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Dan met Suzanne at church while attending the University of Central Arkansas. “She saw my son and he saw her and sparks flew,” Dan Wassom Sr. said. The couple had been married for nearly a decade before the tornado tore them apart. (Courtesy photo)
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Sifting through the rubble, locals were devastated by the EF-4 tornado that ripped through the small town of Vilonia. The twister destroyed 50 of the 56 homes in the Wassom’s subdivision and took the lives of 16 people. Among the things recovered in the debris were the Wassom’s beloved cat and two dogs — one of which turned up a month later. All three pets miraculously survived. (Courtesy photo)
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Sydney, 7, and Lorelai, 5, draws chalk messages to their deceased father, Master Sgt. Daniel r. Wassom II. Daniel and Pamela Wassom, parents of Master Sgt. Daniel R. Wassom II, tell the story of the one night that changed their life forever. Late one night a tornado in Vilonia, Ark., not only destroyed their son’s neighborhood. It took the life of their son, April 27, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong/ Not released)
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Sydney, 7, and Lorelai, 5, draws chalk messages to their deceased father, Master Sgt. Daniel r. Wassom II. Daniel and Pamela Wassom, parents of Master Sgt. Daniel R. Wassom II, tell the story of the one night that changed their life forever. Late one night a tornado in Vilonia, Ark., not only destroyed their son’s neighborhood. It took the life of their son, April 27, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong)
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Posted: 9/18/2014

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Sydney, 7, and Lorelai, 5, draws chalk messages to their deceased father, Master Sgt. Daniel r. Wassom II. Daniel and Pamela Wassom, parents of Master Sgt. Daniel R. Wassom II, tell the story of the one night that changed their life forever. Late one night a tornado in Vilonia, Ark., not only destroyed their son’s neighborhood. It took the life of their son, April 27, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong)
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Posted: 9/18/2014

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Daniel Wassom, father of Master Sgt. Daniel R. Wassom II, tells stories of spending time rebuilding the 1934 Ford Coupe with his son. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong/ Released)
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Dan Sr. and Pam are thankful for the generous outpouring they received. “I didn’t have to cook for a week,” Pam said. “Complete strangers sent us several packages and money, all of which we handed over to Suzanne. One friend even set up a fund that raised $63,000 for Bud’s family.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong/ Released)
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Posted: 9/3/2014

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Pamela Wassom, mother of Master Sgt. Daniel R. Wassom II, holds her son’s flight jacket recovered from Master Sgt. Wassom’s destroyed home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong/ Released)
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Daddy’s girls through and through, Sydney (left) and Lorelai loved to take walks in the park with their dad, Master Sgt. Dan “Bud” Wassom II. The girls had their lives turned upside down when a tornado hit Vilonia, Ark., April 27, destroying their home and taking their daddy’s life. (photo illustration by David M. Stack)
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BIRDS TAKE OUT T-38CBIRDS TAKE OUT  ...
BIRDS TAKE OUT T-38C

A T-38C Talon crashed two miles south of Sheppard AFB, Texas, after a bird strike shattered its canopy and sent fragments from the canopy into the number two engine, causing catastrophic failure. The loss of the aircraft cost nearly $8 million. (U.S. Air Force Photo)
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Maj. Gen. Kurt F. Neubauer, Air Force Chief of SafetyMaj. Gen. Kurt  ...
Maj. Gen. Kurt F. Neubauer, Air Force Chief of Safety

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Kurt F. Neubauer, Air Force Chief of Safety, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., participates in an interview in support of mishap prevention within the U.S. Air Force, Mar. 11, 2014, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong/ Released)
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NINE FEET TO AGONY

Van Elsberg spent months in a cast after a complicated foot surgery and a long recovery period. (photo by Karen Van Elsberg)
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An orthopedic surgeon with Southern Bone and Joint in Dothan, Ala., Dr. David Alford shows the damage done to Bob Van Elsberg's heel after a fall from a ladder. Van Elsberg spent months in a cast. (photo by Bob Van Elsberg)
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While cleaning his gutters, an Air Force retiree fell off his ladder. (photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Sy Pinthong / Dave Stack)
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin Schill, 149th Fighter Wing F-16 pilot, works out at his unit, 14 July, 2014, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong)
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Posted: 9/18/2014

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Stephen Frank, instructor pilot, 559 Flying Training Squadron, does squats followed by a military press, 16 July, 2014, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong/ Released)
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Stephen Frank, instructor pilot, 559 Flying Training Squadron, does slow control decline sit-ups, 16 July, 2014, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong/ Released)
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Stephen Frank, instructor pilot, 559 Flying Training Squadron, uses a Swiss ball with his crunches, 16 July, 2014, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong/ Released)
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Stephen Frank, instructor pilot, 559 Flying Training Squadron, performs leg press to build up his quads and lower muscle groups, 16 July, 2014, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong/ Released)
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TORCH 2013 CALENDAR (NOVEMBER PHOTO)TORCH 2013  ...
TORCH 2013 CALENDAR (NOVEMBER PHOTO)

Torch 2013 Calendar (November photo) - C-17 Globemaster III (photo by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Bendet)
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HAIR-RAISING

After being in a coma for nearly a month and spending 43 days in the hospital, Hopkins recovery was far from over. He has endured months of grueling physical therapy and had to have his shattered skull hardened with titanium. (Courtesy photo/Hopkins)
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SNAKEBIT BY LAWNMOWER

A 27-year-old senior airman mowed over his left foot while trying to avoid a snake slithering through his yard. The lawnmower blade sliced through his fourth toe, partially amputating it. The Airman had been wearing sandals at the time of the accident. (photos by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong)
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CATCH OF THE DAYCATCH OF THE DAY
CATCH OF THE DAY

Many fishing hooks have barbs that make them difficult to remove if they embed in an eye. If you or a buddy do catch a hook in the eye, do not try to remove it yourself, as you may cause more damage. Tape the lure to your brow to keep its weight from tugging on your eyeball and get to the nearest hospital immediately. (Courtesy photo)
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AIRMEN SAVE DAD FROM DROWNING ANOTHER DIES IN RIVER ORDEALAIRMEN SAVE DAD  ...
AIRMEN SAVE DAD FROM DROWNING ANOTHER DIES IN RIVER ORDEAL

The Buttahatchee River in Caledonia, Miss., was the scene of a heroic rescue and a tragic drowning May 26. (U.S. Air photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong/Released/photo manipulation by David M. Stack)
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