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CSAF utilizes new technologies to engage with Airmen

Posted January 23, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force public affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III teamed up with Google to launch a live discussion with Airmen from bases around the world, using video chat technology. Airmen asked both the general and his wife, Betty Welsh, questions about Air Force life, ranging anywhere from future mission and…

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Living with PTSD

Posted April 13, 2012 by 2nd Lt. Marie Denson

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — “I started to get really depressed and lacked the desire to do anything but sit around and play online to ‘escape’ the real world,” he said. “I was having dreams of planes crashing, the smell of burnt flesh and rotting bodies. I still tried to push through this even as my…

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Preparing to fight the perfect war

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Robert J. Kaschak

How would you prepare to fight the perfect war? Is it possible, or does this only apply when used as a rhetorical question? While using a popular search engine to search the World Wide Web, it was noted that the words perfect and war are rarely seen together. Is this an indicator that it is…

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March Minutes | October 15, 2012

Posted November 16, 2012 by

Staff Sgt. Michael Stanforth Aircrew Flight Equipment, 912th ARS Hometown: Ocala, Florida 0450 I roll out of bed, get dressed and head to the gym for about an hour to get my adrenaline flowing so that I can start my day with plenty of energy. 0715 I arrive to work to see my coworkers searching for their…

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Air power energized by use of resources

Posted April 5, 2013 by Col. Nancy Opheim

TRAVIS Air Force Base, Calif. — One of my favorite sayings is “flexibility is the key to airpower.” As sequestration takes hold, coupled with budget constraints, it may become our battle cry. We live in uncertain times and the resources that appeared abundant last year will have to stretch in order to cover our mission. The definition…

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Pentagon Spokesman: Public Affairs must change with times

Posted August 2, 2013 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is facing a once-in-a-generation change, and its public affairs practitioners around the world need to communicate that change clearly, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman said today. George Little, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, spoke to commissioned, enlisted, civilian and contract employee defense public affairs professionals gathered…

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Know the facts – Black History Month 2014

Posted February 28, 2014 by

Robert L. Carter (1917-2012) This year, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, one of the greatest legislative accomplishments of the twentieth century. The Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The act did not resolve the problems of discrimination. However, it opened…

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Unit cited for actions late in World War II

Posted October 10, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti

U.S. Army Air Forces photo The B17 flying in the foreground is part of the 452nd Bombardment Group. Seen here flying with other aircraft, the 452nd planes were identified by the boxed L on their tail. (Eighth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) The 452nd Bombardment Group received…

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Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted March 27, 2015 by Megan Crusher

Courtesy of Evan Money (First in a three-part series chronicling Angela Alexander’s incredible story which led to a book, a ministry and now, a documentary.) MIRACLE: “An unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God,” is how Merriam-Webster defines it. For most parents who have lost a child…

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March Minutes | May 12, 2012

Posted May 25, 2012 by

Tech Sgt. Patrick R. Martin KC-135 Instructor Boom Operator/NCOIC, 912 ARS/DOT Unit: 912 ARS Hometown: Louisville, KY 0700 Arrive at the gym for a quick workout to get the day going. 0835 Go on a hunt around the 336/912th ARS squadron building to find my coffee cup 0848 Confirm my 1000 crew show time for an Operational Check…

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