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(Courtesy photo) Dear Dad: A letter to my father
I sat in the very back of the classroom, not paying much attention to the man in blue giving a presentation to my eighth grade civics class. He was saying something about core values, pride and doing something for the community you could be proud of.He told stories of how the students in his program grew and gained the confidence to lead. He spoke
0 6/19
2015
The guidon for the Headquarters Squadron, 3595th Flying Training Group can be seen during a ceremony on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in 1956. Today's guidon traces its heritage back to smaller flags used by cavalry units in Europe during the late 1700s and early 1800s; these were used by squadrons within a larger regimental formation both on the battle field and in camps. (Courtesy photo) History behind Air Force guidon
This time of year, hardly a day goes by when there isn't a ceremony somewhere in the world with four people in front of a formation.The guidon bearer, usually the senior enlisted member or first sergeant, stands behind three officers and at the appointed time, hands the flag or guidon to the outgoing commander who presents it to the presiding
0 6/04
2015
Default Air Force Logo Quiet pioneer
Retired Maj. Gen. Dewey K. K. Lowe didn't set out to be a pioneer; like so many of his generation, he just wanted to fly. Lowe born in 1924, in Oakland, California to immigrant parents, his father died when he was2 years old, leaving his widowed mother to raise three small children.The fact they were Chinese made it harder. His mother moved them to
0 5/28
2015
Default Air Force Logo Who has heard of Special Victims' Counsel?
When I first briefed the Special Victims' Counsel Program at Right Start and First Term Airman Center briefings here, audience participation was slim to none. It appeared as though the group I briefed was not interested in learning more about our program or that they didn't know anything about it prior to the briefing. The lack of response caused
0 4/22
2015
Default Air Force Logo April is America's PrepareAthon month
Everyone plays an important role in bolstering our preparedness for hazards of all types. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched the "America's PrepareAthon" campaign to build and sustain national preparedness.Thousands of individuals, organizations, schools, and local governments across the nation are actively participating in
0 4/22
2015
Lt. Col. Brian Hartless, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, provides opening remarks during the Earth and Arbor Day 2015 celebration at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 20, 2015. The annual celebration ceremony was held to show the installation is committed to the development of renewable energy through pollution-prevention efforts, energy conservation, and sustainability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) Nellis AFB goes green for Earth Day
The first Earth Day occurred April 22, 1970, and was introduced by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. More than 20 million people and thousands of local schools and communities participated in the first Earth Day in the U.S.Across the Air Force today, installations are taking aggressive strides for a common goal: pollution prevention,
0 4/22
2015
Default Air Force Logo Button your lip! Loose talk can cost lives
"Button your lip! Loose talk can cost lives," was an operations security propaganda phrase used during World War II which still rings true today. It now goes beyond just buttoning your lips to include "zipping up" your social media sites.Safe web-browsing practices and OPSEC awareness are the best mitigation strategies for protecting critical
0 3/31
2015
Default Air Force Logo JEPAC partners with Patriots during Red Flag 15-2
The Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat unit integrated into Red Flag 15-2 to partner with exercise participants here, March 2 through 13.JEPAC partners with all branches of the U.S. military and the combatant commands to identify joint electromagnetic spectrum capability gaps and vulnerabilities. Additionally, JEPAC supports
0 3/19
2015
Default Air Force Logo Red light special
So there I was in my early 90s sedan. I was sitting at the red light directly outside of the base driving towards West Craig to start my commute home after a long day of work.  The very moment the light turned green, I noticed oncoming traffic didn't stop. I looked up and I clearly saw that my light was green; meaning their light has to be red,
0 3/04
2015
Default Air Force Logo On war, football: Sun Tzu, Bill Belichick conversation
Sun Tzu, the legendary Chinese military general, lived over two thousand years ago. He's best known for his famous book "The Art of War" -- a masterpiece that endures today as a crafty reference guide, applicable not only to war fighting, but also many other pursuits.If "The Art of Football" is to be written, Bill Belichick, head coach of the New
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2015
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