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Take the time to fulfill travel requirements prior to departure

Posted July 1, 2015 by Commentary by Miguel Mendez

Military members often wonder why they have to fulfill additional requirements in order to take leave outside the continental United States, whether it’s Aircraft and Personnel Automated Clearance system, theater, country clearance or other requirements put in place. Some of the responses I hear on a regular basis are: “It’s just leave, not official travel.”…

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To do or to be? – A very good question

Posted June 25, 2015 by Commentary by Col. DANIEL SMITH

  LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — I am a huge fan of the Air Force Core Values. For a long time, I have felt that whatever board or individual developed the values got them absolutely right. In fact, every Airman, young or … seasoned, who comes into my squadron gets to sit down with me in…

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Diversity: The Policy, the patriot and the fight

Posted June 18, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Rachelle Blake

  OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Diversity comes in all forms and effects everyone differently. For one 49th Intelligence Squadron reservist, it was his sexuality. “While I wouldn’t identify as bisexual, I never really made a distinction between genders, colors, races…anything,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Velander. “I always knew connections instead of genders…

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Work Overload! What I learned on the slopes of Aconcagua

Posted May 28, 2015 by Commentary by Lt. Col. Daniel Loveless

ANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Breathe, breathe, breathe. Step. Breathe, breathe, breathe. Step. It’s about 4 a.m. on a cool February morning, and I’m presently at 19,200 feet on Aconcagua, Argentina, the highest point in the Southern and Western Hemispheres. I’m part of a team of 13 climbers. Today is our summit day. There…

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This Memorial Day, honor those who gave all

Posted May 21, 2015 by Aerotech News and Review staff

With all the excitement of warmer weather and fun in the sun that come with Memorial Day, the true meaning of the day is often over looked. Memorial Day is about remembering the ultimate sacrifice of our fallen servicemembers.

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Ten seconds later and that picture still exists

Posted May 7, 2015 by Liz Jacobson

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) — There is a conversation many teenagers have had with their parents or friends, me included. “Hey, don’t worry! It’ll be fine; all of the pictures I send disappear after ten seconds. That’s how Snapchat works.” While many teenagers only share their silly, cross-eyed, quadruple-chinned faces with friends, there are a…

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Have faith in the Air Force system

Posted April 30, 2015 by Commentary by Master Sgt. Joshua Burke 

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, AZ — Throughout our Air Force careers, we have all received extensive training covering the Air Force core values — integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. We talk about them on a daily basis in one capacity or another using them as buzz words to drive our point…

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Who has heard of Special Victims’ Counsel?

Posted April 30, 2015 by Commentary by Staff Sgt. Tierra Mills

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When I first briefed the Special Victims’ Counsel Program at Right Start and First Term Airman Center briefings here, audience participation was slim to none. It appeared as though the group I briefed was not interested in learning more about our program or that they didn’t know anything about…

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Make time to mentor your Airmen

Posted April 23, 2015 by Commentary by Staff Sgt. Matthew Werner

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, AZ — The Air Force is comprised of Airmen with many skills and talents. The backbone to our continued success is our men and women who strive to be excellent on a daily basis. However, there are times when our focus is derailed by our own personal and professional guidelines. I was taught…

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Becoming stronger through failure

Posted April 16, 2015 by Commentary by Senior Airman Anania Tekurio

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D.  — Failing the Air Force physical training test: my greatest fear since joining the military. It is embarrassing to admit recently that fear came to fruition, but what I have learned through that failure has become one of my greatest strengths. After failing, I definitely felt like a weak person for not…

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