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Reunited, a family’s hearts beat as one

Saturday’s Operation Homecoming included a unique reunion for one Saber family.  For five months, half the King family has been away—one through a deployment with the U.S. Air Force and another two who won’t be born until October. Tech. Sgt. … Continue reading

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A Maintainer’s Life

  The life of a maintainer isn’t easy. The hours are long and the work is hard. And right now, with members deployed, only one person can be on leave at once. When those who are downrange return, only 10 percent can … Continue reading

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Trunk you very much

For those who have noticed, our region has been invaded by…elephants. About 95 unique elephant statues of varying colors and designs by local and regional artists are presently scattered throughout the pedestrian areas in Trier and Luxembourg.  Elephant Parade, the … Continue reading

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Climbing High: Reenlistment in the Sky

Step by step, he climbs the tower. With each step up the 150-foot frame, supported only by the metal bars and a healthy grip, SSgt Roberto Rodriguez III makes his way to reenlistment. An electrician by trade who often changes … Continue reading

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The Power of Air Force Families

Despite their distinguished status as the wives of Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, Betty Welsh and Athena Cody casually fit in the … Continue reading

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