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Airman Jacobson was deployed to a forward-deployed location supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and was killed in the line of duty Sept. 28, 2005. (U.S. Air Force photo) Remembering: A1C Elizabeth N. Jacobson
September marks the 4th anniversary of the loss of a great American, Airman, and Defender. On Sept. 28, 2005, 21 year old Airman First Class Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson paid the ultimate sacrifice, becoming the first Security Forces Airman and first female Airman to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Airman Jacobson was a well known and loved member of
0 9/11
2009
Default Air Force Logo It’s Been a Busy Year
At this time last year, I wrote an article outlining the big projects and initiatives the 17th Civil Engineer Squadron would be working on through FY09. I highlighted the chapel, the design of the new Joint Intel Technical Training Facility, and the design of a new 100-room pipeline student dorm as a few of the largest projects. I am happy to
0 9/03
2009
Default Air Force Logo Mission Supports Freedom
Forty two days ago I became a member of Team Goodfellow. In that time, it became abundantly clear that every member of this base enthusiastically supports an extremely important and vital joint-training mission, preparing our warriors for today's fight by providing initial and advanced training to Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in
0 7/30
2009
Default Air Force Logo Service and Sacrifice
Service and sacrifice are terms all of us in the military are familiar with; however I did not fully understand their true meaning until recently. After all, the words "service" and "sacrifice" carry a heavy discount because they are often overused by American journalists and politicians. The dictionary definition of service is an act of helpful
0 7/24
2009
Default Air Force Logo Self Defense is Common Sense
When it comes to your health, the best defense is common sense. I do not mean self defense in terms of martial arts or weapons. I mean keeping our bodies and immune systems healthy to ward off viral and bacterial invasions. In short, keeping yourself well. We live in a somewhat germ-phobic society where people carry hand sanitizer and some folks
0 7/17
2009
Default Air Force Logo Lorenz on Leadership - It's all about service
A few weeks ago, Staff Sgt. Sarah Price worked diligently as a radar approach control (RAPCON) controller within the 71st Operations Group at Vance Air Force Base, Okla. If anyone had asked her what she did, her response would have been simple and quick, "I control aircraft." ...CLICK TO READ ENTIRE COMMENTARY
0 7/16
2009
Default Air Force Logo Gomer's shadow
I recently had the privilege of attending my first Army Ball. It was a class event all the way around with an inspirational presentation of Soldiers dressed in period uniforms from the major conflicts the Army has fought in since its formation in 1775. The highlight of the evening for me though was listening to the speaker, Command Sergeant Major
0 7/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo Meaning of family
What does the word family mean to you? Every one of us has our own definition of what constitutes a family and with the definition comes a different meaning or understanding of what our family make up should look like. If you said your spouse, children, mother, father, brother, sister or grandparents, then I would say that you are correct but at
0 7/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo Happy Independence Day
As this Fourth of July weekend approaches, I look forward to celebrating this Independence Day with the proud citizens of San Angelo and the men and women of Team Goodfellow. As we prepare for backyard gatherings and the big fireworks show, let's not forget to take the time to reflect on why we have the honor of celebrating such an important
0 7/02
2009
Default Air Force Logo Lorenz on Leadership - The Art of Objective Decision-Making
Making decisions is something we all do each and every day. Most decisions are made without much thought, almost unconsciously and, in many cases, automatically. Others, however, are decisions that involve time and thought, and can impact more than just ourselves. These are the decisions where the process is an art - it defines who we are as
0 7/02
2009
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