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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,"
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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