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Cultural battlegrounds: Why culture matters in Global War on Terror

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Dr. William L. Dulaney

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — In every culture, there exists the possibility of a mob of people that could be easily compelled to action by others who know how to disrupt peaceful times. Understanding culture, for the military professional, should be thought of as the art and science of understanding cause and effect in…

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Candid Comments | Women in Combat

Posted February 1, 2013 by

Master Sgt. Amy Cartas Job: Combat Videographer Unit: 4th Combat Camera Squadron Hometown: Murrieta, Calif. Women have been serving in combat for quite some time now and I speak from experience, because I have encountered hostile fire while assigned to units engaged in combat. Now that women are officially able to fill combat specific positions,…

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Memorial Day: Remembering our fellow servicemembers

Posted May 31, 2013 by Col. David Almand

Courtesy photo/Jennifer Anderson Volunteers from Team March and the local community place flags on graves at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery May 25, 2013 in honor of Memorial Day. SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – This year, Memorial Day hit a little closer to home. While it was a day to reflect and remember the sacrifices borne by all…

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Three little words: How are you?

Posted November 8, 2013 by Master Sgt. Linda Welz

As I entered the base Saturday morning for my Unit Training Assembly, the polite security forces Airman on duty said, “How are you?” As he checked my ID card, I replied, “I’m doing well, thank you. How are you?” Before I had finished my reply, he said, “Thank you. Have a nice day,” and directed…

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Candid Comments”‚|”‚Women’s History Month

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

Dena Tziouvalas Job: Accounting Technician Unit: 452 AMW/Travel Pay Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif. Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, dancing “My mother influenced me the most. She was my role model and taught me great values in life such as respect, love and guidance. My mother taught me to treat people with dignity and appreciation and to help them as much as…

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March Minutes | July 29, 2012

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Maj. Joshua Chambers Chief Tactics and Plans, Assistant Director of Operations, 912 ARS Hometown: Oneonta, NY 0200 Snooze, 0209 snooze, 0218 … I guess it’s time to give in and get up. Happy Sunday! 0336 Crew show, the buildings are way too dark and quiet. 0405 Spoke to the receiver point of contact and they have a rendezvous…

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Through Airmen’s Eyes: Ultimate wingman helps save friend’s life

Posted November 2, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Jake Eckhardt

U.S. Air Force graphic/Corey Parrish Airman 1st Class Albert Chang SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — (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.) An Airman who noticed the suicidal signs of a friend reported the problem and helped…

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Not too soon for spouse’s job hunt before moving

Posted March 30, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As service members start to receive their orders for summer moves, it’s time for working spouses to update resumes, start networking for job opportunities and contact career counselors at their new locations, a Pentagon official recommends. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Meg O’Grady, program manager,…

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Military aviation salute signals bond between aviator, maintainer

Posted July 12, 2013 by Lt. Col. Michael M. Moeding

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – There is a long and proud history between aircraft air crew and ground crew. This strong relationship predates fixed wing flight and military aviation as we know it today. Even on the very first powered flight, Orville and Wilbur Wright had to decide who would be first to fly their craft…

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Retired Reservist was at center of the Civil Rights movement.

Posted February 14, 2014 by Sean Dath

Photo from Citizen Airman Web site As a young college student in 1960, McNeil (far left) and three of his friends staged a protest at a lunch counter inside a Woolworth store in Greensboro, N.C. They refused to move when they were told the facility did not serve blacks. Their protest quickly spread to lunch…

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