A young World War II bomber pilot shot down and killed in Germany is back home, ending a heartbreaking mission his now 92-year-old brother vowed to complete for the fallen hero.
Lt. Col. Gregory D. Thornton A retired Lt. Col. is adding a Silver Star to his shadow box after Air Force officials decided to upgrade his Distinguished Flying Cross for events surrounding a 2003 A-10 mission in Iraq. Then Capt. Gregory Thornton was flying a support mission in the skies above Iraq catching [...]
Chief Master Sgt. Rob Wellbaum, 15th Operations Group superintendent, and his family pose in front of a KC-10 Extender. (Courtesy Photo) Twenty-five years after his first career field was retired, a Chief Master Sgt. at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said goodbye to the Air Force. Chief Master Sgt. Rob Wellbaum, 15th Operations Group [...]
A U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. (not associated with this article), who is NCO in charge of the armory, inventories handheld radios prior to gearing up Airmen Jan. 17, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel) (The airman in the photo above is not associated [...]
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry in June 2014 to better understand the long-term health effects of service members’ exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment. The use of burn pits is a common waste-disposal practice at military locations outside the United States [...]
George Orwell famously said "[if] liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." Apparently, US Army Colonel Phillip J. Deppert and those helping him run the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center believe it means nothing at all. In an email sent earlier this [...]
PFC Thomas Chestnut My name is Thomas Chestnut, I am 28 years old. About four years ago (2012) I joined the army to become a medic. I wanted to save lives and help others. Unknown to me, during this time the Army had started a politically motivated “war” against men, supposedly to stop [...]