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Official photo, Chief Master Sgt. Margie P. Quicanopalacios It's not about me
I was raised in Lima, Peru in a household where food was scarce, I shared a bed with three siblings and my grandmother and the clothes were hand-me-downs. I learned to appreciate my family and the little things. Although migrating to America at the age of 10 was one of the smartest moves my family made for me, the culture acclimation felt overwhelming, especially when most of my classmates only spoke English.
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2017
Lt. Col. Erwin Gines, U.S. Air Force, official photo Searching for Private First Class Roberto L. Lopez
This is a brief and microscopic view of another person’s service. When I started military service in 1993, I was given an artifact with a story behind it. It was a Silver Star in an old, worn case. The story came from his relatives who said it belonged to an uncle, Roberto L. Lopez. The name was written on the back of the medal. They told me he served as a medic in World War II and died in battle somewhere in Europe. I knew of other stories of Filipino veterans in World War II but this was the first I had heard of one in Europe. The fact that he was a medic interested me more since I was one too.
0 10/16
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Justin Helin, 60th Inpatient Operations Squadron (Courtesy photo) The joy of service
There are many roads that lead to our service in the Air Force. Some of them selfish, some of them selfless. Whether you joined for college education assistance or to defend our country, we all wear the same uniform and chose to serve on this great Air Force base.
0 10/13
2017
Col. Theresa E Weems, 60th Operations Group commander, official photo Through the eyes of our veterans
Recently, I had the good fortune to share a meal with a gentleman who had been a prisoner of war as a child during World War II, and went on to serve as an Airman here at Travis Air Force Base. Soon after this meeting, Ken Burn’s latest documentary, Vietnam, was released telling the story of that long, controversial war amidst the backdrop of the great societal changes and civil unrest our country experienced on the home front.
0 10/10
2017
Chief Master Sgt. David Iglesias 60th Operations Support Squadron Official Photo Strive for perfection, settle for excellence
To err is human, as we are not inherently perfect. Nevertheless, if we chase perfection, excellence is a probable outcome. To pursue perfection, we must elevate risk to the appropriate level, proactively avoid complacency and learn from honest mistakes. We must strive for perfection—cognizant it’s not possible—and settle for excellence.
0 10/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo A simple thank you goes a long way
In today’s instant gratification world, we are easily disgruntled if something doesn’t happen immediately. Because we are used to our cell phones and social media, we have become less and less inclined to deal with the human element of the mission.
0 9/29
2017
Default Air Force Logo Are you ready?
Growing up in the Midwest, I loved to play sports. In fact, there wasn’t a sport I wasn’t fond of. However, the sport I loved most and was best at, was football. In middle school, I was on the field the majority of the game because of my boundless, natural gifts and abilities. Oh, and the fact we simply didn’t have a lot of players to choose from.
0 9/27
2017
A KC-10 Extender pilot with the 6th Air Refueling Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. talks with the Gettysburg Composite Squadron 308 at the 2017 open house and airshow at Joint Base Andrews, Md. While at the airshow, the cadets were exposed to several science, technology, engineering and math booths run by active duty military personnel, NASA, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the USAF Office of Special Investigations. (U.S. Air Force photo) KC-10 shows off capabilities to CAP
A Travis KC-10 Extender was at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland for the 2017 open house and airshow, giving aviation fans an up-close look at state-of-the-art U.S. Air Force aircraft. Aircrafts included were F-15E Super Eagle, A-10C Thunderbolt II, C-5M Super Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III, T-1A Jayhawk, C-32, KC-135 Stratotanker and two experimental aircraft in the USAF T-X program the T-50 and the Textron AirLand Scorpion.
0 9/26
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Leslie Gould, 60th Communications Squadron superintendent, Official photo Embrace diversity
Since my first days at Basic Military Training, I have marveled at the Air Force’s ability to bring people together from such diverse backgrounds to accomplish a common goal. Our first goal was simple: to effectively march in unison as a flight. That was possible not only because we shared one goal, but because we recognized our diversity, embraced it and used it as a strength. It did not matter from where someone had come. As a team, we quickly realized those who excelled and utilized them to coach others in order to benefit the flight. The practice of appointing our best repeated itself throughout the balance of our training whether it was for dormitory inspections, expeditionary skills or on the drill pad.
0 9/25
2017
Lt. Col. Thomas Stady, 60th Communication Squadron Commander, official photo. Find the awesome
We all should take moments here and there to reflect on what we do and what other Airmen do each day. Sometimes this is difficult as we all try and slay the alligators closest to the boat—the next mission, the next staff meeting, the next task, the next training event, the next shift, the next patient or even just the next weekend or vacation. As I speed past my first year at Travis, I find it difficult to capture all the awesome things we are doing as a squadron, as a wing and as Team Travis, not because there is no awesomeness, but just the opposite. There is an abundance of awesomeness happening across the base every day. Team Travis Airmen, which includes our civil service civilians, are the professional, educated, motivated, innovative and dedicated Airmen this Air Force needs to take us into the next 70 years and beyond.
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2017
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