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Senior Airman Divine Cox, center, jumps up for a shot against his opponent during an intermural game at Scott Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kiana Brothers) Leadership on the court
At the young age of 13, I was first chosen to be the team captain of my high school basketball team.It was very nerve-wracking at the time because I was young and didn't have any friends. While living in Queens, N.Y., with my dad, I never had an interest in playing basketball. I just went to school, did my work, and came back home. I always knew
0 3/12
2014
Gen. Nathan F. Twining, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen Gen. Curtis E. LeMay and Brig. Gen. C. J. Bondley Jr., step off a plane at Spokane Air Force Base, Wash., to attend the dedication ceremony July 20, 1951. Spokane Air Force Base was officially named Fairchild during the base dedication ceremony. The base was named for Gen. Muir S. Fairchild, former Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force and a Bellingham, Wash., native. (Historical photo) Twining Street -- General Nathan F. Twining
For those who drive up to the Red Morgan Event Center, you might have noticed a street called "Twining Street." That street is named for General Nathan F. Twining. Twining had a long and distinguished career that spanned the eras of sputtering biplanes, roaring four-engine Flying Fortress bombers and screaming supersonic jets. When he retired in
0 3/11
2014
Col. Matthew Burger, seated left, 349th Air Mobility Wing commander; Col. Leonard Kosinski, seated center, 60th Air Mobility Wing vice commander; and Col. Bradford Johnson, seated right, 571st Contingency Response Group commander; sign the National Nutrition Month proclamation March 5. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Madelyn Brown) Focus on food during National Nutrition Month
Many people associate March with St. Patrick's Day, but as a career diet technician, I think about National Nutrition Month. The nutritional medicine flight at David Grant USAF Medical Center is the hub for highlighting the importance of a proper diet to aid in disease prevention. Did you make a new year's resolution to eat better in 2014? I'll bet
0 3/07
2014
Default Air Force Logo We are Airmen first
If you ask a member of the Army, what they do, they'll say, "I'm a Soldier." If you ask a member of the Navy what they do, they'll say, "I'm a Sailor." If you ask a member of the Marine Corps what they do, they'll say, "I'm a Marine." If you ask a member of the Air Force what they do, you will get myriad of responses, such as, "I'm just a mechanic,
0 3/05
2014
Default Air Force Logo Navigate your health ... safely
I didn't mind the tour of Tulsa, Okla.; I just didn't expect to add an additional hour onto our trip back home. Unfortunately, I asked too few questions of my bride (the designated navigator), did not plan ahead by reviewing the map, and should have trusted our son (the chooser of the restaurant destination) to keep us on the right path (he was
0 3/05
2014
Maj. Ash Cannon, 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander What makes Travis' success so special?
Last month, I had the opportunity to participate in the Commander-In-Chief's Installation Excellence Award visit as one of the aides for Col. Christopher Short, the 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, commander and Team 2 evaluator, and Col. David Mott, 60th Operations Group commander and Team 2 principal escort. During the
0 2/28
2014
Default Air Force Logo Leadership Lessons: What you should know about force shaping
The hottest topic for Airmen right now is force shaping and the many programs the Air Force is executing to meet end-strength targets.As Chief Master Sgt. David Duncan, the 319th Air Base Wing command chief, said during a recent meeting, "When I came in [the Air Force] in 1986, we had over 600,000 Total Force Airmen and now we're a little less than
0 2/27
2014
Default Air Force Logo I Got It
We hear a lot of buzzwords in the Air Force today. Some of the most recent and heavily used are Wingman and Resiliency.To me the real question is what a Wingman is, and how to build a more resilient force.I consider the Air Force my family, and each and every member of the Air Force is my family member (even crazy Uncle Bob). You don't become a
0 2/21
2014
Default Air Force Logo Saying goodbye to my best friend
There are some experiences in life that are just miserable. Having to say goodbye to our family dog of 10 years provided me with one of my worst days.Cheyenne was a Rat Terrier mix we adopted from a pound when she was about 2-years-old. My wife and I often wondered how she even got to a pound in the first place. She was a well behaved dog that was
0 2/07
2014
Default Air Force Logo From dorm life to BAH
Do you hate living in the dorms? Don't worry...its ok, I sure did! I think a lot of Airmen look forward to hearing that magic phrase "your request to move off base has been approved" by the dorm managers. This phrase gives them a sense of freedom that they did not have before. After recently hearing that phrase and moving off base, I have realized
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2014
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