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Default Air Force Logo The core values -- the bedrock to service
When there is a visible enemy to fight, the tide of patriotism in this country runs strong. But when there is a long, slow struggle, with no immediate visible foe, when you watch your contemporaries indulging the urge for material gain and comfort and personal advancement, your choice will seem hard, and you will recall, I am sure, the lines found
0 6/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo Prevent Sexual Assault: Ask! Act! Intervene!
The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office and the military services adopted a sexual assault awareness campaign to advance our continued efforts in prevention sexual assault in the military. This year's theme, "Prevent Sexual Assault: Ask! Act! Intervene!" focuses on the ability of every servicemember to prevent sexual
0 5/28
2008
Default Air Force Logo Whiteman history revisited, heroes remembered
The proud heritage of Whiteman Air Force Base dates back to 1942 when U.S. Army Air Corp officials selected the site of the present-day base to be the home of Sedalia Army Air Field and a training base for Waco glider pilots, who saw action in World War II. Following the war, the airfield remained in service as an operational location for Army Air
0 5/21
2008
Default Air Force Logo Leadership styles -who influenced you?
I was recently interviewed by one of my non-commissioned officers working on a project about leadership in industry for a class he was taking. He was doing a comparison of leadership in industry and leadership in the Air Force. One of the questions he asked was if I had a particular leadership style ... I gave the ever popular response, "it
0 5/13
2008
Arson Awareness Week theme: Toylike lighters (Photo courtesy of United States Fire Administration) Playing with fire
In 2002, the National Fire Protection Association estimated more than 13,500 child-playing structure fires were reported in the U.S., with associated losses of 210 civilian deaths, 1,250 civilian injuries, and $339 million in direct damage. I think we can all remember as children being told not to play with fire. This saying has new meaning with
0 5/08
2008
Default Air Force Logo Motivation: Take it personally
After reading the article, it led me to ask another question... what if duty, honor and country weren't enough to motivate a person to perform "above and beyond?" What are the "little things"? It may sound cynical, but what if an airman is looking for another kind of motivation other than duty, honor and country? How do we motivate our Airmen in
0 5/06
2008
Default Air Force Logo OSS commander emphasizes importance of nuclear inspections
The 509th Bomb Wing has proven itself over and over. Since the arrival of our first B-2, bringing the weapons system from infancy to successful employment in three conflicts, we have past muster. From this commander's perspective, the past 18 months or so have been no different. Let's see ... since taking command in June of 2006, I've had the honor
0 4/30
2008
Default Air Force Logo Educational benefits… read the fine print
When the opportunity arose to write an article for the Whiteman Warrior, I considered many topics to address. The issue that I felt was most important was the lack of understanding of requirements to receive benefits for the Montgomery GI Bill. If you are one of the individuals who fully understand what it takes to keep your MGIB benefits intact,
0 4/21
2008
Default Air Force Logo Personal Responsibility: Be Safe or Die
Look both ways before you cross the street. Wash your hands before you eat. Wear your seat belt. Don't stare at the sun. Pick your friends wisely ... blah, blah, blah. Do these sound familiar? They do for me. They're the sayings my mom used to say to me through various stages of growing up. The funny thing about it is these are the same sayings we
0 4/16
2008
Default Air Force Logo Positive attitudes begin with you
We've all heard the expression, "it's all about attitude", and that attitude begins with each individual. What kind of a person are you? Are you a positive person? Are you mostly happy? Are you pretty optimistic? If I asked someone who knew you, will they tell me about you, what would they say? Would they say, "he or she is mostly a positive
0 4/08
2008
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