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War Machine at children's party Gunfighter suits up as different kind of hero
When Senior Airman Anthony Guiteau, a member of the 149th Logistics Readiness Squadron, took his nephew to a comic convention three years ago and saw all of the cosplayers dressed up as popular characters from movies, books or video games, the experience left him with an idea of a way to give back to the community.
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Guardsmen aid pair ANG members aid couple involved in accident
A group of Air National Guard members assist pair injured in accident
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Lieutenant General L. Scott Rice, Air National Guard Director, visits with airmen DANG, command chief visits 149th Fighter Wing
Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Air National Guard Director, visited the 149th Fighter Wing May 19, 2018, to tour the facilities and interact with its members.
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Gunfighter Spotlight Airman fulfills long-held dream of military service
149th Fighter Wing airman fulfills her long-held dream of military service after waiting for many years to see it realized.
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Nathaniel Mauricio fastens a retirement pin onto his father, Tech. Sgt. Manuel Mauricio, who retired after 27 years of service with the 149th Fighter Wing’s Security Forces Squadr Son of SFS Gunfighter continues father's legacy
Tech. Sgt. Manuel Mauricio retires from the 149th SFS during a joint enlistment and retirement ceremony on the same day his son Nathaniel Mauricio enlists into the unit.
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Master Sgt. Carlos Recoder, who has been training Airmen since 2006, is a MTI serving on an active guard reserve tour. An AGR is a reservist in a federal military program that places reserve Airmen on active duty service. (Photo by Minnie Jones, circa 2011) Becoming an MTI: What it takes
After first transitioning from active duty to the Air Force Reserves, one former Marine turned transportation operator started to wonder if he had made a bad career move.  "[Bus driving] was boring to me," said Master Sgt. Carlos Recoder, a Reservist assigned to the 433rd Training Squadron at JBSA-Lackland. "Then I found out about this program --
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Default Air Force Logo The future of our nation is in your hands
   "Surprise, when it happens to a government, is likely to be a complicated, diffuse, bureaucratic thing. It includes neglect of responsibility, but also responsibility so poorly defined or so ambiguously delegated that action gets lost. It includes gaps in intelligence that, like a string of pearls too precious to wear, is too sensitive to give
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Senior Amn Wendy Alaniz of the 217th Training Squadron at Goodfellow AFB recounts some of the recent tragedies of the past year and the significant impact her "Wingmen" made on her life.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Lou Czarnecki)
With a little help from my friends … my wingmen
"When the world turns its back on you, you turn your back on the world," according to Timmon in "The Lion King." Not in my Air Force.     To say I've had a difficult year would be, by a stretch of the definition, an understatement. This is my personal life, my life outside the uniform, a separate entity -- or so I thought.      I left active duty
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Tech. Sgt. Michael Meras of the 149th Civil Engineer (CEs) Squadron checks measurements on a two-by-six that will become part of a bench seat. He and others refurbished benches along a garden wall at a nursery in Yerevan, Armenia, during the first two weeks of August. Forty-five CEs and four other Air National Guardsmen from the 149th Fighter Wing, at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas deployed to Yerevan to complete an Expeditionary Medical Service facility and work on humanitarian assistance projects. (Texas Military Forces photo by Tech. Sgt. Rene Castillo) One task among many
   The task is one of many here for the 149th Civil Engineer Squadron.    Tech. Sgt. Michael Meras slides the two by six-inch boards into place, aligns a straight edge and with a pencil scores the boards where they will be cut.    "I'm mostly eye-balling it," he says, answering my unasked question.    The objective is to make new bench seats along
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Col. Daniel Balayan, commander of the Military Aviation Institute, Yerevan, Armenia, Aug. 5, 2009. (Texas Military Forces photo by Tech. Sgt. Rene Castillo) Armenian institute commander: Humanity key to relations
   (Author's note: This interview was conducted informally through an interpreter.)    Col. Daniel Balayan, commander of the Military Aviation Institute here, greeted his two public affairs visitors cordially and gestured for them to sit down at a narrow table that formed a "T" with his desk. The desk was modest, but the man who sat down behind it
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