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Default Air Force Logo Making an NCO
I learned a lot of useful information and tools during Airman Leadership School. However, nothing came close to the lesson I learned one particular day. The day we learned about the different phases of team development was the day I truly understood the Air Force and how we all work together. Teams are put together for all kinds of reasons. Our
0 7/08
2010
Default Air Force Logo Stormwater pollution poses serious threat
Currently, there is much concern over the water pollution caused by the recent oil spill off the coast of Louisiana. Many people are volunteering to help with clean-up efforts and are trying to figure out what can be done to help. The magnitude of the oil spill seems to overshadow anything else that can cause water pollution, but environmental
0 6/10
2010
Hurlburt Field has had a recent spike in the number of bear sightings throughout the installation. It is imperative to always take proper preventive measures to ensure that humans and bears maintain a peacful coexistence. Use caution when having food outside, whether it be in trash cans, pet food bowls, or other areas. Doing so will greatly lessen the chance of a close encounter with the critters. This bear aware tip is courtesy of the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron. (photo courtesy of Kristal Walsh) Bear prevention begins with YOU
If a bear wearing a ranger hat helps remind people that only they can prevent forest fires, will it take a real bear showing up on their yards for them to learn about properly disposing of their garbage? The summer is typically marked by a spike in black bear activity and sightings, but this season in particular gives people like Kristal Walsh, 1st
0 6/01
2010
A World War II veteran salutes as he is escorted by a U.S. Navy officer through a saber cordon at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport in Eglin AFB, Fla., May 5, 2010. Several hundred citizens welcomed the veterans back to Florida from their trip to Washington D.C. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Loken) Free because of the brave
As this Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicks off the summer, many people are eager to embark on their family vacations, pack the cinemas for the latest blockbuster or just sit back and relax at an outdoor barbecue. There's no doubt that many of us will be among the millions of airline passengers this weekend who will have to go through the
0 5/25
2010
Default Air Force Logo Hurricane Preparation: There is no price on life
"It's alive!"My daughter shouted to me from across what was, just days before, our carefully-manicured lawn. The urgency in her voice caused me to immediately stop my raking and run to her. I wasn't sure what I would find when I reached her; it had been a traumatic few days for all of us. As I braced myself for the worst, the previous days' events
0 5/25
2010
101 Critical Days of Summer 101 Critical Days of Summer: Make safe decisions!
The 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign will soon be here. Since the early 1980s, this annual safety campaign has started on Memorial Day weekend and run through Labor Day weekend. During this time period, the potential for Air Force personnel to experience a mishap or fatality increases.Without question, summer is an enjoyable season and one that
0 5/18
2010
The ACE card logo used to remind Airmen about the importance of suicide prevention. (Courtesy graphic of the 1st Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron) Be an ACE at suicide prevention
The Air Force Special Operations Command is made up of men and women who are at the tip of the spear. It is a culture of pride, honor and strength. But Air Commandos are not individuals without fault or weakness; they are individuals who overcome deficits in spite of any weakness. They face the challenge of defending our nation while remaining
0 5/18
2010
Default Air Force Logo From plate to palate during National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
Throughout my life and preoccupation with where I am and where I'm going, I tend to forget where I've been. In May, National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month is an opportunity for a collective cultural rebirth, and for me there's no better reminder of my heritage than food--from the plate to my palate.My culinary tale begins with Kimchi--a
0 5/14
2010
Default Air Force Logo With special thanks and one request
To the officers, Airmen and all who formed the lines for J.B. at Hurlburt Field April 16,How can I find the right words to thank all of you for the kindness and love you showed to all of us that week that I lost my son.I did not know that J.B. had touched so many lives. Of course, I knew he was special, but I didn't know all of you knew it. As you
0 5/06
2010
Performers Kyle Terry, left, and Amber Kelly, right, portray a dating scene during the "Sex Signals" presentation at the Hurlburt Field Commando Auditorium March 29.  “Sex Signals” is an improvised, two-person presentation geared to educate Airmen about the stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding sexual assault. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Loken) Interpreting "Sex Signals"
Imagine this scenario: you're out on a date at a very nice restaurant. You've had a wonderful meal, you plan to go to a movie and see where the evening takes you. Suddenly, your date pulls out a piece of paper and asks, "Would you mind signing this document stating you hereby give consent in the likely event that we engage in sexual intercourse
0 3/31
2010
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