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US Air Force AIRMAN First Class Rachel J. Shields (Foreground), a Satellite Communications Apprentice and STAFF Sergeant Thomas A. Schell, a Satellite wideband Communications Journeyman both with the 31st Communications Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, perform an operational check on equipment in the SATCOM (Satellite Communications) van during Exercise RESCUE VENETO

(L-R) STAFF Sergeant Joseph Armijo, USAF, MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Micheal Kirsch, USAF, AIRMAN First Class Ian M. Griffin-Inbales, USAF, and STAFF Sergeant Thomas R. Kietar, USAF, all with the 22nd Fighter Squadron (FS), enjoy free snacks provided by commissary vendors. MSGT Kirsch is the First Sergeant for the 22nd FS, 52d Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. First Sergeants of different squadrons rotate schedules and personally deliver snacks and juices to troops around the base that, due to location, are unable to otherwise get these types of refreshments. The First Sergeants found that the front line troops greatly appreciate this service and improves the general morale

STAFF Sergeant Thomas E. Dougherty, Squad Leader, 1ST Platoon, 1ST Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment makes his rounds during a spot check on the security post at a forward operating base in the Operation ENDURING FREEDOM area. In the background an armed M1043 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and crew standby

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