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Col. Leo Thorsness, Medal of Honor recipient. (Courtesy photo) Uncommon Valor part four: Lt. Col. Leo Thorsness
While honor is due those brave servicemembers who have passed on, no less deserving are the Medal of Honor recipients still living. Such a recipient is retired Lt. Col. Leo Thorsness, an F-105 Thunderchief pilot during the Vietnam War. Leo Thorsness was born in Walnut Grove, Minn., in 1932, and enlisted in the Air Force at 19, following his brother
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2009
Teri McClure (center) explains the basics of stained glass designs to attendees at the Goodfellow Arts and Crafts Center’s Fabulous First-Monday Art Extravaganza April 6. Ms. McClure, who has been working at the Arts and Crafts Center since 1989, learned the art of stained glass design in 1987. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anne Gathua) Let your creative side shine
She briefly explains what stained glass is then gives each of her students a design, a piece of glass, a felt pen, a glass cutter, breaking pliers and starts to keenly explain the process of making stained glass. Her student's eyes look directly at her eager to hear what she has to say. In great detail she goes through each process slowly stopping
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2009
Default Air Force Logo How to become a pro-social bystander
Prevention of sexual assault in today's culture is a complicated task. Most of the prevention comes in the form of educating on what constitutes sexual assault and how the bystander impacts sexual assault. Traditional bystander intervention training will work in many situations but is much less effective when applied to sexual assault scenarios due
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Community College of the Air Force: Making your Air Force career work toward your educational goals
The Community College of the Air Force was activated in 1972 for Airmen to gain academic recognition through technical training conducted by Air Force schools. CCAF provides two-year educational programs to Active-duty, Reserve, and Air National Guard enlisted Airmen. Airmen are automatically enrolled into the college upon completing basic
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2009
Maj. Horace Carswell, Medal of Honor recipient who trained at Goodfellow Field, Texas. (Courtesy photo) Uncommon Valor part three: Maj. Horace Carswell
While Medal of Honor recipients are often thought of as heroes who risked or sacrificed their lives valiantly for the battle to be won, the ranks of Medal of Honor recipients are also filled with heroes who sacrificed their lives in order to save the lives of others. One of these brave men was Maj. Horace Carswell, who stayed with his crashing B-24
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2009
Lt. Col. Leon R. Vance, Medal of Honor recipient. Vance Air Force Base, Okla., is named in his honor. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Mike Carabajal) Uncommon Valor part two: Lt. Col. Leon Vance
Of those Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines who have earned our nation's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, more are awarded their medals posthumously than not. For Lt. Col. Leon Robert Vance, an Army Air Corps pilot during World War II, this was the case - though Colonel Vance survived the engagement for which he was awarded the
0 4/02
2009
1st Lt. Jack Mathis, Medal of Honor recipient from San Angelo who was stationed at Goodfellow Field, Texas. (Courtesy photo) Uncommon Valor part one: 1st Lt. Jack Mathis
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by our country. The medal is often awarded posthumously, as the "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty" required for its presentation often claims the life of the recipient. These servicemembers offered their lives freely in defense
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Palace Chase, Palace Front offer post-active-duty opportunities
Going on to live an ordinary civilian life after separating from active duty in the Air Force may be difficult for some Airmen. Such a drastic change in lifestyle can be overwhelming for some individuals. Luckily, there is a way to keep your ties to the Air Force without becoming a full-time government employee again: signing up for the Air
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Legal career offers retraining opportunity
Are you interested in a career change? Do you have untapped potential? Then consider this challenge--how about retraining into the paralegal career field? After reading this article, you may discover the perfect job for you. The Air Force enlisted legal career field was established on May 1, 1955, and to this day plays a prominent role in The Judge
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2009
Default Air Force Logo You, too, can write a story!
Every week, this office writes and edits articles for publication to this base. Whether you get your base news from the Goodfellow Monitor or online at http://www.goodfellow.af.mil, the articles published all filter through the Public Affairs office. However, not all articles originate here. We wouldn't have the time to cover all the interesting
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2009
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