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  • Bouncing back: A Reserve Citizen Airman's journey from near homelessness

    As a young man working in a grocery store in 2000, Daniel Faust didn’t realize the ups and downs life had in store for him. But he would soon find out.
  • Family Business: 2 Sisters’ Journey to the top of the Air Force ranks

    Two sisters, Chin Cox and Chi Swanson, have made military life their “family business”. The two have committed to careers in the U.S. Air Force, which has seen them rise through the ranks to both becoming chief master sergeants.
  • LRS NCO Aims High

    Tech. Sgt. Vladimir Mirochnitchenko, 944th LRS NCO-in-charge of general purpose vehicle maintenance, was recently selected to attend Officer Training School and Undergraduate Pilot Training.
  • A Brotherhood of Chaplains

    A trio of Reserve Citizen Airmen have taken the concept of a military brotherhood to a literal level. Their wives are sisters, making them brothers-in-law as well as brothers-in-arms.
  • OPSEC in the Social Media Age

    In late January, Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein released a joint memorandum on operational security and the renewed need to protect sensitive and classified information.
  • ‘Being a reservist adds diversity to my life’

    The common answers for most Airmen as to why they join the military is for the benefits or to get a jumpstart on a career but one Senior Airman already had a plan, he just needed to add something different.“My responsibilities are to troubleshoot and perform maintenance on the electrical and environmental systems on the A-10 Thunderbolt,” said
  • Local Family Continues Fine Legacy at 944th

    It’s not unusual for people to follow in the footsteps of their parents when choosing a career. But one family has taken that notion a step further by having three generations serve in the 944th Fighter Wing.Senior Airman Ashlynd Vaughn, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician, is the daughter of Tech. Sgt. Jeff Fine, an Air Force
  • More than just a pilot in the sky

    Over the past year, the 69th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has sent 22 pilots on contingency deployments throughout the world. The U.S. Air Force Reserve unit's primary mission is to train combat ready F-16 pilots, but in addition to this role, its pilots regularly deploy in the "Viper" for real-world global contingencies. In
  • Airmen win honors at worldwide talent search

    Air Force entertainment officials selected the top 12 entertainers from 90 Airmen who participated in the annual Air Force Worldwide Talent Search here Jan. 9-16 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.The annual competition allows Airmen to showcase their singing, instrumental, dance and specialty talents as well as their technical skills in stage
  • Air Force Reserves Fighter Pilot: Family man, Good Samaritan

    Where might you find three possible generations of Air Force men, and a future American Idol winner? Look no further than Lt. Col. Robert Swortzel's household in about 14 to 15 years or so. Colonel Swortzel, an instructor pilot with the 301st Fighter Squadron, said his father was an Air Force man. That drove him to join. "Dad was in the Air Force
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