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Default Air Force Logo Are you prepared?
As a young person coming into the military in 1986, I can recall plenty of times when a few guys and girls from the jet engine shop would make last minute plans to go out on the town of Madrid, Spain, or even a last minute journey through the mountains. It was typically spontaneous with little to no preparation. In this instance, Brett, Doug and I
0 7/13
2011
Default Air Force Logo Bombs on target
The 509th Bomb Wing and the B-2 have never had a problem with putting bombs on target in combat. I have been fortunate enough to be part of our war fighting team during the "Shock and Awe" campaign for Operation Iraq Freedom in March 2003 and during our most recent efforts for Operation Odyssey Dawn in March 2011. There are a lot of moving parts
0 6/23
2011
Default Air Force Logo Alternative dispute resolution – Does win-win really exist?
"Don't find fault. Find a remedy." -- Henry Ford Has a situation of this nature occured to you or someone you know? A disagreement between two individuals becomes a heated discussion. The dispute might be with a co-worker, a supervisor, and customer or with a neighbor. Each person cites the flaws of the other individual. This bitterness continues
0 6/23
2011
Default Air Force Logo Ride smart, ride safe, stay alive
Over the past few years motorcycle fatalities have increased noticeably in the Air Force. Within the past month, we lost one of our Air Force brethren at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., and of course, we experienced a loss here at Whiteman only a year ago. As commanders we try to learn from every case to help find root causes and prevent future losses.
0 6/15
2011
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The 2011 national SAAM observance focuses on a bystander approach to sexual violence prevention. A bystander, or witness, is anyone who sees a situation but may or may not know what to do, may think others will act or may be afraid to do something. Bystanders who take action when necessary can prevent sexual assault. U.S. Air Force graphic by Jeff Gates Don't just stand there ... Do something
Are you a bystander? A bystander is someone in a crowd who "stands by" and does nothing when they notice a problematic situation or behavior even though they may find the behavior to be offensive. A bystander does not protect the values of safety, trust and honor that are central to our community.Sexual Assault does not happen in a vacuum. How many
0 4/14
2011
Default Air Force Logo Total Force Integration in action
The last eight weeks have seen a blistering amount of activity for my squadron and many other units at Whiteman Air Force Base. We successfully redeployed personnel, equipment and aircraft from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to Whiteman AFB just in time to host the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. Norton Schwartz. We participated in a Weapons
0 4/14
2011
Default Air Force Logo Whiteman AFB motorcycle safety
Team Whiteman, springtime weather is here and I know our motorcycle rider population is looking forward to warmer weather and the lure of the open roads and countryside of Missouri. With that in mind, take time to prepare your equipment and state of mind prior to riding. Within the past two week, three motorcycle accidents in our Air Force Family
0 4/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo Securing your future, one paycheck at a time
My father always told me, "Money isn't everything, but life sure is a lot easier if you have some." Before I lose your attention let me tell you; my goal is not to bore or confuse you with numbers and complex formulas about investments. You may be young, old, man, woman, officer, enlisted or civilian. You could be an avid saver, an active stock
0 4/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act - Protecting the civilian workforce from unlawful discrimination
What if you were denied employment with a federal agency or deprived of health coverage based on genetic information? Now genetic information is protected by federal law. In 2008, President George W. Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. What is genetic information? Genetic information is defined as a person's individual
0 3/02
2011
Default Air Force Logo Airmen recognize National Women's History Month
They aren't just our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. They are strong, courageous individuals who have not only cared for their loved ones, but have also fought for equality and their country.In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women's History Month, since neither the day, nor the week they had previously assigned was enough to
0 2/23
2011
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