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  • The love lives on

    Senior Master Sgt. William A. Rooks Jr., well known as a pioneer of aerial spray maintenance, retired during a Dec. 2 ceremony here after an honorable 35-year career with the Air Force and Air Force Reserve. Sergeant Rooks was born in the southwestern Ohio town of Greenfield. His dad served in the

  • Oil's well that ends well

    Crossing below a horizon dotted with offshore oil rigs and cargo ships, an Air Force Reserve C-130 swoops down to just 100 feet above the water. It lines up on a bright green slick on the water and seconds later begins spraying a pink liquid from the aerial spray boom protruding from its rear

  • 910th Civil Engineers "rough it" during annual bivouac

    About 25 reservists from the 910th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in the unit's annual bivouac training exercise during the September UTA. The event provided them with a training opportunity to put up two GP medium tents and a temper tent during camp setup.Some of the other training the unit

  • The Bicycle Man of Balad

    In the midst of the high drama and stress filled environment of the Emergency Department at the Air Force Theater Hospital (AFTH) here there is a man whose mission in life has numerous facets. "Service before self" is not only an ethos that he espouses in his official duties as an Air Force

  • 'Safety first' message hits home for Reservist

    It was a sunny Sunday morning. The three-day holiday weekend was just getting into full swing. Since he had a few hours before his afternoon plans were set to begin, he decided to take the warm May sun up on its invitation to take his motorcycle out for a ride. After putting on his leather pants and