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  • The Air Up There

    Mention the phrase 'family heirloom' and most would conjure images of some ornate jewelry, maybe a whole lot of sterling silverware or perhaps a cabinet from the old country, whose weight value is a heated subject for debate among friends every time they help you move. But for the Kays' men, the generation-passing memento is, in effect, plywood.
  • Pair of retirees use base fitness center to cheat Father Time

    The free weights at the base fitness center have the worst job in the place. They never seem to get wiped down after a good workout and each fiscal year brings an expanse to the surrounding neighborhood of shiny, digital workout stations, further exposing that their evolution reached its peak when cavemen learned to move rocks. But they're
  • Marine helped pave the way for servicewomen

    When Debra "Deb" Lynn Straight greets you with a smile as you walk into her office at the 15th Airlift Wing Headquarters, it's hard to miss the 2003 Master Gunnery Sergeant Retirement Certificate from the United States Marine Corps hanging on the wall behind her. "Master Gunnery Sergeant is the equivalent to a Chief, the highest enlisted rank,"
  • K-9 Unit protects, patrols and detects threats

    Across from the Mamala Bay Golf Course, burrowed in a hill is a World War II coastal artillery battery where Hickam's eight military working dogs live. Each MWD comes trained and dual certified for patrol and detection from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. These highly trained animals are always in work mode and are aggressive when commanded to do
  • Veteran returns to Bellows AFS after 65 years, recounts attack

    Its been almost 65 years since Raymond D. Stehle returned to Hawaii. Standing on the now paved dunes of an old air field, he completed a promise to his grand daughter to return to the peaceful island of Oahu to recount the day it was attacked. At the time, Raymond was an Army Private assigned to Hickam Field but was later transferred across the
  • JPAC searches for comrades lost in WWII

    On May 10, 1944, U.S. Army Air Force pilot 1st Lt. Stanley Dwyer and his B-17 bomber crew were shot down by German fighters over Vostenhof, Austria. Eight members of the crew bailed out but Lieutenant Dwyer and gunner Sgt. John Boros went down with the aircraft and were never recovered. An 18-member recovery team from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting
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