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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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Candid Comments | October 5, 2012

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Master Sgt. Anhtuan L. Dang Job: Paralegal Unit: 452 AMW/Judge Advocate Hometown: Irvine, Calif. Hobbies: Reading, outdoor activities, Boy Scouts activities with sons My experience could be summed up as “Awesome!” There were some tasks that we performed well. However, there were some areas where we will need to dedicate additional training so that we…

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This Year Think Small

Posted January 25, 2013 by by Chaplain Aaron Klaves

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines the verb “snowball” as increasing, accumulating, expanding, or multiplying at a rapidly accelerating rate. New Year’s resolutions can be a lot like snowballs. Just as a small lump of earth can increase in mass and speed as it rolls down a snowy hill, large and daunting goals can be equally easy to…

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Our land of limitless opportunities

Posted May 24, 2013 by r. Tung Thanh

Personal Nguyen family courtesy photo Dr. Nguyen is pictured with his mother, father and brother in 1976, shortly after their arrival to the United States. May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. For Vietnamese-Americans, this time of year is an anniversary of great importance to us. Most Vietnamese-Americans can trace their presence in the…

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All in the ‘spirit’ of Halloween

Posted October 25, 2013 by Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photos/Linda Welz A full-spectrum video camera records as it sits on the floor of a building where Senior Airman Jose Mora, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, and a small team of assistants, conduct a paranormal investigation April 20, 2013. Mora teamed with Senior Airman Mathieu Beaulieu, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, and the two…

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‘An Innovator’s DNA’: Col. John Boyd

Posted July 25, 2014 by Col. Houston Cantwell

Surprisingly, few Airmen have heard of Col. John Boyd, with far fewer aware of his innovative contributions to the advancement of modern-day air power. As the Air Staff feverishly reviews the thousands of innovative ideas submitted by young Airmen, I thought it appropriate to recognize an Airman who committed his entire career to innovation. Though…

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CAL FIRE warns of home heating dangers during winter storms

Posted December 12, 2014 by Daniel Berlant

As a major winter storm prepares to hit California, CAL FIRE is reminding residents to take steps to heat their homes safely. While the cooler weather and rain is a welcomed event during a time of severe drought in California, it also means that many will need to turn on home heating sources to keep…

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Increased mission requirements open doors for continued military service

Posted May 22, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to meet increased mission requirements outlined in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget. In order to enhance operational and mission capacity in support of combatant commanders, and to maintain readiness, the Air Force is setting a minimum active-duty force level of 317,000…

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“What’s In Your Hand?”

Posted March 27, 2012 by Staff

Pastor and author Rick Warren tells a story using the movie classic, “The Ten Commandments,” as his illustration. In the movie, there’s a scene where God commands Moses (Charlton Heston) to tell Pharaoh of Egypt to release God’s people from bondage. Unfortunately, Moses doesn’t think he was up to the job because he tends to…

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Does the EPR need a bailout?

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Tech. Sgt. Kitsana R. Dounglomchan

What do enlisted performance reports, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America have in common? They suffer from bad brand name recognition. So, what should we do? Should we bail out our EPR system? We should rename the EPR system. We could change the name to Yearly Evaluation Report or YER? Years ago, we hoped a…

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