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Default Air Force Logo Prepare, Plan, Prioritize; Getting through the stress of UTA weekends
Monday mornings may be the hardest part of a UTA weekend. You are dragging from working all weekend, probably on your eighth day straight of work, with another four more days to go. Additionally, the errands and chores you take care of on the weekends remain undone.Although the greatest stress of UTA weekends tend to show up on Monday morning, it
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Triple ace fighter pilot, Brigadier General Robin Olds, center and former members of the 507th sport their mustaches throughout the years.  “Mustache March” is a way to honor our heritage and our pride while having some fun and getting made fun of in many cases.  (U.S. Air Force Photo illustration/Senior Airman Mark Hybers)  Mustache March, Air Force Heritage and you
So it's March and what's the first thing you think about in this glorious month...Mustache March of course. Maybe not, but this year Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh issued a challenge to the force for this March."I don't think we've ever had an all-in Mustache March, have we?" Welsh said during his speech at the Air Force Association's Air
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Tech. Sgt. Crystal Tyson., 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, and Master Sgt. Jeffrey Spires,  445th Logistics Readiness Squadron, share a laugh while exchanging stories with a vet at the  Dayton Veteran Affairs Medical Center. The 445th Airlift Wing visits the medical center every year right around holiday season to help serve food and had out gifts to the veterans that live there.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Cook) Holidays at the home; A connection to fellow veterans
The main dining facility at the Dayton Veterans Affairs Nursing Home on Gettysburg Drive was a busy place Dec. 7, 2013, Pearl Harbor Day. The young and the old, the uniformed and formerly uniformed along with the Air Force Band of Flight's Wright Brass gathered for a delightful holiday lunchtime party."This lifts up the veterans spirits," said
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Senior Airman Brandi Barentine, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, salutes the pilots of a C-17 Globemaster III July, 30, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston – Air Base, S.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan) Military aviation salute signals bond between aviator, maintainer
There is a long and proud history between aircraft air crew and ground crew. This strong relationship predates fixed wing flight and military aviation as we know it today. Even on the very first powered flight, Orville and Wilbur Wright had to decide who would be first to fly their craft and who would help make the launch historically successful.
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Understanding the signs and symptoms of substance abuse is one of the many integral ways we accomplish the “Wingman” ideology and make sure our brothers and sisters are stable. Whether it be alcohol, illegal substances, or prescription medication abuse, we must be well versed in recognizing the signs, knowing how to counsel and identifying when to refer. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro/Released) Be a Wingman: Understand the signs and symptoms
The intrinsic responsibilities bestowed upon us as Wingmen, supervisors and members of the military, revolve around a creed of looking out for one another. Why is it that we tend to ignore those who are spiraling downward?Often times, we as military members get fixated on our job and tasks-at-hand, overlooking the cries for help given off by those
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Motorcycles await their operators shortly before tackling  the riding course at a motorcycle safety training course at Joint Base Andrews, Md., on March 15, 2012.  The course is required for motorcyclists who ride on base.  To sign up for the course, log on to  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Torey Griffith)(released) Live to ride, ride to live another day
Some memories are Kodak moments - the kind you want to recall again and again. Others are more sinister, hanging around unwanted, as a reminder of life's darker side. One such ominous memory combines one of my greatest joys and my greatest fear into a valuable life lesson.On a beautiful, warm summer evening, the alarm bell rang at the fire-station
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Default Air Force Logo The difficult discussion
Death is a subject that all too often no one wants to talk about until there is no option. Usually we only discuss it when confronted with death due to the loss of a family member, friend or co-worker. We are a unique group of people here. We face death each time we walk through the doors of the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs in
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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
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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
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