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  • Epitomizing resilience: Wolf Chief 17 retires after 30 years of service

    From a farm in South Carolina to the coastal plains of South Korea, 8th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Lee "Wolf Chief" Barr prepares to close the final chapter of his Air Force career.Barr's retirement ceremony was held May 12, 2015 at Kunsan Air Base; however, he plans to have his

  • Precision munitions training finds target at Misawa

    Editor's Note: The name of the joint terminal attack controller has been left out of the article for security purposes.Standing outside the seventh story of the Draughon Range control tower, a joint terminal attack controller braces himself against the fierce winter wind, his feet planted firmly on

  • Airman finds fulfillment in weapons instruction

    Senior Airman Jamarcus Perry's average work day includes teaching classrooms full of people about marksmanship, handling of and issuing various weapons and running a firing range at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.A first-term Airman with six years in the Air Force, serving as a Combat Arms

  • PACAF Airman discovers passion in running

    A lifelong runner, Capt. Allison Easterly, 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron Delta Flight commander, has participated in several full and half marathons since her first one in 2006.In 2012, while 12 weeks pregnant, she participated in a half-marathon, and then ran another one six months after her

  • Yokota aircrew practices survival tactics in Fuji foothills

    Freezing rain pierces already soaked flight suits. Pools of water gather in boots. Hands are numb and stomachs empty. Warmth is a distant memory, but the aircrew isn't focused on the uncomfortable environment surrounding them. They are focused on one thing -- survival.An aircrew with the 36th

  • Area Defense Counsel provides legal advocacy for Airmen

    There are many terms Airmen don't like to hear -- such as "counseling", "reprimand" or "Article 15." These are some of the administrative actions undertaken when Airmen commit crimes like driving under the influence of alcohol, abusing drugs or committing a sexual assault. These are just a few

  • 44th FS commander accompanies predecessor on final journey

    In the middle of a dense jungle on Guadalcanal Island, a farmer made a startling discovery -- the wreckage of a World War II-era U.S. Army Air Forces P-38 Lightning wreckage upside-down in the swamp.Upon closer inspection by a Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command team in 2013,

  • Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunk-driving death tells story

    He was born into an Air Force family, moving around from Florida to Okinawa to Oklahoma. He played outdoors, climbing trees and swimming. In high school at Kadena Air Base, Japan, he taught swimming lessons before his father, an Air Force major, retired.He said his father started off as an Airman

  • Nurse saves lives during Afghanistan deployment

    The improvised explosive device detonated early -- in his hand.The 16-year-old Afghan boy was rushed to the Craig Joint Hospital on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, missing a hand, an eye, and a lot of blood. Third-degree burns covered nearly half his body.Capt. Tavia Leonard, an intensive-care nurse,

  • Military Family Month: PACAF family shares story of adoption, love, duty

    For Majs. Brian and Amanda Evans, life is a constant balancing act with work and a family. At work, Amanda's the commander of the 15th Comptroller Squadron and Brian is a Special Operations Command Pacific air operations planner. At home, they're parents to three energetic kids -- two of whom are