Air Frame: Airmen from the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg load cargo on a C-5 Galaxy at JB Charleston, S.C., July 22, 2013. (Air Force photo by SrA. Dennis Sloan) (Click on image above to reach wallpaper version.)
A retired Air Force B-52 pilot and researcher is
about to start an eight-month simulation of a mission to Mars in an isolated
habitat on the desolate slope of a Hawaiian volcano.
TSgt. Latoria R. Ellis, contracting team lead
with the 502nd Contracting Squadron at JBSA-Lackland, Texas, is one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2014.
The composure and professionalism of a C-17
loadmaster played a key role in helping to save the lives of three critically
wounded US personnel injured in an attempted rescue mission in South Sudan.
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