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Default Air Force Logo Is your life worth it?
On April 5, 2001, my life changed. I was a young student pilot returning home from a long day of academic and flight training. When I walked in the front door and saw the look on my wife’s face, I knew something was wrong. With tears in her eyes, she told me my Uncle Jimmy had been killed in a car accident.I had grown close to Uncle Jimmy over my
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Default Air Force Logo While you sleep, SFS defends
When your alarm clock goes off and you start your morning with a fresh cup of “Joe,” the mighty 14th Security Forces Squadron defenders stand the watch. In rain, sleet or snow, they guard Columbus Air Force Base continuously. While more than 71,000 hours are dedicated to training in the skies, each second is owned by the 14th SFS to protect
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Default Air Force Logo Fraud, waste, abuse-preventing culture
While I was a young Instructor Pilot with the U.S. Navy, I worked for a wise old Navy Captain that commanded a flying training wing which included service members from the U.S. Army, Navy Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. One of the primary charges of his multi-service command was for all of us to be good stewards of the tax-payers’ money. Of
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Maj. Daniel Akeredolu We don’t compete – instead we just care more!
We’ve experienced a huge paradigm shift in the Air Force culture with regard to how we deliver personnel services across the board. We merged the former Mission Support and Services Squadrons to create synergies and efficiencies at taking care of people. While this may have bought us time it has also garnered mixed results.A second wave of
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Lt. Col. Andrew Cruz It’s not about me, it’s about service
Past and present Air Force leaders will tell you being a squadron commander was one of the highlights of their career. For me, it’s been no different. I’ve been a squadron commander for 15 months and it can be challenging, but in many ways rewarding. To me, squadron command has been trying to transform Airmen, supervisors, officers and civilians
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