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Default Air Force Logo Volunteering for a bullet
Have you ever heard the phrase, "that would be a great bullet!" Well, if you've been in the Air Force for any amount of time, you've heard it. Why? Because most of our peers feel that by volunteering to get a good bullet, we're going to get a better enlisted performance reports or officer performance reports. So why do you volunteer? When I joined
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Default Air Force Logo IT professional make innovations
Many information technology professionals view innovation as the next network device or software tool that will reduce glitches or wow the customer. The "innovation" is the latest and greatest technology, so it must be the perfect choice to make the organization better. That train of thought misses the mark. Technology does not make the
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Default Air Force Logo Use your Air Force heritage
During my visit to the Marine Corps base at Quantico last year, I complimented their commander on the Marines' use of history. In everything from artwork to the structure of their training programs, they wove in their heritage in an inspiring, pride-building manner. His response surprised me: "The Air Force has great heritage, you just don't use
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Default Air Force Logo Reducing TRICARE costs—we all play a part
Recently, someone expressed concern that the out-of-pocket costs for TRICARE health insurance were rising. In 2006, the Department of Defense did propose increased TRICARE enrollment fees and deductibles for retirees and dependents under age 65 with the goal to save $9.8 billion over five years. In addition to collecting higher fees, the
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Default Air Force Logo Unrivaled wingman: a personal transformation
Our Air Force is currently experiencing many challenges including Global War on Terrorism, Base Realignment and Closure and Force Shaping. We do this as we work towards a 2015 force structure and technological transformation. Recently I have read two books about the D-Day invasion of Normandy June 6, 1944. Both books contained accounts from solders
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