Author Archives: dknee

Been There, Done That: Thanksgiving in Marrakech

When I think of my prime vacation destinations, Morocco sure wasn’t one of them. My wife has always wanted to go, though, and a group of our friends joined in on her enthusiasm. She told me one of the main … Continue reading

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Been There, Done That: Underground Valkenberg Christmas Market

My wife and I were tired from a busy couple of weeks – we finally mailed out all of our Christmas presents; we’ve been getting our nursery ready for the baby we’re expecting in March; and it’s award season at … Continue reading

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My Heart, My Life, My Music

The Contest The Red Hot Summer of Music competition from T.G.I.F. ended in August. The competition was a summer-long online contest in search of undiscovered music talent. Ne-Yo — a recording artist, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor — would … 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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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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