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Default Air Force Logo Get involved: Change base organizations to suit Airmen better
Throughout my first year at Warren, I told people "I hate the club." No, this is not a pitch to get people to join the club. I said the same thing about how worthless I thought the company grade officer council was. And if you know me at all, you know that I'm fairly vocal in my dislikes. One day, it occurred to me that all I was doing was
0 5/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo Are you ready?
Are you ready? Ready for what, you ask. A permanent change of station; wing, group and squadron change of command; 101 critical days of summer; the nuclear surety inspection and operational readiness inspection; deployment; or any of the myriad of things in your personal and professional life? In the missile business, we are obligated to be ready
0 5/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo Warren civilians to face changes
My last commentary more than a year ago was mainly about change and how we would get through those changes together. In September 2006, Warren saw the last of our civilian employees working with the Peacekeeper missile system affected by a reduction in force, or RIF, as Phase II of the deactivation concluded. Many of the Peacekeeper civilians
0 5/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Are you keeping pace with your herd?
While driving down Randall Avenue two weeks ago after an early morning physical training session, I had to slow down so a small herd of pronghorn antelope could cross the street. I was stopped for only about 30 seconds as a dozen or so antelope crossed leisurely in front of the 90th Mission Support Group dorm on their way to the parade field. After
0 5/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Donating bone marrow can save lives
It started right after I met my wife. She was contacted by the Bill Young Bone Marrow Center because she was a match for a 40-year-old man. I watched her go through the process of physicals and preparation for her trip. Before she could depart, the call came that it was too late. The person she matched had passed away from complications from
0 5/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo A good deed: Thanks, Cheyenne, for supporting Warren
Being in the military we have the fortunate privilege to defend freedom and unfortunate experience of sending friends and loved ones into harm's way. To recognize their departure, we have luncheons or dinners to say farewell and wish them well. Since arriving at Warren, I've heard of how great the Cheyenne community is and how much they support and
0 5/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Transitioning in the U.S. Air Force
While driving to work recently, I realized it had been a year since I joined the Air Force. I really couldn't believe it had been a year already. Basic training is still vividly entrenched in my mind: the sound of reveille as your alarm clock rings, our footsteps while marching the streets of Lackland and the most unforgettable memory of them all,
0 4/30
2007
Default Air Force Logo Primary cause of motorcycle accidents: Cars
The number one reason for motorcycle accidents is four-wheeled vehicles or "cages" as the motorcycle community refers to them. Statistics generally don't motivate people toward change; however, personal experience may. I had three serious near accidents last summer involving cars that did not see me. All of these close calls were at slow speeds and
0 4/24
2007
Default Air Force Logo Setting acceptable standards
Have you ever thought about who sets the Air Force standards we as Airmen uphold and enforce every day? Most answers would be that it has to be someone with more rank or responsibility than us, possibly someone at the Air Staff or Air Force Space Command headquarters. Granted, it's the job of every one of us to uphold and enforce Air Force
0 4/24
2007
Default Air Force Logo Dear Hero: Letter to the Soldier
I've been keeping up with the progress of our nation and world; despite the controversy surrounding your presence in the midst of the turmoil in the Middle East, thank you. I thank you on behalf of my liberty, dear Soldier. I wake up every morning to a free and prosperous nation that supplies me with both the opportunity and possibility I need to
0 4/18
2007
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