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Default Air Force Logo It’s the time of the season … for PCSing
Warm weather, sunny days, kids out of school. Must be that time of the year again - moving season. It's a sure sign of summer when the huge trucks clog neighborhood streets and cardboard boxes clutter lawns like clover. For outgoing families, the stress increases as the days click down. So many things to remember: school records, vet records,
0 7/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo A fresh perspective to preserve America
In a dark alley on the outskirts of town, a sinister force lies plotting... It's difficult to discern a more challenging environment to operate in than today's Air Force - it's as challenging as I've seen in 17 years. Budgets and other resources are shrinking, taskings are growing. The threats to America have not gone away and in some cases grow
0 6/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo Proud to have served
This article has been the hardest for me to write since it will be my last as an active duty member. As I wind down my career after 29-plus years in service, I started to think about why I chose to stay so long in the Air Force. When people ask me that question, my answer is normally "because I love it, and since I am going to continue to work
0 6/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo If it is to be, it is up to me
As we grow up, all of us have many different things that influence who we are today. Parents, teachers, coaches and friends all play a part. But for most of us, there are a few special moments, events or slogans that stick with us forever and perhaps guide our lives. I remember many of the sayings and slogans that my high school football coaches
0 6/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Chaplains implement EMBRACE concept
Nothing is more important to our purpose of the chaplain service than to be cognizant that we are representatives of God and work to facilitate the free exercise of religion. This reason for our existence, along with our personal touch and availability to Airmen and their families is what sets us apart and is such a blessing to people.At Whiteman
0 6/11
2007
A merchant ship hit by 2nd Lt. Rich Walker during a bombing run against Rabaul, one of the major bases for the Japanese in the South Pacific in 1943. Uncommon courage
This June 14 marks the 90th anniversary of the 13th Bomb Squadron. Established in World War I as the 13th Aero Squadron, the "Grim Reapers" have fought in nearly every major campaign since 1917. Some of the surviving veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam occasionally send me e-mails about the squadron's history and their personal exploits. Some can
0 6/05
2007
Default Air Force Logo My perspective: The purpose of Memorial Day
Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was established in 1868 to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. On Memorial Day, we honor those who have given their lives for us. At 3 p.m., we pause for one minute to participate in the "National Moment of Remembrance" of the many who sacrificed (visit
0 5/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo The strongest of teams...
Please take a moment to consider all that our team accomplished during the past year. We deployed a quarter of the wing, then performed magnificently in a record-setting effort during our Joint Nuclear Surety Inspection and capped this twelve-month period off with nothing less than the finest performance in Conventional Operational Readiness
0 5/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo 3 essential elements of our success
We are the uncontested best Air Force on the planet and it is Airmen that make us great. What is it about Airmen that differentiate us from other services and organizations? What makes the Air Force immensely successful? The Air Force has sent me to countless hours of professional military training courses, leadership seminars and graduate school
0 5/21
2007
Default Air Force Logo Tips for coping with a crying baby
All babies cry, and as you have or may soon learn, crying can be very frustrating to parents and caregivers. Parents and caregivers may try everything they can think of to calm and quiet the baby, but in spite of their efforts, the baby keeps crying. Usually the first thought that comes to mind is that you are failing in your role as a parent or
0 4/30
2007
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