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Default Air Force Logo Choose life because YOU matter
You can't concentrate and your decision-making capabilities have been taken over by a dark fog. You're just so unbelievably weak and tired because you've lost that spark for life. You try desperately to smile to appease everyone around you, but it hurts. The guilt and incredible sense of helplessness and self-doubt comes crashing in waves of
0 8/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Doing the right thing
Integrity first. Service before self. Excellence in all we do.These are the U.S. Air Force core values. From the day a person swears in, he or she is expected to incorporate these ideals into work, study, and even play. They are expected to embed these values in their hearts. They are expected to live these core values, but how many can say they
0 7/30
2012
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Chief Master Sgt. Vincent Howard welcomes home an Airman from the 355th Maintenance Group on the flight line here Sept. 18. Members of the 355th Maintenance Group return from a 6-month deployment at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christine Halan) A fond farewell from your Chief
On Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Base Theater, I will retire from the United States Air Force after 30 years and 2 months of active duty service. It is a moment of reflection and pride. Serving the interests of our nation has given me many fantastic opportunities and personal successes. But as my retirement date looms, I want to share with you what I am
0 7/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Who sets the first impression for your unit?
Recently, I was at the Tucson International Airport returning home from a TDY when I noticed a very young airman basic; who from all appearances was arriving at his first-duty location. We were both at the luggage claim area at the same time and I took note that he was lugging around basically everything he owned with him. I looked around and was
0 7/20
2012
Default Air Force Logo It’s National what month?—National Blueberry Month
Certain months have certain holidays, like Christmas in December and St. Patrick's Day in March. But what you may not know is that each month has several observances that may be a little outside of the norm. In the series "It's National what month?" we've taken some of the more obscure holidays and shown how Airmen can put them to good use.July is
0 7/03
2012
Official photo for Master Sgt. Monique Harris. (Courtesy photo) Cognitive Influence: Cultivating Responsible Choices
Responsible choices begin with how we process information. A thought pattern or mindset influenced by wise and trustworthy counsel and teaching can foster a culture of responsible choices individually and corporately. The Air Force has tasked all of its members to exemplify the characteristics of a leader. People who are leaders stand out. They do
0 6/19
2012
Default Air Force Logo D-M senior enlisted corps primed to lead
As my time as the 355th Fighter Wing's command chief draws to a close here, it's hard not to notice how great it is to be an enlisted leader on the Desert Lightning Team - I am surrounded by powerhouse leaders that make service easier for us all.In the past three months, two of our chief master sergeants have been selected for command chief
0 6/07
2012
Default Air Force Logo Fallen Airman remembered on anniversary of death
Four years ago, following an honorable career as an Air Force Master Sergeant, the Davis-Monthan AFB and Air Force Communities lost one of its retired defenders. On June 1, 2008 in Tucson, Ariz., an armed man fired a rifle into the homes of two of his neighbors and fled as the first responding Pima County Sherriff's Department deputy arrived at the
0 5/21
2012
Default Air Force Logo 'What do I do now?'
"What do I do know? I don't want to get out of the Air Force." Unfortunately, that is a common question I get asked as the base career advisor. With today's economy and job market, many Airmen are making the decision to continue their military career rather than compete for what little jobs are available beyond our gates. With that being said, the
0 5/16
2012
Default Air Force Logo Cyber Security important at home and the office
Technological advancements utilized in the commercial market continue to gain leverage in the military and in our personal lives. Social networking, mobile electronics, and data availability offer opportunities to communicate more efficiently but pose some risk to the military and common users. With the proper education, device configuration, the
0 5/11
2012
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