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Army to Get More Stryker NBC Recon Vehicles

12-20-2007

Spc. Christopher A. Case, 23rd Chemical Battalion, Fort Lewis, Wash., was on hand at the Pentagon, Dec. 17, to discuss the capabilities of the Stryker nuclear, biological and chemical reconnaissance vehicle. The Army recently received authorization to purchase an additional 95 Stryker NBCRVs.



Army vet, wife, visit Air Force Memorial

06-14-2007

Vic Kassing and Mary Kassing, from Mt. Sterling, Ill., visited the Air Force Memorial June 7. It was the couple's first trip to Washington, D.C. Vic served in the Army as a radar technician during the Korean War. Upon his return, he married Mary, his high school sweetheart, and returned to work at a lumber company. Years later, he bought the company and still works there today.



RAF veteran, WWII survivor visit Memorial

06-07-2007

Marie Renouf is joined by brother-in-law and sister, David Higgins and Paulette Higgins, May 31, at the Air Force Memorial. David served 14 years in the Royal Air Force, beginning in 1951. Paulette and Marie lived in Normandy during World War II, hiding in a hand-carved bunker with their family, while Allied soldiers invaded the beachfront near their home.



Bolling Barracudas are gearing up for another summer season

06-07-2007

Members of the Bolling Barracudas Swim Team practice as many as six times a week during the summer.

Andrew Berthe, son of Maj. Dave Berthe, warms up using a kick board before swim practice with the Bolling Barracudas Swim Team, June 5, at the Naval Research Lab swimming pool. The Barracudas team is open to children of all ages and swimming skill.



A sauce for nearly every day of the year

06-07-2007

Brennan Proctor runs the Uncle Brutha's Hot Sauce Emporium just off the Eastern Market Metro line in Washington, D.C. There, he peddles his own award winning "Uncle Brutha's Hot Sauce," in addition to more than 300 other specialty hot sauces, marinades, rubs and seasonings.



Swift’s hot ride turns heads

05-31-2007

Curtis Swift, a program advisor at the Defense Intelligence Agency, bought this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air in September 2005. He plans to eventually tear the vehicle down, refurbish it, and put it back together. Then, he says, it will be ready for antique car shows.

Curtis Swift, a program advisor at the Defense Intelligence Agency, bought this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air in September 2005. He plans to eventually tear the vehicle down, refurbish it, and put it back together. Then, he says, it will be ready for antique car shows.

Curtis Swift, a program advisor at the Defense Intelligence Agency, bought this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air in September 2005. He plans to eventually tear the vehicle down, refurbish it, and put it back together. Then, he says, it will be ready for antique car shows.



Bolling Airmen experience Asian culture at expo

05-31-2007

Hannah Grimmett and Marcus Garretson demonstrate their skills in American Kenpo Karate during the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month expo, May 30, at the Edward H. White Community Center. American Kenpo Karate is generally considered a martial art used for self-defense, and is based on Southern Chinese kung fu and other forms of martial arts that are found in Hawaii.

1st Lt. Mi Sou Hood, 11th Communications Squadron, demonstrated the Korean Fan Dance, or buchaechum, during the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month expo, May 30, at the Edward H. White Community Center.



Presidential words etched in stone at Memorial

05-31-2007

Stone carver Marcel Mächler uses an air chisel to carve a quote from President George W. Bush into a granite wall at the Air Force Memorial, May 24. Mächler said carving a letter 'I' into the wall might take just a few minutes, while a letter 'M' might take four times as long. He said he hoped to complete the more than 300 character presidential quote by Memorial Day.

Stone carver Marcel Mächler uses an air chisel to carve a quote from President George W. Bush into a granite wall at the Air Force Memorial, May 24. Mächler said carving a letter 'I' into the wall might take just a few minutes, while a letter 'M' might take four times as long. He said he hoped to complete the more than 300 character presidential quote by Memorial Day.



Bud Day biographer signs autographs at library

05-24-2007

Col. Terry L. Ross, 11th Wing vice commander, was one of many members of the Bolling Air Force Base community to get an autograph from author Robert Coram. Coram was at the Bolling Library, May 23, to sign his new book, "American Patriot - The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day."



Rolling Thunder XX rides for POW/MIA awareness

05-24-2007

The Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally will come through Washington, D.C., Sunday to promote awareness of prisoners of war, military members that have gone missing in action and veterans' issues.



Korean War Federation member visits Memorial

05-24-2007

Dae-O Som, a visitor to the United States from South Korea, visited the Air Force Memorial May 18. Som says he is grateful for the sacrifices made by American soldiers who gave their lives during the Korean War, to keep freedom alive in that country.



U.S. Postal Service unveils new stamps at air show

05-24-2007

Col. Margaret H. Woodward, 89th Airlift Wing commander, is flanked by two members of the Air Force Honor Guard: Airman 1st Class Christopher Cowell and Airman 1st Class Reginald Massey. Colonel Woodward participated in the unveiling of a new U.S. Postal Service stamp featuring Air Force One.

A new U.S. Postal Service stamp featuring Air Force One was unveiled at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.



Bricks, ballet, back hoes at National Building Museum

05-17-2007

Perhaps one of the greatest draws at the National Building Museum is the museum building itself. The building, constructed of 15 million bricks, features some of the largest indoor columns in the world in its "Great Hall." The hall measure 316 feet by 116 feet by 159 feet tall at its peak, and has been the site for presidential inaugurations for Grover Cleveland and George H.W. Bush. The museum hosts some 23,000 school kids each year.



Retired colonel, in service for nearly 40 years, makes first visit

05-17-2007

Retired Air Force Col. Jim Russell visited the Air Force Memorial for the first time May 14, even though he has been in Washington, D.C., for about eight years now. Russell served the Air Force for four years as a missile officer, then 26 years as a judge advocate. Today, Russell serves the Air Force as part of the Air Force Legal Operations Agency, a tenant unit at Bolling.



Metal giant at Hains Point to move down river

05-10-2007

Bob Curry and grandson Rowan Langston visited Hains Point in Washington, D.C., to see the giant metal statue known as "The Awakening."

This metal giant, known as “The Awakening,“ by American sculptor J. Seward Johnson, is located at Hains Point, in Washington, D.C. The statue will likely be moved this summer as part of the National Harbor Project in Prince George's County, Md.

This metal giant, known as “The Awakening,“ by American sculptor J. Seward Johnson, is located at Hains Point, in Washington, D.C. The statue will likely be moved this summer as part of the National Harbor Project in Prince George's County, Md.

Rowan Langston visited Hains Point in Washington, D.C., with his grandfather, Bob Curry, to see the giant metal statue known as "The Awakening."



Air Force, Korea War vet, visits memorial

05-10-2007

Benny Nagro, an Air Force and Korean War veteran, visited the Air Force Memorial May 8. Nagro entered the Air Force in 1950, when the Air Force was but 3 years old, and served in Korea from August 1951 to August 1952, as a percussionist in the Air Force Band.



California retirees, vets, visit Memorial

05-03-2007

Mary Lu Moore and Bill Moore, Loretta Orndac and Andy Orndac, and Darleen Nelson and Robert Nelson, all from San Jose, Calif., visited the Air Force Memorial April 24, as part of the "Sons in Retirement" group tour of the nation's capital. All three men are military veterans. Moore served in World War II, Orndac served in Germany at the end of the Korean war, while Nelson served stateside immediately prior to the United State's entry in to Vietnam.



Revealing exhibit in Rosslyn, fascinating, educational

05-03-2007

A real human body, split vertically, to display the organs, muscles, brain and spine. The body is part of an exhibit on display now in Rosslyn, Va. called "Bodies ... the Exhibition." The exhibit, both fascinating and educational, features real human bodies, in various poses, to illustrate the various systems in the human body.

Real human bodys, preserved to show muscles and bones, were on display as part of an exhibit in Rosslyn, Va. called "Bodies ... the Exhibition." The exhibit, both fascinating and educational, features real human bodies, in various poses, to illustrate the various systems in the human body.

Real human bodys, preserved to show muscles and bones, were on display as part of an exhibit in Rosslyn, Va. called "Bodies ... the Exhibition." The exhibit, both fascinating and educational, features real human bodies, in various poses, to illustrate the various systems in the human body.



Airmen, civilians honored during AFDW awards

04-26-2007

Maj. Gen. Robert L. Smolen, Commander, Air Force District of Washington, presented the First Sergeant of the Year award to Senior Master Sgt. Ishraph Mohammed, a first sergeant with the 11th Wing, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., during the 2006 AFDW Awards Ceremony. Sergeant Mohammed was joined on stage by his wife, Debbi.



Civil Engineer Squadron hone deployment skills at Eagle Flag

04-26-2007

Airman 1st Class Evan Bingman, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron and "dirt boy" by trade, pulls security detail during an Eagle Flag exercise at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, N.J. Airman Bingman and nearly 30 other members of the 11th CES, participated in the exercise, which is designed to give support personnel experience in setting up a bare base environment.

Airman 1st Class Evan Bingman, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron and "dirt boy" by trade, pulls security detail during an Eagle Flag exercise at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, N.J. Airman Bingman and nearly 30 other members of the 11th CES, participated in the exercise, which is designed to give support personnel experience in setting up a bare base environment.

Staff Sgt. Wayne Dingle, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron, installs lighting into an Alaska Shelter tent during an Eagle Flag exercise at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, N.J. Sergeant Dingle and nearly 30 other members of the 11th CES, participated in the exercise, which is designed to give support personnel experience in setting up a bare base environment.



Retired Air Force colonels ‘storm’ the Hill, visit Memorial

04-26-2007

Retired Air Force Col. Michael H. Wieland and wife, Jane Wieland, along with Iris SoulË, and husband, retired Air Force Col. Covert A. SoulË Jr., visited the Air Force Memorial April 20 for the first time. The two retired officers, both members of the Illinois Council of Chapters of the Military Officers Association of America, were in Washington, D.C., to visit with congressional representatives and senators from Illinois to discuss military pay issues.



Chili Bowl, Serving D.C. for almost 50 years

04-26-2007

Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street NW in Washington, D.C., has been in operation since 1958. The restaurant is famous locally for its chili dogs, chili half-smokes, chili burgers and cheese fries. In recent years, it has become a popular destination for tourists visiting the nation's capitol.

Customers at Ben's Chile Bowl in Washington D.C. include D.C. government workers, business professionals, families, and even some celebrities. The restaurant has been in operation since 1958 and is famous for its chili half-smoke.

Gwen Jones and daughter Mickayla enjoy the chili half-smoke and the cheese fries at Ben's Chili Bowl, a Washington D.C. "landmark" since 1958.

Helen Tesfamichael, an employee of Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington D.C. for one year now, serves up an order of cheese fries and a chili half-smoke.

An order of cheese fries and a chili half-smoke at Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington D.C.



At the foot of greatness

04-19-2007

Eighth-graders Mackenzie Moreno and Scott Hahn, from Los Flores Middle School, Orange County, Ca., visited the Air Force Memorial with 100 of their classmates April 13. During a tour of historical sites along the Mid-Atlantic, the group visited Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Gettysburg, Pa., and Harpers Ferry, W.Va.



Bolling cancer survivor wants to study sharks to cure others

04-19-2007

Keeghan Barry, 11, shows off the necklace that documents his struggle with cancer. The necklace contains about 352 different beads, each representing a separate medical procedure he's undergone during his fight against brain cancer. Keeghan, a cancer survivor, first learned of the tumor in his brain April 20, 2006.

Sister and brother Mackenzie Barry and Keeghan Barry often describe themselves as "best friends." Keeghan, 11, a cancer survivor, describes his older sister, 13, as one of his greatest supporters. Keeghan, a cancer survivor, first learned of the tumor in his brain April 20, 2006.

Maj. Mike Barry, Shannon Barry, Mackenzie Barry, 13, and Keeghan Barry, 11, refer to themselves as the "Fantastic Four." They have supported each other over the last year, as they struggled with Keeghan's battle with brain cancer. Today, medical scans no longer show a tumor in his brain, and he is currently undergoing chemotherapy.



CES lieutenant, wife convert old home to ’green house’

04-12-2007

Julie Polt and husband, 2nd Lt. Collin Polt, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron, are remodeling their Laurel, Md. home, using "green" construction techniques as their guide. The couple hopes the build energy-saving features they put into the 100-year-old home will cut their energy bill in half.



Telling their story is their story

04-12-2007

Megan Harris of the Veterans History Project prepares a veteran's documents for archiving.



Tuskegee Airmen honored at Capitol

04-05-2007

Dr. Roscoe Brown Jr. accepts the Congressional Gold Medal, March 29, on behalf of the Tuskegee Airmen, from President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and President pro tempore of the United States Senate Robert C. Byrd.



Bolling community cleans up the neighborhood

04-05-2007

Chaplain (Capt.) Ken Fisher of the Arlington National Cemetery Chaplaincy, fishes a sock from the Potomac River March 31 as part of a river cleanup effort. Chaplain Fisher was one of 100 volunteers at Bolling, and one of several thousand volunteers in the region surrounding the river, that helped clean trash from the shore.



Fitness advisor in a box helps Airmen pass fitness tests

03-29-2007

Jerry Nelms, a fitness specialist at the Bolling Fitness Center, helps Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joseph Sacci improve his curl technique. Nelms helps Airmen utilize the Fitness Advisor system.



Blood drive saves lives locally, abroad

03-22-2007

Maj. Gen. Robert L. Smolen, commander of the Air Force District of Washington, donates a unit of blood during Tuesday's blood drive at the Edward H. White Community Center here. The blood will be used to help the Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, and Sailors injured fighting in the global war on terror.




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