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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
This year’s theme, “I am Air Force Energy,” puts personnel at the center of the campaign. The goal is to inspire the total force to make a commitment to a continual change in organizational and personal energy use and help Airmen realize they can make a difference in overall Air Force energy efforts. The Air Force's Quiet Energy Revolution
Modern catch phrases  like 'energy security' and 'energy independence' have had a renewed urgency  in recent years as Americans felt  the pinch of high oil prices and considered the benefits and risks of the domestic boom in natural gas and oil production.But here at the Air Force, energy's role in national security has always been top of mind,
0 10/31
2014
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Tech. Sgt. Desmond S. Williams, 17th Civil Engineer Squadron programs flight NCO in charge, hands out energy awareness flyers at the North gate Oct. 14. October is Energy Action Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane) Energy awareness is for everyone
Have you thought about how you can help save energy? October is Energy Action Month, a good time to not only start thinking about it, but to do it as well.Sometimes it's as simple as turning off the light when you leave a room and other times it's more complicated such as sharing a fridge in the office. But don't let the complications stop you from
0 10/21
2014
Hispanic Heritage Month (courtesy graphic) Hispanic Heritage Month: A legacy of history
America is great for a vast number of reasons and although we can point out many reasons why our country so remarkable, I say we owe our success largely to our diverse backgrounds and culture within our nation.This history of diversity has cast adaptability within our nation while forging the strength our country bears today.The Defense Department,
0 10/02
2014
Default Air Force Logo Eliminating stigma: A leadership responsibility
As a child, a close relative of mine committed suicide. In those days, mental health was only discussed in hushed tones and little support was available. I was shaped by this experience and in my military career, I have tried to create an environment where people feel comfortable discussing their problems and supported in their efforts to seek
0 9/04
2014
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Social media opens doors for meeting new people. However, are the people you meet who they say they are? The internet allows predators to use deception to take advantage of their victims. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/ Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer) Online traps for kids: who's really on the other end?
As parents, we're constantly reminding our children of "stranger danger" in public venues, and now with the technology boom, we often hear the term "internet safety." However, are we really as careful with our children on the internet as we are at the local community center or an amusement park? Nowadays, children are getting their first cell
0 8/05
2014
Default Air Force Logo Starting anew, again
Will we live on or off base? Will we rent or buy? Do we want a townhouse or a single family home? Which neighborhoods are the best to live, close to shopping and good schools? Speaking of, which schools are recommended? What is the weather like at our new station? What will we do on the weekends for fun? What is near the base for visiting or
0 7/29
2014
During the 2014 Critical Days of Summer it is important to understand the potential hazards while going to the beach. Swimmers should remain vigilant of tides and currents, as well as changing flag conditions before entering the water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Laura Valentine/Released) Critical Days of Summer Week 9: Remember to practice water safety
Are you looking forward to swimming this summer? Are you ready to swim? Preparation is important for all sports activities.One of the best ways to prepare for water safety is to learn how to swim. Learning how to swim can involve little to no equipment unless you're building a pool in your backyard! What can be an expense is learning to swim,
0 7/14
2014
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas--According to research, humans report a wide range of neurobiological rewards following moderate and intense aerobic activity, also referred to as the “runner’s high”, which can encourage habitual aerobic exercise. (U.S. Air Force Illustration/ Senior Airman Michael Smith) Chasing the high
I hear it all the time "I hate running." To be honest, I didn't like it too much either until five years ago when it was taken away from me. My only goals back then were to run track for Clemson University and make it to the Olympics; it consumed me. I pushed myself to train six days a week even through shin splints. Then, before I knew it, I had
0 6/10
2014
Default Air Force Logo Through Airmen's Eyes -- Language Enabled Airman Builds Partnerships with Kazakh Military
Kazakhstan. Until operations kicked off in Afghanistan in 2001, this country wasn't at the top of the locations of strategic importance to the United States. Since that time, Kazakhstan has steadily grown in regional importance and as an international security player. They have evolved as a nation and have matured as a military. As a participant in
0 4/18
2014
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