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Think before you act: It only takes seconds for your actions to go viral

Posted March 7, 2014 by Christa D’Andrea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Have you ever done something you wish you could take back? Said something mean … wrote something inappropriate … behaved in a way that was disrespectful? I’m sure you have or you wouldn’t be human. However, in today’s society some of these behaviors never go away, even if you…

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Voice within

Posted August 8, 2014 by Anonymous

LANGLEY AFB, Va. — “Can your significant other sexually assault you?” The answer was a resounding silence. No one knew how to answer the ‘Sex Signals’ speaker. I knew. I knew the answer. Rather, the sudden urge to vomit and then excuse myself from the auditorium gave me my answer. “Yes. Oh, my God. Yes,” said a…

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Be careful what you post; It could hurt your career

Posted July 20, 2012 by Commentary by Staff Sgt. Frances Kriss

Social media quickly became a widespread form of interactive communication and has been incorporated in the way people conduct business, including the military.

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Have a plan when traveling Space-A

Posted February 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When planning a vacation, people are always looking for ways to save a little money. One option is space-available flights offered by the Nellis air terminal to active-duty, retired, guard and reserve military members and dependents. Space-A flights allow people in these categories to take advantage of free flights…

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Be a Wingman: Understanding signs of substance abuse

Posted July 11, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro Understanding the signs and symptoms of substance abuse is one way to be a good Wingman. Whether it be alcohol, illegal substances, or prescription medication abuse, Airmen must be able to recognize the signs and know when to refer. MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The intrinsic responsibilities…

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Safety Office explains top five reasons for Thanksgiving Day urgent care visits

Posted November 22, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Ramone Hayes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As Americans, we rejoice and celebrate the upcoming holiday season. However, Thanksgiving is the leading holiday for urgent care visits during the holiday season. Whether it is a burn, cut, food poisoning, sprain, strain or fracture or as simple as heartburn, have we learned anything from the mistakes we have…

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Finding light through darkness

Posted May 2, 2014 by Senior Airman Dennis Sloan

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman George Goslin Senior Airman Dennis Sloan walks on the flightline in search of a photo May 5, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. A victim of sexual assault, Sloan says his passion for photography keeps him breathing and offers solace from his otherwise painful memories. Sloan is a…

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Global access can also mean global cyber crime

Posted October 3, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Zade C. Vadnais

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which has become increasingly important in recent years as global Internet use continues to grow exponentially.

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Toeing the line on standards

Posted September 28, 2012 by Commentary by Master Sgt. Edward A. Dierkens

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFNS) — For the past four years of my career, as a first sergeant, I have heard the words, “But Shirt, he’s a good guy,” far too many times. Whether it was for a failed physical training test or substandard performance of noncommissioned officer responsibilities, the same statement would pop…

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If it isn’t you, it could be your neighbor

Posted April 19, 2013 by Senior Airman Kelly Galloway

WESTOVER AFB, Mass. — “Hey sexy … you single?” I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about 5 foot 8 inches tall, dark hair and eyes. During the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times. It wasn’t just me he had…

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