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  • Warrior Fitness: Forging elite fitness

    In January 2018, former Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated, “Our first line of effort emphasizes that everything we do must contribute to the lethality of our military.”One noncommissioned officer believes Mattis’ statement includes being fit to fight.Tech. Sgt. William “Bradley” Martineau, 436th Aerial Port Squadron special handling
  • Healthy Vision Month: Annual exams are key to good eye health

    In 2003, the National Eye Institute established May as Healthy Vision Month to promote proper eye care, encourage routine eye examinations and educate personnel on serious eye conditions that warrant immediate medical attention.
  • C-5M maintainers learn on upgraded legacy trainers

    Aircraft Electrical and Environmental System maintainers from the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 3, here on base, are learning about a specific C-5 aircraft system on a maintenance trainer delivered by Lockheed back in 1972 – way before any of them were born. In 2015, the legacy C-5A/B Air Conditioning and Pressurization Systems Trainer at the Det was forecasted for discarding, but strong advocacy though various Air Mobility Command leadership channels saved the trainers. A second trainer is located at Travis AFB, California. Fortunately for current and future maintainers, the legacy C-5A/B AC & PST has been upgraded and configured with current C-5M Super Galaxy components and instrumentation.
  • 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron drives virtually to train Airmen

    The 436th Airlift Wing’s inaugural Squadron Innovation Fund invested in the training capabilities of the 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron as the 2019 SIF kicks off.
  • “Dourmet” dining

    The 436th Airlift Wing commander’s spouse Hana Safranek, accompanied by Harvest Ridge Winery’s in-house chef Yi Lynne Weber, taught Airmen how to create a gourmet Italian meal as a part of Dorm to Gorm here Feb. 13, 2019 – just in time for couples to learn how to prepare their own Valentine’s Day dinners.
  • AFRSSIR: No more unknowns

    Millions of blood samples in the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System building serve as an exhaustive and invaluable resource for the identification of fallen service members’ remains.
  • Not your typical wedding

    On a brisk winter day on the flight line, two Airmen from the 436th Maintenance Group exchanged marriage vows in the cargo compartment of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Jan. 29, 2019.Airman 1st Class Michelle Speer, 436th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation journeyman, from Bryan, Texas, married Airman 1st Class Joshua Brewer, 736th Aircraft
  • To fly, or not to fly, that is the question

    Weather is all around us. The weather determines whether an outdoor expedition will prove enjoyable or whether a routine drive could prove perilous. It can either make our day or dampen it, literally.February 5, 2019, is National Weatherperson’s Day and is dedicated to recognizing and honoring American weather professionals. Among those
  • 436th CES hones aircraft mishap surveying skills

    On a brisk morning, Engineering Assistants from the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering flight were recalled to their duty section on Dec. 18, 2018.With the news of a simulated aircraft accident, the EAs rapidly deployed with surveying equipment and supplies in tow to a location 15 miles south of the base, near Killens Pond State
  • Family support throughout deployment

    The holiday season is a time for elaborately wrapped gifts, homemade cookies and a chance to enjoy family and friends in the spirit of the season. It’s a time of giving, but for some military families, that means giving a little more than most. Kent Swaim gave his last four months to his four children at home while his wife gave herself to a six-month deployment in Southwest Asia.