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First Lt. Hannah Ferrarini, 14th Force Support Squadron officer in-charge of Career Development played soccer since she was a 6 year old. “People need a purpose, and you’ll find it if you work for something crazy,” said Ferrarini. (Courtesy photo) Goal-getter: Academy grad soccer player displays resiliency
From start to finish a marathon is 26.2 miles long, a 5k is roughly 3.1 miles long, and the average female step is only 2.2 feet in length. For 1st Lt. Hannah Ferrarini, 14th Force Support Squadron officer in-charge of Career Development here, taking life at 2.2 feet at a time was a necessity after having an intense skiing accident during spring break over five years ago.
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Cheryl Buehn, 71st Fighter Training Squadron T-38A Talon nstructor pilot, poses in front of T-38A Talons at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 27, 2018. Fighter pilot takes inspiration to new heights
“I hear at times in my uniform out and about in daily life, ‘do they let women fly?’” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Cheryl Buehn, the only female instructor pilot in the 71st Fighter Training Squadron. “I don’t think they realize they’re asking a female fighter pilot. So I take a breath and I say, ‘absolutely. They let women fly fighters, tankers, RPAs, everything. Both men and women fly a lot of different platforms, and everyone is important to the fight right now.’”
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Providing pastoral care ministry and counseling to those of faith and those of no faith, Air Force chaplains are religious ministry professionals who support the spiritual resilience of our Airmen all over the world. As spiritual leaders, chaplains are relied upon for faith and personal guidance. They are also advocates for our Airmen and consult with leadership on moral, ethical and quality-of-life issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) 14th FTW Chapel helps strengthen Airmen’s faith
The Air Force has four pillars of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness; mental, social, physical and spiritual. The 14th Flying Training Wing Chapel team is here for all your spiritual needs.
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The 14th Force Support Squadron’s Outdoor Recreation offers multiple types of equipment to suit anyone’s needs. Examples of the type of equipment are camping, fishing, hunting, sports, poker, boating, bikes, carnival games, bouncing houses, lawn and gardening, RVs, paintball and much more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Outdoor Recreation has all your summer needs
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning activities. But before you do, check out the 14th Force Support Squadron’s Outdoor Recreation services.
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Airman 1st Class Jacob Davis, 14th Student Squadron aviation resource manager, helps a pilot with flying profile records March 20, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Aviation Resource Management specialists maintain flight records to validate aircrew safety requirements, making sure every mission is ready to go according to plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Airman drops weight to join, gains confidence
Not everyone trains like a warrior, not everyone hits the minimum standards to complete basic training, not everyone can give up their bad habits for a cause greater than themselves, but the few who do go to great lengths to sacrifice comfort end up where they want to be.
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Cadet 3rd Class Jack Bell, Cadet Squadron 29, poses for a photo on the Terrazzo at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., March 19, 2018. In the span of 72 hours, Bell talked a suicidal man off a Colorado Springs overpass and helped air traffic controllers in Northern California locate a downed aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Rivezzo) 72 hours: Cadet saves suicidal man, assists finding crashed plane
There’s a lot more to the Air Force Academy’s honor code than not lying, stealing or cheating and tolerating those who do.
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19th Air Force experts transform flying training syllabi 19th Air Force experts transform flying training syllabi
It started with a homework assignment from the commander in June 2017.Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, asked his team to deliver a redesigned Undergraduate Pilot Training syllabi “that embraced common sense and held ideas from the leaders and instructor corps to produce more pilots, higher quality pilots with agility and speed.”
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Retired Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, former Vietnam War prisoner of war, speaks to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-06’s graduation audience about the TAP code March 9, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. He spoke to the class about his time as a POW and recounted how his success throughout his life came from the same attributes the pilots have and will continue developed throughout their training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) “Smitty” Harris motivates 18-06 with his story
“It’s such a pleasure to be here today with you,” began retired Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, former Vietnam War prisoner of war. “One of the things I like most is to be with and talk to those folks in blue suits.”
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Senior Airman Tavone Travers, 14th OSS weather forecaster studies weather patterns March 12, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Looking at previous storms and patterns airmen can learn about reoccurring weather that may help future forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Eyes on the skies: Weather Flight always on watch
Severe rainstorms, hail or tornadoes, the 14th Operations Support Squadron’s Weather Flight has seen it all on their radars, here.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson is briefed by 2nd Maintenance Squadron Airmen during a tour at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 14, 2017. During the tour, Wilson reiterated the importance of readiness, modernization and innovation to remain the greatest Air Force in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha) Service Secretaries: People Are Most Important Part of DoD’s Success
Speaking at a forum here March 12 on issues surrounding the president’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget request, the three service secretaries agreed that the Defense Department’s most crucial need is continued investment in people.
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