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Photo: Senior Airman Matthew Dubon, assigned to 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force sniper, poses for a photo holding a M-24 Sniper Weapon System at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., Feb. 6, 2014. The 341st SFG TRF snipers deliver long-range precision rifle fire, enhanced observation and reporting in support of air base defense, nuclear resource protection and Air Force combat operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/RELEASED)

Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Dubon, assigned to 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force sniper, holds an M-24 sniper weapon system on Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., Feb. 6, 2014.
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Photo: An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off during Red Flag 14-1 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Jan. 28 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard/Released)

A F-15E Strike Eagle takes off during Red Flag 14-1 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Jan. 28 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard/Released)
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Once known as a “lost boy,” U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Deng Pour went from surviving the Sudanese civil war to becoming an American airman.
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(DoD graphic by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kayla Jo Finley/ Released)

By age 11, Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza was involved in gangs. After being shot for the fifth and final time, Barraza knew it was time to change his life.
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Photo: Chief Master Sgt. Paul Koester freefalls from a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Kiwi Flag over the New Zealand Defence Force Raumai drop zone near Ohakea, New Zealand. Kiwi Flag is a multilateral Royal New Zealand air force sponsored tactical airlift exercise. Koester is the pararescue functional manager for the Battlefield Airmen Branch at Pacific Air Forces at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Denise Johnson)

During basic training in 1974, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Paul Koester fell in love with the pararescue mission and he’s still committed to its cause 39 years later.
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