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Default Air Force Logo Rosie the Riveter and me
As we recognized Women's History Month this March, I was struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant.During World War II, many women opted to take on male dominated trades to support their family while their husbands fought in
0 4/01
2013
Default Air Force Logo Resilience – Overcoming the Past by Looking to the Future
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Though this may seem like a cynical perspective, I have always felt it rings true, especially for the generation of Airmen our Air Force is bringing up today. Today's typical A1C grew up in a society in which trophies and certificates were handed out for participation, discipline was
0 1/30
2013
Default Air Force Logo Leadership -- an A1C's perspective
So, you've graduated ALS and are assigned your first troop to supervise.Here's my question - do you have what it takes to be a leader, or are you simply the manager?There is a difference between leading your troops and managing them, and it's a quality we have all experienced in one way or another.One difference is a manager directs people, while a
0 11/29
2012
Vehicle after a head-on collision with another truck. (Courtesy photo) Yes, seatbelts do save lives
Folks, please allow me to take up a little of your bandwidth, email storage, time and attention for a moment. Maybe the boss will let this serve as your weekend safety briefing.I know it's the law, and most people wear their seatbelts, but for those of you who disagree with the law or are prone to forget to "click it" when you get in the car, this
0 11/29
2012
Default Air Force Logo Serve those who served
Many Americans will start a three-day weekend today as we celebrate Veterans Day with a federal holiday, Nov. 11, to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice.I didn't grow up in a military family, so to be honest, I didn't really understand the meaning of Veteran's Day until I joined the
0 11/09
2012
Default Air Force Logo Embodying ‘I am Air Force Energy’
October is Energy Action Month, the key word in that title being, "Action." We take this month to highlight the importance of energy in our daily lives, but throughout the year we, as individuals and as a Command, must be mindful of our energy actions, maintaining the mantra and this year's theme, "I am Air Force Energy."Part of ensuring Global
0 10/01
2012
Voting Poster 2010-1.  This poster was created by Luke Borland of the Defense Media Activity-San Antonio. AF.mil does not provide printed posters but a PDF file of this poster is available for local printing up to 18x24 inches. Requests can be made to afgraphics@dma.mil. Please specify the title and number. Your oath, your duty - Go vote!
"I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same ..." As service members we all share many bonds, but one particular universal bond is the oath we share. We all recite it, are obligated by
0 9/27
2012
Default Air Force Logo Are You Ready to Receive?
Are you ready to receive? In the NFL, this means, "is your team ready for the football?" In the 709th Munitions Squadron, the statement "ready to receive" has an entirely different meaning. It means something different in all, your jobs, too, but the statement is absolutely a part of the awesomeness of Airmanship.One of the earliest things I was
0 9/06
2012
Default Air Force Logo Command Post: more than just the Giant Voice
Have you ever wondered what the command post's function is on a day-to-day basis? For starters, there is far more to it than simply taking phone calls and making announcements on the base giant voice system. The command post on every installation performs a unique function for the wing, and the roles and responsibilities of command post controllers
0 8/23
2012
Default Air Force Logo YOU can make all the difference
Everyone wants to work at an enjoyable job with mutual respect for co-workers. Within the 131st Bomb Wing, we have the unique opportunity to ensure people we work with are highly motivated and of a high caliber. This is because within the ANG, we have the luxury of recruiting our own personnel to serve alongside us in the 131st BW. However, with
0 8/23
2012
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