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  • Like father, like son: Wearing the uniform together

    Each flag was an inch by half-inch isosceles triangle – the 50 chalk-white stars crossed over a field of blue and rows of red. Eighteen distinct flags pressed into 18 individual hands, dripping with sweat from the humidity of the recent rain and the awareness of their lives being altered forever.
  • Radio maintenance: it hertz to be this good

    Airmen wielding screwdrivers and voltage testers tinker with radios. Each individual wears anti-static bracelets to discharge their static buildup safely in order to protect the sensitive components of the hardware in front of them. They flick switches on to read current, wattage and voltage as they troubleshoot issues.
  • Public health tests base mosquitoes, results negative for West Nile virus

    The 28th Medical Group public health flight recently submitted more than 700 mosquitoes to the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to test for the West Nile virus. The results came back negative.
  • Base historian tells his story

    Every day, members across the Air Force make history. With tasks both at home and overseas, the work they do is an important step into the future. Yet in the midst of historic firsts, records set and broken, and even tragedies, one might wonder: who keeps record of these significant events? This is where historians like the 28th Bomb Wing’s John Moyes come in.
  • Rise from the ashes: a story of resiliency

    During Wingman Day, on Aug. 27, Airmen filled the Ellsworth Air Force Base theater to capacity, occupying every seat and even sitting on the stage as they anxiously awaited their guest speaker.
  • The B-1 simulator: Keeping aircrew ready for war

    The 28th Operations Support Squadron B-1 simulator is a state-of-the-art facility, which helps train aircrew members for combat by creating real life scenarios that help keep their skills at a high level.
  • Remembering the fallen, one mile at a time

    The click-click-click of bicycle spokes penetrate through the calm morning air as a rider streaks across the South Korean countryside. Beads of sweat glide down the major’s forehead and his legs strain to keep pedaling, but his mind is not on his physical discomfort. Instead, he is focuses on the road ahead and a singular goal to finish what he started.
  • Aircrew flight equipment gears up

    A pilot walks along the scorching flight line toward their aircraft, their arms full of necessities they’ll need for the long flight ahead of them. Slung over their shoulder is a pack with items like food and water, and most importantly, their flying gear – the equipment that can be the difference between life and death for these pilots.
  • Team Dakota finishes RAGBRAI

    Nine members of Team Dakota participated in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, cycling roughly 468 miles, July 21-28.
  • Bringing the heat

    When the flames of a fire swallow a home or an aircraft whole, everyone nearby runs far away from the danger. But, in the midst of the chaos and panic, a select group approaches the blaze in their bright red trucks and faded yellow suits: the firefighters.
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