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(U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines) Is it worth it?
As a 20 year officer and three time commander, I have had my share of highs and lows during my career.  The high of announcing annual award results and the low of performing court martial charges.  The high of seeing my unit ace an inspection and the low of having a co-worker diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor.  The high of competing with the Air
0 7/09
2018
(Courtesy photo) Sign, sign everywhere a sign
There was a song in 1971 by the Five Man Electrical Band that went, “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind. Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?”The lyrics are quite relevant to the picture above.  What exactly is one supposed to do? What area does this cover? Do I jog or stay out? What message is
0 6/27
2018
(Courtesy photo) Kwa sababu naweza because I can
Everyone has a personal mantra that speaks to the values in which they strive to live their lives by.Oscar Wilde’s mantra was, “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.”Eleanor Roosevelt’s was, “Do one thing every day that scares you.”Ellen Degeneres said, “Accept who you are. Unless you are a mass murderer.”So what will your mantra be?I encourage you
0 6/27
2018
In five seconds. In five seconds
What can you do in five seconds?  In five seconds, the average person blinks once.  Every five seconds, 500,000 chemical reactions have taken place in every single cell of your body.  Every five seconds, 17 million emails are sent worldwide. Every five seconds, about 21 babies are born in the world. Five seconds mattered on June 9, 1990, to Officer
0 6/27
2018
2nd Lt. Wyatt Edward Thomas with his father and grandfather. (Courtesy photo by Jefferson Thomas) Profession of Arms: A Family Business
“Why do you want to join the military?” I sat and contemplated this question as I began to write my essay for an Air Force ROTC scholarship. A host of reasons flew through my head; patriotism, commitment, service before self.  While all true, none of these really stuck as the singular reason I was joining. After much reflection, I was able to put
0 6/19
2018
Soldiers from USARPAC Headquarters Support Company dress in historically accurate uniforms from various periods of Army history for the “Legacy of Honor” concert, a free two-night sunset musical performance held at Fort DeRussy during Pacific Theater Army Week, held in celebration of the U.S. Army’s 239th birthday. The birth of an army
On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress formally established an American Continental Army.  Their order authorized the establishment of ten light infantry companies of 80 soldiers each.  These companies formed the 1st Continental Regiment and augmented the roughly 27,000 citizen soldiers serving with state militias during the American
0 6/13
2018
Team Whiteman hosted Motorcycle Safety Day May 21, 2018. This year’s events included motorcycle inspections, practice courses, and special guests Johnny Dare and Bob Edwards from 98.9 The Rock Cool rider, cool ride
Nothing looks better than seeing someone ride by on their motorcycle. For myself, I ride any chance I get. Growing up in California was the perfect weather for riding year-round. Not too hot, not too cold. In Texas however, I now have to keep the weather in mind when I go out to ride. With the weather heating up to around 102 degrees on average,
0 6/11
2018
After 87 training days graduates of the Defense Information School receive a certificate acknowledging they have completed their initial training in the public affairs career field. (Courtesy photo) Continuing the journey, finishing training
I had done it. I had doubted I could for a minute, but I had graduated U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training. I could feel the weight of my Airman’s coin in my pocket as proof. These were the thoughts running through my mind as I sat outside of the building that I had been staying in for the last week of training. The large group of trainees
0 6/05
2018
Courtesy photo I shot an arrow into the air
“I shot an arrow into the air, it fell to earth, I knew not where,” from “The Arrow and the Song” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Honestly, what in tarnation does this have to do with safety? Hazards and hazard inspections. They’re required to be conducted at a minimum of once per month and documented by supervisors. Additionally, each and every one
0 5/31
2018
17th Communications Squadron Reflection
How and why do you serve? By taking a look and reflecting on two topics, you might be able to find your answers. I’ll quickly cover the attitudes we decide to carry and how to find your sense of purpose.We all enjoy being around people with positive attitudes versus someone with a negative attitude. So why do people decide to have a negative
0 5/16
2018
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