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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
Default Air Force Logo In the service of the nation, it is never just another Christmas
In December 1776, George Washington crossed the Delaware River to attack and defeat the Hessians at Trenton. This Christmas, victory gave our fledging nation the best present possible -- hope and a chance for survival. In every war and operation hence, the American military has found a way to remember and celebrate Christmas.This year is no
0 12/17
2010
Default Air Force Logo What's your thing?
When the sun came up, it was obvious the company had not occupied the assembly area to standard. Security was non-existent; vehicles were clustered and facing in odd directions as if some giant had thrown them down like a handful of toy jacks. People were strolling around and having casual conversations as if speaking over a backyard fence. There
0 12/10
2010
Default Air Force Logo Apologizing: Putting self aside
When the military police vehicle pulled behind my car with its blue lights flashing, I knew I had screwed up. I was not wearing a seat belt. Not a big deal? It is if you are the brigade commander in Germany. It is if you have a policy requiring a week's restriction of driving privileges for any traffic offense. It is if you are left on the side of
0 11/12
2010
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