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  • Flesh and blood: moulage brings realism to Icemen

    Fake blood, plastic molds and makeup are usually items reserved for a horror movie or haunted house. For a select few Icemen, these items are in stock year-round.Moulage technicians here create fake wounds on "victims" for the sole purpose of training. These wounds help responders assess a situation

  • Command chief: An Airman among Airmen

    Every Airman has a story to tell. The journey they take and the people they meet along the way molds them into whom they ultimately become. Chief Master Sgt. Alex del Valle, 354th Operations Group superintendent, was recently selected to be the new command chief at Mountain Home Air Force Base,

  • Service members conquer extreme Alaska at 'Cool School'

    The piercing cold invading your lungs as your legs and hands begin to go numb. It is 50 degrees below zero and you have two hours of daylight before darkness envelopes your world. Every useable resource is gone, either burnt to ashes or crushed into oblivion. With only your knife, a few feet of

  • Warming Up to Winter Fitness

    When temperatures drop as low as minus 50, it often becomes more difficult giving up watching TV, playing video games or eating that tasty pot of chili in exchange for heading to the gym for a workout. The harsh Alaskan winters can even challenge the fittest Airmen, but all should strive to sustain

  • Blending with a new community

    The winter season often brings about a sense of fulfillment through the act of giving. For one Iceman, this extends beyond physical gifts. Instead, he is using his voice to give back to others.2nd Lt. Nicholas Gumley, 354th Comptroller Squadron financial services officer, and his wife, Jana, 354th

  • 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." --

  • 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

  • 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." --

  • 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

  • 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