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THROWBACK THURSDAY ORPHANED Four-year-old boy loses parents to drunk driver. https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/365388/orphaned-four-year-old-boy-loses-parents-to-drunk-driver/ https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-110605-001.pdf NOTE: Torch magazine is commemorating its 25th anniversary with “Throwback Thursday.” Throughout 2019, we are taking a look at past stories that were among our reader favorites.
EGG EXPLOSION VIDEO Why you should never microwave a hard-boiled egg. https://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-never-microwave-a-hard-boiled-egg-1821129281
THROWBACK THURSDAY STRESSED OUT With frequent and longer combat deployments, along with more work and fewer people, the military workforce faces increasing anxieties at home and abroad https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/365462/stressed-out-with-frequent-and-longer-combat-deployments-along-with-more-work-a/ https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-071218-067.pdf NOTE: Torch magazine is commemorating its 25th anniversary with “Throwback Thursday.” Throughout 2019, we are taking a look at past stories that were among our reader favorites.
THE AFTERMATH OF SUICIDE Air Force spouse Kristen Christy has suffered through a massive stroke, a missing child and her husband committing suicide. Yesterday she spoke to members of Air Education and Training Command at Randolph AFB, Texas, about facing life’s tests. Here is a powerful, heart-wrenching public service announcement she did earlier that talks about the devastating effects of her husband’s suicide on her and their two sons. https://www.facebook.com/21stSpaceWing/videos/1693711657376687/UzpfSTExMTQ1ODM3NTYwMjAzMToxNjkzNzM4NjkwNzA3MzE3/
‘WHAT IS GOING ON?’ Air Force general makes an emotional plea to address rising suicides in the service. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/air-force-generals-emotional-plea-address-rising-suicides/story?id=64709050
THROWBACK THURSDAY GO OR NO GO? Electing to continue flight can be flirting with disaster … and put aviators in the “hall of shame.” https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/365381/go-or-no-go-electing-to-continue-flight-can-be-flirting-with-disaster/ https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-110807-011.pdf NOTE: Torch magazine is commemorating its 25th anniversary with “Throwback Thursday.” Throughout 2019, we’ll take a look at past stories that were among our reader favorites.
MORE DANGEROUS THAN SHARKS! What to do if you’re caught in a rip current? https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2019/07/26/what-to-do-if-youre-caught-in-a-rip-current/23779400/
THROWBACK THURSDAY A NARROW ESCAPE Powered parachutist nearly drowns after crashing into ocean. https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/365404/a-narrow-escape-powered-parachutist-nearly-drowns-after-crashing-into-ocean/ https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-100729-048.pdf NOTE: Torch magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary with “Throwback Thursday.” Throughout 2019, we’ll take a look at past stories that were among our reader favorites.
FLYING FIGHTERS A PAIN IN BACK … AND NECK Air Force fighter pilot units will get personal therapists to fight chronic pain. https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/07/17/air-force-fighter-pilot-units-will-get-personal-therapists-fight-chronic-pain.html
THROWBACK THURSDAY OUT ON A LIMB A boating accident left 1st Lt. Ryan McGuire with a below-the-knee amputation of his right leg. His indomitable spirit led him to the Warrior Games. https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/365408/out-on-a-limb/ https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-100620-001.pdf
‘DANGEROUS’ HEAT WAVE TO SCORCH U.S. THIS WEEK The hottest weather of the summer is poised to spread across much of the central and then eastern U.S. over the next several days. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat watches and heat advisories in the Plains, Midwest and parts of the East to warn residents of the “dangerously hot temperatures ahead.” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/16/heat-wave-scorching-dangerous-heat-bake-central-eastern-us/1743374001/
THROWBACK THURSDAY THE PRICE OF FREEDOM He lost his eyesight and an arm to the war on terrorism, but he wishes he were still in the fight. https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/365449/the-price-of-freedom-he-lost-his-eyesight-and-an-arm-to-the-war-on-terrorism-bu/ https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-080703-049.pdf NOTE: Torch magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary with “Throwback Thursday.” Throughout 2019, we are taking a look at past stories that were among our reader favorites. Happy 4th of July and a shout out to those who continue to sacrifice to ensure our freedom!
‘START FINDING ME, BOYS’ Inside the rescue of Lt. Col. Dave Goldfein after he and his F-16 Fighting Falcon were shot down in Serbia in 1999 (story and video links below). Goldfein is now a four-star general and the Air Force’s chief of staff. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/06/19/start-finding-me-boys-inside-the-rescue-of-lt-col-dave-goldfein/ https://www.airforcetimes.com/video/2019/06/19/the-rescue-of-lt-col-dave-goldfein/
THROWBACK THURSDAY TROUBLED WATERS (PART 2) As a Torch magazine designer for the past 17 years, Dave Stack has helped produce hundreds of heartbreaking tales to share the lessons learned with readers. Then, he found himself at the center of one of those stories. Four years after losing his grandson to a drowning accident, he and his family are still trying to cope with the tragedy. https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/365365/troubled-waters/ https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-120610-014.pdf NOTE: Torch magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary with “Throwback Thursday.” Throughout 2019, we’re taking a look at past stories that were among our reader favorites. This one is the fourth in a series of water-related mishaps. The first three were posted last Thursday.
SOLVING T-6 OBOGS ISSUES Air Force looks at faster, smarter hardware acquisition and big data https://www.aetc.af.mil/News/Article/1870943/air-force-looks-at-faster-smarter-hardware-acquisition-and-big-data-to-help-sol/
THROWBACK THURSDAY TROUBLED WATERS Summer is a time to get wet ... and to be wary. A trip to the beach turns into chaos, where seemingly a “coin flip” decides who will live and who will die. A lake scene becomes terrifying with an unconscious man facedown in the water and a 10-year-old boy struggling to stay afloat. And an afternoon at the swimming pool ends with twin 6-year-old boys fighting for their lives. https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/365446/troubled-waters-a-tragedy-and-daring-ocean-rescue-a-chilling-collision-at-the-l/ https://www.torch.aetc.af.mil/Portals/83/documents/AFD-080904-063.pdf NOTE: Torch magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary with “Throwback Thursday.” Throughout 2019, we’ll take a look at past stories that were among our reader favorites.
Raw footage of the EOD portion of the PA tour. https://t.co/8t4dO2XsoB
Galaxy Community Council Chicopee Chamber of Commerce Westover Metropolitan Airport #reserveready #AFRCready https://t.co/hkTLA4DkcD
We're currently offering monthly public tours on the last Wednesday of each month. In order to reserve a spot, plea… https://t.co/D6ynqErIOh
439th Airlift Wing Dog Patch Excercise https://t.co/APS3CtcWmy
Westover Top 3 donate to the Chicopee Boys and Girls Club https://t.co/6zsGlxY0Xj
439th AMDS mass casualty excercise https://t.co/yA2P3PgmDS
Westover ARB does not have an airshow this year. For airshow info go to the websites for the USAF Thunderbirds and… https://t.co/FXcvU2gwLa
🛫Space A Friendly Reminder!🛬 📲On the recorded line, Space A flight info is updated 72 hours prior to the flight.… https://t.co/wH7D2bRzJr
HEADS UP: EOD is scheduled to conduct explosives training until 4 PM.
Welcome back to Westover!!-- The 439th Airlift Wing hosted a Change of Command Ceremony for incoming wing commande… https://t.co/PAhHYPrAeP
There is our Col. Kelly Hosey right in back of Gen. Miller, she will speaking tomorrow night at the Dining Out. Gen… https://t.co/2mtjSfqMiR
Throwback Thursday, April 2001 as the Springfield MEPS building was being built next to the Westover Bowling Facili… https://t.co/pUQtGQWSip
“Sharpening the Sword”; an ancient phrase that, at its foundation, identifies the importance of preparation and sel… https://t.co/e9YDh5raRl
WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. – Cpl. Mark Kornacki from the Hampden County Sheriff's Department, trains recruit… https://t.co/8Bs880EOYy
Throwback Thursday! Cover and inside cover of the 1972 Westover Air Force Base Guide. I will scan the rest soon and… https://t.co/WHsLKIioxh
Police Week 2019 sign-up https://t.co/wJHVGxJII8
Throwback Thursday! Cover and inside cover of the 1972 Westover Air Force Base Guide. I will scan the rest soon and… https://t.co/qQFADpUahn
🚒 Awesome work, Westover Warriors! 🚒 Westover responded to a mutual aid request in Granby with one engine with 4... https://t.co/sSuyP9tJvM