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  • Fort Meade commanders recognize Key Spouse achievements

    Commanders of the 707th and 659th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Groups recognized six local key spouses June 7 by presenting them with the Air Force's official Key Spouse Coin.Col. Michael Downs, 707th ISRG commander, and Col. Daniel Simpson, 659th ISRG commander, both presented spouses with the Air Force Key Spouse coin during a
  • Selfless service: Airmen assist in car accident

    Editor's Note - Due to job sensitivities, the Airmen in this article are only identified by rank and first name.The roads were still slick from a morning rain shower. After coming back from the mall, two Airmen were excited for their evening plans - dinner in the city to celebrate a friend's birthday. As they took their exit off the interstate,
  • NASIC Airmen reach out; tutor community students

    Before the bell rings for first period, students at Ferguson Middle School are already busy at work. With the help of Airmen at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, students are getting a chance to strengthen their math skills.Late last year, the Beavercreek, Ohio middle school discovered an area for improvement with their sixth grade
  • Against the current: 497 ISR Group youth selected top 5 of military children

    She cut through the water like a knife, her entire body operating in perfect synchronization with the pool - the product of years of training in multiple states and countries; a sacrifice resulting from living life as a military child. Cait Horner, daughter of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Edward Horner, 497th Operations Support Squadron commander, has
  • A day of mud, sweat, tears – and 10,000 volts

    Some describe it as the ultimate challenge. Others call it insanely harrowing. But unanimously, they call it the greatest example of teamwork they've ever experienced.A team of six Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center here participated in a Tough Mudder event, an intense obstacle course that is riddled with fire, ice,
  • NASIC Airman Receives Combat Action Medal

    Most of us do not really expect to come under hostile fire in our day to day jobs, even at a deployed location. This wasn't the case for Senior Airman Levi Bates.Bates' dedication and training showed when his unit came under attack Oct. 29, 2011. Not only did he cover his own job, but helped return fire.It was 7 a.m. when the unit departed their
  • School kids impress AFTAC judges at Science Fair

    Do ants like sugar or artificial sweeteners better? Which popcorn brand leaves the least amount of unpopped kernels? Does salt water melt ice faster than sugar water?These were just some of the questions members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center analyzed as they served as judges for Croton Elementary School's annual Science Fair Jan.
  • Holiday travel: Wing safety, transportation office offer driving safety, vehicle maintenance tips

    Snowmageddon, the colloquial name given by President Barack Obama to the 2010 snow storm that hit Washington, D.C., was reported by CNN as causing hundreds of vehicle accidents and leaving hundreds of thousands of people stranded in their homes without power.It may be unlikely to see a similar storm this holiday season. According to the National
  • Across the Miles

    From a half a world away, Staff Sgt. Daniel and his wife Robin made the best of a difficult situation. With Sergeant Daniel deployed to Afghanistan, and his wife back home at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., the couple searched for a way for him to be a part of their first child's birth.Sergeant Daniel, an intelligence analyst assigned to the 13th
  • Angel Tree lives up to its name

    Every year members of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center participate in a program designed to provide gifts for abandoned, abused or under-privileged children called the Angel Tree.This special Christmas tree is decorated with small cards providing the name, age, and a short wish-list of a local under-privileged child. NASIC members go