Airmen at Eielson AFB, Alaska, gathered on Aug. 21 to dedicate a building to the memory of MSgt. Brad A. Clemmons, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist who was killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq exactly two years ago on that day. Clemmons served with the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron; he died when his vehicle struck the IED. During the ceremony at Eielson, Brig. Gen, Mark Graper, 354th Fighter Wing commander, dedicated the EOD building that now bears Clemmons’ name and unveiled the new memorial to him in the building. (Eielson report by TSgt. Gloria Wilson)
The first five days of Basic Military Training will change to better educate trainees on sleep hygiene, stress management, nutrition, and physical training, a move which officials hope will better prepare enlisted Airmen and Guardians for the rigors of life in service.