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Default Air Force Logo Short and to the point: the dangers of dextromethorphan
Let's talk dextromethorphan: good medication used to manage a cough, easily purchased from most retail stores. It comes from the chemical family that includes codeine and morphine. Dextromethorphan works by blocking the cough center in the brain, but does not act on other parts of the brain like its cousins, so don't expect a "morphine-like"
0 4/24
2007
Default Air Force Logo Peeling the onion layers: Air Force intelligence contributions in the Cold War
"WANTED: Pilots, Navigators, Electronic Warfare Specialists, Russian, Chinese and Korean Linguists. DUTIES: Acquire intelligence necessary to preservation of national security. JOB CONDITIONS: Long flights in close proximity to - or over - cold war enemy airspace; occasional confrontations by MiG fighters. REWARDS: Personal satisfaction, unsung
0 4/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo The Air Force company
The 185 people in the 17th Medical Group, and anyone who has worked with me in the last seven years, have heard this. My 19-year-old son might be embarrassed that I'm publishing this, but the account is worth repeating and it's something I can write credibly about because I am so convinced that these foundational principles are the right way to
0 4/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo Intelligence Operations: the key to airpower employment
In the more than five years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, both the world and the practice of armed conflict have changed in fundamental ways. Perhaps the most important of these changes has been an exponential growth in the importance of agile and actionable intelligence at the tactical, operational, and strategic
0 3/30
2007
Default Air Force Logo Deployments: Another part of business
Deployments are a fact of life in our business. We are asked to perform our specialty in foreign lands and sometimes under extreme circumstances. We prepare for that physically with our physical fitness program, mentally by training on your core task and through specialized contingency courses, and spiritually by seeking guidance from whatever
0 3/30
2007
Default Air Force Logo The 1 percent difference
Have you ever considered what you do to be humdrum? You shouldn't. You and your service to our nation are special. Congress has authorized the U.S. military to be comprised of around three million military and civilian folks - that's a mere one percent of our total 300 million United States citizens - and you are part of that one percent. Look at
0 3/27
2007
Default Air Force Logo Motivating and encouraging Generation Why
Why don't you ask HIM to do this? Why do we do that like this? Why can't I just do it my way? Why; why; why..... "Why?" is a time consuming question that is fast becoming ever present in every tasking given to our younger force The question may illicit an instructive response from a peer, irritation by middle management, or even enrage senior
0 3/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo Are your personnel records ready?
March is the month the Air Force sets aside for the Personnel Records Readiness Campaign. Many Airmen don't prioritize keeping their records up-to-date very highly; however, that is not only to their detriment, but potentially to their dependents' as well. Military members should use this opportunity to review such items as their virtual record of
0 3/12
2007
Default Air Force Logo A fond farewell to Goodfellow
The time has passed way too quickly for me and my family. It's nearly time for the dreaded Change of Command ceremony (March 9, for those who don't know). With that, my time at Goodfellow (at least as commander) will be over and the Col. Richard Ayres era will begin. It's been an exciting 18 months. Coming here for me at all was completely
0 3/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo Grounded: making the most of dorm life
So you've just put on Airman First Class and are looking to gain some independence - or maybe you're a straight-from-tech-school Airman Basic who just needs more space. Either way, you're living in the dorms and you want out. If you're permanent party, there's no rule written anywhere (unless your commander wrote it specifically for you) that says
0 3/06
2007
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