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Digging down to the root March 15, 2017 — U.S. Army Soldiers should not need to worry about dental issues while serving on the frontline overseas, or while accomplishing their mission at home station. Thanks to the dentists and technicians at U.S. Army Dental Command’s Tignor Dental Clinic, Soldiers can focus more on the mission and less on dental concerns. MORE

Finding H.O.P.E.: A military family’s journey January 31, 2017 — At first glance, it’s easy to see the Johns family is not a typical military family. Though three children and a dog may seem normal, the six-year-old in a stroller and the dog wearing a vest would clearly catch any onlooker’s eye. U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Johns, 221st Military Police Detachment military police officer, his wife Nikki, their three daughters Nikita, age 18, Eveylynn, age nine, AudreeAna, age six, and an English lab named Hope, arrived at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, in Oct. 2016 due to a permanent change of station. Together, they have relied on the Army, teachers and each other for support for AudreeAna’s medical condition. MORE

Red Flag weather forecasters ensure real-world safety January 30, 2017 — “You can’t take me anywhere,” jokes U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ashley Weatherly, Red Flag 17-1weather forecaster from the 1st Operational Support Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, as a pilot passes by her weather operations desk shaking his head after hearing his and several other flights were cancelled due to thunderstorms and snow. MORE

UFC, military share common discipline December 14, 2016 — Three Airmen took deep breaths as they approached a blue mat where a 5-foot 5-inch, 135-pound blonde woman was beginning her warm-up exercises. Valentina “the Bullet” Shevchenko, the number two ranked female Bantamweight Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete in the world, waved her hand motioning for them to join her for mixed martial arts training at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. MORE

Chaplain battles demons through comedy August 10, 2016 — As retired U.S. Army Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James King walked up to a stranger’s home, his fingers rhythmically glide over his clammed palms and his skin tingles into a lighter tone. He knew the tears to come were unavoidable, and that he must knock on the door, gain his composure as he and another Soldier tell someone that the person they love died serving their country. While part of King’s duties as a chaplain were to deliver this message and help people through other difficult situations, King said that the rate at which he had to do so became overwhelming due to recent contingency operations. To battle his plight, he sought help through traditional and non-traditional avenues including an all veteran comedy class. MORE

Retired Airman builds bonds, resilience with comedic veterans July 20, 2016 — After 28 years of service, U.S. Air Force Maj. Darlean Basuedayva was selected for retirement during the 2011 U.S. Air Force Reduction Board.Basuedayva dreamed of commissioning since she was in grade school and was crushed by the separation. The Air Force was not only the retired major's ticket out of working in a factory or farm in Batesville, MORE

Long may I wave: The voice of Old Glory July 6, 2016 — "I fly atop the world's tallest building; I stand watch in America's halls of justice," said retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Deborah Rothwell, as she stood tall with her head held a little higher.What started as a favor for a close Wingman has now evolved into a calling. At the request of her friend, Rothwell recited a poem entitled "Old MORE

Keeping up with protocol June 22, 2016 — From dealing with the day-to-day logistics to interacting with foreign dignitaries, the work of a protocol Airman is never done.For U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Jaleesa Stalling and Jillian Hotham, their job as protocol non-commissioned officers with the Air Combat Command Headquarters Squadron is to help senior ranking officials get their jobs done MORE

The bright side: Civil servant puts service before self June 22, 2016 — Peeking through an always open door in building 705 here, Nancy Current sits with a smile framed by her pink and purple swaying bangs.Passersby halt directly in front the 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron's entryway to lean in for a quick hello to the Squadron's program coordinator, Nancy. The greeting is immediately followed by her laughter, MORE

A whole new world: Soldiers face dangers, disasters to hone skills June 7, 2016 — Nestled in a forested corner of Fort Eustis, Virginia, an average-sized, brown building houses ships, cranes and small vessels.On a typical day, phrases such as, "Watch out for the incoming fire!" or "Steer away from the hurricane's eye!" can be heard shouted from this building.This building is known as the Maritime and Intermodal Training MORE

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