Health & Safety

March 29, 2013

Nominations accepted for Portraits in Courage

WASHINGTON — Now through May 1, nominations are being accepted and reviewed for Portraits in Courage, Vol. 8.

“Portraits in Courage is a Chief of Staff initiative designed to tell Airmen’s stories of courage, valor, and heroism. Our Airmen do the impossible every day. These narratives embody our warrior ethos and personify the Air Force Vision. There’s no better time to tell your story, or share the story of fellow Airmen,” said Maj. John Baum, Portraits in Courage project officer.

The volume will be published this fall online at www.af.mil/specials/courage/index.html. There will also be a limited print edition.

Air Force officials said packages should focus on leadership, valor, courage, exemplary performance and commitment, or service above self in either a combat, combat support role, or extraordinary event outside the normal call of duty.

Baum said “extraordinary event” isn’t limited to actions in theater.

“Airmen do amazing things in and out of theater every day,” Baum said, “I can’t tell you the number of stories I’ve heard about Airmen coming to the aid of car crash victims, intervening and possibly saving an Airman’s life who showed signs of being suicidal, and there’s more. All of these are stories befitting of Portraits in Courage.

”Submissions should highlight the nominees’ accomplishments during the previous two years and appeal to an audience of Airmen, their families and civilians.The 300 to 500 word pieces, officials said, should be in narrative format and not only shed light on the Airman’s career field, but relate a compelling story that reinforces the service’s core values, culture and the Airman’s creed.Packages must include the nominees’ biography and three supporting high-resolution digital photos (no less than 300 dpi), featuring the Airman in action and donned in his or her air battle uniform, flight duty uniform or equivalent tactical uniform.

For more information or to submit a story, call 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs at (623) 856-6011.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
DT_JTC0216

Supreme allied commander comes home

Gen. Philip Breedlove, left, NATO supreme allied commander, Europe, visited Luke Air Force Base Sept. 12. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, right, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefed the general on Luke’s evolving mission to train F-3...
 
 
Senior Airman Grace Lee

Command post chief averts potential disaster

Senior Airman Grace Lee Capt. George Normandin, 56th Fighter Wing Command Post chief, received the Aviation Safety Well Done Award Sept. 2, presented by Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander. Normandin took control of an F-...
 
 

You are what you eat

“You are what you eat.” This is a generic statement or a notion. It implies that if you eat healthy, you will be healthy. But how true is this in the world today? What we eat, drink, wear, drive and buy is often an attempt to construct a social identity. It lets others know who...
 

 

Knowledge equals power

The phrase “knowledge is power” is said to originate from Sir Francis Bacon in 1597. Personally, I remember learning the phrase from the old television show “School House Rock” theme song. The key idea behind the phrase is the more knowledge you accumulate, the more “power” you will have. Here is a simple breakdown: knowledge...
 
 
Senior Airman
MARCY COPELAND

EOD Airman changed for good by life experiences

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Tech. Sgt. David Gerig’s, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team chief, first assignment after technical school was Kadena Air Base, Japan. The challenges in life are often w...
 
 

News Briefs September 19, 2014

CFC kick-off The 56th Fighter Wing Combined Federal Campaign kick-off charity fair is 9 a.m. Monday in Bldg. 1130 auditorium. Learn about the 2014 campaign ‘Serving Our Country. Supporting Our Community.’ and visit with local charities. For more information, call Maj. Jennifer Preyer-Bonton at 623-856-7144. Hispanic Heritage Month National Hispanic Heritage Month began Monday and...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin