A student from Whitney High School, Rocklin, Calif., falls backwards from the weight of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal 9 suit during Travis Tour Day. Students toured several aircraft, air traffic control tower, dormitories and had the opportunity to talk with Travis Air Force Base personnel about military life. The purpose of the tour is to support Air Force recruiting by inspiring patriotism and encouraging young men and woman to serve in the military.

A student from Whitney High School, Rocklin, Calif., falls backwards from the weight of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal 9 suit during Travis Tour Day. Students toured several aircraft, air traffic control tower, dormitories and had the opportunity to talk with Travis Air Force Base personnel about military life. The purpose of the tour is to support Air Force recruiting by inspiring patriotism and encouraging young men and woman to serve in the military.

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Victor Hugo, former 446th Military Air Wing command chief, started out his Air Force career in 1951 by attending basic military training at what was then Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Victor Hugo, former 446th Military Air Wing command chief, started out his Air Force career in 1951 by attending basic military training at what was then Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Air Force Master Sgt. Kristofer Reyes, a college graduate and military flight engineer who holds one of the Air Force's most-prestigious jobs, recalls how growing up poor in the Philippines impacted his life.

Air Force Master Sgt. Kristofer Reyes, a college graduate and military flight engineer who holds one of the Air Force's most-prestigious jobs, recalls how growing up poor in the Philippines impacted his life.

Air Force Space Command is a major command with headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. It provides military focused space and cyberspace capabilities with a global perspective to the joint warfighting team.

Air Force Space Command is a major command with headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. It provides military focused space and cyberspace capabilities with a global perspective to the joint warfighting team.

Members of the 219th Security Forces Squadron, stationed at Minot Air Force Base, conduct military operations in urban terrain at Mout Village training area aboard Camp Grafton, North Dakota.

Members of the 219th Security Forces Squadron, stationed at Minot Air Force Base, conduct military operations in urban terrain at Mout Village training area aboard Camp Grafton, North Dakota.

Military service separates families as people answer their nation’s call, but for one family, it brought them together again for their next adventure. Three brothers, Ethan, Jubal and Nathaniel Johnson received orders to train at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, at the same time.

Military service separates families as people answer their nation’s call, but for one family, it brought them together again for their next adventure. Three brothers, Ethan, Jubal and Nathaniel Johnson received orders to train at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, at the same time.

A look at ground breaking research Air Force scientists are using to evolve the most important technology used by the military today ... the human brain ... that has the potential of being a significant game changer.

A look at ground breaking research Air Force scientists are using to evolve the most important technology used by the military today ... the human brain ... that has the potential of being a significant game changer.

United States Air Force emergency responders train with United Kingdom military and civilian counterparts during Exercise Diamond Dragon 2015 to prepare for real-world emergencies.

United States Air Force emergency responders train with United Kingdom military and civilian counterparts during Exercise Diamond Dragon 2015 to prepare for real-world emergencies.

Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) command chief, visits a second grade class at Craycroft Elementary School, Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 10, 2016, during Love of Reading Week. During his visit, Barraza read to multiple classes and talked with the students about the importance of reading and education.

Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) command chief, visits a second grade class at Craycroft Elementary School, Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 10, 2016, during Love of Reading Week. During his visit, Barraza read to multiple classes and talked with the students about the importance of reading and education.

Air Force 1st Lt. David Murphy and Airmen participating in Exercise Scorpion Lens 15 analyze a map for directions at North Auxiliary Airfield, SC. Exercise Scorpion Lens 2015 is an annual exercise designed to validate the ability of Air Force Combat Camera Airmen to survive, operate and provide directed imagery capability in an austere environment including in the presence of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear contamination.

Air Force 1st Lt. David Murphy and Airmen participating in Exercise Scorpion Lens 15 analyze a map for directions at North Auxiliary Airfield, SC. Exercise Scorpion Lens 2015 is an annual exercise designed to validate the ability of Air Force Combat Camera Airmen to survive, operate and provide directed imagery capability in an austere environment including in the presence of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear contamination.

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