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Wednesday Hero: RMC Thomas James Reeves

August 24, 2011

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Michael Golch RMC Thomas James Reeves 46 years old from Thomaston, Connecticut December 9, 1895 – December 7, 1941 On December 7, 1941, Radioman, Chief Thomas Reeves was aboard the U.S.S. California. During the attack he helped load the anti-aircraft ammo, by hand, until he was overcome by smoke […]

Wednesday Hero: Fallen Hero

August 17, 2011

On Saturday, August 6th, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down over Wardak province, Afghanistan killing 30 United States servicemen. It was the largest single day loss of life since the war began. Killed were: U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La. Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) […]

Wednesday Hero: Sgt. Virgil Wallace

August 14, 2011

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Cindy Sgt. Virgil Wallace 98 years old from Capitan, New Mexico After almost 70 years, and on his 98th birthday, Sgt. Virgil Wallace, a survivor of the Battan Death March, has been awarded the Bronze Star for his service. You can read more here. These brave men and women […]

Wednesday Hero: Staff Sgt. Jason Albrecht & Markey

August 4, 2011

Staff Sgt. Jason Albrecht & Markey Staff Sgt. Jason Albrecht runs military working dog, Markey, through an obstacle course July 13, 2011, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., during an obedience training session. Albrecht is a senior military working dog handler assigned to the 20th Security Forces Squadron. Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force taken by Senior […]

Wednesday hero: Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael McEvers

July 27, 2011

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael McEvers & Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew McEvers Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael McEvers, left, of Troop F, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment and his twin brother, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew McEvers of Troop D, 1st Sqdn., 17th Cav. Regt. Task Force Saber, pre-celebrated their 40th birthday by flying […]

Wednesday Hero: Maj. Gen. John R. Alison

July 19, 2011

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Kathi Maj. Gen. John R. Alison 98 years old from Washington, D.C. 75th Fighter Squadron, 1st Air Commando Group November 21, 1912 – June 6, 2011 “John Alison had the greatest pure flying skill of any pilot in the theater — a touch on the controls that knew no […]

Wednesday Hero: Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry

July 13, 2011

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Cindy Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry 31 years old from Santa Fe, New Mexico 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Yesterday, July 12, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry became the second living recipient of the Medal Of Honor from the War On Terror. On May 26, 2008 Sgt […]

Wednesday Hero: Lance Cpl. Matthew Kirkman

July 7, 2011

Lance Cpl. Matthew Kirkman, a radio technician with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, is the newest member of the 2nd MLG Color Guard and currently serves as a rifle bearer. Kirkman is a native of Birmingham, Ala., and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2009. Photo Courtesy Marines.mil Taken By Sgt. Justin […]

Wednesday Hero: Homecoming

June 21, 2011

Homecoming Aviators assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 walk to greet friends and family members after arriving on the tarmac during a homecoming at Naval Air Station Oceana. VFA-81, part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, returned home after a deployment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) […]

Wednesday Hero: Tech. Sergeants Abner Berrios & Alan Hunter

June 15, 2011

Tech. Sergeants Abner Berrios & Alan Hunter Tech. Sergeants Abner Berrios (left) and Alan Hunter display their letter perfect “black-letter initial” aircraft checklists at Pope Field, N.C. In an effort to set a positive example for the unit’s newer crew chiefs and members, the two used their professional rivalry to try to out-work and out-inspect […]