People

Interviews and features about the people who make up the U.S. Air Force

  • Airman to be awarded Medal of Honor

    HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — by Staff Sgt. Ryan Conroy, 24th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The White House announced July 27, 2018, that Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor Aug. 22, for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, in March 2002. According […]

    Airman Magazine No responses July 30, 2018
  • In Perpetual Mission

    Retired Master Sgt. Dan Holmes is a man in perpetual motion. When his hands are not actively building or repairing something, the gears in his head are churning – formulating a workaround or a new piece of art. It has been decades since he has had clean fingernails or a decent night’s sleep. “I have […]

    J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses July 24, 2018
  • Stop the bleed, save a life

    When Master Sgt. Nancy Turner drops her 9 year old son off at school, she worries. Not about his grades, or if he finished his homework, or if he’ll eat a good lunch. Instead, she worries he might be involved in an active shooter incident or some other form of mass casualty event. So, she […]

    Master Sgt. Matthew Bates No responses July 2, 2018
  • Power Conductor

    Gen. Darren W. McDew is the commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. USTRANSCOM is the single manager for global air, land and sea transportation for the Department of Defense. McDew was commissioned in 1982 following his graduation from Virginia Military Institute. He began his flying career at Loring AFB, Maine. His staff […]

    Airman Magazine No responses June 25, 2018
  • U.S. Air Force Chief Scientist

    You’ve been in this position for eight weeks now. Stepping into such an interesting time, especially when all of our attention has been shifted over to being competitive and innovative and the Air Force has gone through all these challenges to make their Airmen innovative, what’s it like for you to be stepping into that […]

    Airman Magazine No responses April 27, 2018
  • Advancing at the speed of relevance

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the relevance of innovation and significance of taking risks in order to ensure Air Force success now and in the future during her 2018 State of the Air Force speech at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida. “It’s time to take risks. It’s […]

    Bennie J. Davis III No responses April 20, 2018
  • No detail too small

    You’re sitting in a pizzeria enjoying a slice with aromas of melting mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and pizza dough baking in the wood-fired oven filling the air. Then, the sound of tires skidding to a halt outside is quickly followed by two men barging through the front door, firing a pistol into the ceiling and […]

    Bennie J. Davis III No responses April 9, 2018
  • Pilot Exchange

    See more Pilot Exchange photos on Flickr A formation of fighter aircraft races across the sky, performing acrobatic feats that appear to defy the laws of physics. The crowd looks on in amazement as the jets roar through the air. The airshow’s announcer keeps the audience in suspense as the formation builds up for the […]

    TSgt Greg C. Biondo No responses February 20, 2018
  • The State of U.S. Strategic Command

    See more USSTRATCOM photos on Flickr We interviewed Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, on Dec. 12, 2017, at USSTRATCOM headquarters, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. What is the status of STRATCOM [U.S. Strategic Command]? The status of U.S. Strategic Command? Really, when you look at the changes that have happened over […]

    Bennie J. Davis III No responses January 23, 2018
  • Meet Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan

    Story by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae | Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — If you ask a service member when they knew they would join the Armed Forces, many can recall the exact moment they knew they were going to serve. For Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan that moment […]

    Airman Magazine No responses January 12, 2018