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Capt. Jon Farley treats a patient and mentors his Afghan counterpart May 20, 2009, while assigned to Combined Joint Task Force 101, Alasai Valley, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. Captain Farley is a physician's assistant assigned to the 354th Medical Operations Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo/Chief Master Sgt. John Zincone) PTSD: no longer struggle in silence
"I will never forget the sights, smells and sounds from that fretful day," said Capt. Jon Farley, a physician's assistant assigned to the 354th Medical Operations Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Captain Farley often relives the day he saved the life of his interpreter, Obide, while on a route clearance patrol outside his assigned forward
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2011
Tech. Sgt. John Kehres, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons crew chief, plays guitar with his band, Dystopia, at a cancer benefit May 31, 2008, at the West Valley High School in Fairbanks. Sergeant Kehres and his band mates, brothers Justin (vocals) and Rob Smith (bass guitar), and Mitch Higgins (drums), met in 1992 during Sergeant Kehre?s first tour at Eielson. In 1999 Sergeant Kehres got reassigned to Pope AFB, N.C., but came back to Eielson afterwards and has been here with his family ever since. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton) Weapon's Airman rocks frontier with cover band
It's been nearly 24 years since he picked up a guitar for the first time but this weapon's loader is showing no signs of slowing down. Tech. Sgt. John Kehres, 354th Maintenance Group weapons standardization, has been performing with his band, Dystopia, for the past two years in the Fairbanks area. They have enjoyed a certain amount of local and
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2008
Mr. Dan Tempel holds his wife Ellie after retelling the story of his night stranded outside in the Alaska wilderness in February. Providing his wife with the full details of his trip plan led 354th Security Forces Squadron members almost straight to his location. Bringing the proper personal equipment and being prepared for the unknown allowed Mr. Tempel to survive the night and almost return on his own abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Eric Sheler) Being prepared beats being rescued
Sometimes, four decades of experience in the wilderness aren't enough to survive Alaska winters, and other times that's exactly what brings a person home. Even though Mrs. Ellie Tempel knew her 56 year-old husband had been trapping, hunting and fishing since he was in high school, she grew concerned at midnight when he didn't return from a trapping
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2008
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Kendall Butler, son of Thomasenia and Master Sgt. Linwood Butler, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Kunsan AB, Korea, places strawberries onto the pastry August 14 at the Youth Center. The Youth Center is conducting a six-week cooking program for children aged 9-12 to teach them the importance of eating healthy and experimenting with different tastes.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder)(Released) Eielson youth make tasty pieces of art
A month and a half ago, youth center staff and children didn't know that a certain perplexity while making oatmeal cookies would turn into such a valuable and fun learning experience for Eielson's youth. "We didn't have all the ingredients, but we still wanted to make the cookies," said Stephanie Cox, youth center staff member, "So we took what we
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2007
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- An Alaskan Moose beds down beside dorm 2333 on April 29. Moose are common sites on Eielson this time of year and special care must be taken not to get between a mother and her baby as she will turn very violent. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder) Moose education unique to mission, family safety
During his two years of duty here as a vehicle operator with the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Airman 1st Class Patrick Garber has spent more than a hundred hours behind the wheel of the buses transporting dozens of distinguished visitors to and from appointments and meetings. Recently Airman Garber had a day to remember, but not because he
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2007
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Senior Airman Cecilia Cuestas, 354th Services Squadron, decorates a two-layered cake for the birthday meal March 22 at the Two Seasons Dinning Facility. The dining facility hosts a birthday meal once every two months for single Airmen unable to spend it with their families. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder) Eielson serves top-notch meals to birthday boys, girls
Eielson's dining facility hosts a birthday meal once every two months for single Airmen who live in the dormitory. With a turn out of more than 20 people, the March 22 birthday meal--for Airmen born in February and March--was a success. Birthday meals bring fine dining at no cost to Airmen with meal cards and a fraction of the cost to non-meal card
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2007
Airman 1st Class Kristin Ferris positions herself in the brush during an exercise at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, on Aug. 8. Airman Ferris is one of five enlisted female snipers in the Air Force and participated in a training exercise to eliminate a terrorist in a hostage situation. She is assigned to the 354th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Christopher Griffin)
Military women sharp--and showing it
March is Women's History Month--a time to celebrate the grandmothers, mothers, sisters and daughters who are all at the heart of a movement that brought about significant changes in education, politics and law, religion, work, social reform and health. These women from all walks of life took long strides to ensure the acknowledgement of their
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Love for Eielson, Alaska keeps barber cutting at same chair
With a warm smile and a passion for her art, Jackie Hadlock welcomes customers to her barber chair with the confidence and experience approximately 10,000 haircuts a year has given her. In December, she went over 20 years cutting hair at the Eielson Base Exchange barber shop. Working five days a week, Ms. Hadlock averages about 40 customers a day
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2007
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Many service members proudly display their coins on a display rack showing the many accomplishments and achievements they have earned over the years. Every coin has a story or meaning behind it on either how it was earned or given. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder)           Challenge coins a trademark tradition for American military
Collecting coins or medallions bearing an organization's insignia or emblem is quite popular among the people serving in today's military. Coins are given to people who provide outstanding support. Coins prove membership in a unit or career field. Coins enhance morale. Usually presented by high-ranking officers, it's considered to be a great honor
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2007
Default Air Force Logo New Program designed to make deployments easier on families
Deployments are a challenging time for many military families and the challenges faced are not exclusive to the period the servicemember is physically gone. The time leading up to the deployment, the deployment itself, and the post-deployment phase are all crucial. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has
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2007
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