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CAMPBELLSPORT, Wis. – Senior Airman Rose Gudex and Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Ray Gudex, both natives of Campbellsport, Wis., joined the military in 2013 and went their separate ways when they got stationed across the nation from each other. They were reunited Nov. 15, 215 for the 2015 USS Theodore Roosevelt Tiger Cruise where Sailors were allowed to bring family and friends aboard the ship with them for the last week of their deployment. (courtesy photo) Twins reunite aboard USS Roosevelt's Tiger Cruise
It's often difficult to tell twins apart. They do everything together and are inseparable, but that's not the case with my twin and I. We're very different.First of all, we're brother and sister - fraternal twins. We don't even look like siblings, much less twins. After high school, I went to college and he joined the work force, but we both
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2015
Jeffrey Grelck, 30th Contracting Squadron contracting officer, reviews a contract modification for compliance with regulations, Dec. 9, 2015, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. At VAFB a primary mission is achieving successful polar-orbital launches – which are often essential to upholding U.S. dominance in space and could not happen without dedicated personnel from various organizations, like the members of the 30th Contracting Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shane Phipps/Released) 30th Contracting Squadron acquisitions space superiority
The Air Force maintains many different installations around the world, with many different operations. These installations are all comprised of various individuals working together to achieve mission success.At VAFB a primary mission is achieving successful polar-orbital launches - which are often essential to upholding U.S. dominance in space and
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2015
Senior Airman Carmen Bigas, and Airman 1st Class Samantha Lero, both 45th Security Forces Squadron defenders, saved the day by identifying and responding to a drunk driver during their shift, Dec. 8, 2015, at the Patrick Air Force Base gate, Fla. The duo protected the lives of innocent motorists and the 45th Space Wing Team when a driver, who was later tested and identified with the breath alcohol content of 0.159, attempted to enter the base. December has been designated National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Alicia Premo) (Released) Defenders save the day
What should have been a routine start to the work day, turned into a lifesaving event at Patrick Air Force Base's South Gate entrance Dec. 8, 2015. Gearing up for rush hour traffic for Security Force Defenders is hectic to say the least, but is also a time when vigilance is most critical. Senior Airman Carmen Bigas, of the 45th Security Forces
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2015
Staff Sgt. John Mendoza, 614th Air and Space Communications Squadron missions systems administrator, poses for a portrait Dec. 2, 2015, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Mendoza is still recovering from the side effects of taking supplements for weight loss, more than a year after being admitted to the emergency room.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robert Volio/Released) Dietary supplements: not always what's advertised
Taking dietary supplements to augment one's diet has become fairly common. Bodybuilders ingest massive amounts of protein powder to aid in muscle growth, and there are a slew of dietary aids available for weight loss.Regardless of the intended purpose, companies selling dietary supplements don't always have to prove what ingredients are actually in
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2015
Jessica Foster, daughter of Staff Sgt. Marie Foster, has endured more challenges than many 5-year-olds and will soon feel the wave of change again as her mother leaves for a year-long assignment to Korea. During her mother’s past deployment and temporary duties, Jessica has remained strong and has helped her father take care of her siblings. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Debbie Lockhart) I am SCHRIEVER: Mommy's mini-me
As they grow, military children typically face more change and uncertainty than most children. Jessica Foster knows this first-hand.Jessica is only 5 years old, and recently received the news that her mother will soon be leaving for Korea for a year-long assignment."A year is a long time," said Jessica's mother, Staff Sgt. Marie Foster, 11th Space
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2015
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Army Maj. Rob Callahan looks out at the view during a backpacking trip near Estes Park in 2014. Callahan lost his right leg to bone cancer in 2004 and after enduring many years of physical therapy was able to pass the Army physical fitness test using a prosthetic leg. (Courtesy photo by Becky Callahan) Storytellers: Determination helps Soldier stay in Army
Fear and intimidation washed through 1st Lt. Rob Callahan's mind as he heard the Walter Reed Medical Center's oncologists daunting diagnosis of his painful leg. Bone cancer. Not good for a tough 26-year-old gung-ho Army Soldier with dreams of remaining an Army paratrooper.Not wanting to be defined by limitations, Callahan's wanted to view his
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2015
Jayla Ray had her world rocked when her mother, Chaplain (Capt.) Jennifer Ray, 50th Space Wing, decided to serve in the U.S. Air Force. The Ray family’s journey to Schriever AFB, Colorado, was difficult on Jayla, but through the support of her parents and caring school staff, Jayla remains stronger than she was when she left her home in Atlanta, Georgia. Jayla’s parents call her “tiger,” because of her resilience in difficult times. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/2nd Lt. Darren Domingo) "I am SCHRIEVER": Chaplain's daughter remains tiger-spirited
(Editor's Note: "I am SCHRIEVER" is a diversity campaign dedicated to recognizing the diversity within our base as well as highlighting the way this diversity makes us stronger and better able to ensure mission success.)It's easy to get comfortable with your environment. Having the same friends, daily routine and surroundings can keep us in a
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2015
El Niño is a warm temperature anomaly pattern primarily located across the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The entire cycle known as the El Niño Southern Oscillation encompasses the sea surface temperature and deeper thermocline anomalies alongside an atmospheric pressure pattern. The ENSO cycle causes global changes of both temperatures and rainfall. El Niño set to drench California
California, namely the Central Coast, is known for its susceptibility to intense and prolonged droughts. These rain-starved areas seek nutrition through precipitation on a daily basis. Fortunately, these lands may soon receive the water they so desperately crave.The stage is beginning to set for the seasonal phenomenon known as El Niño, which will
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2015
INDEPENDENCE, Ky. – Staff Sgt. Darko Desancic and Tech Sgt. Evan List, now both with the 21st Security Forces Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., best friends since 6th grade, are still inseparable after nine years in the Air Force. Desancic and List went through middle school, high school, Military Entrance Processing Station, basic training, technical school and their first two duty stations together. (Courtesy photo) Bengal buddies for life
Seventeen years ago, a boy got on the bus for the first day of 6th grade. It didn't take long for someone to notice his foreign accent; on the bus, another boy decided to pick on him for it. Little did they know that day was the start of an enduring friendship.Fast forward to 2015, Tech Sgt. Evan List and Staff Sgt. Darko Desancic, both from the
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Staff Sgt. Timothy Tavarez, 561st Network Operation Squadron, works on a mobile application from Epicentral, a shared office space located in downtown Colorado Springs. He is developing software that allows mobile devices to access 3D printers and resources to help create ideas from a cell phone or tablet. (U.S. Air Force Photo, Dave Smith) Airman uses training to start business
Training and skills learned in the Air Force are intended to give Airmen what they need to "Aim High... Fly-Fight-Win." Every Airman has a story and for Staff Sgt. Timothy Tavarez, 561st Network Operations Squadron, his Air Force training is helping him start his own software company.Tavarez saw how libraries were integrating technology, especially
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