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  • Airman makes debut as Winter Olympian, has sights set for 2026

    Imagine being the first black athlete to compete in a sport where you are hurling yourself headfirst down an icy track at speeds over 90 mph. That is exactly what Airman First Class Kelly Curtis did recently as she competed in the skeleton at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

  • A unique mission at Sea

    Straight out of high school, a Mystic, Connecticut native joined the Air Force to explore new places, cultures, people, and ideas.Once assigned to the 3rd Operations Support Squadron as an intelligence analyst, Senior Airman Alexander Garrett received a once-in-a-lifetime deployment notification to

  • Saipan native returns home, supports typhoon exercise

    Being stationed overseas in a foreign country is quite an adventure, but for some Airmen, home is always where the heart is. This phenomenon can be especially understandable when growing up on a small tropical island.Senior Airman Mark Abrihan, was born and raised in Saipan, part of the Commonwealth

  • Misawa Airman discovers family history in Japan

    Heritage often links people, cultures, and personal histories together in uncommon ways. For U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Molinelli, a 35th Maintenance Group maintenance operations center senior controller, his assignment to Misawa in 2016 not only represented a change in his future but

  • Holocaust Remembrance: Forgiveness overcomes hate

    The National Socialist German Worker’s Party, led by Adolf Hitler, systematically exterminated between six and nine million European Jews in concentration camps throughout their regime beginning in 1933. By 1945, more than 11 million people in total are estimated to have been murdered by the

  • Female crew chief overcomes adversity, joins PACAF F-16 Demo Team

    It’s been more than a decade since a woman joined the Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Demonstration Team, and in late January, Senior Airman Emily Wall, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, broke social norms introducing something new to the aerial demo team. Growing up the youngest of seven