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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Elmore, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lead load crew member, uses an F-6A Robot to pick up a water bottle during a job swap at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 23, 2015. This robot is a tool used by explosive ordnance disposal Airmen for remotely interrogating suspect packages, picking up munitions, and other operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter/Released) Trading places: EOD, weapons load swap jobs
Airmen from the explosive ordnance disposal flight and weapons load crew section swapped jobs here June 23 and 25. The exchange provided the Airmen a chance to tour each other's facilities, use their equipment and learn about one another's daily duties."This opportunity allows us to see what else goes on in the Air Force," said Staff Sgt. Brandon
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Senior Airman Presley Griffith, 36th Mobility Response Squadron executive assistant, offers a free football spring practice camp as volunteer coach at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. A former high school quarterback, Griffith is working toward his goal of becoming a high school football coach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel/Released) Game changer: Airman gives back, grows as mentor to high school football team
As the sun hangs in a warm glow over the Pacific island, a group of Guam High School football players eagerly reach for a chilled bottle of water as they take a break from football drills at Andersen Air Force Base.A few moments later, they are summoned back to the field and queue up to run several yards before reaching for a wide pass from across
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Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Greene, is just one of more than 30 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response victim advocates who are the first line of support for victims of sexual assault. The victim advocate offers support to their clients, facilitates their decision making, informs them of their rights, serves as a liaison among agencies, accompanies their clients to appointments, offer crisis intervention, conducts safety planning and works with other helping and law enforcement agencies until their services are no longer needed or requested. Greene is assigned to the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron as a firefighter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera) Victim Advocates lend helping hand
During a feedback session, he was told to start looking for volunteer opportunities. Soon after, he received an email about a program asking for volunteers; he applied without knowing what he was getting into. Suddenly, the 20-year-old Airman found himself a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response victim advocate.For the past seven years, Staff Sgt.
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Master Sgt. Vernon Davenport has the tattoo of his late grandfather, J.D. Davenport, a World War II and Korean War veteran, to symbolize their close relationship during his childhood. Davenport was abused and neglected by his parents and spent the summers with his grandparents, who helped raise him before they passed. Davenport is the first sergeant of the 35th Communications Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Derek VanHorn/Released) Diamond in rough: Airman's recovery from haunted past
Growing up, many of his childhood nights were spent staring through a gaping hole in his bedroom ceiling. He didn't know how it got there, but sometimes it served as a pleasant escape from the surrounding chaos. It gave access to the wide open Oklahoma sky and he positioned his mattress in the corner of the room to watch the stars crawl across it
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Manoj Khatiwada, 21st Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, stands in the terminal at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 8, 2015. Manoj joined a team from the 36th Contingency Response Group to assist U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development operations by assisting with communicating with the Nepalese Army as they process relief supplies following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the region April 25, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melissa White/Released) Airman returns home to Nepal earthquake
When Senior Airman Manoj Khatiwada was asked to join a team of Pacific Air Force Airmen traveling to Nepal to assist the government with relief operations following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, he was filled with mixed emotions."Returning to Nepal for this mission was an emotional moment for me. I didn't know how I would react seeing the city where
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U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander, gives her opening comments prior to PACAF's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training day, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Apr. 28, 2015.  The training is an annual training requirement for all Airmen and addressed a number of topics ranging from defining sexual harrassment to  eliminating sexual assault in the Air Force through professional, respectful behavior.     (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Stewart/Released)(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Stewart/Released) PACAF SAPR training focuses on victim response, changing culture
Headquarters Pacific Air Forces members participated in sexual assault and prevention response training April 28 here as part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in April.The training focused on proper victim response and changing the Air Force climate toward sexual violence."The theme of this month is 'Eliminate Sexual Assault. Know
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U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jarrod “Bluto” Allen, Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 225 F/A-18 Hornet pilot, and U.S. Air Force Capt. Jacob “Apollo” Allen, 35th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, pose for a photo together during exercise Max Thunder 15-1 at Gwangju Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 17, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Curry/Released) Brothers in arms fly together
Members of the U.S. military oftentimes have relatives that serve alongside them, and this is the case for the Allen brothers, who were recently reunited at Exercise Max Thunder 15-1 in the Republic of Korea.U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jarrod Allen, an F/A-18 Hornet pilot stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif., and currently
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Members of Team Kadena march and chant to raise awareness of sexual assault prevention during the Take Back the Night event on Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2015. Take Back the Night is a rally, a march and a time to reflect for the survivors of sexual assault. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Omari Bernard) Kadena Air Base unites together to 'Take Back Night'
Voices shatter the silence of the night. The sharp piercing sound of cowbells and clappers echoes through the streets. A voice booms over the loudspeaker of a patrol car as marchers are illuminated by headlights and streetlights. Signs held proudly, they chant."Yes means yes! No means no! However we dress! Wherever we go!"Each step they took meant
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Default Air Force Logo Wolf Pack Day: A day for resiliency
The 8th Fighter Wing took a day to focus on the strategic importance of resiliency here, March 16, during what is now officially called, Wolf Pack Day.The morning began with a wing-wide "fun run" to not only foster unity but camaraderie amongst the wing. Airmen from all units across base, including deployed members from the 140th Wing, Colorado Air
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