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Understanding importance of Spiritual Fitness

Posted January 24, 2014 by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Turk

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — From senior leadership to our newest recruits, many of our Airmen today struggle with the concept of spirituality and how it influences their thoughts and behaviors. For many, the word spirituality is merely a synonym for religion or a metaphysical conception that has no real bearing on their lives. However, as…

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Difficult force shaping calls made tougher by undeserved ‘Firewall 5s’

Posted June 20, 2014 by Master Sgt. Ethan Peters

LAJES FIELD, Azores — I was not a very good Airman in the early days of my Air Force career. I was passably good at my job and very bad at the Air Force. Here is an actual quote from one of my early Enlisted Performance Reports, “Improved responsibility in off-duty affairs would quickly set this…

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Air Force Chief of Safety sends Memorial Day Critical Days of Summer 2012 Message to all personnel

Posted May 24, 2012 by anradmin

SUBJECT:  Critical Days of Summer – 2012   “Safety — It’s Personal” is the theme for this year’s Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, which runs from 25 May through 3 Sep 2012.  This year’s theme is a reminder that safety is everyone’s responsibility and the decisions we make impact our friends, families and Air…

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U.S. Air Force Warfare Center Commander Holiday Safety Message

Posted December 7, 2012 by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey G. Lofgren

“To all the men and women of the United States Air Force Warfare Center, during this holiday season Suzanne and I want to I want to thank you for your commitment and sacrifice to our nation. Without your dedication to the mission, our warfighters could not have accomplished the amazing things they have done this…

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Beware financial consequences: manage your money wisely

Posted May 31, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

Starting in basic military training, through technical school, to their first duty station and beyond, Airmen are advised to stay in control of their finances.

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Conserve energy, save money

Posted October 18, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Some people can remember their parents telling them to ‘turn the lights off when they leave the room’ or ‘close the door; you weren’t raised in a barn.’ Children don’t pay bills so why would they worry about wasting energy? As an adult, that mindset can change quickly paying the…

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Just ‘FEZ’ it

Posted March 14, 2014 by Col. Matthew T. Smith

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV. — He was 7,023 miles from his home, serving an air and space expeditionary force rotation in Afghanistan when the news rang out like a mortar attack siren: Maj. Greg “Fez” Dash was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The diagnosis was terminal. Dash passed away in February,…

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Understanding sergeant’s words: ‘I’ve got your back’

Posted August 8, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Patricia Yelverton

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Seeing the newly selected staff sergeants recently brought back memories of when I was selected for staff sergeant. Actually, my thoughts went to the night I graduated Airman Leadership School. As I crossed the stage after receiving my completion certificate, my co-workers gathered to congratulate me and shake my…

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My job is prosecuting sexual assault

Posted August 3, 2012 by Commentary by Col. Don M. Christensen

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Here’s a simple truth…sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are “blue on blue,” or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting our core values, these undisciplined Airmen reject the…

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Act like a Superhero

Posted February 15, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Bischoff

(AFNS) — I was recently picking up a few items at a local retail chain at lunchtime; everywhere I walked, someone wanted to shake my hand or say, “Thank you for your service.” It made me proud to be wearing the uniform of the U.S. Air Force. While waiting in the checkout lane, I noticed…

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