Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sky High Re-Up

Dark clouds litter the sky on a Friday morning as water droplets fall to a wheat field below. This is a normal day in Germany, but the view is different for Senior Airman Justin Gordon. At 2,000 feet above the … Continue reading

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The 100th mile

Then there were four: Four members of the 52nd Logistic Readiness Squadron ruck march team made it to the final day of the International Four Day March. Editor’s note: one of the four members was not available for photos and interviews. … Continue reading

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100 mile marchers

The Challenge: Ruck-march 100 miles in 4 days Day 1: 24 miles. 90 Degree weather. Less than 12 hours to complete. Eleven members of Spangdahlem Air Base’s 52nd Logistic Readiness Squadron formed a team to brave the heat and take … Continue reading

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Av-Det: Lox is Key

Another day down at Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group in Poland. The pilots use a lot of oxygen while performing their joint training, and it’s up to the maintenance Airmen to refill the tanks. That’s where Airman 1st Class Daniel … Continue reading

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Av-Det: LOX Partners

This is Tech. Sgt. Tanner Ike. He works with the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. And right now, he’s in Poland working with his Polish counterparts to fill up a liquid oxygen tank. The Poles are excited … Continue reading

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Bigler: Bittersweet Moment

The last goodbye. The final farewell before he leaves. This may be one of the hardest parts of a deployment. Melissa just endured this pain as her husband, Staff Sgt. Tyler Bigler, left July 8 with the rest of his … Continue reading

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Barron: The Hardest Thing

Jeremiah and Brittany Barron set up a family care plan far in advance and are confident that their children will be well taken care of in the capable hands of their grandparents, but all the planning and preparation in the … Continue reading

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Briscoe: The Way Out

It was early when the first Airmen showed up at the 606th Air Control Squadron; it was 4 a.m., to be exact. Some were accompanied by loved ones, others stood there alone or mingled with coworkers. As the sun rose … Continue reading

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Bigler: Packing Together

Packing for a deployment is always a sobering activity. How many uniforms? Extra socks? Enough deodorant? Luckily, Staff Sgt. Tyler Bigler had help from his wife, Melissa, to make the process go a little more smooth.

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Briscoe: The PDF Line

It all comes down to this. The brown deployment folders, filled to the brim with information ranging from emergency contact information to weapons qualification forms, are prepped for the PDF line. The PDF line, or personnel deployment function, is a … Continue reading

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