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  • Wings of Change: McConnell Defenders Add First Female Raven

    Overcoming an injured tendon at the Phoenix Raven Qualification Course would only be one of many obstacles along the way that didn't stop Staff Sgt. Amanda Estores from becoming McConnell’s first female Raven.“As a woman, I set aside any predispositions anyone might have about my gender each day,

  • 19 unclaimed veterans receive dignified burial

    A memorial was held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetary in Will County, Wednesday Aug. 30, to commemorate 19 veterans who passed away, and their remains left unclaimed -- among them were two Air Force veterans.

  • 91st ARS Airmen reflect on Operation Allies Refuge support

    During their most recent deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, not only did the 91st Air Refueling Squadron provide six months of air refueling support to U.S. Central Command operations, but they also demonstrated what it means to be multi-capable Airmen during the largest personnel evacuation

  • How one Airman maximized their growth thanks to a second chance

    Despite a rough start during his first enlistment at then-McChord Air Force Base, Washington, Master Sgt. Timothy Nonn, the 62nd Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, has been on an upward trajectory for the majority of his nearly 16-year career. “It took me little while to get used to

  • Fairchild EOD supports FBI, ATF investigations

    Team Fairchild’s 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight successfully supported the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in the identification and removal of potentially hazardous ordnances. Both investigations

  • Fear of failure: Beyond the Blue

    As he stood in front of hundreds during his promotion ceremony in December 2017, Senior Master Sgt. Alan Gage, currently the 22nd Maintenance Squadron flight superintendent, had finally obtained his dream. He would now be in a position to give back to the men and women he served with.