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  • Airmen help each other reach fitness potential through bodybuilding

     Finding a fitness routine to stay motivated throughout the year can be a struggle for some Airmen. Running programs, group workout classes and regular visits to the gym are just a few ways Airmen find ways to stay engaged. A few Airmen with the 109th Airlift Wing have taken it a step further with a fitness and nutrition routine where discipline is
  • Airman deploys for hurricane support, returns with new friend

    When Staff Sgt. John Cox, an air transportation specialist assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing, deployed to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Oct. 9, he assumed he would be helping the local people recover from Hurricane Maria; he did not expect to bring home a four-legged addition to his family.Cox said he had just come off a six-month deployment in Kuwait
  • Airman reclaims fitness after PT fail

    It was just another routine physical fitness test for Master Sgt. Jeffrey Jordan, a propulsion work leader assigned to the 109th Maintenance Squadron here, but it ended up being the wake-up call he didn’t even know he needed. The cold reality of a PT failure gave Jordan the realization he could no longer skate by doing the minimum.Jordan stated he
  • Augmentee program gives Airman new perspective on Operation Deep Freeze mission

    As a financial management technician with the 109thAirlift Wing, Senior Airman Kayla Casey didn’t think she’d have the opportunity to see the other side of the world many Airmen at her unit frequent each and every year.That changed when she exited the C-17 Globemaster III and took her first steps on the coldest place on Earth Oct. 24th. Now, as an
  • Finance office leans forward

    Hanging over the customer service window in the finance office is a sign that reads “lean forward”. This motto is one that Capt. James M. Roth, 109th Airlift Wing comptroller, strives to achieve every day. “Lean forward” means to get out in front of issues before they become a problem, said Roth.“We’re here to support the people here in any way
  • 109th AW ‘Skibird’ navigator shares experience in Antarctica through children’s book

    “Her mighty 109th Airlift Wing provides support for Science Exploration. Flying gives her adventure and pride serving her glorious Nation. Air Force Amanda is a Navigator in the ‘Skibird’, the Air Force’s coolest plane! Her navigation skills help fly through dangerous and challenging terrain.” - Air Force Amanda: Adventure in Antarctica Air Force
  • 'Lost Boy' gives back to U.S., joins 109th AW

    Thirty years ago and 6,000 miles away, Airman 1st Class Francis Andrew was a 7-year-old “Lost Boy.”Andrew was one of about 20,000 Sundanese children who lost their families during the country's civil war between ethnic groups and regions which began in 1983 and lasted until 2005.These “Lost Boys,” as refugee workers called them, traveled by foot
  • Couple strengthens 109th family bond

    Like many Air National Guard units, the Airmen here have often referred to the 109th Airlift Wing as one, big family. Many have actual family ties on the base - parents and their children, cousins, siblings, and some have even met the person they would marry on base. For one couple here, they happened to meet in line at the Dining Facility during the May Unit Training Assembly in 2012. Four years later, they were married.