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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • LANDLORD-TENANT LAW

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Reflection on the past

    After serving in the United States Air Force for over 25 years, I feel fortunate to have been a part of some very exciting times.I joined the Air Force towards the end of the Cold War, and was first stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. During my first couple of years there, we still had