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Air Force needs leaders who ‘Own It’

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. Patrick McMahon

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Former Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Curtis E. LeMay once so accurately stated, “I’m firmly convinced that leaders are not born; they’re educated, trained…

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Candid Comments | National Parks

Posted July 13, 2012 by

July is National Parks and Recreation Month. There are 34 National Parks in Calif.and all are free to active duty military. What are your summer plans for recreation?

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Focus on War’s Unseen Wounds

Posted July 6, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a National Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day commentary published in the San Antonio Express-News, June 27, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta asked Americans to join the Defense Department in its continuing efforts to address the unseen wounds of war. Here is the secretary’s commentary: For more than 10 years of war,…

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Feeding Wolves

Posted July 6, 2012 by by Chaplain Aaron Klaves

There was a famous Native American story that tells of a young boy who was walking through a field one day and came upon an old man sitting on the ground. With his arms and legs folded, staring off into the distance, it appeared that the old man was almost in a trance. After a…

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I, the gay service member

Posted June 29, 2012 by by anonymous

Editor’s note: This article was submitted anonymously by a Team March member. Last year on September 20, a monumental event occurred that affected a large portion of the United States Armed Forces, the repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” program. According to our Commander in Chief, this program officially ended, allowing gay, lesbian and…

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March Minutes | June 18, 2012

Posted June 22, 2012 by

Jenny Pham Human Resources Assistant, 452 FSS Hometown: Moreno Valley 0645 What’s that loud, irritating noise?! Oh, it’s my alarm. I can remedy that with no problem… SNOOZE button time! 0650 What’s that buzzing noise? Why did I program my phone to say, “Get up Ms. Pham you start at 0730!” Five more minutes and I should…

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Random acts of kindness go far

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Chaplain Aaron Klaves

The 1999 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference, held in New Zealand, brought leaders from around the world together to discuss the challenges of sustaining domestic economic reform and liberalization. Among those in attendance, was newly appointed and virtually unknown, Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin. During dinner, Putin unknowingly caught the attention of the then…

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They really are ‘out to get you’

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Michael Onines

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — When I was first assigned a position to lead people in the Air Force, I was expected to be, among other things, a safety cheerleader, encouraging my team to avoid mishaps and work safely. This was a bit new to me and I found most safety lectures I sat through in…

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Stressed Out Lately?

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Stacy Irvin

Life can really throw zingers at our game plan, huh? We are so eager to excel in our lives by hoping that certain events will occur, which catapult us to the next and better level. Yet, when a myriad of changes occur simultaneously, we can easily become stressed or overwhelmed. I speak from experience because…

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Candid Comments | June 1, 2012

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Senior Airman Aaron Long Unit: 452 Security Forces Squadron Job: Blue Eagles Honor Guard Hometown: Perris, Calif. Hobbies: Ping Pong, math and karate I am a true connoisseur of ethnic foods, so to celebrate, I visited as many Asian-style restaurants in the area that I can find; sushi is a favorite of mine. On a…

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