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  • Luke AFB | Fight for a better life

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Ahmed Alghadhban, 56th Operational Readiness Squadron bioenvironmental engineer, was born in Karbala, Iraq. He was 16 when the U.S. and coalition forces invaded at the beginning of the Iraq war. He was later brought to America after being selected by the Fulbright Program and

  • Hero's Highway: Thirteen years down the road

    “Protect and return home,” was the motto for retired U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Patronis while serving as the Patient Administration Division lead at the Air Force Theater Hospital, once located on Joint Base Balad, Iraq.The large canopy tent hospital, had a massive American flag hanging from the

  • A new home for one of the brave

    A former translator in Iraq for U.S. and Iraqi forces, Riyadh Aljammaly was direct commissioned as a captain in the Air Force in July 2014, and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School in May of this year, now serving as the medical director and sole psychiatrist of the mental