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Default Air Force Logo Safety is paramount
The Air Force spends thousands upon thousands of hours training and developing Airmen leaders. The initial phase takes place in Basic Military Training or our commissioning sources, and closes out with the final phase upon separation or retirement. The number one principle the Air Force requires of each and every Airman is accountability. This
0 12/15
2010
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Members of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-435 received more than 30 packages from Goodfellow Air Force Base and the San Angelo community as part of the Christmas For Our Troops Program which helps make the holiday season while deployed a little more enjoyable.  (Courtesy photo) Christmas cheer arrives in Afghanistan
On behalf of the men and women assigned to Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-435, we salute every man, woman and child who participated in the Christmas For Our Troops Program, and a special thanks to the committee members for their continued support of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. Since the beginning of December, I've received a
0 12/13
2010
Poncho Villa, 1916.  (Courtesy of Wikipedia) Lessons from History
In November of 1910, a Mexican Revolution began with little mention in the American press. By February of 1911, arms were being illegally smuggled to Mexico from the United States, and the American government did little to halt their flow to the revolutionaries. By April, the Mexican Revolution had spread to 18 states in Mexico, including Morelos
0 12/07
2010
Default Air Force Logo Happy Wiki-Holiday
Happy Holidays! I hear it again and again this time of year. Everyone wants me to have "happy holidays." People often throw out a "Merry Christmas" or occasionally a "Happy Hanukah." I even had someone toss me a "Blessed Boxing Day" one year. I had to look that one up, and oddly enough it has nothing to do with Rocky Balboa.This year, I vowed not
0 12/07
2010
Default Air Force Logo Manage stress this holiday season and avoid legal pitfalls
The holidays are upon us. Advertisements urge us to flock to the stores and spend, spend, spend. Charitable organizations ramp up their requests for donations to support the less fortunate. Many messages suggest that we're supposed to spend all of our waking hours with friends and family, while others tell us that we're also supposed to spend lots
0 12/01
2010
Default Air Force Logo 2nd AF Commander sends Thanksgiving message
Thanksgiving - one of my favorite holidays of the year. It's a time to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in this great country and be members of the world's greatest Air Force. Thanksgiving also kick-starts the holiday season when we gather with our friends and families, near and far, to celebrate. In fact, from now until New Year's Day there
0 11/19
2010
Default Air Force Logo Attitude and initiative: the hallmark of our core values
In yet another era of force shaping, we are faced with the fact that not everyone who joins the Air Force can stay. But not everyone who misses the mark in technical training school should be shown the door. Who do we keep? Just last week, I was reading Malcolm Gladwell's book, "Outliers: The Story of Success." In particular, I was intrigued at his
0 11/19
2010
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- As you enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends, remember to keep food safety in mind and practice personal risk management. (Courtesy graphic) The Pilgrim Perspective
The Pilgrims landed in the New World in the winter of 1621. We celebrate their arrival in our history classes and their survival at our Thanksgiving tables every year, but how often do we consider their struggle to survive and their faith that saw them through? Of the 109 Pilgrims hat landed that day, almost half were dead before the next fall. In
0 11/09
2010
Default Air Force Logo Commissary offers warm food solutions for cooler weather
A curious phenomenon occurs in commissaries everywhere this time of year. In order to be prepared for it, our meat and grocery managers have learned to pay close attention to the weather forecast because the first cold snap of the season brings hordes of commissary shoppers in search of soup and chili fixin's. And why not, a bowl of well-seasoned
0 11/02
2010
Default Air Force Logo Planning in advance: Are You Ready?
Two of the times that I have deployed, I was given less than a week's notice to get on a plane and head across the ocean to the desert. You need to make sure you're ready and your affairs are in order because you never know when the call will come. Deployments have become a frequent part of Air Force life over the last 10 years and most Airmen know
0 11/02
2010
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