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Default Air Force Logo Importance of recycling
Why should people recycle? What's the importance? As a kid, I remember the commercials about not running the water while brushing your teeth; and the one about turning off the light when you leave a room. Those commercials played on the minds of the American populace. These were easy things to do and the message was clear -- if we all pull together
0 12/03
Default Air Force Logo Jet noise too loud?...Listen to this
It's the stuff that'll make you shake, rattle and roll--your windows, your insides, and anything else you may have in and around your house. You can cheer for it, or you can complain about it, but one thing's for sure: Screaming, thunderous F-16 fighter jets will continue to keep America free. Jet noise is subjective. It means something different
0 10/25
Default Air Force Logo Are you one bad decision away from ruining the rest of your life?
Some of us are blessed with great decision-making techniques and some of us aren't. Many decisions are given to us throughout our military career. Some decisions are small and some are large. "I finished my ancillary training earlier than expected, should I just go home early without telling my supervisor or should I report back to work? I really
0 8/20
Default Air Force Logo Who do you think you are?
Recently I have become more aware of problems Airmen are having. I have written stories on the Culture of Responsible Choices and the Airmen Against Drunk Driving program, and attended an Air Force fatality briefing and victim advocacy training. I have also written stories on Airmen receiving medals, being accepted to Tops in Blue, and the base
0 2/09
Default Air Force Logo Living our core values
With the Air Force vision focusing on the future and making provisions to better equip the warfighter, it is important to remain vigilant, support change and look for ways to do things better, trim excess and continue to build a leaner, more fit expeditionary force. This effort requires significant change, ranging from how we prepare for and
0 2/01
Default Air Force Logo Veterans Day message
Since the initial Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1918, our nation has taken the time to honor those who have served in our military both in peacetime and in war. The original Armistice Day celebrated the day that Germany signed a cease-fire with the Allied powers, officially ending World War I. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson officially declared Nov.
0 11/09
Default Air Force Logo What does the Air Force ‘owe’ me?
When I enlisted in the Air Force a little over 26 years ago, Jimmy Carter was president and American hostages were being held captive in Tehran. We had one common enemy-the Soviet Union -- whom we fortunately never had to fight. During my enlisted and officer career I've seen many changes. We've changed from that "cold war" deterrent force of over
0 10/12
Default Air Force Logo 'I have the greatest job'
I will never know the feeling of soaring "into the wild blue yonder," and I am not engaged in any fascinating strategic planning. I have never seen a Pentagon "War Room" and I am not privy to the inner workings of the minds of great generals. My only trip to the White House happened during the Carter Administration, on a 6th grade field trip, and
0 8/31
Default Air Force Logo 'That's my people'
I get excited and energized by meeting and learning about people who are different than me. Inevitably at the end of spending time with people I will look at my wife and say, "That's my people." She looks at me as though I've lost my mind and laughs. Now I say it in a joking way to make her laugh; however, I am actually quite serious about it.   At
0 8/24
Default Air Force Logo 'Hold my beer... Watch this!'
Chances are that whatever follows that phrase will no doubt be some spectacular event that others will critique as they read the subsequent accident report. Who knows? This safety-defiant, alcohol-induced lack of judgment may even make the Darwin Awards! Whether it's the urban legend of the guy that attached jet-assisted takeoff rockets to his car
0 8/18
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