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  • A journey from clueless airman to command chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Hope L. Skibitsky, now the command chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, has had an incredible journey, from leaving for the military at 17 with nothing to her name, to becoming a command chief.
  • Rescued to be a rescuer

    September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and much emphasis is being put on a mental health crisis that has impacted military members. Tech. Sgt. Noah Stamps, 325th Fighter Wing chaplain corps superintendent, works in an office where individuals can go and talk about life issues with full confidentiality. His career field is one where helping fellow Airmen talk and work through tough times is an everyday thing. Earlier this year, however, Stamps was the one reaching out for help.
  • 19th Air Force leadership visit Vance for closer look at innovations

    Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, 19th AF command chief; were given a warm Team Vance welcome during their visit Aug. 14-16.
  • Dover C-17 brings community leaders to Vance

    Twenty-two community leaders from Dover, Delaware, visited Vance Air Force Base Aug. 14-16.
  • Aim High: Moody Airman's unconventional path to pilot wings

    Enlisting in the Air Force in February of 2004 with the goal of eventually becoming a pilot, Capt. Robert Poe had to excel in multiple career fields spanning more than 10 years, before being selected for pilot training. Now, Poe is the 74th Fighter Squadron chief of safety, an A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot with more than 4,500 total flying hours and is one of the few Airmen to have earned three different aviation badges.