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  • Vandaments ‘adopt’ new way to grow their family

    As Catherine Vandament pulled into the school car-pool lane to drop her daughter for kindergarten, her phone buzzed. The text message read, “She’s in labor, can you get to the hospital?” In that moment, Catherine realized her second child was about to be born.
  • From suffering to success: A story about a first sergeant’s recovery from tragedy

    “She told me they were in the emergency room and that my daughter, Britny, had died,” said Master Sgt. Paul Montgomery, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant.
  • Hawaii native Airman channels love of surfing into skateboard skills

    For Airman 1st Class and Hawaii native, Tiani Ray, surfing is a way for her to connect with nature, and was a way to build self-esteem while growing up. Now she’s thousands of miles away in the middle of the United States serving her country and finding that skateboarding has become the next best way to reconnect with her love of surfing.
  • Airmen build comradery through powerlifting

    Airmen like Airman 1st Class Samal Bautista, 435th Supply Chain Operations Squadron supply specialist, look to participate in competitions as a way to connect, so when he couldn’t find any being held close to the base, he decided to sponsor one with the help of the fitness center staff and volunteers.
  • Overcoming domestic violence: A story of resilience

    As a little boy, the Airman watched, terrified, as his father shoved his mother against a wall, screaming in her face. The angry shouts became muffled as he cupped his tiny hands around his ears in an attempt to escape the horror. But, for the longest time, he could not escape it.
  • Phoenix Raven: Rising to the challenge

    As part of a school project, a young man put a message about who he wanted to be one day in a bottle for his older self; a promise to one day become a police officer and help the world any way he could. His path would eventually lead Senior Airman Vincent Kidd to become the 2,573rd graduate of one of the Air Forces toughest programs.
  • Students attend STEM camp at Scott

    The society of American Military Engineers hosted their annual STEM Camp in early July for 36 youths from all over the United States and even Guam.
  • Helping hearts from Scott give back to those in need

    For the last five months, Airmen from the 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron have been volunteering with the charity Helping Hearts Grow in St. Louis to provide food for the homeless. The group hands out food, water and hygiene kits for those in need. All of the donations are provided by the 375th LRS Airmen from their personal funds.
  • From Star Wars to Showcase Wing: Meet Col. J. Scot Heathman

    Ever since watching “Star Wars” at the age of 3, Col. J. Scot Heathman, who assumed command of the 375th Air Mobility Wing on June 25, said he had always wanted to fly.
  • Filipino Airman finds home, acceptance in Air Force family

    The beaches near Manila are where Benedicto would spend many weekends with his grandfather and other family members. He would often stare into the Pacific Ocean before him, unaware that one day he would end up on the other side of that ocean as a United States Air Force Airman.
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