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Airmen Powered by Innovation program launches new site

Posted November 21, 2014 by Gen. Larry O. Spencer

WASHINGTON – Fellow Airmen, Your enthusiasm and ingenuity continues to be our Air Forceís number one weapon system! In April of this year we launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation program aimed at turning your ideas into real cost savings for our Air Force. Since coming online API has received and reviewed more than 2,400…

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Chief’s Perspective: Analog leadership in digital times

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. James A. Roy

The United States Air Force is the world’s most advanced air, space and cyberspace force. Most of that can be attributed to you – our outstanding Airmen – but technology also plays a huge role. Advanced tools help us maintain an advantage…

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Cerro Coso Community College student Smarter Measure Assessment test information

Posted November 9, 2012 by Edwards AFB Education Center

Effective July 1, 2012, students beginning their enrollment in Fall 2012 semester must have graduated from an accredited High School or passed the GED before receiving certain types of Financial Aid. All students are required to attend Student Orientation prior to taking their Assessment test. Assessment testing is administered to incoming students in order to:…

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My educational journey: Education is power!

Posted March 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Nellie Black

Education is power! I now understand this statement because I’ve empowered myself with education. My struggle with school began early compared to my peers. My mother’s limited education impacted my academic growth; however, I eventually became a first-generation college graduate. As a young child, I never cared for school – my teachers merely provided childcare…

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Be a Wingman: Understand the signs and symptoms

Posted July 5, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro Understanding the signs and symptoms of substance abuse is one of the many integral ways we accomplish the ìWingmanî ideology and make sure our brothers and sisters are stable. Whether it be alcohol, illegal substances, or prescription medication abuse, we must be well versed in recognizing…

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Squadron Officer School: Tax dollars well spent?

Posted October 4, 2013 by Lt. Col. Jeff Donnithorne

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – †At a time when every dollar counts, the Air Force continues to spend scarce resources to send thousands of captains every year to Squadron Officer School. With flying hours slashed, we are prioritizing eight-week TDYs to Maxwell instead of converting JP-8 into thrust, lift and airpower. Can SOS really…

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Resilience = optimism

Posted January 10, 2014 by Nancy Koch-Castillo

Now that we have entered a New Year what goals do you dare to achieve? What kind of attitude will you portray? Most of you have heard 90 percent of what we accomplish in life is based on our attitudes. Acknowledging your future endeavors coincides with resilience, which involves being adaptable, flexible and intelligent. Your…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – We don’t like people to be insincere. But how do we know when a person is insincere?  George Orwell said long ago, “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s…

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Is the Air Force in you?

Posted June 20, 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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Hispanic Heritage Month questions, answers

Posted October 3, 2014 by Senior Airman Joe Hernandez

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Senior Airman Joe Hernandez, 31st Test and Evlauation Squadron, reads stories in English and Spanish to pre-schoolers at the Child Development Center Sept. 26 for Hispanic Heritage Month. In today’s society, Hispanics, Latinos and Chicanos are defined as people from Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American and…

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