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  • What does it mean to 'hunt the good stuff?'

    Editor's note: This is part one in a 12-part series highlighting the twelve master resiliency skills as part of Comprehensive Airman Fitness.Comprehensive Airman Fitness, an Air Force-wide initiative, creates a culture that gives Airmen the skills they need to overcome adverse or traumatic events in their lives.CAF consists of four main pillars:
  • Through Airmen's Eyes: Airman battles breast cancer

    (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)"I was 21 years old and didn't think I was strong enough to beat two cancers -- I thought my life was over," said Senior Airman Latisha Chong.Chong, a flight kitchen specialist from the 628th Force
  • It's not science fiction - it's what we do every day

    The grainy film showed a round ship floating out of a hangar. Its silver, aluminum exterior glinted in the sun as it hovered a few feet off the ground. As it glided over a pool of water, it kicked debris into the air and the glass canopies of the two cockpits were showered with grass and gravel as the saucer flew forward.It may seem like a scene
  • Airman steps up to be the ultimate Wingman

    A Scott Airman who noticed the suicidal signs of a friend reported the problem and helped save his friend's life.Airman 1st Class Albert Chang, 375th Comptroller Squadron, not only got his friend and fellow servicemember the help he needed, but also served as a Wingman to actively be involved with his friend's life when he started noticing his
  • A culture of resiliency

    A jerk may cut you off on the way home from work, a family member may suddenly pass away or a promotion may come your way - we all experience stress in life, both negative and positive, but how do you respond when it happens?As a part of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness, resiliency is critical to being able to respond after the bang as a stronger
  • The long road back

    At 22 years old, Jackson Davis (not his real name) was making good money as a junior account manager at a Fortune 500 company. However, something was missing. He needed a challenge, both physically and mentally. Two of his brothers enlisted in the Army and Navy, respectively. They both told him to enlist in the Air Force. He took their advice.Fast
  • The pain left by one friend's suicide is felt by all

    In the time it takes to read this story someone in the United States will take their own life.Roughly every 15 minutes, someone in this country dies by suicide, equaling out to more than 36,000 deaths every year.For Airman 1st Class Janelle Marsh, a fitness specialist with the 633rd Force Support Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., those 15
  • Noah's bear: How an Airman guided a disabled boy on a dream hunt

    This was a last minute dream hunt as doctors told Noah's father that his son might not live past Christmas.After agreeing to organize a hunt, Master Sgt. Joseph Koback, an avionics technician at the 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, immediately began putting his team and the plans together to make Noah's first-ever hunt successful.Koback's motivation
  • State, miltary officials dedicate new Truax fire station

    One of the Wisconsin National Guard's newest facilities serves more than just military assets by providing continuous emergency support to more than 1.5 million passengers who fly in and out of the Dane County Regional Airport every year.  U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, along with Dane County and Wisconsin National Guard officials, formally dedicated a newly


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