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Default Air Force Logo Stay safe on Thanksgiving!
Did you know according to the National Fire Protection Association that Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment? Here are just a few tips for you for kitchen safety during Thanksgiving from NFPA and your local fire department.- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep
0 11/19
2013
Default Air Force Logo Who you spend time with is who you become
"Watch the company you keep. Both optimism and gloom are contagious."--Alan WeissOver the last year I have been on a quest to document simple success strategies that if followed will increase career success. Today, I would like to share with you another key success strategy.Raise your standards. Embrace a peer group that challenges you.Whether you
0 11/18
2013
Default Air Force Logo The quality of our lives is based upon the quality of our rituals
Over the last year I've been on a quest to identify and highlight simple success strategies that, if followed, will increase career success.Where does one start on the path to becoming successful?Some would say, "habits," but it goes farther than that. Habits are repeatable actions that we don't think about. Rituals are actions embedded with
0 11/12
2013
Chief Master Sgt. Stuart Allison is the command chief of the 509th Mission Support Group at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. He is currently deployed with the 407th Air Expeditionary Group as its superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) ‘Good’ is the new ‘average’
In today's ultra-competitive environment, being "good" is the new "average." We must continually progress toward being "excellent" and "outstanding." Each tip below, when applied with consistent effort, will put you on a path to continued success. If all you do is give each a passing glance, or try once and give up, your chances of success will
0 11/04
2013
Default Air Force Logo ‘I am Air Force Energy’ campaign kicks off
October is Energy Action Month, an opportunity for Airmen to learn more about the impact of energy to the Air Force's mission as part of a national campaign led by the Department of Energy. This year's theme, "I am Air Force Energy," puts the Airman at the center of the campaign. The goal is to inspire the total force to be more efficient so they
0 10/25
2013
Default Air Force Logo Resiliency: The ability to 'bounce back'
Lock him in prison, and you have a John Bunyan. Bury him in the snow drifts of Valley Forge, and you have a George Washington. Deafen a genius composer, and you have a Ludwig van Beethoven. Raise him in utter poverty, and you have an Abraham Lincoln. Have him born into a society filled with racial discrimination, and you have a George Washington
0 10/21
2013
Default Air Force Logo Mouth guards: Sports equipment that protects smiles
It's easy to take some things for granted until they're suddenly gone. Have you ever thought about how it would feel if you lost one or two of your front teeth? You'd probably avoid smiling. It would be uncomfortable talking with someone face-to-face. It wouldn't be easy pronouncing certain words. And how about eating an apple? Until your teeth are
0 10/10
2013
Then-Tech. Sgt. Jose Melendez re-enlists in the U.S. Air Force during a 2008 ceremony. Now-1st Lt. Melendez encourages Hispanics to be proud of their heritage. (Contributed photo/Released) Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
It's been almost 13 years since I joined the Air Force. To this day, I can still remember sitting at the Military Entrance Processing Station in San Juan, Puerto Rico, waiting to be taken to the airport. Little did I know that my six-year plan would turn into one of the best decisions I've ever made. See, I first joined the Air Force because of the
0 10/10
2013
Col. Tony Douglas, the 96th Test Wing installation vice-commander, receives his influenza vaccine from Tech. Sgt. Georgina Baldwin, of the 96th Medical Operations Squadron, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Oct. 2. The flu shots were administered as part of the 2012/2013 influenza campaign.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Kevin Gaddie) (Illustration/Randy Gon) Flu season is around the corner
If you have ever had the flu, you know it can knock you out, with family members, friends and co-workers not far behind. Today, it's more important than ever to have the correct facts about the flu and the vaccines available to prevent this dangerous respiratory disease. Every year, more than 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized for
0 9/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo Lead overexposure concern in the local area
When people hear of lead overexposure, most think of children exposed to contaminated toys and old paint. Some people may also think of industrial workers who handle hazardous chemicals. However, a potential lead poisoning threat also exists in some of the hobbies we enjoy. One hobby, in particular, may be putting you at higher risk. You may be
0 9/13
2013
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