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Nichole Travis, spouse of Staff Sgt. Ryan Travis, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron member, right, talks to Stephanie Bautista, Great Falls Public Schools district food supervisor, during the second annual GFPS Information Fair at the Grizzly Bend on Aug. 12. Bautista explained the lunch menu at Loy Elementary School. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katrina Heikkinen) 2nd annual school fair reaches out to MAFB families
When asked why they joined the U.S. Air Force, a common answer among Airmen is "to travel." While many Airmen are fortunate - or less fortunate - to receive orders to a new assignment; uprooting a family and moving to a different district, state or country can sometimes be a stressful experience. To help make the transition for Airmen, their
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130809-F-JW079-147 Lt. Col. Joshua Narrowe, 90th Missile Wing chaplain, poses for a photo in his office on F.E. Warren Air Force Base Aug. 9, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
Mighty Ninety welcomes rabbi to base
In a rarity of sorts, the 90th Missile Wing recently welcomed a new wing chaplain to its ranks.Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Josh Narrowe joined the base's chaplain corps and became the wing chaplain toward the end of July. While every wing across the Air Force has a chaplain, very few wings are graced with a non-Christian chaplain. Narrowe is one of six
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Jacqueline Maillet, 341st Medical Operations Squadron Health and Wellness Center dietician, works at her computer at the HAWC on July 30. Maillet started standing at her desk following a hamstring injury seven years ago and has been doing so ever since. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katrina Heikkinen) HAWC dietitian walks the walk
It's 5 a.m. as the sun slowly creeps its way above the horizon. There's a calmness in the air as one side of the world slowly becomes alive again.Her feet lightly hit the pavement in a syncopated motion, step after step. Unlike many who are still sound asleep, she's wide awake. For eight miles, every day, in rain or shine, Jacqueline Maillet, 341st
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MINOT, N.D. -- John Wrona, son of Leonard Wrona, 91st Maintenance Operations Squadron maintenance instructor, is well on his way to making his dreams of becoming a top-grade professional soccer player a reality. As a member of the Ohio-based Zanesville Athletic Soccer Club now, he faced a number of challenges to get the professional level he now plays at. (Photo courtesy of Otis and James) Goal! A follower of dreams
In childhood dreams the sky is the limit, but how often does it become a reality? Particularly when those around are doubtful of your chances of success?For 19-year old John Wrona, son of Leonard Wrona, 91st Maintenance Operations Squadron maintenance instructor, signing with the Ohio-based Zanesville Athletic Soccer Club became the initiation of a
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Capt. Julie Carpenter, 341st Medical Group pharmacist, left, shows Tech. Sgt. Shontell Nelson, 341st Medical Support Squadron flight chief, the proper way to use an inhaler.  Carpenter’s job, as well as the other pharmacy members, consists mainly of “behind-the-scenes” work, which she doesn’t mind because she says all work helps the entire Biomedical Services Corps develop one single voice.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton) Celebrating 'behind-the-scenes' medical workers
During some point of every year, Airmen on Malmstrom Air Force Base pay a visit to the clinic on base. Whether they're getting a scheduled vaccination, blood drawn or even seeing a physician for a common cold, there are many people they're likely to run into. But the people they're interacting with have an army of 'behind-the-scenes' workers that
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1st Lt. Jacob Bradosky, 341st Operations Group ICBM combat crew commander (right), races ahead of other competitors during the 2012 USA and Armed Forces Cross Country Championships in St. Louis. Bradosky finished the 12Kwith a time of 38 minutes and 47.9 seconds, placing 26th overall and seventh in the Armed Forces race, securing the Air Force with an overall 1st place win. (Courtesy photo) Missileer races toward his Olympic dreams
In 8th grade, he won the 1,600-meter race during a regional track championship. As a freshman in high school, he was a 4x800 relay member on his school's track team in Huntington Beach, Calif.But it wasn't until his junior year of college when he ran his first marathon - the Air Force Half Marathon - that he found his niche. Fast forward to today,
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1st Lt. Autumne Wells, 341st Security Forces Group executive officer, operates the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer at the Vehicle Readiness Center on March 7. Wells and four other security forces members are the only Airmen on base who are qualified to operate the equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Katrina Heikkinen) HEAT prepares Airmen for rollovers
Four security forces members strap on their seatbelts and brace for a rollover."Egress, Egress, Egress," yelled 1st Lt. Autumne Wells, 341st Security Forces Group executive officer.The Airmen then crawl out of the simulated machine and perform 360-degree security. Malmstrom Air Force Base recently became the new temporary home of a Humvee Egress
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Default Air Force Logo 'Keys' link spouses with peers, information
For many spouses, the responsibility of being a military spouse may sometimes feel overwhelming.To help bridge the informational and personal gaps between the Air Force and its spouses, many commanders have constructed a Key Spouse Program within their units. "Key Spouses or 'Keys' are like civilian first sergeants," said Master Sgt. Ben Aylward,
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Default Air Force Logo Black ice: The near-invisible roadway killer
Black Ice - it's not the name of the latest rap group. What it really is, is an age-old winter phenomenon that has sent many drivers skidding and sliding down what looked like a dry road. Black ice can appear to be a spot of moisture on a road, or may have a slight glisten on black asphalt. Do not be mistaken; this thin ice is very slick, and can
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Chaplain (Capt.) Robert Compere, 341st Missile Wing chaplain, far left, officiates Jacque and Dennis Ellingson’s vow renewal ceremony Feb. 8 at the base chapel.  Three of the couple’s five children flew into Montana to witness the ceremony; pictured from left to right are Army Capt. Edward Ellingson, Alena Ward and Eric Ellingson.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cortney Paxton) 50 years of 'I do'
Most Fridays bring soft mutters of 'Thank goodness it's Friday' or plans for the weekend, but for one couple, this past Friday brought tears of joy and memories of the past as they held hands together and celebrated 50 years of a happy and healthy marriage.Jacque and Dennis Ellingson relived the day they were married at the very place they said 'I
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