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Approximately 10 members from the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron placed teal Sexual Assault Prevention and Response awareness ribbons on light posts at Joint Base Charleston Air Base's front and back gates March 31, 2015. The 628th Air Base Wing declared the month of April 2015 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month for Team Charleston. The teal ribbons symbolize the start of SAAM.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Reel) Sexual assault prevention: moving beyond awareness
 Every April since 2001, the nation has focused its attention on sexual assault awareness and the impact this crime has on those who have experienced it. This year, the Department of Defense deliberately renamed the annual effort Sexual Assault Awareness and PREVENTION Month. I want to take this opportunity to share with you how the Air Force is
0 4/06
Just as you would lock the front door of your home or secure your wallet, social media users should aim to lockup and secure their online personal information and do regular checkups of their social thumbprint. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines) What’s your social thumbprint?
Social media has allowed us to network and reach across the barriers of time and space to share our story, build partnerships and connect with people from around the world we may never have had the chance to. But, where do we draw the line? When does information sharing become too much of a good thing?
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(U.S. Air Force illustration/ Tech. Sgt. Austin Knox) The fast times of social media
This commentary is part of a Comprehensive Airman Fitness development series.It's become a bit of a cliché to point out that times are more different than ever, but it rings true: with the advancement of the Internet, and the creation of social media, we really do live in an unprecedented time of connectivity and sharing.In seconds we can connect
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Default Air Force Logo Asking for help is sign of strength not weakness
Growing up I was a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He was the world heavyweight boxing champion and unashamedly referred to himself as "The Greatest." I vividly remember a reporter asking Ali, "When did you know that you were 'The Greatest?'" Before Ali could answer, the reporter offered, "Perhaps it was when you knocked out George Foreman in 1974?"Ali
0 12/03
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - Airmen Committed to Excellence gives junior enlisted Airmen a chance to excel their careers and opportunities to lead their peers. (U.S. Air Force graphic/ Senior Airman Joshua Edwards) Joining others to advance yourself
The leadership on base constantly remind junior enlisted to be a part of the Airmen Committed to Excellence, because they know the various ways it can help us.However, it's those same junior enlisted giving numerous reasons why not to go. Oftentimes, I hear that it's just a waste of time, but it's from the Airmen who've never given it a shot. I'll
0 11/06
This year’s theme, “I am Air Force Energy,” puts personnel at the center of the campaign. The goal is to inspire the total force to make a commitment to a continual change in organizational and personal energy use and help Airmen realize they can make a difference in overall Air Force energy efforts. The Air Force's Quiet Energy Revolution
Modern catch phrases  like 'energy security' and 'energy independence' have had a renewed urgency  in recent years as Americans felt  the pinch of high oil prices and considered the benefits and risks of the domestic boom in natural gas and oil production.But here at the Air Force, energy's role in national security has always been top of mind,
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GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Tech. Sgt. Desmond S. Williams, 17th Civil Engineer Squadron programs flight NCO in charge, hands out energy awareness flyers at the North gate Oct. 14. October is Energy Action Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane) Energy awareness is for everyone
Have you thought about how you can help save energy? October is Energy Action Month, a good time to not only start thinking about it, but to do it as well.Sometimes it's as simple as turning off the light when you leave a room and other times it's more complicated such as sharing a fridge in the office. But don't let the complications stop you from
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Hispanic Heritage Month (courtesy graphic) Hispanic Heritage Month: A legacy of history
America is great for a vast number of reasons and although we can point out many reasons why our country so remarkable, I say we owe our success largely to our diverse backgrounds and culture within our nation.This history of diversity has cast adaptability within our nation while forging the strength our country bears today.The Defense Department,
0 10/02
Default Air Force Logo Eliminating stigma: A leadership responsibility
As a child, a close relative of mine committed suicide. In those days, mental health was only discussed in hushed tones and little support was available. I was shaped by this experience and in my military career, I have tried to create an environment where people feel comfortable discussing their problems and supported in their efforts to seek
0 9/04
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Social media opens doors for meeting new people. However, are the people you meet who they say they are? The internet allows predators to use deception to take advantage of their victims. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/ Airman 1st Class Devin Boyer) Online traps for kids: who's really on the other end?
As parents, we're constantly reminding our children of "stranger danger" in public venues, and now with the technology boom, we often hear the term "internet safety." However, are we really as careful with our children on the internet as we are at the local community center or an amusement park? Nowadays, children are getting their first cell
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