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March 30, 2016

The journey to oak leaves: WWII veteran fights through adversity

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March 23, 2016

‘Organized chaos’: Life in the ER

"I can help who's next," a deep voice announced from behind a large desk and computer that hide all but his short-cut black hair. A hand reaches out from behind the counter gesturing for the next person in line to approach.A masked woman inches forward, sniffling with each step she takes. Before she could utter one word, a man pushing a shrieking

March 16, 2016

Mother, wife, soldier: SGM believes in equal human rights

"Throughout history, women have driven humanity forward on the path to a more equal and just society, contributing in innumerable ways to our character and progress as people. During Women's History Month, we remember the trailblazers of the past, including the women who are not recorded in our history books, and we honor their legacies by carrying

March 9, 2016

Lifelong mechanic: Female chief reflects on USAF career

The sun beats down on a scorching Alabama afternoon as a young girl wipes the sweat off of her forehead, leaving behind grease smudges. She's helping her father, a vehicle mechanic, work on a car; he's teaching her everything he knows about the trade.The girl, now U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Teresa Russell, the vehicle management functional

Feb. 24, 2016

Community Commons: building morale for JBLE Service members

From trips, comedy shows, game rooms, crafting and professional development courses, the Langley Community Commons staff set their sights on creating outlets for U.S. Service members to venture out and to build morale serving at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.The Community Commons offers various opportunities for, Service members to get out of

Feb. 23, 2016

Career Assistance Advisors: Mentoring foundation of Air Force

From assisting U.S. Service members with vital career decisions to training future military leaders, Air Force Career Assistance Advisors are a one-stop-shop for career guidance.At Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, Career Assistance Advisors assist Airmen through a wide variety of methods including briefings, exploring other career avenues,

Jan. 27, 2016

BMETs: Taking care of equipment that takes care of people

When it comes to maintaining patient care, medical personnel at U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley rely on  U.S. Airmen behind the scenes to come running when equipment is in need of a troubleshoot or repair.Whether medical imaging equipment, defibrillators or surgical or clinical laboratory machinery, equipment will always require preventative and

Jan. 20, 2016

'Priceless' history: Fort Eustis' historical expert bids farewell to JBLE

As passersby stroll through history at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum to view displays and learn about the various roles of vessels, armored vehicles and small artifacts that date back to the Army's establishment in 1775, retired Army Lt. Col. David Hanselman,  is the architect behind their journey.As the director of the museum, Hanselman is

Jan. 7, 2016

Army graduates first ‘Rail Ranger’ class

In September 2015, the U.S. Army's 757th Transportation Rail Battalion took to the tracks for the last time as it was realigned as the U.S. Army Reserve Expeditionary Rail Center.According to Richard Killblane, a historian for the U.S. Army Transportation Corps, the changes came from rail capability modifications based on host nation resources and

Jan. 6, 2016

Love for anything medical

A bed centered in an operating room waits to be filled by a patient as bustling feet covered by protective gear move hurriedly around it. A large wooden door leading to the room swings open revealing a U.S. Airman responsible for ensuring the room is ready for the forthcoming surgery.Airman 1st Class Gustavo Lombana, a surgical technician with the

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