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

  • Providing Reinforcement

    See more ‘Providing Reinforcement’ photos on Flickr More than 1500 service members have lost limbs in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. For those faced with this traumatic injury, the Department of Defense medical system has adapted in the last 20 years to speed up the recovery process and improve prosthetics. “Our patients […]

    Master Sgt. Brian Ferguson No responses October 20, 2017
  • A View from the Pacific

    See more PACAF photos on Flickr We interviewed Gen. Terrence John O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces Commander and Air Component Commander for PACOM, on Sept. 15, 2017, one day after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan. Airman Magazine: You’ve spent a lot of time at PACAF, from what I can tell. How has that […]

    Airman Magazine No responses October 3, 2017
  • AFOTEC Approved

    See more “AFOTEC Approved” photos on Flickr Airman Magazine: Sir, could you describe the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center mission? Maj. Gen. Molloy: The mission of AFOTEC is both clear and compelling. We test emerging capabilities in operationally relevant environments to inform both the warfighter, as well as national resource decision-making. We’re very […]

    J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses August 25, 2017
  • No English, No Problem

    “Dino” Dannawi was only 4 or 5 years old when his father took him to the theater to see Tarzan. “My father loved movies. I was just excited to be along for the ride,” he said. But that experience changed Dannawi. “Every time I think about it, I get emotional,” said Dannawi. “It wasn’t the […]

    Master Sgt. Brian Ferguson No responses June 19, 2017
  • The First Interview

    WASHINGTON – In some ways, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson believes her entire life was a diversion from its planned course. As a young girl in Keene, New Hampshire, Wilson dreamed of becoming a pilot. With a grandfather who flew in both World Wars, and a father who began flying at the age […]

    Airman Magazine No responses June 2, 2017
  • ACC Flight Plan

    Gen. James M. “Mike” Holmes is commander of Air Combat Command (ACC) at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, where he oversees 94,000 military and civilian personnel at 34 wings that operate more than 1300 aircraft spread among 19 bases and 70 operating locations worldwide. As the commander, Holmes is responsible for organizing, training, equipping and maintaining […]

    J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses May 22, 2017
  • Faces of Deterrence

    See more “Faces of Deterrence” photos on Flickr The Department of Defense’s nuclear triad refers to the three components of the strategic nuclear arsenal: land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, strategic bombers and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Nuclear Airmen at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, secure, maintain and stand ready to launch B-52 Stratofortress bombers and ballistic […]

    Airman Magazine No responses April 10, 2017
  • Pulling Ahead

    See more “Pulling Ahead” photos on Flickr Born into a family enmeshed in the “waterman” tradition of Hawaii and raised by an entire community built on a foundation of mutual support and responsibility, Master Sgt. Alfred Van Gieson has become an ambassador of Hawaiian culture through his success as a champion paddler. His heritage and […]

    Airman Magazine No responses March 27, 2017
  • The State of Air Force Medicine

    See more “The State of Air Force Medicine” photos on Flickr Airman Magazine: What is the state of the Air Force Medical Service in terms of the current mission and what are your priorities? Lt. Gen. Ediger: The Air Force Medical Service is strong. The men and women who serve our Air Force as medical […]

    Airman Magazine No responses March 20, 2017
  • Farewell to the Chief

    See more “Farewell to the Chief” photos on Flickr Airman Magazine: Alright chief, it’s been more than a 30-year journey. It’s coming to an end. Folks would like to know if when you were in basic training; did you think that you would be amongst some of the greats like Chief Paul Airey, Bob Gaylor, […]

    Airman Magazine No responses February 13, 2017