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  • Life-changing experience leads Airman to become CFC advocate

    When a child is brought into the world, a parent realizes they will do anything or even give their life to protect their child. What would you do if you were told that your child is ill one month prior to leaving for another country?The morning of June 25, 2009, Senior Master Sgt. Jason Cooper, 5th

  • Explore for a day: Tokyo Skytree

    Located in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan, sits a 634-meter-tall behemoth of a structure known as the Tokyo Skytree. This broadcasting and observation tower was built in 2012 and is the tallest building in Japan. At the time of its completion, it was the second tallest structure in the world.At the base of

  • Different Strides: PACAF runners take intersecting trails to victory

    An only child from Mankato, Minn., Staff Sgt. Joshua Johnson likes to socialize while running. Airman 1st Class Andrew Riesenberger, from Wilmington, Del., the youngest of three children, likes to run alone. Despite this contrast, Johnson and Riesenberger earned spots with four other Pacific Air

  • From the steps of destitute to the land of opportunity

    This story is in support of National Hispanic Heritage month to pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society."Llegaron los Americanos!" [The Americans are here!]These words resounded loud throughout a crowd of children racing

  • Sea and sky: Aviators keep an eye on the horizon during VS14

    For many service members, simply comprehending the scale of the more than 200 aircraft from multiple U.S. military branches participating in exercise Valiant Shield 2014 would leave a lasting impression, but it's the small moments in ordinary, daily action that define what a joint operation is truly

  • CAT-Palau restores memorial deck in Pacific region

    Built next to a 150-foot cliff that overlooks two beaches upon which major amphibious attacks took place, the Bloody Nose Ridge Memorial on the island of Peleliu stands to remind visitors of those who gave their lives in service to their country.However, the deck surrounding the memorial was

  • Yokota travel series: Tackling Mount Fuji

    On particularly clear days, members of Team Yokota are often treated to a quite beautiful view of Japanese mountains, particularly Mount Fuji, one of the most famous mountains in the world.Mount Fuji is an iconic symbol of Japan, and it is the tallest mountain in the country, standing at 12,380 feet

  • Goodwill through the language of CE

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brede Grorud and Mongolian Armed Forces Sgt. Erdenetsogt Bachuluun, electricians participating in Pacific Angel 14-4, stand in the poorly lit gymnasium of Bulgon, a Mongolian primary school, effortlessly repairing the building's electrical system though they are unable to

  • Angel experts train to save lives

    The sounds of agony fill the air near the wooded back lot of the Central Armed Forces Hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as an interpreter encourages temporary accident victims to ham-up their performances during mass-casualty response training, as part of Operation Pacific Angel 14-4 Mongolia.The

  • South Korea Sojourns XII: War Memorial of Korea

    Author's Note: This is the twelfth in a series of articles about recreational travel opportunities for service members stationed in South Korea. Each article will highlight a specific South Korean destination, attraction or event within the authorized travelling distance for U.S. forces in country.