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The Eldridge family, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Golda T. Eldridge Sr. (Left), U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Joshua Eldridge (Center) and retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Golda T. Eldridge Jr. (Right) stand next to an RC-135V/W Rivet Joint. The Eldridge family is the first to have a third generation pilot become part of the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base. Making Offutt a family tradition in flight
It's not uncommon to see one generation following the next into military service. It's not even uncommon to see one generation follow the next into a specific branch of the military. However, the Eldridge family took it a step further and made Offutt their family tradition.The Eldridge family hasn't just had a father and son serve at Offutt. The
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Senior Airman Jonathon Bussard, a native of Corcoran, Calif., serves with the 455th Expeditionary Security Force Squadron in eastern Afghanistan. Even though he was only in grade school during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Bussard said they played a part in his decision to serve. (U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Morales) Through Airmen's Eyes: Security forces Airman 'grateful' to serve
(This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories and commentaries focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)People enlist in the military for a variety of reasons, ranging from money for college to work experience. But some do so for honor. Senior Airman Jonathon Bussard is one of those
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Annabella Krueger, daughter of Chad and Mirela Krueger stares into the face of U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Gary Self, a 45th Reconnaissance Squadron member and volunteer firefighter with Murray Fire and Rescue in Cass County, Neb. Annabella suffers from tuberous sclerosis complex and Self answered the call one night that saved her life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger/Released) Saving Annabella
Her soft cries filled the room as she was born. To her parents the cries were the sweetest sound to ever touch them so deeply. Like many other parents, Chad and Mirela Krueger knew their daughter would be special, they knew that they would share experiences with their little Annabella that would enrich their lives forever.They never imagined how
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Chief mechanic Dean Williams of the Offutt Aero Club does repairs on a plane at the Offutt Aero Club. Mr. Williams is the only full time mechanic employed at the aero club.  (U.S. Air Force Photos by D.P. Heard) Aero Club offers instruction to fliers
From an altitude of 2,000 feet, cars look like toys and large buildings look like something a child could put together. The air is crisp and cold as it rushes by the window of a Cessna C-172. As rain begins to fall and bounce off the aircraft, an instructor continues his lesson, teaching another would-be aviator how to fly. The LeMay Aero Club
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(U.S. Air Force Graphic By Tech. Sgt. Rhonda Moraski) The true cost of $moking.....
The American Lung Association reports 443,000 Americans die each year from tobacco-related illnesses and second-hand smoke exposure, making tobacco the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. That is an incredibly frightening statement. Not frightening just because of the nearly one-half million deaths reported each year, but due
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Senior Airman Angela Duff, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron, runs on a pathway along Heritage Hill April 19 as part of her daily routine. AIrman Duff, an aspiring fitness competitor, attributes her physical fitness to eating healthy and regular free weight workouts at the base gym. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Abner Guzman) Cream of the crop: Offutt PT warriors dish out advice
With six administrative discharges to date in 2011, physical fitness failures threaten every Offutt Airman who allows the new testing system to get the better of him.However, some Airmen take each adjustment of the scorecards in stride. These Physical Training warriors consistently show that the test can be not only passed but result in 100-point
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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Nancy Copada, Offutt Exchange main store manager, adjusts some bike helmets on display in the toy section of the Base Exchange here March 16. Ms. Copada has worked for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service for 26 years and said she loves working for the company. In 2005 she served a seven-month deployment in Iraq supporting U.S. servicemembers. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James M. Hodgman (Released) Serving those who serve
"We go where you go," is more than just a slogan, it's something Army and Air Force Exchange Service employees live by every day.The saying represents the commitment of more than 43,000 AAFES associates who serve America's servicemembers and their families at numerous locations across the globe. More than 4,000 of these selfless patriots have
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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The 2011 national SAAM observance focuses on a bystander approach to sexual violence prevention. A bystander, or witness, is anyone who sees a situation but may or may not know what to do, may think others will act or may be afraid to do something. Bystanders who take action when necessary can prevent sexual assault. U.S. Air Force graphic by Jeff Gates Offutt supports Sexual Assault Awareness Month, focuses on intervention
A woman is at a bar with her friends enjoying pleasant conversation and a few margaritas. She's having fun now and doesn't realize her night will soon be ruined by someone who will try to harass her.One of her co-workers has been watching her every move from across the room. His name is Bill, and Bill has wanted to be with her for a long time. He
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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Staff Sgt. Tracy Howard, NCO in charge of the 55th Security Forces armory, displays a 30-round magazine and explains how the magazine is utilized to eight students from St. Mary's High School (Kansas) in the armory here March 24. The students visited the armory as part of a base tour. U.S. Air Force Photo by Jeff W. Gates Arming the fight
Behind a steel door is an Airman, who is armed with a nine-millimeter Beretta pistol and is responsible for more than 1,000 weapons from batons to machine guns.He is one of eight Airmen assigned to work in the 55th Security Forces Squadron's armory here, a facility that houses nearly $1 million in weapons and associated equipment.The armory also
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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Shannon Jones, spouse of Staff Sgt. Nickolas Jones, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, studies at the Thomas S. Power Library here March 21. Mrs. Jones is studying nursing at Metropolitan Community college. She said the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program enabled her to pursue her educational goals. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James M. Hodgman (Released) Program offers spouses educational assistance
For military spouses seeking financial assistance to pay for college expenses, help is available.The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program, commonly referred to as MyCAA, was reinstated in October 2010 and offers qualifying spouses up to $4,000 in grants to complete an associate's degree, license or certification.The program was
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