Wednesday’s Hero

Staff Sgt. April WelchStaff Sgt. April Welch wraps the head of a simulated victim during a Major Accident Response Exercise July 24, 2013, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The purpose of the MARE was to test the response of the base’s and the city of Jacksonville’s first responders. Welch is a medical technician assigned to the 19th Aerospace ...continue reading

Wednesday’s Hero

Lance Cpl. Sean J. McSweeney Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary UnitLance Cpl. Sean J. McSweeney, an amphibious assault vehicle crewman with Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and native of Palmyra, N.J., cleans the barrel of a .50 caliber ...continue reading

Wednesday’s Hero

Senior Airman Austin StokerSenior Airman Austin Stoker replenishes a .50-caliber machine gun after a training mission in Afghanistan in March.Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force taken by Tech. Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr.These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them ...continue reading

Wednesday’s Hero

Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth VargasLt. Cmdr. Kenneth Vargas, disaster preparedness officer for Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast, dressed in authentic Choctaw clothing, plays a Choctaw flute during a luncheon. The Native American Heritage celebration was hosted by Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 Detachment ...continue reading