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In hurricane’s wake, cynic learns lesson

Posted December 21, 2012 by by Shawn J. Jones

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — Prior to Hurricane Sandy, I thought the Air Force’s wingman concept was just a gimmick that encouraged Airmen to poke their noses into my business, or worse, required me to poke my nose into someone else’s business. For goodness sake, I thought, can’t an Airman just have a bad day without another…

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Candid Comments | New Year’s Goals

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Captain Linda Stanfield Job: Chief of Mission Development/Instructor Pilot Unit: 912th Air Refueling Squadron Hometown: Leavenworth, Kan. Hobbies: Traveling, yoga, hanging out with my husband Personally, I plan to get more involved with my gardening this coming year. I have already started a collection of succulents and would like to make some upgrades to my…

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A dignified deployment

Posted December 14, 2012 by by Staff Sergeant Caitlin Jones

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Before deploying, we [Airmen] endure months of training to prepare for it. We are taught to use weapons, scan areas with vigilant eyes and if needed, save our wingman’s life. None of that training could have prepared me for my first deployment. My name is Caitlin Jones, I am…

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AFRC commander sends holiday season note

Posted December 7, 2012 by by Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Greetings! From Afghanistan and global operations to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and homeland support, our Air Force Reserve continues to demonstrate excellence. Thank you all for everything you’ve done this past year. As we celebrate this holiday season, please remember to focus on your family and the important folks…

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AF diversity strategic roadmap: A guiding light

Posted December 7, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Patrick Clowney

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The second edition of the U.S. Air Force diversity strategic roadmap was approved and released Nov. 19, by Daniel B. Ginsberg, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Manpower and Reserve Affairs. The roadmap establishes the Air Force’s diversity strategic foundation, serves as a guide post for all Air Force diversity initiatives and…

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Gifts that keep giving

Posted December 7, 2012 by by Chaplain Aaron Klaves

Ancient Jewish rabbi, Moshe ben Maimon, once famously wrote on charity and what was viewed as the many different levels of giving. In the Mishneh Torah, the author stated that the highest level of charity is when a person teaches others how to help themselves. Actions such as offering an interest-free loan, forming a partnership,…

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Candid Comments | Holiday Plans

Posted November 30, 2012 by

Maj. Lola Osawe Job: Group Practice Manager Unit: 452 AMDS Hometown: Pasadena, Calif. Hobbies: Music and painting I will be spending time with my family and doing some local travel to some of the beautiful parks in the area. I will possibly go to the mountains as well. The holidays are a time to celebrate…

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Precious resources

Posted November 30, 2012 by by Chaplain Aaron Klaves

These days, we hear a lot about the many different resources available in the military. If you are in need of financial help, you can choose from various military programs being offered. If you have legal issues or questions, most military bases have a legal staff that provides tons of helpful information.  On the other…

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Through Airmen’s Eyes: How family, pet help PTSD issues

Posted November 21, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Coming back from deployment, Airmen face the home-station work environment, reintegrating with family and settling back into day-to-day life. What happens when an Airman is diagnosed with Post-Traumatic…

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Domestic violence awareness ‘experiment’

Posted November 16, 2012 by by Paula Spooner

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Every year, the Family Advocacy Program staff plans and implements a community awareness campaign designed to educate Keesler Air Force Base Airmen, as well as reinforce the reality that prevention and detection of interpersonal violence is truly a base-wide responsibility. This year, FAP teamed up with Brig. Gen. Kory…

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