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  • 649th MUNS delivers greater capability, improved readiness

    Have you heard the saying that starts with, "If you ain't Ammo..."? One tongue-in-cheek response is, "then you're waiting on them." The universal response cannot be printed here.Ammo troops worldwide take their "If you ain't Ammo..." mantra seriously. Here, for the munitions unit headquartered on the base's northwest side, pride is fierce and
  • Overcoming adversity leads to promising Air Force future

    Determination is a word often associated with the military. In the case of one young Airman, his determination led him to the Air Force to find the stability and family he was looking for.Airman 1st Class Vito Amalfitano, currently a storage management technician, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., lived in Florida and Indiana, but doesn't refer to any of
  • Running for her life: Airman overcomes combat wounds

    Most people with wounds fresh from pacemaker surgery don't run marathons. Mary Barnett is not most people.The 33-year-old Hill Air Force Base program manager and Air Force combat vet lives to do things people tell her aren't possible."I guess it is part of my rebellious nature," she said. "I think that's why I've been so resilient after
  • After brain injuries, Hill Airmen set to recieve purple heart

    For the tall, quiet Airman, speaking up about his injuries is difficult. His wounds aren't always visible, but they're very real.After two deployments and six bomb blasts, Tech. Sgt. Gabriel Wasnuk, of Hill's 775th Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight, is receiving a purple heart for traumatic brain injuries he received in combat in Iraq and
  • Feature: Thousands to celebrate Air Force's proud legacy at Wright-Patterson

    This weekend more than 12,000 runners from around the world will descend on this southwest Ohio base to help celebrate the 63rd birthday of the U.S. Air Force during the 14th U.S. Air Force Marathon.Shortly after the starting gun begins the full-marathon and 10K race on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, thousands will run just a few hundred yards from the
  • AFOSR celebrates 50 years of lasers

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first working laser, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research is recognizing  five decades of successful research, development and application of numerous laser research programs during Laserfest.Laserfest, a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the laser, is a collaboration between the
  • Airman answers call to save life via marrow donation

    When most Airmen come into the Air Force, they know their service could include being called upon to do something that could save a life. However, one such Airman answered the call in a way that very few could. Staff Sgt. Charles Newberry, a personnel specialist assigned to the 311th Air Base Group's Military Personnel Flight, volunteered in 2007
  • The women of Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal units

    While every job in the United States Air Force is important to the success of its mission, there are some jobs that leave no room for error. One such career field is the Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialty, whose motto, "Initial Success or Total Failure," are words to live by-literally."The USAF EOD program is a very strong specialty,
  • Hill Airman selected to play professional football

    From the time he was a child, Second Lt. Chad Hall, 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant officer in charge, has had a dream to be a professional athlete. That dream was achieved March 11 when he was selected and signed to play professional football as a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles."It happened really quickly, to tell you the
  • Marrow donor provides precious chance

    Chances? When you're an 11-year-old girl dying of acute myeloid leukemia, chances are like branches extended as you're being swept downstream in a torrent, or a foothold on a treacherous climb. For many people, the best chance to live through leukemia comes in the form of a marrow transplant from a genetically matched donor. With the help of a