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  • Do dreams come true?

    To dream, envision or set a goal-- these are simply an "end."  But what about the means to reach that end? Would it be worth accomplishing our goals if the means we used compromised our integrity or morals? One of the greatest men of  20th century once said, "Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek." That man was Dr. Martin Luther King,
  • Garret Augustus Morgan: Man behind the mask

    When you think of famous people in black history who do you think of? The most popular answers are: Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. This article is not about any of these famous names we hear every year during Black History month. Instead, this article is about a man you have probably never heard of before, who
  • Flu cases increase nationwide - have you've been vaccinated?

    -- Have you had your flu shot yet? If your answer is no, it's not too late! . According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza activity is increasing nationwide and is most elevated in the southern region of the country. The Florida Department of Health has reported high flu-like illness activity in the Florida Panhandle. Here
  • True Values

    -- Are certain people drawn to the Air Force because we already possess many of the core values deep down inside of us? As Airmen we constantly hear about our core values; Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do. These values are constantly reinforced throughout our Air Force career, but for the first time since I swore to
  • Travel safe and sound this holiday season

    -- "Safe-n-Sound, All Year Round" is the theme of this year's holiday and winter safety campaign. The campaign, which started 16 Nov. runs through 2 Jan. The theme's message from Air Force leaders is simple: the holiday season is time to celebrate, relax and enjoy time with family and friends, but it's vitally important that we keep safety in mind
  • National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

    The holidays are a wonderful time of year, filled with celebrations, time with loved ones and good cheer. But, for the 775 families whose loved ones were killed during December 2010 in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, the joyous celebrations ended in disaster.Throughout the United States, local communities will observe National Impaired Driving
  • Working knowledge of special operations brings Airman fresh insight

    Recently I took the Introduction to Special Operations Course offered by the United States Air Force Special Operations School at Hurlburt Field, Fla. I've been stationed here for over a year and half and have learned more from the week-long course than in all my time here. Originally, I signed up for ISOC for the college credit it offered me and a
  • Holiday cooking safety

    The Hurlburt Field Fire and Emergency Services Flight wants to ensure everyone has a joyous and safe holiday season. Last year, turkey fryers were responsible for 62 fires and several injuries in the United States. Please adhere to these holiday cooking safety tips while you're planning and preparing your holiday meals. Keep cooking areas clear
  • I should...no, I will quit

    The smell is terrible. It's unnatural. My uniform reeks of it. Its presence is clearly marked on my fingers, the yellow in my teeth screaming for me to stop when I look in the mirror. "You stink," my female coworker exclaims. I nod and smirk, then I light one more.My mind crashes, the temporary stimulation lasting less and less. Just one to start
  • Education: Three 'Knows' that will lead to 'Yes!'

    When the 2011-2012 Hurlburt Airman's Voice council began our term last November, we set out on a listening tour of our more than 2,500 fellow Airmen (E-1 through E-4.) We asked them what their priorities were, what they expected from us and how they wanted to make the most of their time while stationed at Hurlburt Field. We heard them, and, as a