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Default Air Force Logo Is it worth it?
Goose bumps rush over your body as you march down the bomb run in your blues. The crowd is full of familiar faces from family to childhood friends. The cheers are thunderous and strong, and all eyes are on you and your fellow Airmen. You are now a member of the most powerful air force in the world - the United States Air Force. Nothing can measure
0 6/01
2010
Default Air Force Logo A letter home
Dear Mom,As you know, Monday was Memorial Day and I enjoyed my day off from work by having a cookout with my family and friends. While enjoying the day, I recalled standing in formation with hundreds of other Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines during our base's Memorial Day Ceremony. The guest speaker referenced something Abraham Lincoln said
0 6/01
2010
Default Air Force Logo Our National Anthem
One afternoon, I was enjoying watching my four-year-old daughter at the playground near my house.She suddenly came running over to me and said, "Daddy, daddy, the song that you have to stand up to and put your hand over your heart is playing."She had heard the National Anthem played at the end of the duty day on base. I stood with her listening to
0 5/18
2010
Default Air Force Logo No rank amongst lieutenants
I often have the privilege of talking to groups of young officers and enlisted on a broad range of subjects. The one question I get most often is, "What is the key to a successful Air Force career?" Through the years I have pondered this question over and over in my mind and I have boiled it down to a few simple points. In this article I'll discuss
0 5/11
2010
Default Air Force Logo A salute to working moms
As I pondered what to write about for this week's commentary, the topic hit me like an apple on the head and the timing couldn't have been better. Timed with the month of May and Mother's Day, it's a perfect time to reflect on being a working mom and think about all of my 'sisters in arms' who are also working military moms.There is an unspoken
0 5/11
2010
Default Air Force Logo Separated by state but not history
At every wing staff meeting, the wing historian challenges the attendees with two difficult history questions. Today, I have one of my own. What significant historical connection lies between the towns of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and San Angelo, Texas?Both town names have two words and start with the letter S? Too obvious. Both towns are on state
0 5/03
2010
Default Air Force Logo Always be Prepared
On Jan. 12 a devastating natural disaster struck near the heavily populated area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The effects of the earthquake were staggering to a populace already known as the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. Shortly after the earthquake, Goodfellow was asked for volunteers to deploy in support of the humanitarian assistance
0 4/26
2010
Default Air Force Logo Are you bringing your wingman down?
Never underestimate the power of your example. A recent article in Wired Magazine titled "The Buddy System: How Medical Data Revealed Secret to Health and Happiness" detailed a famous research study that took place in Farmington, Mass. The initial purpose of the 1948 study was to determine what factors were most likely to lead to heart disease. As
0 4/13
2010
Goodfellow AFB pipeline dormitories.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. John Barton) Is Goodfellow getting a facelift?
Goodfellow facelift? You might think so given all the heavy construction equipment around the base. Seriously, we have been burning the candle at both ends to take advantage of the record funding levels that we have enjoyed over the last two years. Let me take a few minutes to tell you about the most visible projects right now and explain why we
0 4/06
2010
Default Air Force Logo Civilians Doing Base Security: Who Are They?
Who are those civilians standing at our gates and driving our Security Forces patrol cars? Prior to 9/11 we solely used military Security Forces to guard our installation. However, due to an overwhelming deployment tempo, the Air Force needed to augment the Security Forces defending home station bases. For a couple of years, the Army provided entry
0 3/30
2010
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