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Default Air Force Logo Are you a Sam or a Courtney?
Some discussions often start with the questions, "Are you a Sam on that issue or a Courtney?" or, "is that person acting like Sam or Courtney?" Sam Damon and Courtney Massengale are Army officers portrayed in Anton Myrer's novel "Once An Eagle." The stories of these two officers contain themes worth exploring: heroism, good versus evil, ethics and
0 11/21
2007
Default Air Force Logo Total force: The future is now
Our new enemy, al-Qaida and other terror organizations, has brought about a change in the way we train, equip, deploy and fight wars. Perhaps the most notable change is the way in which we, the active duty, have teamed with the Guard and Reserve.Previously, the active duty would be called upon to begin combat operations with the Guard and Reserves
0 11/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo Are you involved?
Many military members belong to private organizations for financial support or leadership opportunities.One might belong to the National Rifle Association, the Sierra Club or other organizations but it is organizations like these that make a difference in their perspective areas. The NRA lobbies Congress to protect rights of citizens in exercising
0 11/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo Inappropriate e-mails — Don’t pass them on
There are a lot of people who believe only supervisors and top leadership should enforce equal opportunity laws -- this is far from correct.I have found the best adversaries for discrimination and sexual harassment are coworkers, friends or even the male or female sitting across from you and your buddies at a local bar.What would you do if an
0 11/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo Honoring Native American warriors past, present
Native Americans have been interlaced with the U.S. military forces from the first settlers of the 13 colonies, to the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and even the Global War on Terrorism.November is a time when we take a step back and realize how much we have to be thankful for in this great country. We also set aside a day to honor all the
0 11/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo To honor with dignity
The honor code: "We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does."In recent times the honor code and words like dignity and duty have lost their meaning. They have become slogans, catch phrases and punch lines. Everyday we hear and read of politicians being dishonest, generals demoted to staff officers and Airmen cheating or
0 11/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo What I learned from 30 years in the Air Force
To many of you, 30 years may seem like forever, but when I look back it seems like it's only been a couple. And then, as I start to recall many of the things I've been fortunate enough to be part of during those 30 years, everything comes into perspective. While the time may have gone fast, the memories are long. As the memories come flooding back,
0 11/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo Combined Federal Campaign helps people in need
Following a harsh winter at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., a summer rain came that seemed to last for 20 days. The edges of the Red River finally succumbed to the rising water and became a flood of gigantic proportions.The "Flood of 1996" left countless people stranded, unable to live in their homes and without their personal possessions. One
0 10/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Staying connected
In the computer systems business, connections are important. If a system isn't plugged in or not hooked up to the network, it doesn't work well -- or at all -- in a stand-alone mode. People are like that too: We work best when we're connected to each other and the world around us.The late Air Force Col. John Boyd, one of my favorite military
0 10/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Farewell Warren Airmen
I am facing one of our military's most familiar traditions -- the permanent change of station.We all get the opportunity to broaden our skill sets and perform our primary duties at different locations, as dictated by the Air Force's operational requirements at each base. The fringe benefits of a PCS also include seeing parts of our beloved United
0 10/19
2007
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