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Default Air Force Logo Volunteerism
What a great time of year to write about volunteerism! There are so many opportunities available to us to volunteer throughout the year. During the months of October through December my email box is inundated with offers to volunteer during the holidays. These are examples of what I consider traditional opportunities to volunteer. Consider a few of
0 12/05
2007
Default Air Force Logo The best gifts
On the day after Thanksgiving the Christmas shopping rush officially begins. The proverbial starter's pistol sounds and most of us sprint to the races...stores! As usual the malls are crowded with people, parking spots are at a premium, fender benders increase, etc. All who are veterans of the "shopping wars" are familiar with the rest of the
0 11/21
2007
Default Air Force Logo Old Glory
To many individuals the flag of the United States of America is a symbol -- one of liberty, freedom, strength and unity. It motivates and inspires the citizens of this country and serves as an enduring beacon of hope for those on the outside looking in. To others it's even more important than that. For some it invokes tears at mere sight and
0 11/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo Niner's notes
With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us we all should take time to reflect on those things that we are thankful for in our lives. My family and I are most thankful for the opportunity to serve here at Whiteman Air Force Base with all the great American's that make Team Whiteman so valuable to our nation's defense. Without a doubt, the warriors of
0 11/19
2007
Default Air Force Logo Big service in a "small" war
In my last article I told the story of 2nd Lt. Rich Walker's uncommon courage in World War II as he braved the heavy defenses of the Japanese to strike shipping targets in the Pacific. Courage and service go hand-in-hand. The combat experiences of the 13th Bomb Squadron "Grim Reapers" in Korea provide powerful examples of both. Shortly after World
0 11/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo The Air Force: An experience in saving lives
Before 9/11 - Private Practice I was in private medical practice in Wheeling, W.V., for almost 15 years. As part of the solo private practice, I was a dying breed. No partners, no groups, just me and my office staff. Even so, it worked and I built the practice up to almost 6,000 patients, attended two hospitals and two nursing homes, and was on the
0 11/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Nobody likes a quitter
That used to be a favorite saying of mine for years. I used "Nobody likes a quitter!" in reference to my chewing tobacco use. I chewed tobacco more than 18 years, beginning at the ripe old age of 14. I tried several times to quit over the years, but they all failed due to several reasons: 1) I was never really ready, 2) I didn't build a support
0 11/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Sweat the small stuff
Have you ever heard the phrase "Don't sweat the small stuff?" We used that phrase all the time when I was a younger Airman. What is the "small stuff?" To me, it was the mundane tasks that I didn't consider important, but had to do anyway. To others, it's the small details that are tedious and you don't notice if everything goes the way it's
0 11/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo In Honor of those before us
Each year on Veterans Day my mind's eye pictures members of our country's greatest generation. Their accomplishments and sacrifices in World War II and beyond exceed my ability to put their deeds into words, but surely, they did nothing less than ensure freedom and the promise of freedom, the world over. When I am in their presence, I am in awe.
0 11/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo Niner's Notes
Veterans Day is a time to reflect on our legacy as warriors and defenders of liberty and our great nation. It is a day in which we can pay tribute to those who have preceded us and to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. I hope all of us at Team Whiteman have an opportunity to reflect upon the tremendous commitment, leadership and sacrifice
0 11/05
2007
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