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  • Air Guardsmen train next generation of active duty pilots

    Over the Arizona desert near Tucson, nine student pilots took the "final exam" for a career most people only dream about in April. They are in the final stages of training to become F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots for the Air Force.     At the end of 7.5 months of intense F-16 Basic Course Training with

  • Texas Military Forces salute NCO academy

         The Robert D. Gaylor U.S. Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy was recognized by the Texas Military Forces for its support at a recent ceremony here at the academy.     Brig. Gen. Bob Cheeseman, Texas State Guard Air Division commander, presented the Texas Meritorious Unit Award to Chief

  • Retiree Activities Office serves Air Force retirees and more

    The small office is found in an unexpected place, in the same building as the Camp Mabry Post Exchange, at the opposite end of the mall from the entrance. It's the Air Force Retiree Activities Office (RAO), which, as the name implies, provides information and assistance to Air Force and Air Force

  • 149th Fighter Wing nurse treats patients from ship

    A family nurse practitioner and a Texas Air National Guard officer, she deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and ultimately served as an ambassador for Americans to 14 countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America. Lt. Col. Melanie Truesdell, of the 149th Medical Squadron based here,

  • Logistics fleetfoots prove they can compete

    The "Gunfighters" relay team took first place for all military teams competing in the 23rd annual San Antonio Zoo eight-mile relay held Sep. 14, 2007. Team members Maj. Jeffrey Griffith, Technical Sgt. Jose Zuniga, Staff Sgt. Jorge Esparza and Senior Airmen Michael McDermott competed in the event as

  • Airman keeps vehicles movin' four decades in the making

    Nearly 38 years ago, an Airman from San Antonio received his calling to join the military.It was a lazy summer morning in 1970. A Harlandale High School letterman awakens to a knock at the door. The young man, who just weeks before had marched down the aisle to receive his diploma, stood scratching