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Default Air Force Logo My treasure box
"Hey, Mom, do you have a big box?" my son, Michael, asked the other day. You should know that he collects stuff, and builds things out of boxes, then keeps most of it under his bed. I became noticeably suspicious at this request, mostly because the area under his bed is full at the moment. So, I stalled, using the usual tactics. "Mike, I'm sorry, I
0 7/18
2008
Default Air Force Logo A personal touch
We live in the Information Age. Technology has exploded during my generation's lifetime. We have come a long way since I was a child and spoke to my grandmother through a telephone connected to the wall with cords. I remember my mother rolling a dishwasher across the kitchen to connect it to the sink with hoses in order to use it - innovation! It
0 7/11
2008
Default Air Force Logo Be proud!
Not to start a positive article with an apology, but I really don't have an in-depth knowledge of every Air Force Specialty Code we train here at Goodfellow. Whereas your own squadron commander may be able to relate each technical detail to the outcome you produce, I can speak intelligently from the experience of an outsider to every AFSC other
0 7/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo Debunking the myth of “Doing more with less”
It has been nearly seven years since the United States became involved in a global war against radical Islamists who seek to do enormous harm to our nation. Even before the Global War on Terrorism began, the Air Force was engaged in near-continuous contingency operations in Iraq and the Balkans for 11 years. It's alarming to note that, during this
0 6/27
2008
Default Air Force Logo Intelligence crucial to winning Global War on Terrorism
On June 6, 1944, Allied leaders executed Operation Overlord, the massive Allied amphibious assault launched from the United Kingdom across the English Channel onto the beaches of Normandy, France. The landing at Normandy was the most daring and decisive operation of the war. The first wave of seven Allied divisions faced fifty-nine well-armed and
0 6/17
2008
Default Air Force Logo Happy 233rd Birthday to the United States Army
This month we celebrate the 233rd Birthday of the United States Army. Since the very birth of the Republic, our Constitution, our people, and our land have been supported and defended by an unbroken line of U.S. Army Soldiers -- proud young men and women who have answered the call to duty for generations. It is the Soldiers who make the Army what
0 6/09
2008
Default Air Force Logo Building a new team
In June, the Air Force's largest squadron will be cloned. Well, sort of. Currently, the 17th Training Wing's 311th Training Squadron, a geographically-separated unit based at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., has nearly 1,600 personnel making it larger than most Air Force groups and some wings. It peaked at more than 1,800 personnel about 18 months
0 5/30
2008
Default Air Force Logo Sharing the burden
One of the clichés I invariably read during my morning review of the Early Bird--the Pentagon's daily compendium of military-related newspaper articles--is how the American people aren't "sharing the burden" of the Global War on Terrorism with the United States Armed Forces. The articles pontificate about how tax cuts and yellow ribbon magnets on
0 5/29
2008
Default Air Force Logo A pinewood derby lesson
It all started innocently enough. My eight-year-old son Liam was invited to a Cub Scout meeting by one of his friends. I was TDY the night of the meeting (off on another adventure to lovely Goodfellow Air Force Base). When I returned my son was excited and told me he had great news...we'd be competing in the Pinewood Derby in two weeks! He showed
0 5/18
2008
Chief Master Sgt. Paul Moreau, 17th Training Wing command chief master sergeant, talks to members of the 315th Training Squadron moments prior to end of the duty-day Nov. 11, 2007. Chief Moreau has been selected to serve as the new command chief for 2nd Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gina O’Bryan) A chief, a wingman
Within a matter of a few days, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Moreau, 17th Training Wing command chief master sergeant, will leave Texas in order to begin his duties as the new top enlisted-servicemember for the 2nd Air Force. Although Chief Moreau will soon be relocating to Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Goodfellow Air Force Base will not be left
0 5/18
2008
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