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Default Air Force Logo Integrity is forever
It takes courage to do the right thing, no matter the consequences.It takes years to build a reputation as a person of integrity, but it only takes a second to lose that hard-earned reputation.Do you jeopardize your integrity to fulfill momentary desires?Ultimately, some such choices may have negative and far-reaching consequences; amongst other
0 4/18
2014
Default Air Force Logo Chaplain at War with Grief: My Experiences at Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, Dover AFB, Del.
As I prepared to tip the commissary bagger, "To the Colors" sounded. Instantly, I turned to face the flag flying over the 509th Bomb Wing headquarters.As I rendered honors to our flag during the National Anthem, a cold blast of wind hit my face. The music faded and tears formed. I was, for those few moments, transported back to the ramp at Dover
0 3/03
2014
Default Air Force Logo The Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement
In 1976 President Gerald Ford signed the Executive Order recognizing February as Black History Month. Men and women of all races across the nation take time out in February to celebrate, educate, and honor all contributions made towards African American History.This year's theme was "Civil Rights in America," chosen by the Study of African American
0 3/03
2014
African-American History Month mini-poster, 7.5x10 inches, 300 ppi. This poster was created by the Air Force News Agency. The image for this poster is available up to 18x24 inches at 300 ppi and can be provided in any format required upon request. Air force Link does not provide printed posters but assistance can be provided in acquiring posters through your servicing DAPS. A PDF version for printing on office printers is also available. Requests can be made to afgraphics@dma.mil. Please specify the title and number. Overcoming barriers: African-American women in the military
The reasons behind America's Civil War and why people fought are numerous. For one woman, freedom was the only reason needed. While working for the Union Army as cook and nurse, she was also an armed scout and spy. In fact, she would become the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war when she guided the Combahee River Raid, which
0 2/14
2014
Default Air Force Logo Defying odds, defining a nation: Presidents’ Day
With the fast-paced lifestyle we in the military are accustomed to, it's sometimes easy to forget about the history of this nation, and the strategic moves of the men who made such a place possible. On the third Monday in February we celebrate Presidents' Day in honor of the birthday of both George Washington and later on, Abraham Lincoln. Though
0 2/14
2014
Default Air Force Logo Heritage Months: don't hate, celebrate
The United States of America has a rich and diverse ancestry that helped build this great nation, and our military draws its strength from our country's rich tradition of diversity. This is one reason why the military recognizes the achievements and contributions made possible by that legacy during heritage months each year. However, many people
0 2/07
2014
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) 2014: Reflections on Leadership for a New Year
We've all seen the news highlighting active-duty Air Force manning reductions in the 25,000 range, between eight to 10 percent of the service. I know many of you are worried. I'm not focused on 10 percent, but I'm focused on 90 percent. The Air Force still provides opportunities as we move forward.Going into 2014, it is easy for us to focus on the
0 1/21
2014
Default Air Force Logo Support from wingmen helps defy once-impossible goals
Since I can remember, I have always had an aspiration to join the Air Force, but joining meant an ample amount of physical activity, even after basic training, with yearly, if not twice yearly, physical fitness tests. A timed, mile-and-a-half run is the standard distance ran on the cardiovascular portion of the Air Force fitness test. I've always
0 1/09
2014
Default Air Force Logo Asking for help
In the 1990's it was not uncommon for an Airman to hear the phrase "Suck it up!" It was also rare to find the supervisor who would encourage Airmen to seek help to work through mental health concerns. It seemed the Senior Noncommissioned Officers were worried more about maintaining the appearance of a strong and ready force. Unbeknownst to them,
0 12/12
2013
Default Air Force Logo Why me?
Until now, I have only highlighted success strategies without going into too much detail about how they work in my own life. Throughout this commentary, I will show you how I went from an average career to one filled with excitement, passion, and energy.Until recently, I have always questioned my success. One question kept coming back to me, "Why
0 12/10
2013
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