American warfighters might receive a code which must be authenticated to complete a mission. Beginning in 1971, codebooks assisted warfighters with this task and allowed the National Command Authority to transmit their intent for nuclear launch control orders through this secure medium.
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