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Every day is Veterans Day

Posted November 7, 2012 by James E. Koutz

When people think of veterans, they often think of warriors, but Hurricane Sandy offers just the latest reminder of the significant humanitarian and often times life-saving work performed by our veterans on a daily basis. As Sandy was still wreaking devastation on the East Coast, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard members mobilized on…

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Letters from Hollywood show support to military

Posted February 29, 2012 by

Cuba Gooding Jr. His films include “Men of Honor,” “Radio,” “American Gangster,” and “Red Tails.” He won an Oscar for his performance in “Jerry Maguire.” To my men and women warriors who put their lives on the line every day so that our glorious nation stays free and true, I say simply, thank you! Not…

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U.S. needs China to get tough on North Korea

Posted February 15, 2013 by Matthew Pennington

President Barack Obama says the U.S. will lead the world in taking firm action against the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear test. But Pyongyang’s isolation from most of the international financial and trading system will limit the impact of sanctions unless China can be persuaded to get tougher on its longtime ally. The underground…

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Obama has two narratives on Afghanistan

Posted May 3, 2012 by by Anne Gearan and Robert Burns

In President Barack Obama’s twin narratives, the United States is both leaving Afghanistan and staying there. The different messages are meant for different audiences, one at home and one away. As Obama’s brief, symbolic visit to Afghanistan May 2 made clear, the more important audience is American voters fed up with a war that will…

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Yeager brings ‘Right Stuff’ to symposium

Posted February 27, 2013 by Don Branum

Air Force photograph by Don Branum Retired Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, right, talks to Cadet 1st Class Henry Egan after a National Character and Leadership Symposium presentation at the Air Force Academy Feb. 22, 2013. Yeager was the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, having made the historic flight Oct. 14,…

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Military crippling sequester must be stopped

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Buck McKeon and Paul Ryan

Last year, as the federal government approached a limit on how much it could legally borrow, the Obama administration asked Congress to rubber-stamp an increase in the government’s borrowing authority without any spending cuts to match. When House Republicans made clear that any increase in the debt limit must be accompanied by an even greater…

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Is there a morale crisis in the U.S. nuclear force?

Posted May 13, 2013 by Robert Burns

Beyond the U.S. Air Force’s embarrassing suspension of 17 nuclear missile launch officers lie two broader questions. Do those entrusted with the world’s most destructive weapons feel stuck in a dead-end career field, given the momentum toward more nuclear arms reductions? And is there a morale crisis among these officers? This matters because the missiles…

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Air Force leaders issue Independence Day message

Posted July 4, 2012 by

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy...

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Air Force leaders send Memorial Day message

Posted May 24, 2013 by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Mark A. Welsh III

Many of us can envision a specific individual - a relative, friend, or coworker - who has paid the ultimate price in defense of America. Take a moment - right now - and think of that person and their family ... thank them for giving their all.

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My educational journey – How could I say no?

Posted August 31, 2012 by

I joined the military when the Iron Curtain was still up. My plan was to serve my country abroad and get an education. My first duty station was Templehof Central Airport, Berlin, Germany. I initially focused on getting through my first standardization evaluation and completing my Career Development Courses. Once those were completed, the thought…

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