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  • Memorials of Senior Airmen Ruiz, Sartain returned to 66 SFS

    Two memorials dedicated to Senior Airmen Kcey Ruiz and Nathan Sartain were returned to the 66th Security Forces Squadron here March 10 from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Ruiz and Sartain, former 66 SFS defenders, were killed in October 2015 while serving in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, when the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft they were on crashed shortly after takeoff. Efforts to return the items started with similar efforts to retrieve memorials of fallen Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing, Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York. “As the mission retrogrades out of Bagram, the security forces manager there reached out to me to see if we could get our memorials back,” said Senior Master Sgt. Todd Lobraico, Sr., 105th Base Defense Squadron Deployment and Mobility superintendent. Lobracio said his unit had lost three Airmen serving in Afghanistan in 2015: Tech Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm, Staff Sgt. Louis M. Bonacasa, and his son, Staff Sgt. Todd Lobraico, Jr.
  • Off they went..!! AF’s women Airmen raised the bar

    March is Women’s History Month, a time set aside by Congress to promote the study, observance and celebration of the role of women in American history. It is fitting, therefore, to recognize that throughout our country’s history, women in uniform, like Gosnell and Martiny, have raised the bar for present and future generations of Airmen by breaking through barriers and forging fresh paths. In doing so, these servicewomen in blue make valuable contributions to mission success, while playing a vital role in the Air Force’s legacy of honor and tradition of valor.
  • Put Your Best Fork Forward

    March is National Nutrition Month® (NNM) this year’s theme “Put Your Best Fork Forward" serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during NNM and over time, helps improve health now and into the future. Eating right doesn't have to be complicated — simply begin to shift to healthier
  • A bond so strong they’ll trust their life to it

    Airmen from separate Air Force components took time to train and foster relationships that could potentially mean the difference between life and death during their upcoming deployment. For longer than a month, the 820th Base Defense Group and New York Air National Guard’s 105th Base Defense Squadron, based out of Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York, have trained hand-in-hand in preparation for their departure this week for partner deployments to Southwest Asia.