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  • Expeditionary kitchen gives Airmen training opportunity, provides food to service members

    Cajun Care 2014 kicked off in Abbeville, La., on Feb. 25. Airmen and Sailors have been busy non-stop. Not only are they helping more than 100 patients a day with their medical, dental and optometry needs - but there are also more than 100 service members who need to be fed every day.Ensuring there was enough food for all was a challenge six Airmen
  • Teamwork raises Wisconsin guardsmen to new heights

    The KC-135 Stratotanker pilot and co-pilot keep the jet as steady as possible. The boom operator patiently waits to perform her job. Distance is called out inside her headset. They're 15 miles out. Now, they're only five miles out. She anxiously looks through the small glass window, trying to locate the F-16 Fighting Falcons. They can see her
  • Airmen initiate fitness program

    Listen to the radio, watch a TV show or simply have a conversation with friends. Odds are the topic of weight loss will come up when New Year's resolutions are discussed.Conversations between Airmen at the 115th Fighter Wing are a little different. Yes, they are still talking about exercising and eating right, but losing weight isn't their main
  • 115th Fighter Wing celebrates 65-year heritage

    More than 400 Airmen, retirees, elected officials and local business leaders gathered in Hangar 406 at the 115th Fighter Wing Sept. 7 to celebrate 65 years of the Wisconsin Air National Guard in Madison, Wis. "It was an awesome event," Senior Airman Andrea Liechti said. "I've only been on this base for a little over a year - I had no idea the
  • Wrecked car used to illustrate dangers of drinking and driving

    It is the most frequently committed crime in the United States. About 30 percent of all Americans will be involved in a car crash during their lifetime as a result of it. More than 40 percent of all fatal auto accidents are related to this. It kills one person every 31 minutes and injures one person every two minutes.What is it? Drinking and
  • Earth Day: Air Force officials emphasize water conservation

    Every April 22, the Air Force recognizes Earth Day, a time to show support for the environment. This year, the Air Force is focusing on water reduction and reuse. Water projects may not attract many news headlines, but the money and critical resources they save, deserve attention."An emerging part of the energy program is water conservation," said
  • AFE: A pilot's lifeline

    "A pilot ejected over Alaska," said the voice on the phone. "The parachute on the jet was one that you packed."For a few seconds, panic rushed over him. His signature was on that parachute's checklist - someone's life was in his hands. A feeling of dread began to swell in his stomach.His mind began racing with questions: did he perform the right
  • Everyone has a story: Driving instructor's passion saves lives

    The only sound in the room was a cheerful voice, sharing humorous and significant stories. The woman's eyes lit up as she talked about rewarding memories, and her face became animated - as if every gesture breathed more life into her words. But her smile faded as she recounted one of the most pivotal moments she experienced in her career. It was 4
  • COMACC ACCent on winter safety

    Don't hurt yourself.That is my holiday safety message to all ACC Airmen: Don't hurt yourself. As we approach the holidays, we will all face situations that require us to make wise choices so we don't hurt ourselves or others. As commanders and supervisors at all levels concentrate on risk management, the Wingman culture and Comprehensive Airman
  • Tuskegee Airman shares his story with today's Airmen

    The faint sounds of an elderly man telling a story from an era long gone filled the 16th Airlift Squadron auditorium, Nov. 2, 2012 at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C..Retired Lt. Col. Hiram Mann, a former P-51D Mustang fighter pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group during World War II, sat in his wheelchair holding a microphone telling his story,


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