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  • And the winners are ... Unrivaled Wingmen

    A sea of blue suits filled the Colony South Hotel in Clinton, Md., May 5 when wing members gathered for recognition and camaraderie during the Second Annual Awards Banquet. The banquet, coordinated by the First Sergeant's Council, Banquet Committee and Chief's Group, and sponsored by partners such as USAA, the 756th Squadron Association and the
  • Nurse gives breath of life to patients on board Mercy Ships

    Lt. Col. Margaret Schmidt, a flight nurse with the 459th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, uses her military skills, nurse anesthetist expertise, as well as her goodwill, to give children and adults in far away places a chance to breathe, literally. As a nurse anesthetist for 27 years, providing an airway for patients is her mission. Colonel Schmidt
  • Who ya gonna call? Comm!

    It's not unheard of for people to arrive to the UTA and find their computer on the blink. It worked fine last UTA. What to do? Who to call? Fortunately, people can call the computer gurus in the 459th Communications Flight. With 19 information management specialists assigned to the flight, each of them specializes in various duties to help their
  • BASH: A job ... for the birds!

    The 459th Air Refueling Wing has "hired" a new member to the wing staff ... a four-legged member who answers to the name Jackson. Nearly seven months old, Jackson is the only dog hired here in the history of the 459th Air Refueling Wing. Owned by Maj. Eddie Miller, 459th Air Refueling Wing safety chief and pilot, Jackson, a black-tri-Australian
  • 459th Air Refueling Wing tests its mettle in readiness inspection

    Members of the 459th Air Refueling Wing deployed three KC-135 aircraft, five aircrews and nearly 400 support people to the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, Miss., March 25. The Air Mobility Command Inspector General-helmed weeklong exercise exposed wing members to rigorous time-compressed scenarios that gauged the unit's Ability to
  • Perspectives: Wing member reflects on Women's History

    The Boomer: How has the Air force changed since when you joined? Shirley Wilson: The Air Force has changed in that there are more women in key positions traditionally held by men -- pilots, security forces, fire fighters, cargo specialists, and maintenance. TB: What is the most important message we can give our young troops today? SW: Be the best
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