Commentary Search

Commentary Comments Updated
1 ... 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Default Air Force Logo Take the Saver Pledge
"Become a Military Saver!" "Take the Saver Pledge!" "Enroll today at www.militarysaves.org!" Expect to see and hear these and other Military Saves messages sweep across military installations during Military Saves Week, Feb. 24 - March 2. Military Saves was developed through a cooperative agreement between the Department of Defense and the Consumer
0 2/27
2008
Default Air Force Logo Airman moved by impact of America's friendship toward Tanzania
The Eagle has landed. It's one step for us and one giant leap into the hearts and souls of the Tanzanian people.The entire city came out to welcome President George W. Bush during the first day of his visit to Tanzania. Thousands lined the streets of the capital city here, some waving American flags, others wearing dresses made with the president's
0 2/20
2008
Brig. Gen. Rich Johnston, 86th Airlift Wing commander, will relieve command to Col. William Bender Dec. 19 at a change of command ceremony in Hangar 1 on Ramstein at 10 a.m. Lt. Gen. Rod Bishop, 3rd Air Force commander, will preside over the ceremony.  General Johnston bids farewell
Editor's Note: Brig. Gen. Rich Johnston, 86th Airlift Wing commander, will relieve command to Col. William Bender Dec. 19 at a change of command ceremony. General Johnston has been assigned to U.S. Air Forces in Europe Director, Plans and Programs. To our Kaiserslautern Military Community family: it has been an extraordinary privilege for Terry and
0 12/12
2007
Default Air Force Logo Kicking the habit: Breaking down from a personal perspective
Editor's note: This is the third part of a three part series documenting a smoker's attempt to quit. In starting this story, I can't help but think; how do I tell more than 7,000 people I failed? In reality, it's not the 7,000 people I care about telling, it's the three at home that have the most invested in me quitting smoking. I can't even begin
0 11/21
2007
Default Air Force Logo Kicking the habit: Chronicles of smoking from a personal perspective
Editor's note: This is the first part of a three part series documenting a smoker's attempt to quit. The Great American Smokeout was Nov. 15. I started smoking when I was 16. I did not have a steady home. It was difficult finding a place to stay most nights. When I could, I spent the night at my friend's houses, but when I couldn't, parks, benches
0 11/07
2007
Default Air Force Logo Kicking the habit: First week of quitting from a personal perspective
Editor's note: This is the second part of a three part series documenting a smoker's attempt to quit. The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 15. While I was in the smoker's cessation class, I was told the first seven days of quitting smoking are always the most difficult. This is the time the majority of quitters relapse. If the smoker can push past
0 11/07
2007
Default Air Force Logo Marriage enrichment is TIME well spent
It's been nearly 10 years since my husband and I attended pre-marital counseling with an Air Force chaplain, and not an anniversary goes by that I don't think about the valuable lessons that came from those one-hour sessions over the course of six weeks.Looking back, I see that this counseling was one of the wisest investments of time that I could
0 11/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Don't forget your battle-rattle
When I deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, one phrase I quickly learned was my need to wear my "battle-rattle." Given the risks associated with being in Baghdad this individual protective equipment of a helmet and protective vest with embedded ceramic plates were important additions to my uniform. Given an attack, this individual protective equipment might
0 11/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo I think I'll rock a pink T-shirt
Lately it has really been eating at me when I hear people talking about their PT scores. It's as if they're under the impression fitness isn't as important as the other areas of being in the Air Force. It makes me want to tell them to wake up and realize it's no different than any other aspect of being an Airman. And, it's one circumstance where I
0 6/26
2007
Default Air Force Logo Discipline - self-imposed or imposed on, it's your choice
"If we don't discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us." -- William Feather "You're late...what's your excuse this time?" "I'm sorry sergeant; my alarm clock didn't go off." "Wasn't that your excuse last week? Still haven't gotten it fixed? This is the fourth time you've been late this month. Airman, it's obvious that you're incapable of
0 6/07
2007
1 ... 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
RSS