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  • Westover officer rifles through history

    Maj. Warren Smith loves the firing range, but he usually can't see how he did until the smoke clears. But, that's pretty typical when your weapon-of-choice is a live-fire, Civil War musket - and you're competing on a Civil War shooting team. Major Smith is chief of mobility and disaster preparedness with the 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron,
  • Cops in Kirkuk

    Six members of the 439th Security Forces Squadron deployed to Iraq on Feb. 18. Capt. Shawn Swarz, Master Sgt. Paul Cyr, Tech. Sgt. Scott Taylor, Tech. Sgt. Ronnie Briere, Staff Sgt. Eric Marjault and Senior Airman Arjel Falcon, left as part of a 13-man squad of security forces Reservists tasked with the defense of Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq,
  • Crash Course

    Members of the 439th Operations Support Squadron spent several days teaching lessons they hope no flyer ever has to use. The unit's aircraft life support crew hosted water and land survival refresher training at Key West, Fla., Feb. 21-25 to help flight crews overcome their worst nightmare -- surviving a crash. Staying alive after impact is really
  • Reserve med tech works on way to UTA

    When Master Sgt. Holly Crouch saw the car in front of her veering toward the median, she honked her horn, and thought the driver was in trouble. When she saw the car spin, flip several times and land on its roof in the path of oncoming traffic in the opposite lane, she thought the driver was dead. But that didn't stop her from calling 911 and
  • Around the world in 7.9 days

    If you've worn the uniform you've probably heard the slogan. "Join the Air Force and you'll travel around the world." For many Airmen it means a tour in Europe or a mission to Japan, but for one 337th Airlift Squadron aircrew the slogan was literally true. They left Westover on Sept. 12 on a mission that was supposed to be like many they had flown