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Default Air Force Logo The Air Force Dining-out
As a young technical sergeant stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in 2008, I experienced my first Air Force Dining-out.
0 6/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo Summer safety
I know. You’re probably thinking something like, “Oh, great. Another summer safety brief. Bo-ring. I’ll just skip on by and see if there’s anything else worth reading in the paper.” Right? Come on, admit it…you know you don’t want to hear, again, about all the things you need to do to be safe this summer. “I get it”, you say to yourself as you audibly roll your eyes. “I’ll wear my seatbelt, hydrate, use sunscreen and won’t drink and drive. Boom. Just gave myself a safety brief.”
0 6/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Parents: Do you know where your children are?
One of my favorite aspects of this time of year is being able to enjoy being outside. The weather is getting warm, we all start seeing the neighborhood kids in their yards, or out riding their bikes, and throwing the football in the yard, etc. Unfortunately, we also sometimes see young children wandering around the streets alone, or left unattended in vehicles.
0 5/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo Taking ownership and accountability for your actions
If someone asked any other First Sergeant how many times they have heard this, they probably would start to smile. They smile because it is what we as First Sergeants hear on a routine basis. However, I learned two important things way before I joined the military over twenty years ago, and if we, as Airmen, abide by these, most of these comments I mentioned above would not exist. The two things I would like to talk about are ownership and accountability.
0 5/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo What Does Memorial Day Mean to You?
It’s safe to say that when people think of Memorial Day, they feel many different emotions.
0 5/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo Suicide Prevention, Stoplights, and the Purple Hippopotamus
Years ago during an Air Force Professional Military Education, I once saw a memory demonstration about how peculiar phrases could get “sticky” and take hold in your memory. The phrase used in the class was “purple hippopotamus”, and I’ve involuntarily remembered the phrase ever since. By itself, it’s a useless image; but if you tie it to something useful, it might save a life.
0 5/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo Knights Unite: “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission”
April was recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month across the country by both civilian and military communities.
0 5/09
2017
CAMPBELLSPORT, Wis. – Karen Gudex, mother of Senior Airman Rose Gudex, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs photojournalist at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., smiles as she receives a dandelion from her grandson, Avery, for Mother’s Day in May 2016. Karen passed away Aug. 25, 2016 from lunch cancer. (Courtesy photo) Dandelions aren’t weeds: Airman’s first Mother’s Day without mom
Every year as far back as I can remember, my brothers and I would pick handfuls of dandelions from the front yard to give our mom for Mother’s Day. She would smell them as if they were expensive roses and smile like she was the luckiest mom in the world. Of course, then she would rub them all over our faces so we each looked like we got in the middle of a marker fight.
0 5/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo The Spirit of Attack Transcends Domains
Following this past year as commander of the mighty Warhawks of the 4th Space Control Squadron and reflecting upon my previous assignment as the 527th Space Aggressor Squadron Operations Officer, two items become crystal clear when considering Space Mission Task Force. These two elements – mindset and development – create the necessary environment for warfighters to win current and future engagements.
0 5/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo When your number is called
I love watching sports and admire the stories of those athletes that are or will for sure be a first ballot hall of famer. What they all of have in common is their tremendous will to win.
0 4/25
2017
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