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Dealing with the hand you've been dealt
October 21, 2014
U.S. Army Maj. Mari Groebner, McDonald Army Health Center Peri-Operative Services chief, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. Since completing chemotherapy and medication treatment, Groebner spends time offering words of encouragement to others who battle with similar circumstances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland/Released)

Battle buddies for life
October 21, 2014
U.S. Army Spc. Robert Philman, 221st MP Det. patrolman, holds his son Dusty’s hand while wearing a decompression glove to reduce swelling in his fingers at Fort Eustis, Va., Oct. 15, 2014. Philman endured surgery to repair a ruptured disc in his neck and no longer has use of his right hand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland/Released)

Freedom never sleeps: Midshift munitions
October 17, 2014
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Bower, 94th Air Maintenance Unit Team 25 weapons load team leader, and Airman Zach Harlan, 94th AMU weapons load crewmember, transport a munition at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Oct. 14, 2014. Each member of a three-Airman munitions team has specific duties to properly load an aircraft, and Airmen do not often move between positions within the team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Austin Harvill/Released)

Single Airmen Ministry: Big upcoming changes
October 15, 2014
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Towles, 36th Intelligence Squadron targeteer, converses with peers during a bible study at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Sept. 30, 2014. The weekly dinner and study for dormitory residents currently takes place in the First Term Airman Center, but will change venues in February 2015. The event is not exclusive to single Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin Scott Michaels/Released)

Volunteer dedicates 35 years to USAF Hospital Langley
October 14, 2014
Carol Hale, 633rd Medical Group Red Cross laboratory volunteer, checks a patient in at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Oct. 8, 2014. In addition to volunteering at the Langley Thrift Shop for 25 years and the American Red Cross for 30 years, Hale has volunteered at the laboratory at U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley for 32 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Areca T. Wilson/Released)

Cancer takes mother, but Air Force keeps her alive
October 14, 2014
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Janna’ Wesley, Air Combat Command Enlisted Professional Military Education functional manager, holds a photo of her mother, Susan Shelley, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Oct. 10, 2014. Shelley’s breast cancer went into remission, but, the cancer later moved to her liver and brain eventually taking her life. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard/Released)

Soldiers strum along through their healing process
October 1, 2014
U.S. Army Lt. Col Annette Morris, Warrior Transition Unit patient, practices playing guitar at a guitar therapy program lesson at Fort Eustis, Va., Sept. 30, 2014. Two days each week the WTU holds guitar lessons for their members as a way to help with their healing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Nagle/Released)

Former Guardsman establishes adaptive sports community
September 25, 2014
Former U.S. Air National Guard Senior Airman Dwayne Parker pulls an arrow from his quiver at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Sep. 23, 2014. Parker established an adaptive sports community in the Hampton Roads, Va., area with the intent of providing wounded veterans mentally and physically therapeutic activities. His not-for-profit program, called Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports, gets local wounded veterans involved in physical activities and helps them by supplying clothing, food and financial support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin Scott Michaels)

'Americans first': Soldier reflects on Hispanic heritage
September 24, 2014
U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Jose Velazquez, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command public affairs sergeant major, is a Hispanic American serving in the military today at Fort Eustis, Va. Velazquez joined the Army as a way to get out of his hometown and fight the possibility of becoming a “statistic.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Nagle/Released)(Photo was brightened, sharpened and cropped)

MCAHC Youth Volunteer Program inspires youth to follow dreams
September 23, 2014
U.S. Army Col. Glenda J. Lock, McDonald Army Health Center commander, and Red Cross youth volunteer program staff members recognize the 2014 Summer Youth Volunteer Program participants, Aug. 15, 2014. During the summer program, volunteers filled positions in various clinics and departments in the health center to gain experience working in the medical field and to learn about leadership and community service. (Courtesy photo)