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Default Air Force Logo Remembering Holocaust 74 years later
Sunday is Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Holocaust was the result of Adolph Hitler's vision of a racially pure Germany. To achieve that purity, Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers Party, also known as the Nazis, began the systematic process of identifying the "racially impure" and other "inferior people" and isolating them in what
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Default Air Force Logo Want to make rank? Senior NCO shares tips for Airmen
If your career goals include becoming a senior or chief master sergeant, then read on because I'm going to tell you about one single thing that can make or break your chances. I was lucky enough to volunteer as an administrative assistant for the 2007 senior master sergeant board. The job consisted of handing out more than 16,000 master sergeant
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Default Air Force Logo Taking care of wingmen – It’s a family affair
What does family mean to you? Over the past five years, I've had the opportunity to witness some incredible exploits by our 1st Special Operations Wing personnel; our family. The intent of this editorial is to reveal and tell the story of how our wingmen performed in a specific combat scenario, hopefully highlighting what makes being in the Air
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Staff Sgt. Brandy Turner (left), 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Action Team, readies her camera before filming an interview with an Airman March 16. The public affairs office and visual information office are merging to create one team, one fight, one message for Team Hurlburt. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Joseph Coslett) Public affairs action teams: Serving Team Hurlburt in new way
I think George Bernard Shaw said it best, "The problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished." This is a challenge for public affairs and most other organizations. Another issue is PA being reactive. A wise old man once told me PA stands for Pro Active -- I would have it no other way. I have seen too many times people
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The AC-130H Spectre gunship flown by the 16th Special Operations Squadron is a heavily armed aircraft designed for close air support, armed reconnaissance, interdiction, night search and rescue, and airborne command and control. (Courtesy photo) Fight and win: Failure is not an option
Fight and win, aimpoint number one. It's first because we are at war, and winning wars is our business. The Global War on Terrorism has presented some significant challenges to our nation's Armed Forces and the 1st Special Operations Wing is no exception. This war is not defined by nations or fronts. The enemy is not in a uniform, he blends in with
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The MQ-1 Predator provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to the special operators in the field, giving them an advantage over the opposition. (Courtesy photo) Fight and win: Clear communication key to victory
The 3rd Special Operations Squadron, with the capabilities of the MQ-1 Predator, provides an unmatched level of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to the fight. But the Predator is simply a tool. More importantly, the 3rd SOS brings a wide range of skills to the fight. Our ranks include traditional Air Force Special Operations Command
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A combat aviation advisor (left) from the 6th Special Operations Squadron trains members of the Pakistani air force. To accomplish the no-fail mission of the Air Force Special Operations Command, Airmen are trained, taught and molded from their leaders. (Courtesy photo) Inspired, driven AFSOC Airmen ready to lead fight against global terrorism
Special Operations Airmen today are inspired and driven by the same passion for flight that shaped the Air Force 60 years ago. As the next generation of air-minded leaders comes of age, it is critical that our history, values and vision are instilled so they are prepared to lead the fight against terrorism in this new era of global
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(Clockwise from top left) Army Pfc. Milton Olive III, Crispus Attucks, Army Gen. Colin Powell at the Buffalo Soldier memorial dedication, Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Doris "Dori" Miller, Col. Benjamin Davis Jr. and Gen. Lloyd "Fig" Newton. (Photo compilation by Dylan Laurie) African-Americans: ‘Heroes for all Americans’
February, as African-American History Month, is a time to reflect on the contributions of African-Americans to our country. Though no single article can adequately cover African-American history justly, there are few areas that can rival the vast participation of African-Americans in war. African-Americans came to the aid of their country every
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A 6th Special Operations Squadron advisor acts as an ambassador, explaining low-level delivery operations to Chadian air force C-130 crew members during a recent mission. Courtesy photo. Every Airman an Ambassador: SECAF addresses Airmen responsibilities; encourages becoming successful global partners, role models
Delivering sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America, as well as her global interests, and winning the Global War on Terrorism are our Air Force's most fundamental objectives. We provide the air, space and cyberspace capabilities necessary for joint and coalition forces to execute decisively, interdependently and dominantly
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Default Air Force Logo Air Commandos prepare successors to take up fight
What does "Developing the next generation of Air Force and Air Commandos" mean to you? To me, this Aimpoint is a vital key to our future. As Air Commandos, we have a rich heritage of stepping up and getting the job done when our nation has needed our specialized skills. As we proceed into the future, we must prepare to deliver these capabilities
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