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Default Air Force Logo In defense of fathers who serve
As Father's Day approaches, I would like to offer some personal thoughts about fathers who serve in the military. This article is written particularly for fathers who are now deployed or had to be away for frequent periods of time in the past. In my own case, and I have the best wife in the world, from time to time, when speaking of my son's
0 6/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo We all were there
The head of the Snake has been severed, This raid could not be weathered, Bin Laden is dead, for he could not hide, Only a few were sent, but we all stood at their side, The fight is not over, but justice was done,We will continue to serve until this war is won. ~ Kamena The special operators assigned the mission to find and then capture or kill
0 5/13
2011
Default Air Force Logo Spouses: You are not alone
My heart is heavy on this spouse appreciation day.I heard some sad news on one of the military spouse blogs, spousebuzz.com. A contributor named Jessica was so overwhelmed by being an Army wife that she tried to take her own life. Her husband's post-traumatic stress disorder was too much for her to face, and she took a drastic step.I've never met
0 5/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo Hard days: Advice to leaders suffering from emotional wounds
My Mind's FearOnce, my warrior's heart knew no fear,Leading men at the tip of the spear,Our mission was to fight, for all that was right, good, and dear,I now stand alone; comrades and buddies no longer near,Fighting with memories that will not die,When the phantoms return, my mind cries,But one reality remains ever clear,This once brave
0 5/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo Those who also serve
     We call them brats, dependents and family members. They determine the size of our quarters and one's priority to even live in government housing. They are uprooted, transplanted, partake in sponsored activities and are the responsibility of the service member. They did not enlist nor were they drafted. They were born into the military. I was
0 4/22
2011
Default Air Force Logo Sexual assault is not who we are
Editor's note: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.I will always place the mission first.I will never accept defeat.I will never quit.I will never leave a fallen comrade.- Soldier's CreedI am an American Airman.Guardian of Freedom and Justice,My Nation's Sword and Shield,Its Sentry and Avenger.I defend my Country with my Life- Airman's Creed A
0 4/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo What Dental Auxiliary Appreciation Week means to me
Dental Auxiliary Appreciation Week. What does that mean to me or you? It holds several meanings to me. I drive back to my days at Temple University School of Dentistry, and I think of all the things I was responsible for aside from learning how to be a good dentist and adapting to North Philadelphia. I wore several masks. I played the recruiter,
0 3/04
2011
Default Air Force Logo A leader's humor: If done right, it is worth the effort
When the attack on Iraq finally began, people were already tired and nerves were on edge. It was February 1991. We had been in the desert now for more than seven months and had just returned from a successful raid some 40 kilometers into enemy territory. We were just given the word to go, to execute the plan we all had worked so hard to build,
0 2/11
2011
Default Air Force Logo Dignified – to confer honor or dignity on, to honor
Saturday morning was beautiful, with crystal-clear skies. The temperature was very comfortable, and almost any outdoor sport would have been a joy.However, for more than a thousand members of the Maxwell community, they setaside their own personal desires to pay honor and tribute to a fallen brother.As I drove the route in preparation for the
0 2/04
2011
Default Air Force Logo ROTC is about opportunity
It's 7:30 on a fall Tuesday morning on the campus of the MassachusettsInstitute of Technology. While many college students are still asleep orjust waking up, cadets from MIT's Air Force Reserve Officer Training CorpsDetachment 365 are gathering for their physical training class. PhysicalTraining, or PT, is just one aspect of a challenging AFROTC
0 1/07
2011
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