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  • A servant’s heart

    Timothy Falcone, Grand Canyon University clinical lab instructor and health professional, took the plunge and commissioned February 24, 2021, to become a Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. His journey to this new life adventure began

  • Paying it forward

    Master Sgt. Romeo Farinacci, 944th Airman & Family Readiness Center non-commissioned officer in charge, joined the Air Force in 1998 initially as an electronic warfare apprentice but when an opportunity came up for him to become an airborne system engineer on an RC-135, Rivet Joint, he took it.

  • Aviation Resource Management – Keeping flying squadrons on track

    Master Sgt. Adam Raley, a native of Florida, first started his military journey in the U.S. Army as an enlisted artillery soldier in 1994. After 11 years of service he decided that it was time for change. Following a short stint working as a contractor overseas, Raley found his opportunity to

  • EOD Senior NCO mentors Airmen from experience

    “In real life, you have to apply whatever lessons life gives you to what other people might be going through.”This is the guiding philosophy for Master Sgt. Matthew Patnaude, 944th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight chief. A soft spoken man with years of deployment

  • Recruiting a next generation fighter pilot

    Soaring through the sky is a dream for many children, especially those who grow up surrounded by the roar of jet engines. For 17-year-old Tristan Dowse, a recent high school graduate, living in the west valley of Phoenix, Arizona has made him one of those young dreamers. He’s spent his entire