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  • Aloha mai kākou!

    The U.S. Air Force has granted me and my family many opportunities to travel and experience various cultures, history and foods. At the same time, we have been able to share our own culture, history and foods with others. I’m here to share my Aloha and Mana’o with anyone who will open their heart to understanding.My name is Wayne Kaupiko Kahalekomo
  • 31st CES Airman encourages AA&PI heritage month participation

    I remember shipping out of Honolulu wearing shorts and slippers. I had my itinerary, 60 dollars, and two spam musubi’s on my way to making the best memories and meeting lifelong friends. Shortly after arriving to basic military training, I quickly learned that I wasn’t there to “hang loose”, “uncle” and “aunty” became “Sir” and “Ma’am”, and that my
  • Holocaust Remembrance

    The Holocaust is regarded as the most fatal and infamous genocide in recorded history, it stained our hearts forever. Families were ripped apart; innocent people were manipulated, tortured, and murdered. Survivors and witnesses were left with a sense of emptiness and despair beyond imagination. This overpowering hatred and racism not only took the lives of six million Jewish people, but was also the cause of death to 54 million others.
  • In one of “those chairs”

    The stage was dressed in a dark blue curtain, the flags stood tall and three brown chairs sat on each side of them.
  • Wyvern Writers - TSgt Sean Ward

    Diversity is what unites us. Examining that phrase might seem like the coming together of opposing ideas. Traditionally, diversity is discussed in a way that points out the differences between individuals in a group. These can range from a wide variety of concepts such as physical differences, cultural, emotional, and experiences to name a few. With this much focus dedicated to difference, it can seem hard to spot the unifying characteristics that diversity provides.
  • Wyvern Writers - Neriah Mitchener

    Moving to Italy was a major turning point for this “Farmtown, USA” type gal. I can’t say I didn’t love the attention I got from my small town, southern neighbors or the look of acceptance from the wealthier kids in my high school who had visited Europe more times than they could count. I was indulging in the purest wine, eating the most delicious food, and parading through buildings that were hundreds of years old. I was becoming quite the cultured woman and enjoying every second of it.
  • Wyvern Writers - Senior Airman Davani Council

    The year 2020 has been full of heartbreaks and shocking changes worldwide. From the civil unrest in the U.S to the life threatening cold-like symptoms, everyone has been struggling to keep up and to adapt. 2020 was a humbling year that truly forced us to look at the bigger picture. Specifically, the emergence of COVID-19 has affected many lives and wellbeings.
  • Wyvern Writers - A1C Joshuah Fonteno

    2020 was a promising year for me until a global pandemic suddenly revealed itself to the world. Being my first duty station, Aviano Air Base has provided the growth my career has needed. Sadly, a lot of my progression has come to pause due to the virus. I know I’m not the only one who has had a decrease in my goals and self-improvement during this
  • Get Your Bounce Back

    I believe that every Airman has a story. Sometimes that story is hidden behind fear, doubt, confusion or untapped potential. I believe that all of our stories start off much like, “I only planned on finishing out my enlistment, to finish my education and get out.” I am Tech. Sgt. Ebony H. Brooks and I have a story to tell you.
  • A message from Wyvern 1

    We are all outraged and deeply saddened by the tragic situation ongoing in the United States, as human beings, as Americans, as Airmen, and as the Family that we are as Wyverns. This morning we gathered a select group of Airmen to hear their stories. We listened, we hugged, and we cried. We know we need to take time to pause, reflect, and make positive change happen.
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