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Larry Bowman, U.S. Air Force retiree and owner of the Coffee Corner, cashes out a customer at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., Sept. 26, 2017. Bowman enlisted July 2001, and was stationed at Fairchild for 14 years, during which he was a flight chief for a section of crew chiefs and deployed overseas seven times. He retired June 2015, and stayed in the local area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jesenia Landaverde) AF retiree incorporates love of coffee with mentoring Airmen
Larry Bowman, an Air Force retiree, owns and operates The Coffee Corner, a small coffee shop in the 92nd Medical Group that powers Airmen, civilians and retirees through their days.
0 11/03
2017
For the 428 Airmen living in the Fairchild dormitories, the four-man Unaccompanied Housing Management team is working diligently to provide them with the best possible home away from home. In addition to maintaining and increasing the overall quality of life for Airmen, ADLs help in-process new Airmen two times a week and out-process Airmen as they transition to different bases around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) Taking a step outside of their AFSC: Airman Dorm Leader
Arriving at their first duty station can be nerve racking, stressful and hectic for many first-term Airmen. As checklists to in-process pile up, acronyms start to fly and reality sets in, new Airmen can feel lost and overwhelmed. For the 428 Airmen living in the Fairchild dormitories, the four-man Unaccompanied Housing Management team is working diligently to provide them with the best possible home away from home.
0 10/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Cyber security vital to base operation
While securing information is important for everyone, it is even of greater importance to Airmen and military dependents who have potential access to sensitive information that could be harmful were it to fall into the wrong hands.
0 10/26
2017
George Prentiss, a Korean War and Air Force veteran, stares at the timeline wall in the 92nd Maintenance Group Heritage Room at Fairchild Air Force Base, September 29, 2017. Team Fairchild gave Prentiss a tour of the 92nd MXG building as part of his bucket list. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jesenia Landaverde) Korean War vet takes a trip drown memory lane
“There was a war to fight, and if the young people weren’t going to fight in it, who was?” George Prentiss a Korean War and Air Force veteran, spoke these very words when talking about the time he decided to join the air force in 1950. Prentiss worked in a mail room and as a soda jerk in Boston before serving in the Air Force. Motivated by the war, he persuaded his father to let him enlist in October 1950, a few months before he turned 18. He was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base for four years as a B-36 Peacemaker piston engine mechanic, but separated when the Air Force began transitioning to jet engine-powered aircraft.
0 10/05
2017
RC-26 Through the smoke
Ash fills the air of southwest Oregon, producing clouds that reach up to 16,000 feet overhead. To the naked eye, it is an opaque mass hiding any view of the burning ground below; to the crew of the RC-26, everything is visible.
0 9/08
2017
Liz in SERE arctic training Serving others through SERE
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Elizabeth “Liz” Russell was used to not staying in the same location for very long. Her father was a salesman for the government, selling transducers for spacesuits and submarines.
0 9/08
2017
Airman loses father, gains Air Force family Airman loses father, gains Air Force family
A five year old asks his mom to see his dad. “Later,” his mom replied. Hours later, police officers show up on their doorsteps to deliver some bad news: his dad had died.
0 8/24
2017
The Missing Man Table One table to remember all
Within every military dining facility, during every military event and where veterans can be found walking the halls, one can often find a table with a single place setting.
0 8/23
2017
(U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Enlisted commissioning opportunities
Information about the paths to officer for enlisted Airmen.
0 8/22
2017
two men talking AF Wounded Warrior Program helps Airmen recover
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program is a congressionally-mandated, federally-funded program that provides personalized care, services and advocacy to seriously wounded, ill or injured recovering service members, their caregivers or families.
0 8/18
2017
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