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  • Connecting the Air Force family

    As a young, enlisted Airman in training in the 81st Training Group, Chaplain (Capt.) Lavonia Winford, 81st TRG chaplain, served as a white rope in 2005, working as an advocate for both the chaplains and technical training students. Today, Winford embraces an environment of encouragement for her Airmen as the lead Chaplain.“My experience as an
  • Fallen Warrior: A1C Edward G. Muse

    At approximately 3 a.m. on January 31, 1968, during the onset of the Tet Offensive, Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam, was hit by a Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army mortar and rocket barrage followed by a ground attack on the eastern perimeter of the base. NVA units infiltrated the perimeter in three areas. With the help of the U.S. Air Force security
  • Training to prevent tragedy

    The violence prevention office hosted its annual training, Suicide: Explained and Intervention, with guest speaker Amy Morgan, Academy Hour CEO, at the Bay Breeze Event Center, Sept. 17. “The violence prevention office is here to step in before violence ever happens,” said LisaMarie Mariglia, 81st Training Wing violence and suicide prevention program manager. “We help service members and their families develop skills to maintain healthy relationships and prevent the loss of life.”
  • Fallen Warrior: SSgt Luther Eugene Davis

    SSgt. Luther Eugene Davis was a pararescue specialist from Anderson County, Tennessee and served three tours in Vietnam. On April 15, 1970 during his final tour, Davis was participating in an aerial flight of an HH-3E helicopter(Jolly Green 27) of the 37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron (now the 37th Helicopter Squadron), in Kon Tum province,
  • El vago trabaja doble: A SNCO’s motivation

    “El vago trabaja doble,” was the most memorable advice given to Master Sgt. Gisela Solis, 336th Training Squadron client systems section chief and learning program manager. Her grandmother instilled these words in her when she was just a child.“It basically means the lazy person works twice as hard,” said Solis. “My grandma was anything but lazy.
  • AETC on path to complete mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

    Air Education and Training Command officials continue their aggressive approach to achieving full vaccination against COVID-19 to protect personnel and their families and continue recruiting, training and educating Airmen and Guardians.
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