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Staff Sgt. Leonard Anderson, a former 354th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, sits with Azza, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois military working dog with the 354th SFS, in his home Oct. 11, 2012, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Anderson, now assigned to the 59th Patient Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, was injured while on a deployment to Sperwan Ghar, Afghanistan, and reunited with Azza after months of recovery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachary Perras) An Iceman and his best friend: A look to the future
Editor's note: This is the third part of a series featuring Staff Sgt. Leonard Anderson and his military working dog, Azza."He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart." -- UnknownHe walks with a slight limp, but he holds a
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2012
An Iceman and his best friend (U.S. Air Force graphic/Tech Sgt. Tim Jenkins) An Iceman and his best friend: An unforgettable day
Editor's note: This is the second part of a series featuring Staff Sgt. Leonard Anderson and his military working dog, Azza."The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of
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Staff Sgt. Leonard Anderson, 354th Security Force Squadron military working dog handler, poses for a photo with Azza, his military working dog, during a recent deployment to Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo) An Iceman and his best friend
Editor's note: This is part of a series featuring Staff Sgt. Leonard Anderson and his military working dog, Azza."The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog." -- George Graham VestThe saying goes that dog is man's
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Wing historian preserves Eielson's perishable memory
The preservation of evidence and artifacts is the daily labor of a wing historian, filing away articles, countless emails and faded photographs, all in an effort to help leaders face new challenges, armed with the most current information provided in the pages of history. In this way, a wing historian serves through ensuring the history of the base
0 9/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo AF priest, former Iceman nears 25-year milestone
A Catholic priest and former 354th Fighter Wing chaplain has crossed paths with a variety of people around the world over the years and shared in their experiences.These life experiences have helped build a strong foundation for helping guide those in need of spiritual care. His continuous endeavor of helping others find direction and understanding
0 8/22
2012
Default Air Force Logo Not your usual scare tactics: BASH program works to keep birds clear of aircraft
Members of the Bird Air Strike Hazard program at Eielson Air Force Base are equipped with shotguns, propane cannons and pyrotechnics with the purpose of instilling fear. But they aren't scaring people; they're scaring wildlife who sometimes find their way into controlled areas where they pose a danger to themselves and Air Force assets. Today's
0 8/01
2012
Default Air Force Logo Laboratory techs look for clues
The human body is a complicated system.Luckily, 354th Medical Support Squadron laboratory technicians are here to help maintain that system, analyzing specimens to gain insight into bodily malfunctions or identify health risks. After seeing a physician, patients that require testing to assist in the diagnosis or identification of their ailment go
0 7/27
2012
Default Air Force Logo Importance of maintaining legal readiness
Readiness is a constant duty for all Airmen. We relentlessly train, study and prepare for the challenges, real or envisioned, that we are likely to face in our chosen fields. Unfortunately, the same rigor is often not applied to our personal matters. If you had to deploy at a moment's notice, could you answer the following questions? · Who will
0 7/18
2012
Airmen with the 354th Fighter Wing are led on a run by Brig. Gen. James Post, 354th FW commander, and Chief Master Sergeant Jerry Moore, 354th FW command chief, May 14, 2012, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. This event, which included reveille, marked the first wing run of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janine Thibault) Command Chief proud to be an Iceman, embraces future challenges
For two years Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Moore has served as the 354th Fighter Wing command chief. He now prepares for his next assignment at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson as the 11th Air Force command chief. Recently, he shared his experiences at Eielson Air Force Base, crediting them with helping him become a better leader.Challenges faced while
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2012
Default Air Force Logo 168th ARW maintainers keep aircraft mission ready
If you spend time with aircraft maintenance personnel for any length of time, you soon realize they speak in a language few outside of their career field understand.For 168th Air Refueling Wing aircraft maintenance supervisor Staff Sgt. Josh Thompson, terms like, "one-one hundredths of a millimeter," "IFE's" (in flight emergency) and "push it to
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2012
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