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  • History of Black Economic Development

    The achievements of this nation are not due to one specific race, one defined color, one gender based on physical strength, one proclaimed religion, or a particular social/economic background. These achievements are supported by the untold stories of men and women that battled against social injustice, or remain vigilant to insure the essence of
  • Where you going?

    Where you going? That's right, I am talking to you. Where are you going in such a rush? When I was a young captain and pilot, I was like a rocket - always fired up and moving fast. So fast, that at times I hardly had time to notice what was going on around me. Years later, I notice that most of the errors made, not only as a pilot, but as a person,
  • Citizen Airmen work toward whole-person concept

    What a great UTA we had in January. It was a weekend about recognizing Airmen for their accomplishments within the wing and accomplishments they made to better themselves. Plus we had another great accomplishment that I'll address later. There are nearly 1,400 Citizen Airmen within the 442nd FW and two associate units, three separate entities with
  • Coordinate and graduate

    "Coordinate ... to harmonize in a common action or effort; to work together harmoniously." - American Heritage DictionaryDid you ever hear someone report that they had a plan, only to later find it consisted of only a few PowerPoint slides? In the same manner, some inform their superiors they are "working with" another office based only on an
  • 'Are you ready for some football?'

    "Are you ready for some football?"This Sunday night, more than a billion people around the world will be watching Super Bowl XLIV, as the New Orleans Saints take on the Indianapolis Colts for the title of World Champions. Air Force members at home and abroad will be tuning in for this spectacle ... some will watch because they root for one of these
  • Putting their faith into action

    Sacrifice is a part of life, especially life in the military. Life in the military is difficult. We work long hours and deploy often, spending time far away from our family, friends and the comforts of home. We are also held to a higher standard than our civilian counterparts are. We have to maintain high standards of conduct and physical fitness.
  • Letter to the Men and Women of 8th AF

    To the Men and Women of 8th Air ForceOn February 1st, the Nation's long-range, nuclear-capable bomber force will transfer to Air Force Global Strike Command. This is an historic milestone in the comprehensive roadmap laid out by the Secretary of the Air Force and our Chief of Staff to strengthen both the capability and the credibility of the Air
  • Remaining resolute

    It may have already happened. That oath you took, to lose 20 pounds or to quit smoking, might be dissipating into a distant memory.Celebrated Missourian, Mark Twain, had this to say about New Year's resolutions:"Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual."While
  • Little teeth, big smiles

    While they may be small, and aren't permanent, deciduous (baby) teeth play a critical role in the development of a child's mouth. Unfortunately, not many individuals realize how important these teeth really are. Have you ever heard the phrase, "They're only baby teeth, it's not like he/she won't get more?" The truth of the matter is, baby teeth are
  • TFI: A success story

    It has been two and a half years since I arrived at Whiteman as the first Guardsman to integrate into the B-2 mission. I remember my first day at Whiteman. After arriving onto base, I stopped at the shopette. While in line to check out an airman first class in front of me noticed my patches and introduced himself. He was from the weapons shop and