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  • The Stars & Stripes

    The American Flag is more than just 13 stripes of red and white and 50 stars in a field of blue. The flag symbolizes the values and beliefs that make this country great. These same values and beliefs are the ones that countless men and women over history have made the ultimate sacrifice for.It is our responsibility to show it the respect that it
  • Proud to be an American

    I, Laura Rae Ann McFarlane, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I originally took this oath Aug. 27, 2002 in Springfield, Massachusetts for a four-year enlistment and now, thirteen years later, I’ve taken the oath again.  I’d like to say that I joined for
  • All virtual and no reality makes Airman a dull warrior

    The ever increasing convenience and hypnotic allure of interactive screen time is something each professional warrior needs to assess for their own risk and reward threshold to maximize working environment efficiency.As Airmen warriors we are part of the profession of arms who work within the virtual world daily. Part of being a professional is the
  • Excellence: the endless pursuit

    Before joining the Air Force, it's safe to say I had thought fairly highly of myself. I was in what I considered pretty good physical shape, I was socially active and felt I was at very least above average intellect.I had come from a small town and done pretty well in high school without really putting in much effort. My first couple years of
  • Keep your head on a swivel

    I started riding motorcycles when I was 15. Starting on dirt bikes, working to an old Suzuki and on to my current bike, a red Victory Vegas. I've ridden everywhere from Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, the Bahamas on to most recently, Texas. I've noticed one common problem with all these places. I hate modern cars and trucks.Before you start calling