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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Lt. Col. Christopher Cunningham, is the 445th Civil Engineer Squadron commander.
Words of wisdom: my parting shots
April marks my last month with the 445th Airlift Wing. It's been a wild ride and I as I close out my time as the commander of the 445th Civil Engineer Squadron; I humbly offer some tidbits I've picked up along the way:"Eighty percent of success is just showing up." -Woody Allen. You might be the best at what you do, but if you aren't here, it does
0 4/09
MCCHORD FIELD, Wash. - Tech. Sgt. Lazare Quintana, 446th CES utilities system assistant here, installs a water supply line inside building 1216, Dec. 2.  Quintana was selected by the 313th Airlift Squadron for a position as a C-17 Globemaster III pilot.  The Reservist is planning to turn in his plumbing tools and head to Officer Training School in March 2013, then onto Flight School.  (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Lori Fiorello) Through Airmen's Eyes: Plumber's plan to become pilot is no pipe dream
(This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)With a lot of hard work and a little patience, the dream of becoming a pilot with the Air Force Reserve is beginning to become a reality for a plumber assigned to the 446th Civil Engineering Squadron,
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Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner This is how we do
The other night I was driving home from work listening to the radio. A commercial came on for Mountain Dew and Jason Aldean, a popular country singer, said, "This is how I do" -- then went on to explain his life philosophy. Later I saw a commercial with another music star that was advertising for Mountain Dew. He also said, "This is how I do" and
0 11/27
Default Air Force Logo Thanksgiving: A time to count your blessings
What will your Thanksgiving be like this year? Perhaps it will include the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, marathon naps, or lots of football. Will it involve preparation for the next day, early morning, bargain shopping? On the other hand, will you, after consuming 3,500 plus calories from all of the turkey, dressings and pies with whipped cream,
0 11/19
Default Air Force Logo Ignoring the voices in the crowd
One of the Air Force core values is integrity. Integrity is often defined as doing what is right when no one is looking. That is a huge part of what it means to have integrity. There are a lot of rules and regulations that govern our conduct as Airmen whether we are on duty or off. Often no one will see or know if you fail to follow them (at least
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Default Air Force Logo Service obligation starts by telling employer
In any relationship, it's important to have open lines of communication. That's particularly true for Citizen Airmen when they deal with their civilian employers.When you are going to be away from your civilian job for military service, you are required by law to notify your employer before starting your duty. Regardless of your duty status -
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Air Force Reserve/Air National Guard announces Teen Leadership Summit (courtesy photo) Don't miss 2012 teen leadership summits
Have you ever imagined going rock climbing, horseback riding, white water rafting, or scaling a high ropes course? How about waking up every morning for a week witnessing the beauties of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains or the fresh smell of pine and the sound of rushing water of a national forest? If you enjoy having fun, meeting people just like
0 4/06
Col. Stephen D. Goeman is the commander of the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Looking back at 2011, looking forward to 2012
Once again we turn the page and begin the journey as we start another challenging year for all the men and women of the 445th Airlift Wing. All of you should be proud of the many accomplishments of the past year. The organizational and individual awards earned in 2011 make a positive statement that this is indeed the premier wing in all of the Air
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Default Air Force Logo The dos and don'ts of the political season
With the excitement of the presidential primaries lurking around the corner, there are a few things Airmen must remember during this upcoming political season.When you joined the military or became a federal employee, you did so with the knowledge that this decision came with some sacrifice.Everyone is encouraged to register to vote, research
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Master Sergeant Stephanie Strickland My educational journey: When the light bulb comes on
I never thought I would be an advocate for higher education since my educational journey most certainly did not begin with what I would consider a "scholar's start". Nonetheless, here I am preparing to begin my first semester as a full-time college student, 11 years after graduating from high school. It has not been a graceful journey, but
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