Tag Archives: Airmen

Future Airmen in the Delayed Entry Program meet the Air Force Recruiting Service commander

August 6 recruitment tweet chat

By the Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Air Force Recruiting Service and the AF social media team participated in their 12th tweet chat on August 6 and received 90 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, the teams answered questions about assignments, enlistment requirements, the Delayed Enlistment Program and other career field-specific questions. In case you missed it, here are all the questions and answers from the chat. Continue reading

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We are all pieces of the puzzle

By Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez
445th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

Although I grew up near a military base, the thought of joining the military never crossed my mind. While I was in high school, my cousin joined the U.S. Marine Corps, and when he returned home from boot camp it seemed as if a new person stood before me. He was my height, but seemed to walk taller and was proud in his Marine Corps dress blues. I was fascinated by his stories of traveling and, most importantly, the fact that he was part of something bigger than himself.

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A captain poses in both her Air Force uniform and in civilian clothes

Through the lens: “Profiles in Bravery”

By 1st Lt. Holli Nelson
386th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

Staff Sgt. Victoria Dyson poses for a studio photo in uniform
Deployed photograph of Staff Sgt. Victoria Dyson. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock/Released)

Every day, our Airmen at The Rock put on their respective uniform that signifies their service in the United States military. Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines are all represented among this small deployed location, but they each are special and Staff Sgt. Victoria Dyson is bringing their stories to life through her photography while here.

Dyson, the 386th medical control center NCO-in-charge, created a project called “Profiles in Bravery” depicting deployed troops stationed here at The Rock. Continue reading

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Holding the line

By Senior Master Sgt. Mike Hammond
438th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

It was just after 4 a.m., July 17. Many on the base at Kabul International Airport, and forward operating base Oqab nearby, were still catching a last hour or two of sleep before the day would begin.

The bad guys, however, were not sleeping. Under the cover of darkness, a small force determined to attack the Kabul Airport and Afghan air force base next to it, took over a multi-story building under construction just north of the target. Armed with multiple rocket propelled grenades, automatic weapons, suicide vests and a vehicle rigged to explode, the attackers crept up to the rooftop and prepared to unleash hell.

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An Air Force officer administers the oath of enlistment

July 10 recruitment tweet chat

By the Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Air Force Recruiting Service and the AF social media team participated in their 11th tweet chat on July 10 and received 93 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, the teams answered questions about assignments, enlistment requirements, the Delayed Enlistment Program and other career field-specific questions. In case you missed it, here are all the questions and answers from the chat. Continue reading