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Default Air Force Logo A story of resilience
What is resilience? Webster’s dictionary defines resilience as “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change”. Well, I’d like to take a moment of your time to tell you my story on resilience and how it changed my life in a way I never imagined possible. It’s one of those stories we all hear about, but think to ourselves
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Default Air Force Logo 11 Space Warning Squadron History
1 October 2017 marked a historic day for the 11th Space Warning Squadron. Not only was it the 23rd anniversary of the unit’s activation, it marks the completion of the unit’s first Space Mission Force (SMF) operations cycle performing the Spaced-Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) mission. While this is certainly a great day in 11 SWS history, the unit
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Default Air Force Logo Every Airman a Leader
“Every Airman a Leader.”  I firmly believe that.  Our service to our nation requires the habit of excellence.  Each of us must strive to be better today than we were yesterday.  We must be prepared to act without waiting for direction; to lead from where we stand.Twenty-seven years ago, I was on a bus full of Airmen arriving at Keesler AFB,
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Default Air Force Logo When the light at the end of the tunnel goes out
When you see a service member at a gas station or stopping at the grocery store on their way home from work, you might see the uniform with all its stereotypes that live within the fabric. We’re supposed to be invincible; we’re supposed to be in top physical shape, and we’re supposed to be able to pack our bags and leave the country at a moment’s
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Default Air Force Logo The Beginnings of the US Air Force Academy
For nearly 60 years, the US Air Force Academy (AFA) has welcomed cadets for the purpose of training them as officers. However, the opening of the Academy’s campus in 1958 was merely the beginning of the second chapter of its existence. From 1954-57, Lowry Air Force Base served as its home.The origins of the Air Force Academy go back to 1918, when
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Default Air Force Logo Are You The Vulnerability?
If you watched the news in April 2014, it might have seemed like the information technology world was on fire. Major corporations, banks, and some governments were scrambling to secure their websites; and everywhere you turned there were talks of “Heartbleed.” Over 600,000 websites were affected and a largescale amount of damage was done. The chaos
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Maj. Gen. Jeanne Holm, former director of the Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council, was promoted to brigadier general on July 16, 1971, and was the first woman to be appointed in this grade in the Air Force. Holm was also promoted to major general on June, 1, 1973, and was the first women in the Armed Forces to serve in that grade. (U.S. Air Force photo) Famous Women in Air Force History
In honor of Women’s History Month, we take the time to recognize just a few of the many ladies who pioneered an enduring legacy within the worlds of the Air Force, aviation, and space. Their achievements continue to provide an example of innovation and service to all those who have followed in their footsteps. Esther Blake: Known as “The First
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Default Air Force Logo Priming the Pump: AFSA promotes a culture of continual care
Early in my Air Force career, I was told to sign up for a professional military organization. I was stationed at McChord Air Force Base, Washington, and the Air Force Sergeants Association was the biggest and most prevalent organization on the installation. The members were significantly involved with activities across the base and in the
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Default Air Force Logo Why History and Heritage Matters
During my high school years, our football team had a sign above the locker room door that we’d touch prior to going out on the field. The sign exhorted us to “Add To Tradition,” listing all the state championships and playoff appearances that prior teams at the school had achieved. Touching the sign was our acknowledgement of what they had
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Default Air Force Logo Taking a hard look at yourself as a leader
Most employees are striving to get to the next grade and aspire to perform at a level that will enable them to move up the ladder and eventually become a leader. In some instances, leaders are placed in supervisory roles much sooner than expected or prior to achieving the skillsets necessary to perform supervisory roles. Today's society is so
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