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  • Proud of who I am, proud to serve

    My life has changed significantly both in the military and as a civilian since the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” which was the military’s ban on gays and lesbians serving openly.
  • Memorial Day is not for me

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- “Happy Memorial Day,” a greeting I’ve heard over the past few days here in the St. Louis area, but Memorial Day is not for me or those like me.  It’s for those who once stood strong, but now lay ever so still. In the modified words of Charles Dickens, it is for those who “have done a far better thing than I have ever
  • From brat to boots

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- I am a brat. Well, more like an Army brat but I am brat just the same. This means I am a proud child of an Army veteran, my dad.Since 1986, April has been designated as the Month of the Military Child to recognize the contributions and sacrifices children make for their military parents.Some of my earliest memories
  • My Iwo Jima experience

    Long before I stepped onto the KC-135 Stratotanker, I couldn’t contain my anticipation and excitement. I kept thinking about how great and rare of an opportunity I was being given.
  • AMC command chief highlights Mobility Airmen

    Happy Holidays! Air Mobility Command enjoyed an extremely successful year because of the work our Mobility Airmen do to accomplish the mission each day. Their commitment to excellence is unrivaled, and it shows with all they do. I must offer a tremendous THANK YOU to our Mobility Airmen and their families as well. Their families’ support and
  • One family’s journey to overcome extreme odds

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- There are moments in a person’s life that leave an impact so great their lives are changed forever. For me, there are certain moments that will live with me forever because they have defined me and helped me become the person I want to be. I have learned that life is precious and we have so much to be thankful
  • Find combination to unlock your Airmen

    There is not a more important position in our Air Force than that of a supervisor, but just being put in charge of personnel is not enough. Our official approach of a supervisor’s responsibility is to influence his or her followers to perform an action, complete a task, or behave in a specific manner, but there is so much more.
  • Exceptional Family Member Program provides support to Airmen, families

    Military families are often asked to leave their homes, schools and friends to go where they are needed. In combination with goodbyes and making moving arrangements, it can be a very stressful time.Recently, a family of three was asked to do just that.  In the middle of an already complicated process this family was faced with the birth of their
  • One man's story of living with an abuser

    Janet Bunn, 92nd Medical Group domestic abuse victim advocate, relates the true story of a male victim of domestic violence, how abuse against men goes largely unnoticed and dotes on the common misconceptions about male abuse victims.
  • AF launches yearlong ‘Cyber Secure’ campaign

    The Air Force message is clear -- October may be National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but with the continuous advancement of technology and evolving cyber threats, one month of cybersecurity awareness is no longer enough.In a memorandum sent to Air Force personnel, Lt. Gen. William J. Bender, the Air Force’s chief information officer, said he
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