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Default Air Force Logo Leadership: Is it simmering or boiling?
Have you ever put a pot of water on to boil? It takes a lot of high-directed energy underneath to reach boiling point. Well, that's what the 90th Space Wing did for the last three months in preparation for the nuclear surety inspection and operational readiness inspection. We prepped to the boiling point. A wonderful by-product of this surge was
0 10/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo Education liaison officer reaches out to help children
The military has identified student transitions as one of the top quality-of-life issues, especially for junior high and high school students. If the children aren't happy, the move can be really difficult. With the increased operations tempo, deployments are also a concern for both the military students and the schools.'For the sake of the child'
0 10/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo Overcoming prejudice in Iraq
When I deployed to Baghdad in the spring of 2004, I had negative feelings against Arabs in general.I had never really known any Arab individuals back in the United States, and I blamed them for the 9/11 attacks.Having grown up as an enlisted man's kid on Marine Corp posts with children of many different backgrounds, I never thought of myself as a
0 10/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Iraq: There’s more at stake than just public opinion
While politicians and pundits bicker inconsistently about whether America should be involved in Iraq, they often fail to acknowledge one fact: We are.It's undeniable.Accept it.So what are we, as a country, going to do about it? Maybe we should exclaim, "Our bad! Sorry we destroyed your country's infrastructure. We'll just be going now. Good luck."
0 10/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Hispanics positive impact in military is unmistakable
Our military is a reflection of the populace it serves. The military can proudly say Hispanics have had a positive influence since the American Revolution when Spanish colonists supported us in the fight for freedom.The equality we have now hasn't always been, and it was not easy to get here.The bitter journey to equality among the different races
0 10/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Looking for a few good citizens
As residents of the base and local community, we can all be considered citizens. But the question is, "Are we good citizens?"If you were asked that question, how would you respond? Most of us blue suiters would answer, "Yes," without hesitation. After all, we're members of the military. Doesn't that mark us as good citizens? There is far more to
0 9/24
2007
Default Air Force Logo Remembering our veterans
Everyone has an incident that changes the way they feel or touches their heart in a way that can never be forgotten. Like a lot of us in the military, I've worked part-time in various jobs to earn a little extra money. While stationed at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., and living in a small town, I chose to work in the town café as a waitress. I have
0 9/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo Mind your manners: Show up for appointments
Good manners are integral to any well-functioning society. Of course, the definition of good manners may vary in different societies. A version of "please" and "thank you" are likely ingrained in all societies, but burping loudly after a meal is considered a sign of a good meal in only a few cultures. Unfortunately, a lack of good manners is having
0 9/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo 101 Critical Days of Summer ends
Another 101 Critical Days of Summer ended Labor Day. Our theme this year was "Know Your Limits." Our goal was to ensure our people know and choose to abide by those limitations. In this year's campaign, we concentrated our efforts in three main areas: private motor vehicles, motorcycles and sports and recreation activities. For 15 weeks, the 20th
0 9/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo 90th Space Wing: Ready for NSI/ORI inspection
Many readers don't get past the first paragraph, so allow me to say up front, thank you for your hard work and dedication in preparing for our nuclear surety inspection and operational readiness inspection. We are ready for inspection! The wing continues on a roll, and without doubt, we will roll right through our inspections in September with
0 9/21
2007
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