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GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Col. Kimberlee Joos, 17th Training Wing Commander, signs the 2013 Joint Proclamation Letter for Domestic Violence Awareness month Oct. 2. The letter proclaims October to be Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention month at Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Erica Rodriguez Family Advocacy Program promotes domestic violence awareness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. It is estimated one in every four women are victims of domestic violence, which includes emotional abuse and neglect. Domestic violence can affect all groups of people regardless of gender, age, race or sexual orientation. The military community's greatest strengths in preventing domestic violence are
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2013
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Army Command Sgt. Maj. Dan McCraw, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, renders a salute to prisoners of war and those missing in action during the POW/MIA ceremony, Sept. 18, 2009. Base personnel stood a 24-hour vigil honoring POWs and MIAs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane) Remembering our fallen service members
Many of us have seen the vacant Prisoner of War and Missing in Action table set for one at dining facilities or at banquets. We've seen the white tablecloth, the single red rose, the yellow ribbon, lemon slice, sprinkled salt, inverted glass, empty chair and burning candle. But how many of us know what this traditional table and each of these items
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Professional relationships, unprofessional relationships and why they matter
Retired Navy Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper, Naval Data Automation Command Assistant to the Commander, once said: "You manage things, you lead people."The joint force is made up of various systems and people, and as leaders in the armed forces, we're charged to make the best use of the resources allotted to us. A relationship is a neutral tool which
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Being a Good Wingman
We've heard talk about being a good wingman and how it relates to safety, time and time again.Is it valid? The answer may depend upon your perspective; perspective in this case, meaning whether or not you've experienced the death or injury of a family member, friend or co-worker due to a safety mishap. If you've never been through the horror of
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2013
Default Air Force Logo On that road again…
Taking a trip can take a lot of forethought and preparation. How many miles is the final destination? How many stops are you going to make? Is it an overnight trip? Snacks or food stops? Are there restaurants in the area where you plan on stopping? Are you hitting a major city in the early morning or later afternoon? How far can your gas last in
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2013
Sexual Assault Prevention Chart If it isn't you, it's the person next to you
"Hey sexy... you single?"I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about 5 foot 8 inches tall, dark hair and eyes. Over the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times.It wasn't just me he had an eye for; it was a handful of my new girlfriends as well. We laughed it off. All of us
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Respect for one another is what you have sworn to protect
As members of the Unites States Air Force, we have received hours of education on the effects of sexual assault in the workplace. Our Air Force has committed itself to eliminating sexual assault among our Airmen, and many of us would never cross that line of making our wingman feel uncomfortable, threatened or violated.When thinking about the
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Holocaust: heeding the warning signs
Soviet troops entered the abandoned Nazi complex of Auschwitz-Birkenau Jan. 27, 1945. Survivors capable of being used in work camps were long gone, having been taken on a death march deep into Germany. Children and emaciated individuals too frail to be of use to the German war machine were all that remained, starving amongst the corpses and
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2013
National Women’s History Month is celebrated each year during the month of
March. Each year employs a unifying theme and recognizes national honorees whose work and lives testify to that theme. For 2013, the theme is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”
Women Inventors; Helping the Mission
This year's Women's History Month theme is "Women inspiring innovation through imagination: celebrating women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics." From the invention of Kevlar to pioneering in computer systems, the minds of women have helped revolutionize the world, taking ingenuity to new levels. Our society today would not be the
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2013
Default Air Force Logo The leadership journey
We encounter at least one leader daily; in the work place, family and in our social lives. From our parental figures during childhood, to our teachers, co-workers and television idols, leadership exists powerfully in our lives. Everyone has their own leadership style, whether it be personal, interpersonal or of the masses.Leadership can merely be
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