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  • 20th USAF Marathon; last active-duty Airman to compete in every USAF Marathon since the beginning

    On September 20, 1997, the first U.S. Air Force Marathon was born. More than 1,600 competitors completed the marathon and received commemorative medallions. One of those individuals was an Airman named Brian from Fort Meade, Md. Master Sgt. Brian has completed the marathon every year since and now is about to compete in the 20th U.S. Air Force Marathon, which will be held Sept. 17, 2016. The USAF Marathon is an annual endurance event held the third Saturday of September at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. First held in 1997 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force, the marathon has grown into a 15,000-plus participant event. The marathon course is 26.2-miles that traverses historical places on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, including the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Air Force Institute of Technology, Headquarters Air Force Material Command, the Wright-Patterson AFB flight line, Huffman Prairie Flying Field, and the Wright Brothers Memorial Monument.
  • Saving ISR Airmen’s lives, keeping it confidential

    Prevention of suicide in an Intelligence community is something that chaplains and chaplain assistants with the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing are adamant about. They don’t look to reach a few Airmen, but every single one to let Airmen know Chaplains are there whenever.
  • 29 years after injury; Pararescuemen gives back to Airmen

    Attached to a SEAL team in 1987, an Airman began what’s was to be a normal parachute training out of a Marine CH-46 helicopter at 13,000 feet. Freefalling around 3,500 feet in the Airman attempted to pull his chute, upon looking up all he saw the sky. The Air Force Pararescue Staff Sgt. woke up in the hospital several days later.
  • 544th ISRG Superintendent Completes 2016 Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa

    After 1,200 miles and four months of preparation, Chief Master Sgt. Julio Flores, 544th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, superintendent, from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., joined 140 other Airmen in completing the 2016 [Des Moines] Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, known as RAGBRAI.
  • USAF Master Sergeant uses illness to shape her leadership

    In September 2003, Angel McKenzie was a healthy senior airman, who had a line number for staff sergeant. She was working on the flight line as an aircraft maintenance Airman at Fairchild Air Force Base, when all of sudden she was plagued with a weakness on one side of her body that could not be explained. A month later, she lost vision in one eye and was struggling to pick up a tool box. After seeing a few doctors, she received a diagnosis that would change her life forever. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
  • Managing summer time risks on and off duty

    Moving trucks are being loaded, the sun is warming pools and vacations are underway and the days are long; but do we have the skills to manage summer time risk?
  • 707th FSS Airman wins at National Physique Committee Baltimore Gladiator Championship

    After 20 weeks of dieting and working out, her hard work and dedication helped paved the way to first place finishes at the 2016 National Physique Committee Baltimore Gladiator Championship. Staff Sgt. Katherine Althoff, 707th Force Support Squadron executive assistant to Joint Military Personnel director, was recently deemed the overall winner in both the Women’s Physique Open and Women’s Physique Armed Forces Category at the NPC Baltimore Gladiator.
  • Daughter of AFTAC SNCO named Youth of the Year

    Her megawatt smile is so genuinely infectious that one can’t help but smile back when she flashes it. And when she does, it gains the attention of adults and children alike.Most likely, it also played a contributing role into her recent selection as the 2016 Boys & Girls Club of America Youth of the Year for Patrick AFB. For the past four years,
  • Prevent injury through mobility, creating ISR culture of movement

    As the Air Force continues to ‘Do more with less,’ we rely on our Airmen to be physically ready at all times. If one airmen is unable to perform their duties or even deploy, it short falls on another causing ever greater unneeded stressors on the squadron. Physical profiles are one of these pitfalls that are inherited from little to no physical activity, Mobility Matters is a program here to help prevent this from happening.
  • 25th Air Force Airmen Help Ensure Local Seniors Will Not Go Hungry

    Every other Tuesday, 25th Air Force’s Maj. Erin Brilla and Master Sgt. Michael Knapp, give up their lunch breaks to work as volunteers for the Meals On Wheels program by delivering freshly prepared meals to seniors living in the nearby Five Palms area.“I would say we deliver up to 30 meals … Looking at past lists, we’ve delivered anywhere between
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