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Default Air Force Logo Without Support...Mission Abort
Part of the Mission Support Group's chant is without support ... mission abort. While that is certainly true across the group, the Logistics Readiness Squadron provides the wing with a vital portion of that support. As my tenure for command comes to a close, I reflect back on the pride and professionalism displayed by the 61 civilians and 7
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Default Air Force Logo Government-contractor interactions
Throughout the last several decades, Defense Department has become increasingly dependent upon contractors to provide support, assistance, infrastructure and innovation toward the mission of national defense. The infusion of contractors into the day-to-day realm of modern military operations has become so common place, the DoD considers them part
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Default Air Force Logo Love and gratitude
As the petals of the Valentine's Day flowers start to gently curl and the chocolate-induced sugar coma slowly begins to lift, we must remember to appreciate the support and sacrifices of our loved ones, past and present, not just for one day a year, but every day. Military and civilian members of the Defense Department are truly blessed to have an
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Default Air Force Logo Reflecting on command
This week marks number 20 of my 24 months of command here and I find myself not wanting to believe time has passed so quickly. I began command just like many of my peers, excited, nervous, anxious and ready to get started. So, now 20 months later I am asking myself what's next, while also taking some time to reflect on the months that have already
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Default Air Force Logo Competing Priorities
We all have competing priorities in our daily routine. Multitasking is not new, nor is the concept of do more with less, budget and manpower cuts or being told to just get it done. I believe Gen. Stephen Lorenz, the commander of the Air Education and Training Command, said it best at the AETC Squadron Commander's Course, "We can do anything, but we
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Default Air Force Logo Bringing back the ‘Victory Garden’
During WWII, the entire nation had to come together to achieve victory. Mandatory rationing was the norm to allow the government to ship needed supplies to troops in the field. One example of how this was accomplished was the "Victory Garden." Every family was encouraged to grow a garden for fresh vegetables so the government could make the most of
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Default Air Force Logo A lesson in driving safety
It was December of 2005 when I got into my first car accident. I was traveling down Carter Avenue in my hometown of Pawtucket in Rhode Island. Carter Avenue happened to be the very street I live on. Looking back now I suppose the old adage about most vehicle accidents occurring within one mile of a person's home was dead on accurate for my case. A
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Default Air Force Logo The Air Force Wife Handbook
At the beginning of my marriage to my husband, he gave me a little gift. It wasn't pearls or diamonds, it was a book - The Air Force Wife Handbook - A Complete Social Guide. I contemplated throwing it at him and seeing how I played college softball, I knew I had a good chance of knocking him out. However, after several attempts to reason with me, I
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Default Air Force Logo Winter driving: small things make a difference
On Jan 10 I, like everyone else reporting late to base, carefully made my through snow and slush to the base gate. As my ID card was being checked, the gate guard pointed out that my left rear tire was a little low. I thought to myself that since it was still 15 minutes before reporting time, I should stop by the base gas station for air on the
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Default Air Force Logo A Time of Change
In 1513 Niccolo Machiavelli wrote "There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." One constant for our military since 1775 is you can expect change.As our joint service students and instructors begin the year 2012, they
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