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Default Air Force Logo DUIs change lives ... for the worse
(Editor's note: The following commentary was written by an Airman with the 30th Security Forces Squadron. The names of the family members have been changed.) By now the vast majority of us are aware of the consequences for driving under the influence of alcohol. We have been briefed, recalled, stood in formation, seen the slide shows, videos and
0 7/29
2008
Default Air Force Logo The Power of GPS
In the past few years, the Global Positioning System has become an important resource for nearly all military operations and weapons systems. Our military rely heavily on the preciseness and accuracy of this system. The primary mission of the GPS system was developed and designed to specifically meet the needs of the military. However, new ways to
0 7/22
2008
Default Air Force Logo Holocaust Remembrance: Dedicated to never forgetting the tragedy
(Editor's note: The following commentary is published in support of the Schriever AFB Cultural Diversity Day Aug. 15. This event is a combination of the cultural observances currently held throughout the year. Holocaust Remembrance Day is a day that has been set aside for remembering the victims of the Holocaust and for reminding Americans of what
0 7/22
2008
Default Air Force Logo Dr. Bouchet: An inspiration for us all
(Editor's note: The following commentary is published in support of the Schriever AFB Cultural Diversity Day Aug. 15. This event is a combination of the cultural observances currently held throughout the year. African American History Month celebrates the role African Americans have played in U.S. history and the contributions that African
0 7/14
2008
Default Air Force Logo Retreat deserves adherence to military tradition
Retreat is a long and honorable tradition in our military heritage. It has been around since the Revolutionary War when a gun or cannon was fired to call the soldiers back to camp, signifying the end of hostilities for the day. At this time, the wounded and dead soldiers were removed from the battle grounds and respect was paid to those who gave
0 7/14
2008
Default Air Force Logo The 4th of July: Barbecue cookouts and fireworks
Cooking outdoors - in parks, campgrounds and backyards - is an enjoyable summer pastime. Yet while barbeques provide a fun and casual dining experience, they also provide the ideal condition for a costly mishap. Barbeque grills appear to be harmless, but misuse and carelessness result in thousands of injuries each year. While we're anxious to fire
0 6/27
2008
C-54 Skymaster Berlin Airlift a triumph for early Air Force
In comparison to other wartime commemorations, you don't often hear about an air campaign that resulted in one of America's finest victories without a single shot fired: the 1948 Berlin Airlift. It began when the Western allies approved the deutschemark as the postwar German currency June 20, 1948. The Soviet Union responded by cutting all land and
0 6/18
2008
Default Air Force Logo <i>101 Critical Days:</i> Don't get burned during grilling season
People enjoy cooking out more during the summer than any other time of the year, but thousands of injuries occur each year because people don't properly use their grills. This year, don't be one of those people.If you have a propane grill, start the season by giving it a thorough inspection. Remember to also do this anytime you change a
0 6/18
2008
In the newest "Enlisted Perspective," Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley discusses an Air Force core value, excellence in all we do and how pursuing excellence will keep the Air Force successful. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Billy Smallwood) Enlisted Perspective: Embodying Excellence
These are challenging times for the Air Force. This is not the first time our Air Force has faced challenges. Airmen confronted challenges during World War II, such as when the Doolittle Raiders launched their B-25B Mitchell bombers from a tiny aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean to strike at Tokyo. All 16 of these B-25Bs were lost on the
0 6/10
2008
Default Air Force Logo Use your head: Wear a helmet
I've been riding all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes since I was 8 years old. From then until the present, my mother has always hounded me on helmet wear. Up until about a week ago I had always had the attitude that, unless I was racing or jumping my ATV, a helmet was just a waste of time. I had the attitude that my mother and everyone else were
0 5/27
2008
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