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  • D-M Chaplain Corps

    You see them everywhere, at retirement ceremonies, change of command ceremonies, and even squadron holiday parties. They come visit you at work just to see how you're doing. They might even bring cookies with them. They provide an ear for when you need to vent, and can give advice.The Chaplain Corps provides spiritual care for all who have base
  • Honorary Commander's golden ticket opens gates to D-M AFB

    Like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory a military installation can be a world of mystery to those outside its gates. The D-M AFB Honorary Commander Program allows local civic and business leaders to gain a better understanding of the various missions and units on base by providing tours and activities. There are approximately 50 honorary commanders
  • Pride in perfection

    The constant strive for perfection, pride in their aircraft, and responsibility of knowing they have someone's life in their hands; these are a few examples of what A-10C Thunderbolt II crew chiefs have resting on their shoulders each day."The never ending pursuit of perfection is what the job demands," said Senior Airman Yevgeniy Sokolov, 355th
  • Airman brings home an MIA of 50 years

    Not every service member makes it home from U.S. conflicts with other countries. Some of America's servicemen have been missing in action for over 50 years. Yet, even though it's been half a century since some of these conflicts, the U.S. is still doing whatever it takes to bring those who were missing in action home. One Airman from D-M helped do
  • Airman provides vitality through marrow donation

    One out of 540 members of the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program ever proceeds to donate marrow or stem cells. An Airman from Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, had the opportunity to be one of those donors.The C.W. Bill Young DoD Marrow Donor Program works exclusively with military personnel and their dependents, as well
  • The struggle of an imprisoned warrior

    Sweat and water mingled in dripping beads, caressing the cheeks of muddied Soldiers in a land rotting with war.It was early in the morning; the world was still black with a sleeping sun. In anticipation, U.S. Army Pvt. Tony Gargano, in Fox Company, waited to launch a secret attack on the German soldier's front line.Not all were willing to fight,
  • Malcolm Johnson: Civilian prisoner of war

    Ninety-four-year-old Malcolm "Mickey" Johnson sits in his wheelchair wearing a maroon baseball cap with the words "Survivors of Wake Guam-Cavite" written in light blue letters. Johnson's step-son and daughter-in-law sit attentively while he talks about his experience as a civilian prisoner of war.In April of 1941, Johnson was 19 years old when he
  • A prisoner's war

    It began as a civil war, but would soon become an international affair when the United Nations decided to join and support South Korea against North Korea and its ally, the People's Republic of China. One man found himself caught in the middle of it all.Ray "Doc" Frazier, was a young man living in Tennessee with his grandparents and two siblings
  • Eating; Back to basics

    The smell of baking cheese, sizzling meats, and toasting bread waft into the air. In the oven, a pizza rests with its oils glistening in the kitchen lights, waiting to be devoured.While pizza may make mouths water uncontrollably and stomachs lurch with desire, it also may leave you craving for more food. In fact, many foods leave you feeling full
  • Jamming the enemy with joint integration

    Walking the halls of the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron is an unfamiliar uniform. Leaving the flight deck of the EA-6B Prowler behind for a few years, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jonathon Leach from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, joins the Desert Lightning Team.Leach is part of a three-year inter-service exchange program where