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  • Deployed mental health tech hits the ground flying

    Just 24 hours after landing at Balad at 3 a.m. for a four-month deployment, Master Sgt. Robert Preble found himself airborne again -- as a mental health escort for a 21-year-old Army soldier who had become suicidal. Mental health personnel at the Air Force Theater Hospital at Balad determined the soldier needed the higher-level-treatment available
  • New Year brings heavy deployments at Westover

    About 200 reservists of the 439th Airlift Wing began deploying this month to the Middle East in support of the Global War on Terrorism. The deploying Airmen are scheduled to serve four-to-six month tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. They represent about 10 percent of the 439th Airlift Wing reservists and will be the largest group of Wing members
  • Loud and clear

  • Westover Reservists take part in pre-game coin toss

    Two Patriot Wing members walked onto a football field in front of thousands of spectators to take part in a coin toss before a Dec. 3 New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens game. Ravens officials also named Maj. Kenneth Parsons and Senior Master Sgt. James McKelligan the honorary captains of the game. Major Parsons and Sergeant McKelligan met
  • Total force maintenance at Westover

    Representatives from four major defense contractors teamed with Air Force Reserve planes, people and videographers at Westover from Oct. 15-19 to test new systems and film training tools capturing innovative techniques. Engineers from Robins Air Force Base, Ga., and Westover maintainers worked through tight spaces and the C-5's cavernous cargo bay
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