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  • Scott pilot began flying career in hot air balloon

    This article is part of a feature series on military members and their families unique hobbies by Staff Sgt. Stephenie WadeDid you know Scott Field was the first inland airship (hot air balloon) port in the nation? In 1921, the Secretary of War authorized building a lighter-than-air station on Scott Field accompanied by new facilities to
  • 'First-Year Five' series chronicles experiences of five new Airmen

    About the First-Year Five SeriesThe first year as an Airman can be the most important in a young enlistee's life. In the first year, Airmen discover whether or not they are cut out for military life as they adapt to physical challenges, develop an aptitude for following orders, and learn to be a team player. This series follows the first year of
  • Lieutenant tackles NFL dream

    At 6 foot, 6 inches tall and 305 pounds, 2nd Lt. Ben Garland looks more like a football player than a typical Air Force officer. That's because he's a defensive lineman contracted to play for the Denver Broncos and currently attending the team's conditioning and tryout camps which last through mid-June. While the 23-year-old Air Force Academy
  • Team Scott teens learn life lessons, leadership skills with Keystone program

    In 2012, having a place for teenagers to go is no different than it has ever been - it's a "keystone" in their growing up years. That's why Air Mobility Command has the Keystone program in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America."Keystone is a place where you can come and hang out with people who are close to your age but it's also a
  • Volunteer of the year has strong leadership qualities

    What defines someone as a leader? Is it the endurance to do what it takes to get the job done? Maybe it's the courage to take on any problem.For Airman 1st Class Jacob Beeman, 375th Communications Support Squadron computer systems programmer, it's by immersing himself in various roles around base, and trying to spread positive thinking and
  • USTRANSCOM worker is O’Fallon Firefighter of the Year

    Brad White, Naval Criminal Investigative Service representative for U.S. Transportation Command's Intelligence directorate does not spend his days in an action-packed environment like his NCIS television counterparts. But, he makes up for it when he leaves his day job and goes on duty with the O'Fallon Fire Department, where he was recently
  • Civilian personal trainer helps military members reach their goals

    With today's fitness standards, more Airmen are making an effort to improve the quality of their training regimen. One way they can do that is by enlisting the help of personal trainers who are available through the Enhanced Fitness Program at base fitness centers.That's what Staff Sgt. David Johnson did. About three months ago Johnson was passing
  • USDA helps keep wildlife off Scott's flightline

    In 1905, Orville Wright documented the first known bird strike in his journal after a flight over a corn field in Dayton, Ohio. Since then, wildlife strikes have been a common obstacle to aviation. From 1990 to 2008, there were more than 100,000 known strikes from the civilian and military sectors combined.To combat the problem, the Air Force
  • High school senior aims high in Girl Scout organization

    Holly Martin, a senior at Mascoutah High School and daughter of Brig. Gen. Frederick Martin, Air Mobility Command A3 director, has dedicated much of her life to serving others, much like her father.Holly joined Girl Scouts at the age of 5 as a Daisy Scout, but her journey as a girl scout is unique to many girls in the U.S."Before moving to Scott
  • Scott colonel shares Air Force life with his sons

    Sentiments from Father's Day linger as the 4th of July comes into view. For three sons who decided to follow their father into the military, these holidays together reflect the spirit of legacy and pride in nation. Lt. Col. Michael P. Liechty, outbound Headquarters Air Mobility Command squadron section commander, Scott Air Force Base, is father to