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October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted October 5, 2012 by by SHARON KOZAK

Domestic violence is a pervasive problem in virtually all countries, cultures, classes and income groups, and the Air Force is not excluded. It is a type of abuse that involves injuring usually a spouse or partner, but it can also be a parent, child or other family member. It is the willful intimidation, physical assault,…

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Time for dos, don’ts reminder of political season

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Maj. JACQUELINE STINGL

Military members and Defense Department employees are encouraged to vote and participate in the political process. At the same time, the appearance of military influence of the political process must be avoided. Thus, participation in political activities by military members and DOD employees is limited by law in order to ensure that a real or…

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Chaplain thoughts – September 28, 2012

Posted September 28, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson

“Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.” ~ John Hancock Imagine that just by signing your name to a document in essence you were signing your own death sentence. That is the price that John…

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Somewhere in France

Posted September 21, 2012 by by Maj. JASON MITCHELL

“Your son Sergeant Roy T. Mitchell was killed in action in the Verdun Muse, offensive September 27, 1918, by an enemy shell. In expression of my sympathy to you and to other bereaved relatives and friends, I voice the sentiments of every man from Franklin in the A.E.F. and particularly those who know him best…

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Performance feedback

Posted September 21, 2012 by by Master Sgt. JARROD COUNCIL

How many times have you looked at that line on the enlisted performance report that says, “Last feedback was performed on,” and had that sinking feeling in your stomach? Any experienced Air Force supervisor knows the feeling; the inadequate sensation that comes with overlooking a simple responsibility, albeit one with enormous potential impact. The importance…

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Chaplain thoughts – September 21, 2012

Posted September 21, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theodore Wilson,

“Hence we must be versatile, our tactics must be susceptible to change, and our commanding officers must have ingenuity and imagination.” ~ Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold Happy 65th Birthday U.S. Air Force! (Sept. 18, 1947). The words from General Arnold to a fledgling Air Force still ring so true today. Yes, our commanders must have…

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Fly Over: ‘The Woman in Black’, ‘The Master’

Posted September 21, 2012 by by Jason Burns and Macario Mora

On DVD: ‘The Woman in Black’ by Jayson Burns Despite being a big fan of horror movies, I don’t immediately jump to see every single one that hits the theaters. However, when I saw that ghostly face materialize right beside Daniel Radcliff at the end of the trailer for “The Woman in Black,” I knew…

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Disciplined Airmen lead to disciplined life

Posted September 14, 2012 by by Lt. Col. JIM UPCHURCH

As I prepared to prepare (procrastination!) for this commentary, I remember beginning the all important first step — brainstorming! I bounced from topic to topic, everything from the recent F-35 excitement to the roles supervisors have in today’s Air Force to what was on sale at the base exchange. I finally decided on a very…

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Fly Over: ‘Madden 13’, ‘Bunraku’

Posted September 14, 2012 by by Jayson Burns and Airman 1st Class Devante Williams

In stores: ‘Bunraku’ by Jayson Burns Once in a while I will come upon a movie by pure chance, either randomly searching through Netflix or looking at the “suggestions” column on IMDB.com. Most of the time, the movie wouldn’t be any good, completely worthy of its obscure status. On those rare occasions I find something…

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Chaplain thoughts – September 14, 2012

Posted September 14, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theodore Wilson,

“Today, we gather to be reassured that God hears the lamenting and bitter weeping of Mother America because so many of her children are no more. Let us now seek that assurance in prayer for the healing of our grief stricken hearts, for the souls and sacred memory of those who have been lost.” ~…

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