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Default Air Force Logo Air Force offers opportunities to be thankful
Since the autumn of 1621, when the surviving Pilgrims celebrated the bounty of their first harvest in their new home, Thanksgiving has been part of our American culture. The first Thanksgiving was an earnest celebration of the Pilgrim's good fortune and was shared with a group of Native Americans, whose help had been vital to the survival of those
0 11/28
2006
Default Air Force Logo Agent debunks common OSI myths
During my 15 year Air Force career, I have heard some awesome stories about the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Believe me, some of the stories were truly amazing, and if I told you all of them, I would have to kill ya! Just kidding... However, of all the stories I've heard from Airmen, the one that tickles me the most is the idea we
0 11/22
2006
Default Air Force Logo Phishing scams: Infest lives, don't fall victim
Scams infest our lives; and, in the technological age in which we live, the danger of falling victim is ever-present. Despite the warning and precautions spelled out in this article and countless like it, the bottom-line is this - with scams, your only hope is to not fall victim. Recently, I placed an advertisement on AutoTrader.com hoping to sell
0 11/20
2006
Default Air Force Logo Every servicemember has reasons for staying
For those of you who have been in the Air Force for more than a few years I'm sure you've been asked many times in your career about why you joined the Air Force. Each of us has our reasons; for some of us it was tuition, others family tradition or perhaps the Air Force provided an opportunity to succeed. Regardless of your reason to enter, I would
0 11/20
2006
Default Air Force Logo Healthy choices key to happy tour
Our world provides us numerous ways to escape the here and now: television, Internet, alcohol, videogames, drugs, shopping and more. All of these take us out of our everyday reality to a place perceived to be better than where we were moments before. Unfortunately, we find out only to soon our relief is only temporary. Television is seen as a way
0 11/06
2006
Default Air Force Logo Always in position, communicating, executing
"Two; mayday; lead, you're on fire." How many of you have ever heard that phrase? Probably just us old fighter-type guys because those were the only words my first flight lead allowed me to say airborne. He later authorized me to say other things during discussions at the O'Club, but I'll save that story for another time and place. Growing up in a
0 11/06
2006
Default Air Force Logo Be fit to fight because it's right
The demand for fit-to-fight warriors has never been greater than it is today. Our fit-to-fight program enters its third year as we operate in austere field conditions delivering air, space, and cyberspace power to the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. We also find ourselves engaged in several humanitarian missions around the globe and here at
0 11/03
2006
Default Air Force Logo Honoring our nation's flag: privilege, not burden
I see it all the time, on every military base I've ever been. Members of all services, our Department of Defense civilians, military contractors, family members and members of our local communities do it. Without exception, it always amazes me because of all the responsibilities we have as military members, and for that matter as Americans, this is
0 11/03
2006
Default Air Force Logo Kids don't always pay attention, so we must
I want to share part of an incident that happened to me Tuesday. My wife and I had just moved into base housing, and I had a friend visiting for the holiday weekend. He and I were headed to Leaning Pine Golf Course to hit a bucket of balls at the driving range. I was driving through housing, doing the speed limit, and talking about how I needed to
0 11/03
2006
Default Air Force Logo Good attitudes during ORIs necessary
During my last assignment, I was fortunate to be a Team Chief and Deputy Team Chief on many Operational Readiness Inspections for Air Mobility Command. While in the job, I got to see many great ORI performances and on very few occasions, some not so great. A few common threads were found in every great inspection that I observed.  Safety first.
0 11/03
2006
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