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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Emmel is an avid cyclist who rides to stay in shape both physically and mentally. Emmel said he had to build cycling into his life which became a pivotal component in helping with depression. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released) Leg day every day
His mind goes blank. All that exists is the terrain around him and the two wheels spinning below him. That was until his body stopped sweating completely.“It caught me so off guard; I got nauseated and wanted to vomit,” said Kyle Emmel, a cyclist from Bismarck, North Dakota. “I realized, ‘oh god, I’m at dehydration…I’m one step from a heat stroke
0 7/22
2016
Explosive mechanisms accounted for 74.4 percent of combat casualties between the year 2005 to 2009, according to the United States Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. The photo depicts an Airman caught in an explosive-like scenario to represent retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Campbell’s trials during his service in Iraq in 2005. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released) Trials of the Wounded Warrior
A man walks home to his trailer in Balad Air Base, Iraq, from the movies. It had been his first day off during his deployment. With the dining hall on his mind, he dropped off groceries he had recently bought at the Exchange in his empty trailer and headed out the door for dinner. As he turned around the corner a blinding white light exploded next
0 7/13
2016
U.S. Army Sgt. Alicia Seeley, 316th Training Squadron student, stands in front of Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 1, 2016. Seeley is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for June, 2016, a series highlighting Team Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Edwards/Released) Goodfellow Student Spotlight for June
Army Sgt. Alicia Seeley, 316th Training Squadron student, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for June, a series highlighting exceptional Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.17th Training Wing Public Affairs: What led you to join the military?Seeley: I was 18, I wasn’t ready for college and the Army seemed like a good option to get
0 7/07
2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Charles Herron, 17th Medical Support Squadron command support staff NCO in charge, and 2nd Lt. Mara Hood, 17th MDSS group practice manager, pose for a photo with the new 17th Medical Group app outside the Ross Clinic on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 24, 2016. The app is set to release in July on a variety of platforms and assist individuals with their healthcare information needs. Wing spotlight for June
Staff Sgt. Charles Herron, 17th Medical Support Squadron command support staff NCO in charge, and 2nd Lt. Mara Hood, 17th MDSS group practice manager, are the June 17th Training Wing spotlight, a series highlighting the accomplishments of wing personnel.17th Training Wing Public Affairs: How does it feel to be nominated for the spotlight?Hood: It
0 6/29
2016
Hotchkiss guns and a plaque stand at the Liberty Memorial Park in remembrance of the 34 American sailors who died on the USS Liberty in 1967 at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2016. Hotchkiss guns were used beginning in the 1880s and were among the last foreign built ordinances employed on U.S. Navy vessels. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt Tisha Wilkerson/Released) Tragedy remembered
June 8, 1967, technical research ship USS Liberty AGTR-5 was attacked while on maneuvers 13 miles off the Gaza strip during the Six-Day-War between Israel and its adversaries Egypt, Jordan and Syria. The attack killed 34 and injured 171 of the 294 crew members on board and caused heavy damage to the ship. Forty-nine years later, Ronald Kukal, a
0 6/08
2016
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Cassandra Dunn, 315th Training Squadron student, stands next to a decorated U.S. sign in Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2016. Dunn is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for May, a series highlighting Team Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released) Goodfellow Student Spotlight for May
1st Lt. Cassandra Dunn, 315th Training Squadron student, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for May, a series highlighting exceptional Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.17th Training Wing Public Affairs: What led you to join the military?Dunn: My 4th grade teacher was prior enlisted Army and he was a really big influence in my
0 6/06
2016
Courtesy photo Chaplain “Artillery” Tillery: A retiring Vietnam War Era veteran
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Tillery, 17th Training Wing, is retiring June 10. This will mark the last day of service of one of the last active duty Vietnam Era veterans.To get to where he is today, Tillery had to go through some rough patches that started before he even enlisted."I've been tied up, I've been beaten, I've been burned with cigarettes,"
0 6/03
2016
Nurse Technician Appreciation Week commemorates the life of Florence Nightingale on the week of her birthday, May 12. Florence Nightingale, also known as “The Lady with the Lamp," tended wounded soldiers during night hours with a lamp in hand during the Crimean War. Employees at Ross Clinic on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, recreated the “Lady with the Lamp” using modern technology to represent the legacy of Nightingale in today’s nursing world.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caelynn Ferguson/Released)
The Lady with the Lamp
A light hovers throughout hospital rooms, pausing by the bedside of bloody and battered soldiers. Slowly the light comes to one soldier’s bedside and forms into a lamp illuminating the face of an angel. She whispers her concern and insists on his health as she gently inspects his wounds. As he drifts back to sleep, the glow of her compassion fills
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2016
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Hunter LoRusso, 312th Training Squadron student, stands next to a world map in Brandenburg Hall on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 6, 2016. LoRusso is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for April, a series highlighting Team Goodfellow students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane/Released) Goodfellow Student Spotlight for April
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Hunter LoRusso, 312th Training Squadron student, is the Goodfellow Student of the Month Spotlight for April, a series highlighting exceptional Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.17th Training Wing Public Affairs: What led you to join the military?LoRusso: A lot of my family are in the Marines. Also, all the benefits later
0 5/09
2016
The Navy Center for Information Dominance Detachment on Goodfellow Air Force Base invited Air Force senior NCOs to participate in CPO 365, a year-round training initiative that Chief’s Messes throughout the Navy take on to prepare first class petty officers to become chiefs. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Devin Boyer/Released) Air Force senior NCOs visit the Goat Locker
There comes a pivotal moment in becoming a leader when a chosen few Sailors face one of the biggest challenges of their career.For over 100 years, the tradition of what is commonly known as Initiation, or most recently Acceptance, has separated the Navy and the Coast Guard’s E-7s from all other services. Acceptance is a six week rigorous course of
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2016
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