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Default Air Force Logo Mentorship gives everyone chance for growth
There's no question, I would not be a chief today if it weren't for my first mentor in the Air Force. The year was 1986. I was stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz.I was a young technical sergeant without a plan -- somewhat stagnant -- and not really concerned with where I'd be in five, 10, or 15 years. The group
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2002
Default Air Force Logo I'm here to serve
I needed a job, and I was thinking about enlisting.My father, a retired Navy chief, recommended the Air Force. He's never said if he was looking out for me or the Navy. He also talked about it not being a regular job, the importance of country, the significance of duty, sacrifice and honor, living with a purpose and the seriousness of weapons,
0 3/14
2002
Default Air Force Logo How to distinguish yourself from the pack
The fourth quarter and annual award deadlines have come and gone. The question lingers: What does it take to be recognized? For commanders, recognition is a hot-button issue.Why is it so contentious? For officers and enlisted people, recognition as a quarterly or annual award winner can be a bullet on a performance report, a stratifying statement.
0 3/07
2002
Default Air Force Logo Contributions ease stress in time of need
For more than 22 years, nearly the whole of my professional life, I have never defaulted on a loan, been late with a payment or needed help to pay my bills. I'm quite proud of that achievement. However, a serious family illness 18 months ago put me face to face with an emotional and financial challenge I didn't quite know how to handle. I will be
0 3/04
2002
Default Air Force Logo Preventing discrimination key to success
Successfully accomplishing an organization's mission is critical.It takes a team of dedicated and knowledgeable individuals who can focus all their energy on maximizing the goals that support our ability to do America's business any time and in any place. We all know this takes hard work to accomplish, even in the best of conditions.One of the
0 2/25
2002
Default Air Force Logo Reservist discusses deployment
Editor's Note: The following are observations by a B-52 weapons loader from Air Force Reserve Command's 917th Wing about his experiences in the war on terrorism and how it feels to be home, for the moment.The countries blended together with every fuel stop, but the anticipation of the final landing caused my heart to race. Faces filled the
0 2/21
2002
Default Air Force Logo I didn't know that!
I saw an e-mail that one of our warriors sent to his family and friends recently. I didn't spy on the guy; I simply read the private e-mail to his family in a nationally syndicated newspaper column.From that e-mail and some Web sites several of our folks have established to keep family members updated -- to find them, just search for the base's
0 2/11
2002
Default Air Force Logo AEF rotation policy remains unchanged
Air Force policy for aerospace expeditionary force rotations remains unchanged. Most airmen will be vulnerable for a 3-month rotation followed by a 12-month period before the next rotation. However, the combination of multiple crisis operations and our ongoing steady state commitments has placed extraordinary stress on the Expeditionary Air Force
0 2/06
2002
Default Air Force Logo A lighthouse called America
Everyone is an individual beacon of dedication to our country and values. Combined, our beacons become a lighthouse for the entire world to see.A lighthouse for all free people. A lighthouse guiding us and those who reside in the most forlorn regions of the world. When we stand tall and do the right thing, we light the way ahead and others
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2002
Default Air Force Logo Airman expresses pride, honor to military
When I dress in the morning, I try to remember I wear the uniform of a military that protects the greatest symbol of democracy and freedom in the world.But sometimes, I forget.I also try to remember people who dress as I do every morning, the ones who have dressed this way so many days before me, and those who will follow me.But, sometimes, I
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2002
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