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  • 15th Wing bids ‘Aloha’ to the 96 ARS’ last operations officer

    One of the last members of the 96th Air Refueling Squadron retired here, Feb. 15, 2018. After 21 years of flying, Lt. Col. Reese Evers, 15th Operations Support Squadron KC-135 Statotanker pilot, retired as the 15th Wing’s last KC-135 pilot and one of the last links to the 96 ARS.
  • A different beast to deal with: Healing from invisible wounds

    After serving 20 years filled with numerous deployments and temporary duty assignments without an issue, one weather Airmen’s life changed forever during a an indirect fire incident on Dec. 31, 2013. Senior Master Sgt. Jason Ronsse, Pacific Air Forces weather training standardization and evaluation and policy manager, was deployed as superintendent for the 19th Expeditionary Weather Squadron at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, when a rocket impacted outside his office.
  • Chapel offsite provides learning opportunities for spiritual, historical, and socio-economic impacts

    How many opportunities have you had to learn about various faith practices, as well as their historical and cultural impacts within your community?   This was a question that Chaplain (Capt.) Ryan Ayers, 692nd Intelligence Surveillance Recognizance Group (ISRG), had as he moved into a venture to provide Airmen with knowledge on the spiritual
  • Self-Help Seeking Behavior: Military Readiness and Personal Resiliency

    Many people strive for a life free from stress; but stress is often a key to personal growth and development.  It is a normal and unavoidable part of life.  Stress comes into our lives in two forms: as distress or as eustress.  Distress is known as extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain, such as the feelings we get after the death of a family member, or
  • A Survivor’s story

    Seventy two years ago the USS Indianapolis sank, losing mostof its crew in one of the one of the worst Naval disasters the world has everseen.  To pay tribute to one veteran, Airmen,Soldiers and Sailors from the Defense Information Systems Agency Pacific (DISAPAC) gathered to have breakfast with one of the survivors of the Indianapolisat the Wright
  • Hesed Shel Emes: The Truest Form of Kindness

    Seventy-years ago, a young man was killed in World War II just days before the surrender of Japan. Since then, he has been interred with the wrong emblem on his headstone- that is, until recently.On Feb. 28, 2017, 1st Lt. Levy Pekar, Rabbi chaplain assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., led the headstone replacement ceremony at the National
  • Aloha, Airman – Yokota AB, Hawaii loses one of its ohana

    It seemed like just another perfect day in Hawaii – sunny and bright, the temperature a refreshing 79-degrees. The ocean breeze delivered the pleasant aroma of plumerias to those who drive with the windows down as they traverse the winding roads of H2 heading northbound.However, this was not a normal Hawaiian day. The drive, and all the sights
  • Members of Operation Warmheart give back, provide holiday cheer for less-fortunate Airmen

    Each year, the holiday season brings joyous times, thoughts of gifts and for some, a slightly-larger waistline. However, for some Airmen and their families, the holidays induce a sense of stress, thoughts of past-due bills and worries of if they will be able to provide their families the holiday season they deserve.Whether it is struggling with the
  • 40th Anniversary of Operations Baby Lift, New Life

    The April 1975 fall of Saigon, South Vietnam, resulted in two massive refugee airlifts known as Operations Baby Lift and New Life.  The first, Operation Baby Lift, ran from April 3-26, 1975 and evacuated more than 3,000 babies and young children, most of whom were orphans to the U.S.  The second, Operation New Life, ran from April 23- November 1,
  • Airmen encouraged to feel like millionaires

    Air Force members of all ranks and pay grades are now equally equipped with the information they need to "Feel Like a Million" thanks to a new interactive online health program managed by the Hickam Air Force Human Performance and Rehabilitation Center and the Naval Health Clinic Hawaii health promotion team."Feel like a Million" is a 12 week

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