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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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Capt. Dennis Zabka checks his mask for leaks at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 27, 2012. Zabka, a pilot assigned to the 11th Bomb Squadron. is competing in the Global Strike Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jeff Walston)

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Growing up as an Air Force brat, I became grateful for the weirdest things. I was grateful that ironing my dad’s BDUs was my sister’s chore. I was grateful when my dad came down with kidney stones the summer of …
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