Army Capt. Steve Voglezon, also known as “Captain America,” can only laugh when asked how he feels about the nickname he received when he risked his personal safety to help three badly injured motorists from a terrifying car crash and fire on May 17, 2015. Courtesy photoFORT BRAGG, North Carolina: Army Capt. Steve Voglezon can only laugh when asked how he feels about the nickname that he received when he risked his personal safety on May 17 to help rescue three badly injured motorists from a terrifying car crash and fire.
Given that Voglezon was wearing a Captain America T-shirt in the course of his heroics, his new nickname, “Captain America,” was bound to happen after video of the accident and rescue scene were broadcast on a national morning news program. The video went viral online within minutes of the broadcast. Voglezon, a missile defense officer assigned to the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, was traveling north on his way from the Fort Bragg area for a day of shopping when he drove up to the scene of two badly mangled vehicles on a rural road.
Approaching the Accident Wreckage Voglezon approached a damaged silver sport utility vehicle and found the driver to be alert, but injured. “As we were pulling him out we saw that he had an open fracture on his right ankle. I grabbed his torso and two others grabbed one leg, then the other leg, and we took him about one hundred yards from the crash and the fire,” Voglezon recalled. “I talked to him and said, ‘Hey, what’s your name?’ He said it was Marc and I asked him, ‘Where are you from?’ and he said, ‘Cary (North Carolina).’ I said, ‘Hey, I’m Steve, nice to meet you.’” Voglezon said he then put a tourniquet below the man’s knee. “I heard an explosion afterwards, and I looked up and saw Sgt. Green from the Chatham County Sheriff Department over by the red car, by himself, trying to get in the car,” Voglezon added.
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Airmen from the 319th Air Base Wing at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., play an interactive video game in their dormitory dayroom, May 28, 2015. Gaming has become a popular way for Grand Forks airmen to connect outside of duty hours, providing an alternative to outside activities that require good weather. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, North Dakota: Intramural sports have been a staple of life on Air Force bases for a long time as a way for airmen to connect with each other and become more involved on base.
The new generation of airmen has found another way to achieve that same goal. A "gaming" airman here has fostered a new way to connect with his fellow airmen. Finding ways for airmen to connect is a vital part of the Air Force’s “wingmanship” teamwork concept. Air Force Airman John Greenberg, a 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator apprentice, said interactive video games helped him with his transition when he arrived here for his first Air Force duty assignment. "The day I got here, the first question was, 'Do you play games?'" Greenberg said. "It's an instant conversation starter."
Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Jurilla and his wife, Cora, travel annually to remote villages in the Philippines as a part of a medical mission with the Filipino ministry of California’s San Bernardino Roman Catholic diocese. Courtesy photoRIVERSIDE, California: Thousands of miles away in remote Philippine villages, families lack access to medication and basic health care. The medical needs of the people in the Philippines are tremendous, especially in the rural areas, where many suffer from treatable ailments.
Every January for the past five years, Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Jurilla of the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Reconnaissance Wing travels to these remote locations with his wife, Cora, as part of a team of doctors, nurses and nonmedical assistants who volunteer with the Filipino ministry of California’s San Bernardino Roman Catholic diocese in cooperation with Bishop Gerald Barnes. “A goal of the medical mission trip is to discover and rediscover Filipino roots through indigenous people in the Philippines -- to know their health situation and to respond to their medical needs,” Jurilla said.