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Default Air Force Logo Customs and courtesies set the stage for success
In first grade, I met the cutest, smartest girl in the world. Later that evening at dinner, I had to mention how wonderful she was to my Dad and I asked him how I could find out if she liked me. He told me it was a "custom" for a young man to give a girl something special to show her that he was interested in her. After dinner that evening, I went
0 3/21
2011
Default Air Force Logo Lookout! Snakes are out
If you don't think a rattlesnake bite is serious or even deadly, think again. A friend's wife told me that her husband had been bitten by a rattlesnake. My friend is a hunting dog trainer and during a field trial, a fellow trainer told him that there was a snake in the area. The other trainer had marked the snake's location by placing a hat in the
0 3/11
2011
Default Air Force Logo The next big thing
It's the greatest weight loss product since ephedra, the best device since the iPhone, the newest revolutionary gas saver, the best home gym ever produced or the fastest production car in the last 30 years; media and advertisement abound with "the next big thing." It's all very much how western society views the environment. In a way, it's what has
0 3/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo Service to the community
I arrived at Angelo Catholic School one blustery morning where I was treated to the sight of small children clutching brightly decorated boards and precious objects, and hurriedly leading their parents to the school doors. Entering the nearly filled gymnasium, I saw groups of youngsters busily assembling their labors of love and learning. Something
0 3/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo Born with integrity?
It probably seems like you've heard about it a thousand times...integrity, or "doing the right thing when no one is looking." You already know that it's part of your core values, but take a quick moment to actually reflect on what integrity means to you. Many servicemembers as you'll read below, have served honorably and contributed much to our
0 3/01
2011
Default Air Force Logo Conquering challenges in service
I am an American Airman, I am a mother and I am wife to an Airman. Our mission is to Fly, Fight and Win, but life as a military spouse can be challenging at times - extended work days, working weekends and holidays and of course deployments. Any of these can occur with no notice, and as the spouse you have to adapt and overcome. Well, what if your
0 2/23
2011
Default Air Force Logo "Mission ready is inspection ready"
Our next Unit Compliance Inspection will soon be here. Scheduled for Nov. 14-21, this inspection will bring more than 100 inspectors to our home. They will take a long, hard look at our programs and our operations. Remember to stay mission focused because, "Mission ready is inspection ready."We have had several inspections during 2010, and plan to
0 2/22
2011
Default Air Force Logo Why resilience is important for all airmen
As Air Force members, we know all about the ever-changing demands associated with military service. Airmen today are under great stress to deliver more in less time with fewer resources. The Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA) states "all Airmen are at increased risk for exposure to potentially traumatic events and Post Traumatic Stress
0 2/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo Why Did You Stay?
We often times are asked why did you join the service. We know the top several reasons that are most often cited, but how many times are you asked why did you stay in the service? Are they the same reasons you joined: pay, benefits, retirement, health care, patriotism, etc. I believe if you asked a variety of mid-career service members, most will
0 2/01
2011
Default Air Force Logo SAFETY: The little things can save lives
I remember Jan. 28, 1986, vividly. That's the day when the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight. We were sitting in a classroom on the West Coast of Florida getting ready to watch the space shuttle launch on TV. Watching TV while at school is a real treat when you're a fifth-grader. To see something as cool as a flying
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2011
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