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

Maj. Gen. Glenn M. WaltersMaj. Gen. Glenn M. Walters, commanding general of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, pilots a KC-130J Hercules in southwestern Afghanistan in 2011, when he commanded 2nd MAW (Forward). Walters assumed command of 2nd MAW in May 2012, just two months after returning from Afghanistan. "Instead of employing the wing in combat, now I'm ...continue reading

Wednesday’s Hero

This Post Was Suggested By LeighAlmost two weeks ago a tragic event took place in Aurora, Colorado when a gunman walked into a movie theater and began shooting, killing 12 people. Three of those who were killed were military personnel.Petty Officer 3rd Class John Larimer was 27 years old and served in the United States Navy. He was killed ...continue reading

Wednesday’s Hero

Warrant Officer John W. Hermann (Pictured Right) 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st MLGA Marine warrant officer received the Silver Star on July 15 during a short ceremony in Afghanistan. On Feb. 26, 2008, then-Staff Sgt. John W. Hermann, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, accompanied a team with Company B, 1st Marine Special Operations ...continue reading


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