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The 110th Airlift Wing “Knights in Blue” singing group out of Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Mich., was selected to sing “God Bless America” at the World Series on Sunday night in Detroit. Their rendition of the song has since gone viral, and not in a particularly good way, with some commenters saying the performance was embarrassing. The Michigan National Guard says the group has performed at air shows, parades, minor league hockey games and many Memorial Day and Veterans Day programs. Earlier in the series, Staff Sgt. Dan Olivas of the Air Force Band of the West and…

Talk about your professional service. More than 20 airmen from Joint Base Andrews, Md., were served lunch by members of the NBA’s Washington Wizards at a downtown steakhouse in Washington on Oct. 22. The airmen were invited as a part of the Wizards’ 3rd Annual Salute to the Stars, according to an Air Force news release. Emeka Okafor, John Wall, Jordan Crawford, Shelvin Mack and rookie Bradley Beal, along with Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell, a retired All-Star and owner of three championship rings, and Washington Bullets alum Phil Chenier served a three-course meal to those who serve as a…

It’s bombs away for the Joint Strike Fighter. This week,the F-35A completed the first in-flight weapons release of a hulking 2,000-pound GBU-31 BLU-109 JDAM from a fifth generation fighter, according to Lockheed Martin. Air Force Maj. Eric “Doc” Schultz flew the mission from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and jettisoned the bomb at the China Lake test range. It’s another in a line of firsts for the delayed F-35 program. With the first F-35B arriving at Patuxent River, Md., first refueling of the F-35B, first Air Force maintainer engine runs and even the announcement of its big screen debut.

This young boy was all smiles during his daylong call of duty. Eleven-year-old Wyatt Denton was given the opportunity to experience a day in the life of an Air Force cadet at the Air Force Academy, Colo., on Sept. 28, CBS/KKTV reported. Wyatt was diagnosed a few years ago with lymphoma and since he was little, he’s always shown interest in being in the Air Force. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wyatt’s dream came true. The Air Force’s newest cadet filed in wearing his very own sized flight suit and cap. His name tag read, “Wyatt Denton, Cadet For A Day.”…

Lt. Col. Tom Keegan of the 129th Rescue Squadron based at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif. has been assisting in firefights for 15 years, and he’s still taking on more. For up to seven hours a day, Keegan and his crew fly an HH60G Pave Hawk with attached Bambi buckets full of water over the parts of California affected by wildfires this summer. At one point there were almost a dozen fires burning throughout the state with varying levels of containment. The California National Guard, California Emergency Management Agency and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection have been working together…

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