Charles Huff, airing July 25

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Lt. Col. Charles Huff grew up in the small town of Poteau in eastern Oklahoma, graduated from the University of Oklahoma and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Air Force in 1963.   He won his Air Force pilot wings at Reese Air Force Base, Texas in 1964. Over the next 21 years, Charley amassed over 5,700 hours of high-performance jet time in the T38, F4 Phantom, and, F15 Eagle.

He served in two combat tours in Southeast Asia. The first tour was to Ubon Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand in 1970, the home of the famed Eighth Tactical Fighter Wing, (Wolfpack). As a Wolf FAC, Capt. Huff flew over 100 missions as a forward air controller in the F4D Phantom. The second tour was to Udorn, Thailand where he flew the F4E. His decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, twenty three Air Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation, Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. His follow-on assignment was to Randolph AFB as a T38 instructor in Pilot Instructor Training. In 1972, then “Capt.” Huff was named Air Training Command “Instructor Pilot of the Year”.

Sig Christenson and Brent Boller

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Senior Reporter
San Antonio Express-News

Sig Christenson is a senior writer covering the military for the San Antonio Express-News, with more than 2,700 stories in print during his 16 years at the paper. Christenson’s projects at the Express-News include “Witness to War,” a special section recounting the invasion and early occupation of Iraq, “The Only Retreat,” a three-part series detailing the sole U.S. defeat during the Iraq invasion, and a number of stories on soldier and family stress resulting from repeated deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

His work includes the ongoing military sexual assault scandal at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, and the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood and subsequent legal proceedings for the accused gunman, Maj. Nidal Hasan. Christenson was embedded with the 3rd Infantry Division during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and has been to Baghdad and Afghanistan seven times since. He has previously traveled on reporting assignments to Honduras, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bosnia, Macedonia, Italy, Germany, France and England, as well as Kuwait, Dubai and Qatar.

Colonel Michael and Allyson Harasimowicz

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Commander
688th CyberSpace Wing

Colonel Michael C. Harasimowicz is Commander, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland,
Texas. In this capacity, he leads over 1,500 professionals in developing, training, exercising and testing information operations tactics, techniques and procedures; analyzing and mitigating U.S. cyberspace vulnerabilities; integrating emerging information dominance capabilities in support of Air Force, joint, and Department of Defense warfighters; engineering, deploying, and delivering survivable and resilient cyber infrastructure (deployed and in-garrison); and integrates communications and  computer systems designed to increase the combat effectiveness of Air Force and Department of Defense elements.

Major James Crabtree and Jim Bob Mickler, Voices of Veterans

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Major James Crabtree
Coordinator

Texas Voices of Veterans Oral History Program

Major James Crabtree was born on May 19, 1976 in Ft. Wayne,
Indiana. He grew up in Texas and graduated from McCallum High School in Austin, Texas in 1994. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program in November 1996 and entered basic training at M.C.R.D. San Diego on May 22, 1997. Recruit Crabtree was assigned to Platoon 3099, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion and was made a scribe. Upon graduation on August 22, 1997 he was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class.

General Robin Rand

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Commander
Air Education and Training Command

Gen. Robin Rand is Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He is responsible for the recruiting, training and education of Air Force personnel. His command includes the Air Force Recruiting Service, a numbered air force and Air University. AETC trains more than 293,000 students per year and consists of 12 bases, more than 62,400 active-duty, Reserve, Guard, civilians and contractors, and 1,369 trainer, fighter and mobility aircraft.

Brigadier General Thomas Murphy

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Deputy Commander, Air Forces Cyber

Brig. Gen. Thomas E. Murphy is the Vice Commander, 24th Air Force and Deputy Commander, Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. General Murphy is responsible to the commander for the Air Force’s component numbered air force providing combatant commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan and conduct cyberspace operations. Twenty-fourth Air Force personnel extend, maintain and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. The general assists the commander in directing the activities of two cyberspace wings, the 624th Operations Center, and the Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber, all headquartered at JBSA-Lackland, as well as the 5th Combat Communications Group at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

Major Jason Powell

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BASH/Wildlife Program Manager12th Flying Training Wing
JBSA-Randolph

Major Jason A. Powell was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and first entered the U.S. Air Force in 1997. He attended technical taining at Lackland Air Force Base, here in San Antonio before working as an Avionics Technician at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. He applied and was subsequently accepted into the class of 2002 at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Upon graduation, he received an assignment to pilot training at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma and continued his training at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in 2003. Following his assignment to Corpus Christi, Major Powell attended C-130 initial qualification at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas and move to the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan.