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Default Air Force Logo Common bonds transcend language barriers
Language barriers present a unique challenge to communication efforts.I cannot speak Turkish, and the Turkish air force Airmen with whom I ate lunch March 9 only spoke English with difficulty.The Airmen are students in an English learning center and have been enrolled for about eight months. So, I spoke slowly and annunciated more clearly.My
0 3/09
2012
Default Air Force Logo What the FY13 Budget means to USAFE
Since the first Gulf War, the U.S. has been engaged continuously in combat operations and U.S. Air Forces in Europe have played a critical role. Not only have we deployed thousands of our Airmen and assets, we have also served as an essential support platform enabling the long-term projection and sustainment of combat power throughout the U.S.
0 2/17
2012
Default Air Force Logo Nowhere to run: pay customs, courtesies
 I like running, especially outside. So, I decided to go on a run after work on a typical cold, dreary day here. I also forgot several items for this run like socks, but I was determined, so I bought new ones. While shopping, I spotted something that was not hard to miss -- an obnoxiously bright yellow reflective shirt. I also bought this shirt to
0 2/08
2012
Default Air Force Logo CSAF reading list: Combining TED, Hollywood and the written word
Over the last few years, I've become incredibly aware of the vast amount of information scurrying across my desktop: frequent fleeting e-mails, vexing electronic staff summary sheets, appointment requests and copious article suggestions. There is one bit of information, though, that I'm looking forward to perusing -- this year especially. Get ready
0 2/01
2012
Default Air Force Logo MFLCs aid resiliency
If you have been in the military for any length of time, you know that Mental Health and the Chapel are outlets for you to talk to. In my 15 years of military service I have heard countless supervisors, leadership, first sergeants and chiefs express their open door policy. Yet, who wants to walk into their boss' office to express frustration with
0 1/26
2012
Default Air Force Logo 86th VRS offers winter safety tips
The recent dip in temperatures is a good indication that snow and ice is on its way.Some may not know the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron is charged with maintaining all of the installation's snow and deicing fleet -- a unique mission essential to ensuring the roads and runway on base are clear when the snow flies. The squadron also provides
0 11/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo The Captain is an idiot
Imagine you are part of a crew on a classic sailing ship.You are navigating rough seas, violent storms, and trying your best to stay afloat and reach your next port. Your crew works below deck.There are no windows below deck. The little light produced by the old copper oil lamp only adds to the misery of how bleak your conditions are. You can see
0 11/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo Readiness from a spouse's perspective
As a key spouse within the 65th Logistics Readiness Squadron, I experience every day what it means to be part of a leading team in this always changing world of an Air Force spouse. Air Force spouses have a vocabulary of acronyms only few people understand--PCS, TDY, OHA, COLA and ORI--just to name a few. Mission readiness might be a foreign
0 11/10
2011
Default Air Force Logo A Salute To veterans
Throughout history America and our allies have fought, not for land or conquest, but for principles of liberty, equality and human dignity. Our freedom has been bought with a price, and we stand on the shoulders of giants -- our veterans. Today our country and its allies depend on the commitment of our serving veterans. As we honor all veterans
0 11/06
2011
1st Lt. Christopher Lester runs in Praia da Vitoria nearby Lajes Field, Azores, Oct. 22, 2011.  Lester runs an average of 2,500 miles a year. (Courtesy photo) How Air Force Physical Fitness program's evolution changed an Airman
As the old adage goes, it seems like just yesterday I was a young Airman arriving at my first duty station. It was 1995 and I had graduated Basic Military Training and a challenging security forces technical school--back then it was called Security Police-Long. After completing all of this training, I felt I was mentally and physically prepared to
0 10/28
2011
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