Three airmen scramble to their places with lightning speed and proficiency while classic rock pulsates in the background, setting a scene reminiscent of something you'd see in "Top Gun". Each of them has a specific role to play, without all of them at their absolute best the team fails. They're not the only ones racing to a quick finish.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” — General George S. Patton
From the moment we could form opinions, courageous men and women have risked it all for their beliefs. They take a stand to defend something larger than themselves. Unfortunately, Some fall as they defend their ideals. We celebrate these fallen friends as heroes long after their departure.
Difficult times can bring out the very best in people — war, a loss of a friend and even more. The U.S. Air Force has a tradition of honor, and a legacy of valor stretching back long before it was even called the Air Force.
For retired Chief Master Sgt. Bill Gornik, this meant answering his nation’s call as an airman of the Army Air Corps in World War II.
Military working dog: a type of dog that learns and performs various tasks such as scouting, guarding and contraband detection. These dogs have been used for thousands of years and have proven invaluable in current operations in Southwest Asia.