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Festive decorations are placed at the tables in the Fall Hall Community Center, Oct. 27, 2015, in celebration of this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Observance. Posters with information on historical figures and events were also placed throughout the hall in support of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Malcolm Mayfield) National Hispanic Heritage Month 2015
Our Air Force is a strong reflection of the multiple cultures represented in our country today.  The different ethnicities, races and backgrounds each Airman brings to the fight build on the common grounds of integrity, service and excellence. National Hispanic Heritage Month is a great time for me to share a piece of my background with others.We
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Fire Prevention Week Fire Prevention Week begins
What does Fire Prevention Week mean and why do we observe it? Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began Oct.8 that year but continued into,
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Default Air Force Logo Think, stay engaged, own the fight
What comes to mind when you hear the word resiliency? For some, it may bring thoughts of sitting through a commander's call or meeting when you would rather be somewhere else. For others it might mean being a wingman, leader, or warrior.But what does the word resiliency mean to the Air Force?In its 2011 Military Health Systems Conference, the Air
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Default Air Force Logo Separated but not alone
As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about was, "how am I going to manage taking care of my children, dogs and work life." Just the thought of knowing I'll have twice the amount
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Senior Airmen Gloria Moctezuma, 90th Security Support Squadron; Alexander Gunter, 90th Missile Wing Protocol Office; and Staff Sgt. Aubrie Jones, 90th SSPTS, carry a wall into place during a Habitat for Humanity build June 14, 2015. The walls were constructed at Central High School in Cheyenne, Wyo., and transported to the build site. Mighty Ninety Airmen volunteered their time to help construct the house in Cheyenne, Wyo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Valle) Taking the time to help the community
The Air Force puts high emphasis on Airmen being well-rounded. Being well-rounded is defined by the Air Force as taking part in all aspects of life, including physical fitness, furthering education and volunteering time in the local community.Recently, I was part of a group of Mighty Ninety Airmen who worked with Habitat for Humanity contractors
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Zannis M. Pappas, Chief, Functional Authority Division, Nuclear and Missile Operations Career Field manager, briefs students in the 20th Air Force ICBM Center of Excellence June 8, 2015, about the current political climate surrounding the nuclear deterrence mission and how it has changed since the Cold War. Intrustors in the Advanced  ICBM Course cover an array of topics intended to give students an in-depth knowledge of nuclear deterrence operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Wiese) Transformation on ICE: Strengthening the nuclear force
More than a decade ago, 20th Air Force created the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Center of Excellence, familiarly known as the ICE.  The goal of the ICE was crystal clear:  transform the way 20th AF trains its instructors and evaluators.  We did it.  We're still doing it.Today, the ICE is providing essential, mission-focused training to
0 6/08
Default Air Force Logo A Wake Up Call
Editor's note: Names and details were slightly changed in this article to protect privacy. However, the story and the author's reflections are true.My BlackBerry went off like a siren in the mist.  Coming to my senses from a deep sleep, sometime after midnight, I picked it up and saw my first sergeant's name on the screen.  "Sir?" His voice was
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Military members should verify that their leasing contract contains the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, also known as the "Military Clause," prior to signing. Additionally, verbal clarification of the contract between the landlord and tenant can alleviate potential problems down the road. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
The first and most important piece of advice I can give you is, READ YOUR LEASE. If something does not make sense, or seems fishy, schedule an appointment with the legal office and come talk to an attorney before you sign anything.When you sign the lease, with certain exceptions, your options for redress will be very limited. The lease is a binding
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Senior Airman Dennis Sloan, 628th Air Base Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, walks on the Joint Base Charleston flightline in search of a photo May 5, 2013. A victim of sexual assault, Sloan says his passion for photography "keeps (him) breathing" and offers solace from his otherwise painful memories. (U.S. Air Force photo/ SrA George Goslin) Finding light through darkness
Keeping a secret that defines you, that has shaped your life for nearly three years now and is sure to shape the rest, a secret that you go to sleep with every night and wake to every morning is sometimes hard to keep trapped inside.I could probably go my entire life without revealing the sad truth that I was raped, but to stay silent is to allow
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140425-F-CQ929-014 The F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., front gate missiles glow teal for the month of April in support of sexual assault awareness month. The base held a number of activities to help raise awareness for on base Airmen, and the teal missiles helped bring awareness to those driving by the base at night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Malcolm Mayfield) Preventing sexual assault in the Air Force is our enduring responsibility
As we begin Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, clear signs point to the progress we have made in combating sexual assault. We can cite encouraging numbers in the areas of prevalence, reporting and convictions; however, this serves as only the beginning of an enduring effort. This effort must continue without pause and we must not lose
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