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  • Twins turn heads at wing

    "When a lady saw us at the dining facility today, she almost dropped her plate," said Master Sgt. Gary Snowden, 459th Aerial Port Squadron, identical twin brother to Master Sgt. Greg Snowden of the 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Following the footsteps of their father, Greg joined the 459th Tactical Airlift Wing when he was only 18 years old
  • AFRC’s first lady, wing aerial porter inspired to rally clothing drives

    Any Airman, whether a high-ranking Pentagon official or a fresh-out-of-basic unit level troop, can be a leader. Senior Airman Elisa Rosemond, 69th Aerial Port Squadron, ranks closer to the latter, but her leadership qualities significantly enhanced the lives of many American patients at an overseas hospital. Inspired by a happenstance Army hospital
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  • CC exec goes behind scenes of film 'Glory'

    (Editor's note: Lt. Col. Mike Laughton is an amateur genealogist and civil war historian related to two Confederate soldiers -- brothers -- one a first lieutenant who lost his right arm leading a charge on black Union troops at Petersburg, and the other a Private. Both belonged to "G" Company, 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment. The 12th Virginia was
  • A little recognition goes a long way

    Did you know that recognition is a huge motivational factor? Well I knew that it was, but an organizational behavior class I recently completed reemphasized the concept. Fifteen hundred employees were surveyed in a variety of work settings to find out what they considered to be the most powerful workplace motivator. Their response? Recognition,
  • CE teaches wartime skills during readiness training

    When a building gets too cold, civil engineering, or "CE" is there to warm it up. When it gets too hot, they are there to cool it down. But in times of war, the 459th Civil Engineering Squadron's responsibilities increase substantially. Among other things, civil engineering professionals expediently repair structures and electrical and plumbing
  • Civil engineers build skills for wartime

    By Master Sgt. Shayne Sewell Wing Public Affairs Office When a building gets too cold, civil engineering, or "CE" is there to warm it up. When it gets too hot, they are there to cool it down. But in times of war, the 459th Civil Engineering Squadron's responsibilities increase substantially. Among other things, civil engineering professionals
  • Reservists participate in joint medical exercise

    A year of planning culminated in the orchestration of more than five aircraft, 13 organizations and numerous flight surgeons, nurses, technicians, administrators and air and ground crew who conducted collaborative patient care and transport during Exercise Capital Shield here Dec. 4-7. Under direction of the Joint Force Headquarters-National
  • 459th ARW, 113th AW join forces to host Employer Appreciation Day

    "Fuel to the fight," and "Led by love of country" are just a couple of the many banners and mottos the 459th Air Refueling Wing has had in the past. As the 459th ARW changes and evolves, one thing will always remain the same -- the wing's need to support its mission with the help of supportive employers. The 459th ARW joined with the 113th Wing and
  • 459th ARW members bridge generations at Armed Forces Retirement Home

    Decades since they faced and overcame the challenges of war, dozens of Armed Forces Retirement Home residents in Gulfport, Miss., couldn't have expected the events of Aug. 29, 2005. By the time most of the world became aware of Hurricane Katrina's magnitude, the daylong cataclysm had already ravaged parts of Louisiana, Alabama and the Mississippi
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