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Therese Evans, a breast cancer survivor, poses for a photo. One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. (Courtesy photo) Breast Cancer: Picture of hope, renewal
According to recent research, about one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. To help battle the disease, they are encouraged to begin receiving an annual mammogram around the age of 40.For one retiree's wife, it may be the reason she is alive today."The annual mammogram is so important, especially in
0 10/20
2014
Kathryn Shudak sits for a portrait inside the 55th Civil Engineer’s conference room, which is located in the Glenn L. Martin Bomber building. Shudak, one of the Rosie the Riveters of WWII, spent three years riveting B-29 Bombers as they made their way down the assembly line.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger/Released) Remembering Rosie
Thrust into the depths of war on Dec. 7, 1941, the United States employed all its resources to meet the enemy in battle quickly, but one resource began to run out - manpower.At a time when the U.S. was still trying to climb out of the great depression, war began to empty houses of fathers, sons and brothers to meet an enemy that was attempting to
0 10/14
2014
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Daniel Bragdon, USAF Heartland of America Band guitarist, rehearses for an upcoming performance.  Members of the band not only play their respective instruments, but are also responsible for several additional duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeff W. Gates/Released) Before the music: Behind the scenes look at Heartland of America Band
For some, the Air Force is only defined by awe-inspiring fighter jets screaming overhead, but the USAF Heartland of America Band illustrates how the Air Force can be projected with a softer note.The 15-member band communicates through the universal language of music and makes lasting connections with audiences from Offutt and throughout
0 9/29
2014
Brain Mallette and his son, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Mallette, 55th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment craftsman, pose for a photo at Camp Perry, Ohio after National Matches. His son is a member of the Air Force National Pistol Team. (Courtesy photo) Airman shoots, lives up to legacy
Gunsmithing is an art that dates back centuries and in its beginnings was often passed down from one generation to another as a family trade. Although it is not as common today, it still occurs. For one Airman, it began two generations ago. "It started back with my grandfather who was an Armorer in the National Match Pistol and Rifle Program at the
0 9/05
2014
Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Richard Esparza, 55th Medical Group medical readiness manager, coaches his team, Fiera, during a recent game. Esparza has been coaching the under-15 girls premier team for two years. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Team Offutt member coaches team to international competition
Growing up in the '70s and '80s playing football and baseball in El Paso, Texas, some may wonder how one Team Offutt member ended up coaching soccer, leading his team to the Schwan's USA Cup and having them selected as ambassadors for the international Handshake for Peace program."I started coaching soccer in 1995 while stationed at Elmendorf Air
0 8/13
2014
U.S Air Force Master Sgt. Jacqueline Adair, U.S. Strategic Command computer networking specialist, shares a laugh with Ayten Hooper, Smoothalicious owner and operator, June 6 at the Offutt Field House. Smoothalicious offers a variety of sandwiches, salads and their specialty, smoothies. (U.S. Air Force photo by D.P. Heard/Released) What's that smell in the Offutt Field House - it's Smoothalicious
Smoothalicious, located inside the Offutt Field House, serves patrons food and a variety of smoothies designed with both the aspiring athlete and the everyday work out enthusiast in mind. The owner, Ayten Hooper, wife of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Wesley Hooper, 97th Intelligence Squadron linguist, begins each day by turning on the lights, firing
0 8/01
2014
Larry Lumpkin, a P-51 Mustang pilot, keeps an eye on the changing weather overhead as he walks away from the aircraft he just rolled out of the hangar at the Council Bluffs Municipal Airport, Iowa, on June 27. Lumpkin has been the pilot of the P-51 for the past eight Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Shows at Offutt.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger/Released) The Gunfighter
Nestled in the rolling hills of Western Iowa, sits Council Bluffs Municipal Airport, a flat stretch of pavement contrasting its environment. As morning showers gradually make their way east, the small airport begins to come alive with activity. Cessna's emerge from privately owned hangars. Aircrew members leave the confines of the terminal to
0 7/11
2014
U.S. Navy Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Lloyd McWhirt demonstrates an Akido throwing technique on his assistant, Brad Clear, May 22 at the field house on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. McWhirt runs his own Dojo in downtown Omaha and gives free Aikido lessons to the Offutt community at the Offutt Field House. (U.S. Air Force photo by D.P. Heard/Released) Teaching Offutt the way of a harmonious spirit
United States Navy Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Lloyd McWhirt works full time at U.S. Strategic Command in the plans and policy section, but on Thursdays at 11 a.m., he gives free lessons in Aikido at the Offutt Field House."This is just my way of giving back to the military community," McWhirt said.Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei
0 7/02
2014
U.S. Navy Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Dennis Spitnale, assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Omaha at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., undergoes a five-day peripheral blood stem cell donation procedure at Georgetown University Hospital’s Apheresis Center in Washington, D.C. Spitnale donated stem cells as part of the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, which facilitates marrow and stem cell donations from service members. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Team Offutt Sailor Provides the Gift of Life
U.S. Navy Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Dennis Spitnale, Navy Operational Support Center Omaha's administration assistant leading petty officer, spends a good portion ofhis day on the phone coordinating the administrative needs for more than 350 Reserve Sailors who drill at eight different units on Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb. In
0 4/11
2014
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Deng Pour reflects on his journey from being one of the “lost boys” of Sudan to becoming an American Airman. Pour is currently deployed to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa as the religious affairs non-commissioned officer in charge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Antoinette Gibson/Released) True resilience: One Man's Journey from South Sudan to American Airman
Two million people died, four million were displaced and thousands fled civil war, but by faith and perseverance, one "lost boy" who is now an American Airman returns home.As a young boy at the age of 5, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Deng Pour, a survivor of the 1983-2006 Sudanese civil war lived through many years of near starvation and genocide, but
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2014
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