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Default Air Force Logo Deliberate Professional Development key to supervising successful Airmen
I recently had the opportunity to participate in the selection of the 19th Air Force Outstanding Airmen of the Year. Nominations came from across 19th AF and each Airman was clearly worthy of their nomination. The board spent many hours individually evaluating each nomination and then came together to discuss our findings. Eventually we arrived at
0 3/10
2008
Default Air Force Logo Women's History Month time for recognition, reflection
"Women's Art--Women's Vision" is this year's theme for Women's History Month. Celebrated in March, it's an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of those visionary women who opened the doors of opportunity for women everywhere. Significant advancements have been achieved in all facets of society, from the arts and sciences, sports, and politics
0 3/05
2008
Default Air Force Logo Perils of driving at night
We've all experienced it...you're driving at night, everything seems to be proceeding normally when, suddenly, you're driving by Braille. You swerve back to the middle, the adrenaline surge bringing you back to full wakefulness. Briefly, then you do it again. Wash, rinse, repeat. Eventually, better judgment wins out and you pull into a rest area to
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2008
Default Air Force Logo The secret to a successful career!
One of the most frequently asked questions I hear as a commander is, "What is the key to a successful career?" The answer is simple: Keep in the front of your mind what military service means, and practice the simple rules your parents taught you when you were five years old. It helps to start by remembering that military service is just
0 1/09
2008
Default Air Force Logo Enjoy great outdoors, but be wise
Enjoying the outdoors and observing wildlife is a wonderful pastime we enjoy here at Laughlin AFB. The opportunity to view wildlife is one reason many people enjoy the outdoors. When viewing wildlife, please keep three things in mind: keep a safe distance from wild animals, wildlife can be unpredictable, and keep wildlife wild. It is best to enjoy
0 4/12
2007
Default Air Force Logo What's up Doc: Viruses vs. Bacteria
What's the difference between viruses and bacteria to me? When you get congestion or a runny nose or an upset stomach, an infection may be the cause. This is where a small organism, virus or bacteria, is actually living in your body, and your body's defenses activate to drive away the intruder, which in turn causes the symptoms you feel. Viruses
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2007
Default Air Force Logo 47th FTW has history of initiative
For the most part, when the average person hears the word history their eyes glaze over and they enter a semi-conscious state as they think of the facts and figures pounded into their head during their academic career. But history is much more then that. History is the story of people, what they did, why they made a particular decision, and what
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2007
Default Air Force Logo April is Alcohol Awareness Month
When many people think of alcohol abusers, they picture teenagers sneaking drinks before high school football games or at unsupervised parties. However, alcohol abuse is prevalent within many demographic groups in the United States. People who abuse alcohol can be: · College students who binge drink at local bars. · Pregnant women who drink and put
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Legal offers retirment contribution tax tip
Are you aware of the "Retirement Savings Contributions Credit?" This tax credit may be available to you if you voluntarily put money aside for your retirement in a number of different accounts or plans including: contributions (not including rollover contributions) to a traditional or Roth IRA, elective deferrals to a 401(k) and voluntary
0 3/28
2007
Default Air Force Logo Docs say take entire prescription
What is this "drug-resistant bacteria" the news was talking about? Over the past couple of decades, antibiotics were given out too freely. Also, people didn't take all their prescribed antibiotics. These two problems meant that some bacteria, tougher against the antibiotic, had the chance to survive and breed. Just like how crossing two dogs with
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2007
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