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Sept. 9, 2015

Remembering 9/11: Airman reflects on childhood memories of Twin Towers

Two iconic giants pierced the New York sky for nearly 30 years enticing millions of travelers from across the globe who marveled at their beauty. They were hailed as the symbol of "man's dedication to world peace" and a source of pride for those who called New York home.At 8:46 a.m., Sept. 11, 2001, that testament of harmony turned to discord as

Sept. 9, 2015

'Fit to Win' competition saves JBLE member's life

As the weight of her feet dragged across the floor, her eyes darkened with bags and the uncontrollable urge to yawn began to overwhelm her, Lisa Guthrie, U.S. Army Training Support Center computer scientist, knew she needed to make a change.With that in mind, Guthrie, who works at Fort Eustis, Virginia, made the life choice to take part in an

Aug. 5, 2015

Local college works out of Third Port

The Third Port at Fort Eustis, Virginia is currently partnered with members of the Virginia Commonwealth University Rice River Center, to support the search for local Atlantic sturgeon through Sept. 2015. Fort Eustis helps support the research team by allowing them to dock their boat in the port, giving them easier access to the James River.Prior

Aug. 4, 2015

New Horizons medical team supports exercise personnel and Hondurans

New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise medical personnel have provided medical support to exercise personnel and Hondurans since June 2015 and will continue to do so until early August.The 15-person medical team is made up of a general surgeon, anesthesiologist, operating room nurse, emergency medicine provider, biomedical equipment

July 31, 2015

Life motto drives Airman

Through the crowd of people, the chaos of vendors and food trucks and the overbearing sound of aircraft zooming through the sky, one U.S. Air Force Airman could be seen engaging with the masses and broadcasting the Air Force story to all who will listen.Senior Airman Kyara Johnson, 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons loader, enlisted in 2013 and

July 24, 2015

Comedian pays it forward to military

Fred McKinnon paced before his turn on stage, but he was double-dog dared by a coworker, so there was no turning back.Luckily for the Hampton, Virginia, native, when the microphone hit his balmy hands, he felt right at home as the crowd at a local comedy club erupted with laughter. For the past two years, the routine of going from nerves to glory

July 8, 2015

Airman strives to inspire others

Before joining the military, Colorado-native, Airman 1st Class Haley Benson, 633rd Medical Operations Squadron behavioral health technician, was a volunteer connoisseur who was always interested in bettering the community. From "gifting" during the holiday season to planting trees, Benson strives to help others the best way she can.When Benson

July 1, 2015

Army NCO strives to exemplify core values

Michael Craig wanted nothing to do with what was happening around him as activities in the surrounding area of Pittsburg, California, landed his brother in jail and got his cousins in trouble."I knew I was meant to serve a higher purpose," said Craig. "I just didn't know what it was yet."To escape the trouble around him and clear his head, Michael

July 1, 2015

LGBT: Long road to freedom and acceptance

At 16, Ashley Jacobs told her mother she was gay."I was sort of told, to live my life, just don't bring it into her house," said Jacobs.Their relationship continued, but the pair never discussed large part of Jacob's life.As a child, the now-U.S. Army Bravo Company 2nd Battalion, 210th Aviation Regiment, 128th Aviation Brigade UH-60 Blackhawk

June 25, 2015

Langley AFE Airmen safeguard pilots' lives

A U.S. Air Force pilot flies over a hazardous region, when suddenly one of the engines explodes without warning. Threats on the ground shot the aircraft and there is no choice but to eject. A chain reaction occurs to incorporate a quick egression from the plane, followed by the deployment of a parachute and the actuation of a survival kit.Thanks to

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