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  • Don't look a gift horse in the mouth

    We often ponder as to what this title really means. It can mean different things to different people. I would like to share with you what it means to me in an effort to point out how fortunate we really are in the United States military. After the tornado of two weeks ago when some of our Air Force family lost their homes; I contemplated what was
  • Airmen never cease to amaze me…

    I was offered an amazing opportunity in May of 2007. You know, one of those "once in a lifetime" or "an offer you can't refuse" types of opportunity. I was tasked to deploy to Balad Air Base, Iraq. I was to act as the Chief Controller for Balad's Combined Enroute Radar Approach Control, the Department of Defense's busiest airfield operation. I'm a
  • Why join a special observances committee

    A common misconception about special observances is that only people of the same persuasion can benefit or participate in these events. When in reality, we all can benefit and participate while learning something new and supporting the recognition and contributions made by American citizens today and those that came before us. Look around the
  • Professional development is a career-long effort

    The enlisted corps is charged with continued professional development throughout their careers. Many enlisted Airmen tend to think that education, both on and off duty, is a stepping stone to secure the next promotion. Although it may be true that some ranks may have minimum educational requirements, the time to meet those requirements is not just
  • Tips on how to enjoy, not just survive, the holidays

    The holiday season, from Thanksgiving through New Years, is a time for family, food and fun. However many people experience high stress, deep disappointment or even depression during this festive time of year. Military families, especially, face special challenges since they are often away from family or have a family member on deployment during