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Finding light through darkness

Posted May 2, 2014 by Senior Airman Dennis Sloan

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman George Goslin Senior Airman Dennis Sloan walks on the flightline in search of a photo May 5, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. A victim of sexual assault, Sloan says his passion for photography keeps him breathing and offers solace from his otherwise painful memories. Sloan is a…

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Is the Air Force in you?

Posted July 25, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Edward Edgar

OXON HILL, Md. – When I think about being a good Airman first, there are two quotes that have framed my focus. The first came from Chief Master Sgt. A.C. Smith, the command chief master sergeant for the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. It was part of his address to the…

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Online vigilance helps reduce risk

Posted October 24, 2014 by Master Sgt. Sonny Cohrs

I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Overcoming failures

Posted January 30, 2015 by Maj. Eric Tucker

You will fail. The question is, how will you respond? This reminds me of a parable of the carrot, egg and coffee. A senior airman was distraught when he learned he did not make staff sergeant after his first time testing. His staff sergeant supervisor saw a teaching opportunity and the next day he filled…

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Memorial Day message from 412th TW CC

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Col. Evan Dertien

This Memorial Day we celebrate our nation’s hard won freedoms and honor the men and women whose sacrifices made them possible. Whether you spend your Memorial Day weekend with family and friends, enjoying a hobby, or just relaxing, please take time to reflect on the individual sacrifices that were...

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It’s time to ‘fall back’

Posted November 2, 2012 by 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

Air Force graphic by Kenji ThuloweitIt’s that time of year again. Time to set your clocks back one hour Nov. 4. When you adjust your clocks to “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m., those civilians who are scheduled to work will gain one hour of work. Those employees must be compensated by either overtime,…

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Thanks and situation report

Posted January 25, 2013 by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer

First let me take a moment to tell each and every one of you how proud I am of the efforts you made in ensuring we passed our IG inspection.

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Avoiding burn out on the job

Posted June 7, 2013 by Capt. Julia Vanover

Feeling overwhelmed, weary, or even beyond caring about work anymore? Burn out is a common problem with severe outcomes if not addressed. We can rapidly get stuck and accept misery. We’ll think, “What good will happen even if I try”. Many leaders are unaware of the immense impact burn out has on employees and the…

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Hold self to a higher standard in uniform

Posted August 30, 2013 by Lt. Col. Lynn Marshall

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The other day as I was driving home from base, I noticed an individual driving erratically, speeding and running red lights – just an ordinary California driver, right? Sadly, I could clearly see that this individual was wearing an Air Force uniform. This incident made me contemplate a few…

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SLAP your Airmen daily

Posted December 6, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Arnold

LAJES FIELD, Azores – Have you ever wanted to SLAP your Airmen? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them in hopes of teaching them a lesson? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them, but feared going to jail? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, here is a way to accomplish…

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