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Default Air Force Logo Rock Solid Integrity
A military recruiter found a young man who met all of the requirements and was ready to enlist. Once the recruiter explained the importance of being truthful on the document, the applicant began filling out his paperwork. But when he came to the question "Do you own any foreign property or have any foreign financial interest?" he looked up at the
0 10/30
2013
Domestic Violence exists in the military and there are helping agencies available to raise awareness and provide assistance. At McConnell, Family Advocacy can be reached at 316-759-4325, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office at 316-759-3048, Military Family Life Counseling at 316-295-6953 and Military One Source, is available on-line at http://www.militaryonesource.mil/abuse. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Katrina Brisbin) Take a stand: End domestic violence
There was a trail of thrown objects throughout the home, to include children's toys and broken glass everywhere. The house was nicely decorated with family photos covering walls and wedding ceremony mementos on shelves and tables. I didn't expect that. Domestic Violence - it's a serious, yet uncomfortable topic people don't like to speak about;
0 10/23
2013
Default Air Force Logo Empowering Our Airmen
The beginning of a new fiscal year always brings a unique set of challenges. Fiscal year 2014 is no exception. Not only did we start off the fiscal year with a government-wide shutdown, but we now also find ourselves in a continuing resolution environment coupled with sequestration. For more than a year now Airmen have been told to start thinking
0 10/22
2013
Capt. Candice Adams Ismirle awaits her radiation treatment Oct. 22, 2013, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. After approximately two years in remission, Ismirle recently learned her cancer had returned.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Russ Scalf) Cancer support includes more than just a ribbon
I'm sure by now most people don't need to be reminded that October is breast cancer awareness month. How could you have missed it? With all the ribbons, "Save the Ta-Tas" T-shirts, bracelets, earrings, shoe laces and other pink doodads it's fairly hard to forget. Don't get me wrong, this is not a soapbox about the big business of breast cancer.
0 10/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo "I'll flip you for it."
"I'll flip you for it." I'm sure we've all heard those words, but I'm willing to bet not many have heard them come from a noncommissioned officer. When I first heard those words nearly 10 years ago as an airman first class, I'll admit I thought it was funny. A technical sergeant and I were having a discussion about the most efficient way to go
0 10/17
2013
Airman 1st Class Sean M. Crowe, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Public Affairs photojournalist, receives a voluntary exposure to a stun gun Oct. 8, 2013, in the Timmermann Center at JB MDL, N.J. Crowe volunteered to receive an exposure while learning about 87th Security Forces Squadron training for an article. (U.S. Air Force photo by Angel Lopez/Released) Why you don't want to 'ride lightning'
"Taser! Taser! Taser!" said the officer, right before every muscle in my body contracted and I experienced the worst physical pain imaginable.I would do anything humanly possible to avoid ever feeling the stun gun's voltage coursing through my body again.Every 87th Security Forces Squadron member must complete a stun gun training course annually to
0 10/17
2013
Default Air Force Logo Saving energy: it all adds up
As we face budget uncertainty and rising energy costs, we need your help, our Mobility Airmen, to find innovative ways to reduce energy costs on the ground and in the air.Across the Air Force Airmen are continually thinking about ways to reduce energy use and to bring down costs. Although October is Energy Action Month, in Air Mobility Command,
0 10/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo If a wingman falls, it is too late to learn how to help
It was Sept. 19, and my last day as a student at the Building Partner Aviation Capacity Course at Hulburt Field.  I had a little bit of time before our graduation ceremony later that afternoon, so I hit the fitness center for a quick workout.    I was on a treadmill with my headphones on, thinking about travelling home, when I saw a commotion in
0 10/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo A month to remember
  Between September 11th and October 11th, a 30-day period equal to one month, we are asked to remember some of the most historical events in the U.S. Air Force and the world.We are asked to remember the brutal attacks of 9/11, we are asked to remember those who sacrificed so much as Prisoners of War or former Missing in Action service members, we
0 10/04
2013
Poster of Col. Terri Bailey, 319th Medical Group commander, created to complement commetary entitle, "Leadership Lessons: Get'r Done." (U.S. Air Force Photo illustration/Staff Sgt, Luis Loza Gutierrez) (Image was cropped to place focus on subject and was manipulated by adding text and graphics to the top and lower portions of the photo)

Leadership Lessons: Get'r Done
The people who depend on you expect you to get the job done. It doesn't matter who depends on you; it can be anyone--your employer, your supervisor, your significant other, family, friend or even a total stranger. Think about the people in your life. Ask yourself, who can I depend on, and why? Leaders often describe their employees using three
0 10/02
2013
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