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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month  (U.S. Air Force graphic by Naoko Shimoji) Domestic Violence is a community issue
I had been traveling and visiting counties all day dropping off brochures, hanging posters, meeting with counselors and law enforcement. I didn't return to San Angelo until later that evening and was ready to go home. I thought I'd just stop by my office at the shelter to drop off my belongings and then head home. I had rushed into my office and
0 10/18
2010
A Military Training Leader, from the 316th Training Squadron Goodfellow AFB, TX, keeps an eye on a formation of Airman as they march to class June 6. MTL’s ensure that the lessons learned in Basic Military Training are reinforce as each new Airman progresses through their technical training and leave for their first assignment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Randy Mallard) Core values: a part of everyday life
From the day we took the oath of enlistment into the Air Force, the core values became a way of life for every Airmen - Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do. No matter what our job is or where we come from, the core values are very much a part of our everyday life and what we live by. As Military Training Leaders, we are
0 10/13
2010
Default Air Force Logo Teamwork: The Key to Success
As the 17th Training Group prepares for the upcoming 2nd Air Force standardization and evaluation inspection, we are in a full court press preparing to show the inspectors how proud we are of accomplishing our training mission. Since our last inspection in Spring 2009, we have committed ourselves to maintaining "excellence" in all of our programs.
0 10/12
2010
Information Dominance Corps
(Courtesy graphic) The Information Dominance Corps
In October 2009, the Chief of Naval Operations established the Information Dominance Corps. Its purpose, in the CNO's words, was, "to develop and deliver dominant information capabilities in support of U.S. Navy, Joint and national warfighting requirements."The U.S. Navy Information Dominance Corps was created to more effectively and
0 10/04
2010
Default Air Force Logo Curb Your Enthusiasm?
Welcome to Goodfellow! You look around and see a mass of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines who look like you. Everyone is trying to figure this place out...figure out what it takes to get by, figure out the new routine, figure out who to watch and who to avoid, and too often figure out how to lay low and go unnoticed. So, what should you do?
0 9/27
2010
Default Air Force Logo When September ends
If you have anything to do with financial resources in the federal government, September is a long month. It might only be 30 days long, but it feels like an entire year. The reason for this is simple: on the last day of September, every last penny of the budget must be spent. If not, you can expect to see that much less money in next year's
0 9/22
2010
Default Air Force Logo Is your T-shirt square?
Remembering back when I entered basic training, I recall my first "encounter" with my training instructor, Sergeant Mehlhoff. He was 6 feet 8 inches of pure terror. During our first inspection, I was standing tall in front of my locker as he approached me, leaned forward with his nose about half an inch away from mine and at the top of his lungs
0 9/14
2010
Default Air Force Logo Own your piece of the Air Force today
Having years of mentorship experience as an Air Force Civil Engineer, I've heard many philosophies on how to become a better Airman and leader. Each philosophy held its own unique keys to success, however, one in particular hit home with me - ownership. Fourteen years ago, as a new "butter-bar" lieutenant, I was humbled by the complexity and
0 9/02
2010
Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson, 21, was providing convoy security Sept. 28 near Camp Bucca, Iraq, when the vehicle she was riding in was hit by an improvised explosive device. (Courtesy photo)
Remembering: A1C Elizabeth N. Jacobson
September marks the fifth anniversary of the loss of a great American, Airman and defender. On Sept. 28, 2005, 21-year-old Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson paid the ultimate sacrifice, becoming the first Security Forces Airman and first female Airman to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Airman Jacobson was a well known and loved member of
0 8/30
2010
During the National Boy Scout Jamboree, July 26-Aug. 4, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., 17th Training Wing Safety chief, Mr. Samuel Spooner, was part of the Joint Task Force team charged with maintaining a safe and secure environment for more than 45,000 participants. The JTF team was comprised of eight servicemembers and three Department of Defense civilians from each branch of service. (Courtesy photo) Safety chief joins Joint Task Force at National Boy Scout Jamboree
I recently returned from the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., July 26-Aug. 4, honoring the 100th Anniversary of Scouting where I was a member of a Joint Task Force team responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for more than 45,000 participants.The team consisted of eight servicemembers and three Department of
0 8/17
2010
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