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Capt. Rob Marshall, a pilot with the 71st Special Operations Squadron, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., attempts to climb Switzerland?s Matterhorn mountain in December 2006. Captain Marshall?s team was with faced sub-zero wind chills and heavy snow and was forced to turn back in this climb. Captain Marshall helped to create the 7 Summits Challenege with the vision of instilling a greater pride in the Air Force. (Courtesy photo)                             Airmen take on tallest mountains for Air Force
Capt. Rob Marshall loves mountain climbing, but that isn't the reason he has set out to climb the highest peak on each continent - he's doing it because he loves the Air Force. Growing up in Seattle, Captain Marshall, a member of the 71st Special Operations Squadron here, had a love for the outdoors. His family took short hiking and camping trips,
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2007
Stoks leads a practice session at Highland High School in Albuquerque. Airman Stoks has used his past experience as an All-American college wrestler to help coach the high school?s wrestling team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger) Airman excels at job, serving community
Working hard and being dedicated is a mentality that Airman 1st Class Ryan Stoks learned on the wrestling mats from a young age; that mentality is something that remains true for him today serving in the Air Force. Serving in the 58th Operations Support Squadron, Airman Stoks finds himself here after being named an All-American National Junior
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2007
Lt. Col. Kurt Austin, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, and 1st Lt. Robert Lady, Space Development and Test Wing, run on tread mills at a fitness center here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger) HAWC offers tips, advice for American Heart Month
One in three American adults has one or more types of cardiovascular diseases according to the American Heart Association. In nearly every year since 1900, cardiovascular diseases have accounted for more deaths than any other single cause or group of causes in the United States. These deaths can be avoided by prevention and education. February has
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2007
Capt. Ben Johnson and other 1st Space Test Squadron members analyze telemetry in a payload test center for one of the several satellites operated by 1st STS. The squadron is part of the Space Development and Test Wing, Kirtland AFB, N.M., which provides launch capability, space flight and on-orbit operations for the entire Department of Defense space research, development, and test and evaluation community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger)
Rocket science and more
As the old saying goes, "It doesn't take a rocket scientist ..." - but in this case, it does. The Space Development and Test Wing here is the "primary provider of launch capability, space flight and on-orbit operations for the entire Department of Defense space research, development, and test and evaluation community." SDTW was created last year
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2007
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matt Aggers, left, and Staff Sgt. Randy Broome conduct a final check of the stowed twin wings on four ground-training GBU-39 small diameter bombs after being loaded on an F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft at Royal Air Force Station Lakenheath, England. The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center evaluated the SDB weapon system that is intended to provide the United States Air Force with a tactical standoff air-to-surface strike capability for both current and future fighter and bomber aircraft.  Both Airmen are aircraft weapons specialists from the 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (DOD photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung, U.S. Air Force) The warfighter's trump card
The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center is a one-of-a-kind organization with a population less than one-quarter of a percent of the entire Air Force. The center's almost 1,200 military, civilian and contractors are currently testing more than 100 programs that include systems like the Joint Strike Fighter, CV-22 Osprey and
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2007
Default Air Force Logo 898th MUNS Support Section keeps squadron moving
The 898th Munitions Squadron Support Section handles all of the maintenance support requirements for the entire squadron. The support section plays a key role in the success of our upcoming Nuclear Surety Inspection and nuclear surety on a daily basis. They provide everything from office supplies to vehicles for use during operations. Their biggest
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Pearl Harbor service memorializes veterans
There are countless personal stories that have emerged from that fateful day of Dec. 7, 1941 - the day Pearl Harbor and surrounding islands were attacked, bringing America into World War II - but the message that connects all the personal and emotional stories is that freedom doesn't come without a cost. "Freedom isn't free," The Rev. Dr. Roy
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2006
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Senior Airman Nick Worthington (foreground) and Senior Airman William Zow (background) discuss their experiences while they were deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger) EOD members help save team chief
Members of explosive ordnance disposal teams have dangerous jobs, but those dangerous jobs are also very rewarding. Their training in explosives is important in combat situations and their wingman experiences proved to be a lifesaver for the team chief of a pair of deployed Team Kirtland EOD members. Senior Airman Nick Worthington and Senior Airman
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2006
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Staff Sgt. Jarod Savage, a survival, evasion, resistance, and escape instructor with the 342nd Training Squadron, Detachment 1, here, holds his newborn son Micah while his wife Linda gives him a kiss on the forehead. Sergeant Savage delivered Micah in his on base home Nov. 19 minutes before the fire department arrived. (U.S. Air Force photo by Laurence Zankowski) SERE instructor delivers baby in base housing
Staff Sgt. Jarod Savage and wife Linda spent more than nine months preparing for the birth of their first child together. They planned to go without drugs and use a natural method of childbirth, but still anticipated giving birth at the hospital. Baby Micah had other plans. When Ms. Savage went into labor early Nov. 19, Sergeant Savage was called
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Responsive space demonstrator ready to roll
In the near future, the Air Force will employ the responsive space concept and design, construct, test and deliver a mission-ready satellite within a 15-month time frame.One week after receipt of a tasking order, the vehicle will be launched and operated in the cosmos. With the TacSat-2 micro satellite's scheduled lift-off from the National
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2006
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