Wednesday’s Hero

On April 30, 143 airmen, after a 70 year wait, were finally awarded the POW Medal they had earned. The 143 airmen were held captive in the Wauwilermoos prison camp in Switzerland. Of the 143, only eight were able to attend the ceremony: Lt. Col. James Misuraca Maj. James Moran First Lt. Paul Gambaiana First Lt. James Mahon Tech. Sgt. Alva Moss Staff … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

Staff Sgt. April Welch Staff 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 … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

Maj. Gen. Glenn M. Walters Maj. 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 … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

This Post Was Suggested By Leigh Almost 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 … [Read more...]