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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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