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Trey Rice sleeps holding a doll with a photo of his father Staff Sgt. Tony Rice June 11, 2013. Hug-A-Hero dolls are used to help children cope with the stresses of seperation while parents are deployed or away.
(courtesy photo) Air Force dad "saving the country every day"
What makes a military father different from other fathers out there? Is it the sacrifice of time spent away from home, the sometimes long hours spent working through exercises and real world conflict? Or is it the unfaltering commitment to freedom for all, combined with the drive and necessity to provide for one's family?A military father is
0 6/13
2013
An Airman’s uniform blouse hangs on a fence at the construction site of Crooked Tree Government Primary School in Belize. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Joel Shepherd) Hard work, teamwork and "horse" work
I was assigned to the 823rd RED HORSE as the First Sergeant approximately six months ago, and I was issued a RED HORSE hat to wear with my ABU's. My first day in the squadron, I was allowed to wear this symbolic hat and I automatically got credit for the rich legacy previous RED HORSE members built through decades of hard work, perseverance,
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2013
Airmen from 39th Information Operations Squadron render salutes to three Doolittle Raiders as they attend the dedication ceremony for the Doolittle Raider exhibit at the Northwest Florida State College in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., April 17, 2013. The event served as part of a week-long festivity in the Fort Walton Beach area to celebrate the 71st and final reunion of the surviving Raiders. (Courtesy photo) The Present and Future honor the Past
Nineteen 39th Information Operations Squadron personnel attended the dedication ceremony for the Doolittle Raider exhibit at the Northwest Florida State College in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., April 17.The event served as part of a week-long festivity in the Fort Walton Beach area to celebrate the 71st and final reunion of some of the nation's greatest
0 4/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo Responsible choices promote optimal health
"During April, many communities throughout the U.S. will recognize National Alcohol Awareness Month," said Lt. Cmdr. Sean Bennett, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the Hurlburt Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program Manager. "One of the vital goals of Alcohol Awareness Month is to educate individuals about
0 4/17
2013
As the month of March comes to close, you may notice a decline in the appearance of mustaches here on Hurlburt Field Fla. Mustache March originated during the Vietnam War when a fighter pilot named Robin Olds grew what he called a "bulletproof mustache." (U.S. Air Force graphic / Staff Sgt. John Bainter) As April comes, must the mustaches go?
While I've only been in the Air Force five years, I've noticed a certain pattern reoccurring at least for one month out of each year. It doesn't concern deployments or fitness fads; just the Airmen who conduct them, specifically males during the month of March. Many times, I'd see a fellow Airman in February, run into him a few weeks later and do a
0 3/29
2013
Default Air Force Logo Suicide is never the answer
Whenever I read the paper and see about another person taking their own life, I just wish I could crawl into the heads of those contemplating it to tell them that suicide is not the answer. I speak from some experience. I lost my best friend of 15 years to suicide in 2010. As I reflect back over the years I would have lost with my sons, my family
0 3/29
2013
Default Air Force Logo AFSOC Medical Readiness Fellowship
Welcome to Air Force Special Operations Command-- where references to "the bearded ones" and "missions in faraway lands" have real meanings and are complex, yet precise, instruments of power in the Air Force arsenal. Here, the tempo is high, the people are highly-skilled, the equipment is lean and the environment is fluid. Although this community
0 2/19
2013
President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., right, in a public ceremony at the U.S. Capitol before thousands of people in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. Roberts administered the oath in an official ceremony at the White House, Jan., 20, 2013. (White House photo by Sonya N. Hebert/Released) Hail to the Chief!
The third Monday of February isn't just another Monday--it's Presidents Day. This is a day set aside to honor our first president, George Washington, and his 42 different successors who have all served as our commander-in-chief.In honor of this holiday, see if you can correctly answer all 44 presidential trivia questions below. The first person to
0 2/14
2013
Peter Peterzen, king of the 2013 Navarre Krewe of Jesters, left, shakes hands with Staff Sgt. Alex Patten, 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, right, after a mardi gras parade at Navarre Beach, Fla., Feb. 2, 2013. Patten drove a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle as part of Hurlburt Field's entry in the parade. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Vanessa Valentine) 'Laissez les bons temps roulez!'
As a holiday, Mardi Gras can mean many things to different people. Keeping it G-rated for this commentary, I've noticed that interpretations of "Fat Tuesday" often center on several staples: a.) New Orleans and French/Cajun culture, b.) bright purple, green and gold colors, c.) pancakes or moon-pies, and d.) lots and lots of beads. Now, blame it on
0 2/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo TSR Teams: Strengthening Units' Resiliency
Traumatic Stress Response Teams are designated at each U.S. Air Force active-duty installation and are comprised of mental health professionals and paraprofessionals, chaplains and chaplain assistants, and Airman & Family Readiness Center's community readiness consultants. The Team Chief is a clinical psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker.
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2013
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