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Lt. Col. John Pepin Airmen need to invest in their future
Congratulations, you've been promoted and have an extra $100 per month coming to you. You celebrate by: a) Heading to the car dealership and trading up. b) Increasing your retirement account allotment. c) Setting up a savings account. d) Paying extra on your credit card debt. e) I'm going to Disneyland! If you answered "d," do yourself a favor and
0 8/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Why I still serve after 20 years
From "Aim High" to "Cross into the Blue," twenty years in the Air Force has come and gone, but I'm not done making my mark just yet. I've seen a lot of changes in 20 years, from the olive drab fatigues, to the "new" Airman Battle Uniform. From the old fighter aircraft like the F-4 Phantom, to the new F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter. Heck, we don't even
0 8/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo "Get out of the house!"
It has often been said that everything we need to know in life we learned in kindergarten. We learned how to play, share, help, and take care of one another. One of my earliest memories of childhood is hearing my mother constantly remind me to "get out of the house!" Now, being the "perfect" children that my four siblings and I were, I'm sure my
0 8/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Driving drowsy: Just not smart
After a long day at work, you are too excited to wait an additional day before starting your trip to go see your family. It's your leave, so why should you waste a day sitting at home? You load up the car, fill up with gas and hit the road; the drive's only a few hours. The drive begins as planned - you make it to the highway, bring your car up to
0 7/31
2007
Default Air Force Logo Driving after drinking not worth the risk
You're not dependent on alcohol and you wouldn't be considered an alcohol abuser, so therefore, you're not at risk of causing an alcohol-related accident. Right? Wrong. In fact, statistics show that only 8.5 percent of the American population meets the criteria of being an alcohol abuser, but according to a national survey conducted by Mothers
0 6/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Staying safe in summer heat
The warm rays of sunshine, the smell of fresh-cut grass, and summer breezes can send people running for the great outdoors here in North Dakota faster than yelling "fire" in a crowded movie theater. Thoughts of softball, in-line skating, bicycling, street hockey or any number of summer outdoor activities often have an "intoxicating" effect on the
0 6/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Drinking and driving costs lives
My sister's clothes were still neatly laid out on her bed. She liked to choose the next day's clothes in advance and her clothes stayed on her bed for years. Melony's, age 13, bedroom stayed exactly the way she left it the night she had a sleep-over at her friend's house. Her friend, Mara, also13, lived two miles away next to a busy street. The
0 6/26
2007
Default Air Force Logo Safe and sensible
Safety is always an issue. Safety is the surrogate mother that stops people in their tracks just when they're about to do something risky. "You'll shoot your eye out ... Let your food digest before you do that ... Don't go barefoot ... Watch out for poisonous spiders." These are the warnings we have all heard, or at least I have, a dozen times.
0 6/25
2007
Howard Thagard, a loadmaster instructor with the C-17 Globemaster III aircrew training system instructs loadmaster students Airmen 1st Class Kelsey Gainer (left) and Jessica McLeroy in an $18 million cargo compartment trainer at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Inside the simulated C-17 cargo compartment students get to try their hand at a variety of loads, to include pallets, vehicles, helicopters, heavy equipment and aeromedical set-ups. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hannen)
C-17 loadmaster students learn from masters of the craft
Howard Thagard isn't saying that 17 is his lucky number, but with 17 years experience as a loadmaster and currently serving as a loadmaster instructor of the C-17 Globemaster III, it's probably not a bad number for him to use when playing the lotto.Actually, it is the more than 240 loadmaster students who go through the Boeing C-17 aircrew training
0 6/24
2007
Default Air Force Logo Two-wheeled safety
With warm weather fast approaching, many will soon opt for two-wheeled transportation. Although motorcycles are exciting and save money at the gas pump, riders need to keep a few key points in mind. First of all, it may have been months since you last straddled your motorcycle. Before you turn the key, spend an evening reviewing the notes and books
0 6/22
2007
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