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(U.S. Air Force photo illustration) Excellence: the endless pursuit
Before joining the Air Force, it's safe to say I had thought fairly highly of myself. I was in what I considered pretty good physical shape, I was socially active and felt I was at very least above average intellect.I had come from a small town and done pretty well in high school without really putting in much effort. My first couple years of
0 6/11
2015
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Before riding, be sure to check the T-CLOCK: tires and wheels, controls, lights, oil, chassis and kickstand. (U.S. Air Force graphic illustration by Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer/Released) Keep your head on a swivel
I started riding motorcycles when I was 15. Starting on dirt bikes, working to an old Suzuki and on to my current bike, a red Victory Vegas. I've ridden everywhere from Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, the Bahamas on to most recently, Texas. I've noticed one common problem with all these places. I hate modern cars and trucks.Before you start calling
0 5/19
2015
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Before riding, be sure to check the T-CLOCK: tires and wheels, controls, lights, oil, chassis and kickstand. (U.S. Air Force graphic illustration by Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer/Released) Keep your head on a swivel
I started riding motorcycles when I was 15. Starting on dirt bikes, working to an old Suzuki and on to my current bike, a red Victory Vegas. I've ridden everywhere from Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, the Bahamas on to most recently, Texas. I've noticed one common problem with all these places. I hate modern cars and trucks.Before you start calling
0 5/19
2015
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Before riding, be sure to check the T-CLOCK: tires and wheels, controls, lights, oil, chassis and kickstand. (U.S. Air Force graphic illustration by Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer/Released) It is warming up, what should you do?
It is a nice spring day and the bike has been sitting for a while. You want to go for a ride, but what should you do? You should inspect your bike prior to going out and riding it. If you feel uncomfortable doing this, take your bike to a qualified mechanic to have it inspected for safety. Remember, you only have two wheels, unless you have a
0 5/12
2015
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Before riding, be sure to check the T-CLOCK: tires and wheels, controls, lights, oil, chassis and kickstand. (U.S. Air Force graphic illustration by Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer/Released) It is warming up, what should you do?
It is a nice spring day and the bike has been sitting for a while. You want to go for a ride, but what should you do? You should inspect your bike prior to going out and riding it. If you feel uncomfortable doing this, take your bike to a qualified mechanic to have it inspected for safety. Remember, you only have two wheels, unless you have a
0 5/12
2015
Approximately 10 members from the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron placed teal Sexual Assault Prevention and Response awareness ribbons on light posts at Joint Base Charleston Air Base's front and back gates March 31, 2015. The 628th Air Base Wing declared the month of April 2015 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month for Team Charleston. The teal ribbons symbolize the start of SAAM.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Reel) Sexual assault prevention: moving beyond awareness
 Every April since 2001, the nation has focused its attention on sexual assault awareness and the impact this crime has on those who have experienced it. This year, the Department of Defense deliberately renamed the annual effort Sexual Assault Awareness and PREVENTION Month. I want to take this opportunity to share with you how the Air Force is
0 4/06
2015
Just as you would lock the front door of your home or secure your wallet, social media users should aim to lockup and secure their online personal information and do regular checkups of their social thumbprint. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines) What’s your social thumbprint?
Social media has allowed us to network and reach across the barriers of time and space to share our story, build partnerships and connect with people from around the world we may never have had the chance to. But, where do we draw the line? When does information sharing become too much of a good thing?
0 4/02
2015
(U.S. Air Force illustration/ Tech. Sgt. Austin Knox) The fast times of social media
This commentary is part of a Comprehensive Airman Fitness development series.It's become a bit of a cliché to point out that times are more different than ever, but it rings true: with the advancement of the Internet, and the creation of social media, we really do live in an unprecedented time of connectivity and sharing.In seconds we can connect
0 2/26
2015
Default Air Force Logo Asking for help is sign of strength not weakness
Growing up I was a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He was the world heavyweight boxing champion and unashamedly referred to himself as "The Greatest." I vividly remember a reporter asking Ali, "When did you know that you were 'The Greatest?'" Before Ali could answer, the reporter offered, "Perhaps it was when you knocked out George Foreman in 1974?"Ali
0 12/03
2014
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - Airmen Committed to Excellence gives junior enlisted Airmen a chance to excel their careers and opportunities to lead their peers. (U.S. Air Force graphic/ Senior Airman Joshua Edwards) Joining others to advance yourself
The leadership on base constantly remind junior enlisted to be a part of the Airmen Committed to Excellence, because they know the various ways it can help us.However, it's those same junior enlisted giving numerous reasons why not to go. Oftentimes, I hear that it's just a waste of time, but it's from the Airmen who've never given it a shot. I'll
0 11/06
2014
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