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Eighteen Operation Air Force Cadets spent three weeks at Columbus AFB learning about possible career opportunites the Air Force has to offer them. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Danielle Powell) Cadets receive learning experience at CAFB
With a sharp salute to our commander, 18 young cadets, from across the United States, gathered together on a bright Monday morning, for what seemed then to be the beginning of a long three weeks. Lieutenant Col. Daniel Simonsen, the commander of our group, remembers his first impression of the eager faces that stood before him. "As I met these
0 8/03
2007
Mayumi Yoshida, wife of Maj. Seiji Yoshida, and Emi Matsuzaki, wife of 1st Lt. Shu Matsuzaki, dicuss their experience in the listening program offered on base through East Mississippi Community College. This program allows international spouses to sit in on classes offered at EMCC’s branch on base, but without the stress of having to take tests and complete homework assignments. The listening program is a way for overseas families to connect with people at their new U.S. duty station. (U.S. Air Force by Airman 1st Class Danielle Powell) EMCC: We’re ‘listening’ to international spouses
Military families look after their own, and the trick is this - the definition of "family" includes more people than outsiders might expect. It always means your immediate family, of course, but it also means the young wife down the street learning to cope while her husband is deployed. At Columbus AFB, it extends to more than 6,000 retired
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Who is your Mission Support Group ombudsman
What the heck is an ombudsman? In the true definition of the word, an ombudsman (ŏm'bŭdz'mən) is a government official who investigates complaints and assists in achieving fair settlements. In reality, your Mission Support Group Ombudsman should best be considered a liaison for aiding and assisting operations group personnel. Carefully focused on
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2007
Chief Master Sgt. James Dowell, 14th Mission Support Group Superintendent Home station support; we can't deploy without it
At the end of April, I said farewell to my wife and daughter at Golden Triangle Regional Airport, and departed for Southwest Asia. Though I was sad to leave my family behind, I was excited to meet the challenges of deployed duty. Similar scenes involving thousands of Airmen played out at terminals across the world as they too said good bye to their
0 7/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo Taking on a leadership role
As the PCS season wraps up, many commanders, first sergeants and supervisors find themselves immersed in formal leadership positions for the first time in their careers. Similarly, many seasoned leaders find themselves in charge of new and unfamiliar organizations; they've led before, but face new challenges in new arenas. I fit squarely in the
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2007
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