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  • Building bonds by putting out fires

    When called to respond to an aircraft mishap, firefighters have to be prepared at a moment’s notice to be able to assist however needed. When fires can rage on at more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, the last thing one wants to be is ill-prepared. To ensure firefighters are always ready to serve, members of the 375th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department joined with members from St. Louis Downtown Airport, Veterans of Southern Illinois Airport, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport and Barkley Regional Airport fire departments to train on approaches, fire attacks, proper application, turret training and in-truck operations.
  • Ground transporters: iron in the veins

    As waves of moderate and light precipitation pitter patter on a training course, Airmen gather with the look of determination, concentration and joy as the 3rd Annual Ground Transportation Rodeo takes place at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, May 11, 2019.
  • Fit to fight: Clinic improves run times, speed

    For those who have participated in the run clinic here, you know it’s a killer workout—all designed to help Airmen improve their speed on physical fitness tests. What you may not know is that it’s also open to anyone who wants to improve their overall fitness as well. The eight-week clinic is conducted by Heather Braundmeier, a retired chief master sergeant and the health promotions flight chief for the 375th Aerospace Medicine Squadron.
  • K9 Jack: A doggone good Defender

    “Jack may look a little different than other retirees I’ve officiated for in the past, but he’s still an extraordinary Airman.” That’s how Lt. Col. Yon Dugger, 375th Security Forces Squadron commander, began the official retirement ceremony for military working dog Jack on May 13, after nine years of service for the U.S. Air Force.
  • Heartbeat of Hawaii

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- For the Polynesian culture, the hula dance is a form of communication that dates back ages, and is kept alive today through a group of dedicated performers excited to share it with others.One such performer is Senior Airman Tiffany Ellison, a 436th Supply Chain Operations Squadron stock control technician, who recently
  • In the arms of love: volunteer baby cuddler helps preemie infants thrive

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- A quiet and still corridor is safely tucked away at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. A tender-hearted man scrubs his hands with soapy water before entering one of the dimly lit hideaways.His bright blue eyes light up when he sees a tiny inhabitant of a clear crib sleeping peacefully, and a sense of tranquility washes over
  • Canadian officer trains with U.S. aeromedical evacuation team

    For as long as there have been planes landing at Scott AFB, there have been aeromedical evacuation missions.
  • Month of the Military Child: My 1st hike

    Outdoor Recreation’s “My First Hike” event helped encourage healthy habits and hobbies as part of its salute to military children.
  • Soccer promotes healthy living for U.S. defenders

    No matter their duty title, a U.S. Airman is a defender first and foremost. They need to be ready at a moment’s notice to protect the freedoms every American is able to enjoy, and this requires a good support system as well as physical training. For some, playing a sport on base can be the perfect way to fulfill both necessities at the same time.
  • Music in our Schools

    The Band of Mid-America’s rock band, Starlifter, arrived with music in their hearts, in mid-March when they took to Detroit as part of their “Music in our Schools” initiative in hopes of inspiring a future generation of Airmen.