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June 18, 2018

Face of Defense: Former Monk Trades Robes for Air Force Uniform

After spending 18 years as a Thai Buddhist monk, Air Force Airman 1st Class Kornkawee Rue Art traded his robes for a uniform in his continual pursuit of a life bigger than himself; one of meaning and purpose.

June 11, 2018

Leaders, Celebrities Salute ‘Inspirational’ 2018 DoD Warrior Games

The 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, described by a senior Air Force leader as ‘absolutely’ successful and inspirational, drew to a close at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

June 7, 2018

Cyclists Conquer Challenging Course at DoD Warrior Games

Athletes took on heat, headwinds, the altitude and sharp turns during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games cycling competition outside the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

June 6, 2018

B-1B Lancer Bombers Support Exercise Baltic Operations

Two B-1B Lancer bombers from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, took part in missions supporting Exercise Baltic Operations from Royal Air Force Fairford, England, providing U.S. and coalition military forces the opportunity to train for the laying and recovering of naval mines.

June 6, 2018

Face of Defense: Youth Baseball Coach Makes a Difference

Air Force Capt. Joshua Gradaille said he enjoys “having a personal connection and bonding with the kids” as part of his volunteer service as a children’s baseball coach. Gradaille, the 33rd Fighter Wing’s executive officer, said he also appreciates “being able to connect and see them have those ‘aha’ moments while they are progressing.”

June 6, 2018

Retired Sailor, Wife Enjoy Camaraderie at DoD Warrior Games

For retired Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Diele and his wife, Carolina, the Department of Defense Warrior Games are more than just a competition for medals, it's a place to celebrate camaraderie and help others to keep fighting through injuries.

June 3, 2018

Retired Airman Meets Biological Sister at DoD Warrior Games

Medically retired Air Force Senior Airman Karah Behrend won gold medals in discus and shot put so far at the 2018 Defense Department Warrior Games, but she received her biggest thrill by a first-time meeting with her biological sister, Crystal Boyd.

June 3, 2018

Senior Military Leaders, Celebrities Signal Start of DoD Warrior Games

Senior military leaders and celebrities joined together during opening ceremonies to signal the official start of the 2018 Defense Department Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo.

June 1, 2018

Air Force Re-Enacts D-Day Invasion on Social Media

Joint Base Charleston, S.C., will conduct a real-time historical re-enactment of World War II’s D-Day invasion, solely on social media.

May 31, 2018

Air Force Pilot Prepares for Competition at DoD Warrior Games

A 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot was trapped in a seizure. It was a result of brain cancer that doctors would soon discover. Now he's a member of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program and a participant in the Warrior Games.

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