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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
Default Air Force Logo Fit to Fight - are you ready?
On your mark. Get set. Go! These are the words we hear during the fitness test. Are you ready to take the test? Are you physically prepared for the rigors of combat?As warriors we should all be in the best shape because we can be called on to deploy at a moment's notice. Down range isn't the time to realize that you're not ready. Look at the words
0 8/17
2010
Default Air Force Logo Building an Air Corps - importance of education
Building an operation from the ground up is a tough challenge. Making it even more complicated are the different cultures, inexperienced soldiers, language barriers, unproductive practices, manning shortages, aging equipment and facilities; as the list goes on and on, so does the complexity of the challenge. Regardless of these challenges, our Air
0 8/10
2010
Default Air Force Logo The possibilities are endless
Orville Wright once said, "No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris." Similarly, a statement published in the Scientific American Magazine in 1910 read, "Airplanes suffer from so many technical faults that it is only a matter of time before any reasonable man realizes that they are useless!" In 1911, Marshal Ferdinand Foch, who became
0 8/02
2010
Food pyramid disaster (U.S. Air Force graphic/James E. Luman) Avoid nutritional disasters while traveling
Traveling is one of the biggest nutrition barriers I hear about from clients - especially with active-duty military members are constantly on the go. While it's true that eating healthy while traveling offers unique challenges, it doesn't have to be a nutritional disaster. Some simple steps of planning and adjusting can lead to creating a healthier
0 8/02
2010
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