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  • Why I Stay Blue: Capt. Lamar Reece

    Capt. Lamar Reece, 97th Air Mobility Wing deputy chaplain, from Summerville, South Carolina, served enlisted for nine years before commissioning as a chaplain to further his Air Force career.

  • Why I Stay Blue: 1st Lt. Catherine Grimm

    1st Lt. Catherine J. Grimm, 97th Air Mobility Wing judge advocate chief of adverse actions, from Hinsdale, Illinois, recently transitioned into active duty after joining the Air Force ROTC and has a goal of becoming a colonel.

  • Why I Stay Blue: Capt. Tyler Stout

    Capt. Tyler Stout, 97th Air Mobility Wing executive officer, from Mishawaka, Indiana, commissioned in 2019 from the United States Air Force Academy and plans to stay for the foreseeable future.

  • Why I Stay Blue: Staff Sgt. Zachary Horton

    Staff Sgt. Zachary Horton, 97th Security Forces Squadron unit training manager, originally from Mount Pleasant, Texas, started his Air Force career in January 2015, but knew from a young age he wanted to serve his country.

  • Why I Stay Blue: Staff Sgt. Douglas Gerrity

    Staff Sgt. Douglas Gerrity, 58th Airlift Squadron loadmaster instructor, chose to reenlist for another four years to continue his education in health science and achieve his dream of commissioning as a physical therapist.

  • Why I Stay Blue: Staff Sgt. Steffen Hillestad

    Staff Sgt. Steffen Hillestad, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment plans and programs section chief, chose to re-enlist in the U.S. Air Force this past year and plans to serve for at least 20 years.

  • Commentary - Why I Stay Blue: Staff Sgt. Benjamin Mantonya

    I am Staff Sgt. Benjamin Mantonya, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation training validation operations examiner, and I am from Mountain Grove, Missouri and this is why I decided to reenlist in the Air Force after getting out.

  • Air Force announces Airmen leadership qualities

    The Airman leadership qualities are expected to form the basis for the future officer and enlisted performance reporting systems. The alignment between evaluating units and evaluating Airmen is intended to further emphasize and accelerate an understanding and adoption of the associated leadership

  • KC-46 completes its first aeromedical evacuation mission

    Over the course of six flights and 17 hours, the mission, which originated at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, transited five patients and two attendees to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia; Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; and Travis AFB, California. The mission was evaluated by the Air Force Testing