2016 was another year of innovation for the Pathfinder wing. Between forging new paths and discovering new solutions, the 501st Combat Support Wing has pioneered and fully integrated innovation as a part of our culture. And none of it was done by a single person - it was thanks to you all, and the dedication you bring every day, as we continue to light the way.
Taken: 01.31.2017 | Video by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Vigil
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Rebecca Esselstein pauses to reflect on her longtime dream to become an astronaut, after finishing rowing team practice at the Wallingford Rowing Club, United Kingdom, March 23, 2017. Esselstein, who graduated at the top of her class from the Air Force academy, is also a record-setting athlete and Rhodes Scholar - pursuing a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Oxford University. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Bumpus/Released)
Taken: 03.23.2017 | Photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Bumpus
There was no room for error, and time was running out. In 10 days, the Oxford University Women’s Boat Club would challenge Cambridge University at the Cancer Research UK Boat Races. The pressure was mounting - but the team held fast, and stayed motivated. “Out there on the water it’s all about my team,” said U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Rebecca Esselstein. “I think rowing is perfect sport for anyone in the military. It’s both individual and team oriented in that you have perform at your best so that the entire crew can perform at their best.” Pushing beyond her limits is not a foreign concept for Esselstein. After graduating the Air Force Academy in 2015, at the top of her class, the astronautical engineering major set...
03.30.2017 | RAF ALCONBURY, CAM, GB | Story by Tech. Sgt. Jarad Denton