Commentary Search

Commentary Comments Updated
1 ... 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ... 27
Default Air Force Logo Installing software on a government computer: Do you know the rules?
Every day, many Air Force personnel subject the service to potential fines and make the network vulnerable. How you might ask? When using new software, they check the "I accept" box, and click next to continue without a thought. Before clicking next, please verify with your unit software license manager that the software is both legal and
0 12/13
2011
Default Air Force Logo Two uniforms, one mission. Army ground liaison learns about Air Force 'front lines'
The thunderous and dominating sounds of Army artillery fire would not be heard tonight. The king of battle for this exercise was obviously the U.S. Air Force, and it was my privilege to be there training as an aircraft parking ramp coordinator with the 818th Contingency Response Group, a part of the 621st Contingency Response Wing "Devil Raiders"
0 12/09
2011
Default Air Force Logo Holiday turkey fryer safety advice
Turkey fryers are one of the main causes of fire during the holiday season.Be sure to stay safe during the holidays.* Hot oil may splash or spill at any point during the cooking process; when the fryer is jarred or tipped over, the turkey is placed in the fryer or removed, or the turkey is moved from the fryer to the table. Any contact between hot
0 11/09
2011
Viper Challenge participants compete in a relay during the challange at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 21, 2011. The challenge allowed people to get out of the office, mingle with those they don’t work with and have a great time getting their mind off the normal work day. (Courtesy of 20th Force Support Squadron/Released) Most fun wins
This past Friday morning, I met out at the Carolina Skies golf course with several other Team Shaw members for the Viper Challenge golf tournament. Now by no means am I a great golfer, but I do enjoy playing. The challenge allowed people to get out of the office, mingle with those they don't work with and have great time getting their mind off the
0 10/25
2011
Woooooh…whoooooh. It’s that time of year again – time for little ghosts, superheroes and other colorful characters to hit the streets during Halloween. This year, Trick-or-treating hours in Minot Air Force Base housing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. (Graphic by Senior Airman Christopher Boitz)
Halloween:It's all about being seen
The end of October brings with it tales of ghouls, princesses, goblins and action heroes lurking the dark hallows of our neighborhoods, dressed in all types of costumes in an effort to have their take of the many treats available. What is meant to be a festive and enjoyable evening sometimes ends up as a 'nightmare come true.' Halloween's most
0 10/11
2011
Default Air Force Logo Leadership must be earned daily -- with RESPECT
Leadership is not given, ordained or a right. It doesn't come from position or rank. Leadership must be earned every day. Any Airman can be a leader as long as he/she is disciplined in his/her positive daily habits. Andrew Carnegie once said, "The older I get, the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do." The acronym
0 10/05
2011
Default Air Force Logo Tips for reintegration after deployment
The following are tips for returning service members: 1. Plan on spending some time with the entire family doing family things, but be flexible if teens have other plans. 2. Show interest and pleasure in how your family members have grown and mastered new skills in your absence and let them know you are proud of them. Comment on positive changes.
0 9/01
2011
Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse? The steps to take before a zombie apocalypse are very similar to being ready for many other emergency situations. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Daniel Phelps) (Released) When zombies attack: Are you ready?
Imagine you are sitting on your front porch, enjoying a tall glass of iced tea, when suddenly the neighbor's boy seems to have just appeared in your front yard. At first, you don't pay attention to him, figuring his baseball just landed on your property. Then you notice there is blood and puss oozing from his mouth. His skin is pale and parts even
0 7/13
2011
Default Air Force Logo Coping with emotional cycle of deployment
Let's face it; deployments are stressful for everyone involved. We often discount the burden endured by family members being left behind, whether it be managing a busy household or maintaining some sense of normalcy for children. With every deployment there is an initial stage of emotion, disorganization while family members adjust to the everyday
0 7/13
2011
Default Air Force Logo No pencil eraser for social media mistakes
In February 2010, Pentagon officials authorized using social networks on unclassified military computers. They believe the benefits of social media outweigh security concerns. However, operational security has always been a military constant and that has not diminished with the advent of social media. If anything, OPSEC has become more important
0 6/29
2011
1 ... 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ... 27
RSS