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The Air Force issued me my ‘kids’

Posted January 9, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau

While I’ve decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force – and one is still too young to accept an adult beverage. Let’s be honest: As children…

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Women’s history facts

Posted March 27, 2015 by

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, a few more facts about women’s history for your enrichment. To gain further understanding of the impact these women had in history, a link regarding the fact is provided. In 1918, Opha Mae Johnson became the first woman to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. At that…

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Leaders: the good, bad, and forgotten

Posted June 26, 2015 by Col. Sean McKenna

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas–It’s been my Air Force experience there are three categories of leaders- the Good, the Bad, and the Forgotten. Everyone reading this probably thinks they’re in the first category, but we know that’s not the case. Airmen who work for you certainly wish that were true, but not every leader’s an…

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Hold the line on timeless leadership

Posted March 30, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. Eric Jaren

Before I transferred from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., I had an incentive ride in an F-16. At 15,000 feet, the view of Rogers Dry Lake Bed was surreal. The moment made me reflect on history, and I considered the many changes since the birth of the Air Force in 1947: the advent of personal…

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Myths, facts about people with disabilities

Posted October 5, 2012 by

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This national campaign is intended to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?” As employers strive to create an inclusive workforce, it…

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Is your security clearance current?

Posted April 26, 2013 by Keenan Williams

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – To support the Air Force’s global mission, you must commit to maintaining your personnel readiness. So, your immunizations are current, you have a solid family care plan in place and your finances are squared away, but are you really prepared to deploy and support the global mission? Have you…

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Defiance vs. distress: Digging deeper to help Airmen

Posted August 2, 2013 by Senior Master Sgt April Brittain

U.S. Air Force graphic The four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness which focuses on a member’s resiliency: mental, spiritual, social and physical. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. In my four years as a first sergeant, I’ve seen the good, bad and the ugly; however, I would not be effective if I allowed the bad and…

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Veterans Day message from 412th TW CC

Posted November 8, 2013 by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer

Team, It’s that day of the year where we take time to remember our veterans who continue to serve and those who have served in the past. Our freedoms, our heritage and the way of life we enjoy today are made possible because of our military veterans. Nov. 11 was originally proclaimed as Armistice Day…

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Leaving a better Air Force

Posted February 7, 2014 by Master Sgt. Peter Perez

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. – Recently, I volunteered to write an article on mentoring, thinking I was pretty good at putting words on paper. If only it were that easy. The honest fact is I’m not really sure how to explain mentoring. After 19 years in the Air Force, I just know it…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted May 2, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see?  When others take a long look at you, what do they see?  The “mirror” can lie and people are often judgmental, so we rarely have the ability to…

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