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According to 31st Security Forces Squadron reports and analysis, military members stationed at Aviano were charged with 40 DUIs in which 19 resulted in vehicle accidents in the past year. When a DUI results in death, the consequences could escalate to involuntary manslaughter with a maximum punishment of 10 years confinement. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Ryan Conroy) Drunk driving: prepare for impact
Henry Dang was a sophomore in high school who played basketball and ran track with aspirations of one day wearing a law enforcement badge and uniform. He was well liked by everyone around him, excelled in school and his first priority was always his family. Henry was a close friend of mine. I say 'was' because during my senior year in high school,
0 7/16
2013
Default Air Force Logo Back to mission basics: accomplishment vs. enhancement
For far too long the phrase, "doing more with less" has dominated the Air Force's fiscal vocabulary. With sequestration taking full effect, the Department of Defense has implemented a $450 billion budget cut over the next 10 years, while reshaping its mission around the world. In fact, "doing less with less" is the mantra of a new operating
0 7/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo Being spiritually resilient without religion: an alternate perspective
We all have our bumps in the road. Some are minor speed bumps and others are gaping potholes. Those are times where it seems there is nowhere to turn. But, it isn't about what got us there; it's about what brought us back that counts and makes us resilient Airmen. Spiritual resiliency is about having a sense of purpose; those values that sustain
0 6/19
2013
Default Air Force Logo How helping others helps you
So, there I was driving a 15-passenger van full of technical training students from San Antonio, Texas, to Joplin, Mo., on Fourth of July weekend, 2011. We were on a mission to help clean up after some devastating tornados struck the Missouri city. Although we were on a mission to serve and help others, we were unaware of some profound blessings
0 6/17
2013
Maj. Wardrias Little, 39th Contracting Squadron commander. ABCs
Over my 20-year career I have been constantly honing my leadership skills. Most of the leadership tools have come from various leaders I have worked with, or witnessing their philosophy through briefings.One such leader was the former Commander of Air Education Training Command, retired Gen. Stephen Lorenz, who I heard deliver his inspiring
0 6/17
2013
Lt. Gen. Noel T. Jones, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa vice commander, asks all Airmen to get involved, step in and prevent sexual assault. U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo SAPR Down Day - Step Up, Step In
In this dangerous world, the last enemy our Airmen need to face is one from within our own Air Force family. Fostering a professional climate free from sexual assault is every Airman's responsibility. That is why we are standing down command mission activities to focus our attention on the serious issue of sexual assault prevention and response. We
0 6/17
2013
Col. Lorn Heyne, 65th Medical Group commander's neck after a bicycling accident in 1998.  Heyne was wearing a helmet during the accident, but still suffered injuries to his neck, arm and face.  Doctors advised him that his injuries would have been more severe had he not been wearing a helmet.  "Look Dad... No helmet"
Finally, the sky is starting to clear up, the wind is dying down and it's time to break out the bicycles for the summer. The nice weather got me thinking about a personal situation and a conversation that many families may have when it comes to summer recreation and activities. "Dad, did you wear a helmet when you were a little boy?" "No, Son I did
0 6/06
2013
Default Air Force Logo What type of leader are you?
Not many Airmen join the Air Force knowing what type of leader they are...yet all are called to lead. Airmen joining military service in their late teens and early twenties quickly learn that their Air Force expects each of its members to lead. Yet at this age and level of experience few know what type of leadership style fits him or her; few can
0 5/30
2013
A monkey looks out of a cage at Ekotepe Organic Farm Nov. 11, 2012, near Adana, Turkey. A variety of animals reside at the farm including peacocks, chicken, sheep and horses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps/Released) Monkey Food
Several years ago I had the opportunity to attend an Office Personnel Management leadership academy. During three weeks of intense and quality training, there was one story in particular from our instructor that made a deep impression and has stuck with me after all of these years.My instructor worked as a consultant in the business world. One time
0 5/24
2013
Senior Airman Michelle Horter, 90th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, gives meat from a sacrificed sheep to a local Turkish family Oct. 25, 2012, at Incirlik Village, Turkey. This was the first time many local shop owners saw Americans participating in the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice holiday, or Kurban Bayrami, part of which includes charitable practices by helping those in need. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Clayton Lenhardt/Released) What's your CQ?
A large number of Americans travel the world annually, but less than an estimated one percent of the citizenry actually live abroad. The ability to reside, work and travel in a foreign country provides each of us a rare and challenging opportunity to improve our Cultural Intelligence Quotient, or CQ, that many can only dream of. What is CQ? CQ
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2013
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