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Default Air Force Logo The right thing to do
Last week, while I was a spectator at an informal discussion between a senior officer and several of our young students, one particular student inspired me. These students had been selected from among their peers for excellent performance and this discussion was part of the recognition custom. It was my turn as a commander to participate in their
0 12/12
2008
Default Air Force Logo Remembering "A day that will live in infamy"
The surprise dawn attack by the Japanese Imperial Navy on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, brought disaster on the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack resulted in the sinking of 18 major fighting ships, including four out of eight battleships; 188 aircraft destroyed and 2,403 U.S. personnel killed. The Japanese suffered minimal
0 12/05
2008
Default Air Force Logo Remembering our past
In my article this time last year, in commemoration of the ". . . date which will live in infamy," I wrote a piece that highlighted the challenges and shortcomings of U.S. intelligence leading up to the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The dawn attack by the Japanese Imperial Navy on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, brought disaster on the United
0 12/05
2008
Default Air Force Logo Happy Thanksgiving!
Team Second Air ForceThanksgiving is the time of year when we gather with our friends and families to pause and appreciate all we have to be thankful for in this great country of ours. The many blessings we enjoy come with a great responsibility the men and women of the Second Air Force are glad to carry. Your desire to serve as freedom's champions
0 11/26
2008
Default Air Force Logo What I’m thankful for
As the weather gets colder and we approach the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow, I can't help but think of those things for which I am thankful. To start with, I'm thankful for the opportunity to command some of the best Airmen in the Air Force here at Goodfellow Air Force Base. I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with Soldiers, Sailors, Marines
0 11/26
2008
Default Air Force Logo The night I was nearly killed by a kamikaze deer
It was a dark and stormy night. The dense trees on either side of the unlit road whooshed past, the occasional fifty-five speed limit and mileage sign illuminated by my high-beams. A lonely and slightly eerie feeling pressed against my car, as if carried by the wind and rain. As I hurtled on, I noticed what appeared to be some movement in the brush
0 11/20
2008
Default Air Force Logo True grit
I'm a big movie buff and I grew up watching movies such as True Grit, McClintock, The Quiet Man and The Green Berets with my father, so needless to say I'm a big John Wayne fan. Though he won an Oscar for his role in True Grit, it's not the storyline of that movie that's always intrigued me, but more so that movie's title and how I've always
0 11/13
2008
Default Air Force Logo Semper Fidelis
During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps. A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. The resolution
0 11/06
2008
Default Air Force Logo Transforming for the Future
17th Training Group Detachment 1 is in the beginning stages of transformation and at the center of providing support to Airmen across Fort Huachuca, now more than ever. Until recently, the detachment's primary mission was to support students and instructors from the Morse Intercept Course, Foreign Instrumentation Intelligence Course, and the
0 10/24
2008
Default Air Force Logo Investing in people
In today's military, people are our most valuable resource. As anyone can plainly see, we are surrounded by highly trained, well educated and extremely dedicated people. Without their collective efforts, the mission wouldn't be accomplished and success would be unreachable. One of the most rewarding things a person can do is to help another reach
0 10/16
2008
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