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Default Air Force Logo The new ACE
In this ever-slimming Air Force, we see force reductions in many different ways. To succeed, we must thrive in our jobs and as Airmen. We should strengthen our force by highlighting members who rise above others. As Airmen, we are not afforded many opportunities to put ourselves out there and show everyone what we can do. The new Airmen Committed
0 10/08
2012
Default Air Force Logo Standards? What standards?
Recently, I was asked the difference between a good NCO and a great NCO. Well, I answered the question as best I could but failed to mention "standards." You see, a good NCO sets his sights on just "meeting" standards, while a great NCO is continually trying to "exceed" standards and motivates his Airmen to do the same. Webster's Dictionary defines
0 10/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Look beyond the bullet
Have you ever heard someone say, "You should do that; it would make a great bullet"?Bullets on an enlisted performance report can be daunting when the pressure to go the extra mile replaces the motivation for self-improvement and a dedication to serve.Last time I checked, the Air Force motto wasn't to 'Fly, Fight and Write Strong Bullets.' The
0 9/20
2012
Default Air Force Logo Heat adaptation: Preparing the human weapon system
The summer season is in full swing here at Kunsan Air Base. Along with the good times associated with this time of year comes a host of human performance threats to include heat stress.In the last two years alone, the 8th Medical Group has treated 14 heat-illness cases. There are some variables we have little to no control over, like the wet bulb
0 9/18
2012
Default Air Force Logo The perfect Airman
I'm the perfect Airman ... let me explain.Throughout my career, I've always come in to work on time. Well normally anyway. My uniform always looks sharp, though sometimes I could use a haircut and I might miss a spot shaving.I have a spotless record, unless you consider that I have received a few letters of counseling, at least one letter of
0 9/09
2012
Default Air Force Logo Nutritional supplements: Buyer beware
In January 2011 a dietary supplement company based out of Southern Florida announced a recall of one of their weight loss supplements. The reason for the recall was the supplement contained a Food and Drug Administration regulated drug, commonly used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss, but was not advertised on the product's label. How is
0 8/27
2012
Default Air Force Logo Commentary: Spot the Heroes
While over-the-top villains and superheroes steal the spotlight, others, the real heroes, shy away from it. It is the reason most people know names like Tony Stark, Peter Parker, and Bruce Wayne, yet they do not recognize the names of Tech. Sgt. Tony Whitley, Airman 1st Class Alex Tilling and Airman 1st Class Steven Fried. So trade your
0 8/27
2012
Default Air Force Logo What's your story?
I remember the phone call three years ago like it happened an hour ago. My sister called to tell me our dad had died unexpectedly in his sleep. Among the many emotions I encountered shortly thereafter, I distinctly remember reflecting on my dad's Air Force service as I watched his flag being folded by sharp Air Force honor guard members. My dad
0 8/20
2012
Default Air Force Logo My job is prosecuting sexual assault
Here's a simple truth...sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are "blue on blue," or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting our core values, these undisciplined Airmen reject
0 8/15
2012
Default Air Force Logo Awards packages: Write to win
Long ago, I remember going up for Airman of the Quarter at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. My supervisor sat down with me for about five minutes and asked me what I had done the last three months.My answer was short and just focused on the projects I'd completed. I didn't mention anything about improving myself or what I had done in the community. I
0 7/30
2012
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