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Defining moments

Posted August 7, 2015 by Master Sgt. Angela Blue

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The word character has many meanings according to the dictionary, a feature or trait characteristic, moral or ethical quality, qualities of honesty, courage, and to no surprise, integrity. Since it has so many different meanings, it can be made to adapt to so many different types of people. Courage…

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How many pieces of military flair are on your social media?

Posted August 7, 2015 by Staff Reports

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Being a member of the United States Air Force should without question be a source of pride. The service you render to the United States is a vital one and retired Air Force members and family members take an equal pride in the service they have and do…

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Separated but not alone

Posted July 31, 2015 by Senior Airman Lauren-Taylor Levin

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about was, “how am…

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Mishap prevention 101

Posted July 31, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Princeton Drake

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Here is something I would like to share with my readers. This information is geared toward supervisors, but we all play a part in the mishap prevention program, and when we know better, we tend to do better. I will discuss a few things supervisors should do within their…

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Nellis celebrates successful Vacation Bible School

Posted July 24, 2015 by Chaplain Candidate (2nd Lt.) Serena Washington

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Chapel has done it again with the 18th and best year of Vacation Bible School ever. This year’s theme of Science, provided by Gospel Light’s Son Sparks Labs, proved to be engaging and fun for all 192 children and volunteers. Discovering the light of God in a…

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The unseen leader

Posted July 24, 2015 by Master Sgt. Melvin Fouke

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Over the years, I’ve seen many leaders come and go. The ones I admired, I took note of the traits I wished I had, as well as the ones I already possessed. It took me a long time to realize some of my personal and professional weaknesses were…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler
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F-35A plays role for first time in USAFWS Integration Phase

Posted July 17, 2015 by Maj. Tyson K. Wetzel

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler The second F-35 Lightning II assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School lands at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 18. The integration of the F-35 into the syllabus will better prepare Weapons School students for future conflicts, as well as increase the effectiveness of…

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I am an American Airman

Posted July 17, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Troie Croft

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — I am an American Airman … at least that’s what the Creed says. But what do I say when people ask what I am; geo-spatial analyst, intelligence analyst, command chief, Airman …  At what point do I stop identifying with my Air Force Specialty Code, career field, or duty position and…

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Let’s talk

Posted July 10, 2015 by Master Sgt. Demetrius Best

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Nobel Prize winning playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Throughout my years in the Air Force I’ve learned many great lessons about effective communication. By my own admission, I never considered myself to be a…

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Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?

Posted July 10, 2015 by Master Sgt. Loren Cossette

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — What’s your job? Over the years, I’ve been asked this question countless times whether it be while in-processing new units, deploying, attending professional military education, or while participating in various panels.  The answers are as numerous and varied as the titles in the Air Force. For most of us, the answer…

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