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Stepping forward

Posted January 10, 2014 by Lt. Col. Chad Nichols

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Recently I came across an interesting quote from Admiral Togo Heihachiro, Commander of the Japanese Fleet during the Battle of Tsushima in 1905: “If your sword is too short, take one step forward.” Given the environment of reduced budgets, fiscal challenges and potential manpower shortages facing the Air Force, this quote…

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Leave enduring legacy to Air Force

Posted January 10, 2014 by Master Sgt. Michael Weidner

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — In the 19 years I’ve served in the Air Force, I’ve contemplated the quality of the Airman we enlist on numerous occasions. I’m not saying the entire enlisted force is going down the drain, because it isn’t. In fact, I feel the quality of our Airmen has actually risen. They…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
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Pride Patrol keeps Nellis trash free

Posted January 10, 2014 by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Senior Airman Maximiliano Rodriguez, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron operations manager, searches for trash during a Pride Patrol Jan. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base. Nev. The Pride Patrol’s purpose is to keep the installation clean and neat in appearance and to present an outstanding image of…

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Air Land Sea Application Center to visit Nellis for WEPTAC

Posted January 10, 2014 by Lt. Col. Joel Eppley

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Land Sea Application Center will visit Nellis Air Force Base for the annual Weapons and Tactics Conference Trade Show here Jan. 15 and 16. According to the Air Combat Command Official website, the Combat Air Forces WEPTAC is an annual two week event that brings together hundreds of warfighters…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. A.D.
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Final flight

Posted January 10, 2014 by Senior Airman A.K.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. A.D. A C-17 Globemaster arrives from Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dec. 30, 2013. The aircraft is one of three C-17s being used to transport remotely piloted aircraft equipment overseas in support of the Air Force’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. LAS VEGAS — The 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing has wrapped…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster
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Handheld laser marker project team targets improvements

Posted December 20, 2013 by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Carlos Vargas, Naval Special Warfare combatant crewman, bore sights an LA-10u/PEQ handheld laser marker during a Handheld Laser Marker Tactics Development and Evaluation project Dec. 10 at the Nevada Test and Training Range. The handheld laser marker is a small, lightweight…

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Military personnel section prepares Airmen for force management programs

Posted December 20, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Changing global missions, national security concerns and ongoing budget uncertainty are driving the Air Force to become a leaner force. Officers and enlisted service members are facing force management programs designed to reduce the force as much as by 25,000 Airmen, 900 civilians and 550 aircraft during the next five years….

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I was determined to live

Posted December 20, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — I don’t mean “the parachute opened in just the knick of time as I plummeted to the Earth” kind of save. I was failing college classes and getting into trouble. I didn’t care if my decisions lead to jail or death. I was too busy recklessly living in the moment while…

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Be a Wingman’s ‘ghost’ during holiday season

Posted December 20, 2013 by Master Sgt. Jason Davis

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — I need each of you to be a “ghost” to your Wingman during this holiday season. No, that doesn’t mean I want you to “disappear” when it’s convenient for you-quite the opposite. Let me explain by saying, “Bah, humbug!” Dickens’ classic Ebenezer Scrooge character perhaps sums up what your Wingman might…

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CSAF hosts summit to address sexual assault

Posted December 20, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III hosted a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit Dec. 11 and 12 as part of the Air Force’s ongoing effort to provide education and analysis on the issue and to discuss the complex leadership concerns sexual assault presents. Welsh brought in…

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