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(Courtesy Photo) U.S. Air Force Eagle Eyes Program
In today’s world climate, the threat of spontaneous attacks is at an all-time high. Terror organizations like ISIL, Al-Qa’ida, PKK, and even lone wolf parties such as Timothy McVeigh or Dylan Roof have been carrying out attacks all over the world at an alarming pace. Some attacks are in the name of religion, race or political biases. When watching a story on the news about an attack hundreds of miles away, it’s easy to forget that these events can happen anywhere, even federal military installations. In fact, our very own home here at Fairchild Air Force Base was victim to an active shooter in 1994.
0 7/14
2017
Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Erika Scofield, 60th Mission Support Group Leadership lessons can come in all forms
Recently, I lost my best friend of almost eight years. Her loss was extremely hard on me for many reasons – the first being she was the first loss I had suffered as an adult. Second, she was my best friend. She was my sidekick; we did everything together. She had been there with me through it all: a divorce, a marriage, four permanent changes of station to include overseas, two promotions, good times and bad…and just like that she was gone. Bella was my dog.
0 7/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Change of Command Season
“I assume command.” These words will be spoken in many squadrons, groups, and wings around the globe this summer and they represent a distinct transition for these units.
0 7/03
2017
Default Air Force Logo Revitalizing the Squadron: Progress and Next Steps
As most Airmen are aware, the Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, announced an effort to revitalize the squadron as the core fighting unit in the Air Force.
0 6/20
2017
The stigma of seeking help for mental health conditions exists in our general population and within the military community.  Stigma can cause a person to deny symptoms, delay seeking care or stop them altogether from beginning treatment.  During the month of June (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month) we are encouraging you to be part of the solution.  Having a greater understanding and awareness of PTSD can help service members and others recognize symptoms, and seek help and save lives.  P.T.S.D. - Why people avoid mental health treatment
The stigma of seeking help for mental health conditions exists in our general population and within the military community. Stigma can cause a person to deny symptoms, delay seeking care or stop them altogether from beginning treatment. During the month of June (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month) we are encouraging you to be part of the solution. Having a greater understanding and awareness of PTSD can help service members and others recognize symptoms, and seek help and save lives.
0 6/15
2017
Chief Master Sgt. James Felton, 445th Airlift Wing command chief, is retiring after 36 years if military service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Stacy Vaughn) A farewell letter from our command chief
Dear 445th Family, It has been an honor to call the 445th Airlift Wing “my home” for nearly 20 years of my 36 years of military service.
0 6/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Remembering those who gave all
As we approach the first major holiday of 2017, Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have given their all for our country. Over the course of my career, I’ve seen many people confuse Memorial Day for Veteran’s Day or for Independence Day. Those are significant holidays in their own right, but Memorial Day is set aside as a singular day to
0 5/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo Cyber Wingman
What is a wingman? Before I joined the Air Force, I would have described it as Maverick and Goose sitting in their fighter jet together. Since then, I learned a different meaning of this term “Wingman.” A wingman is someone who looks out for their peers and holds themselves accountable for what their peers do. A wingman is someone who upholds Air Force standards and continues to do so even when no one is looking. This concept also applies throughout social media.
0 5/16
2017
Courtesy Photo New beginnings
For many of us, the month of May contains the day we have long awaited - graduation. This important milestone could be a personal achievement or we could be celebrating with a family member or loved one. Though graduation seems like the end, it is actually a new beginning. For a kindergartener, it is the beginning of elementary school, for an
0 5/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo TAKE 5 on Cinco de Mayo
Many celebrate Mexican American heritage May 5 in what is fondly thought of as Cinco de Mayo, a vibrant celebration of Latin music, food, dance and more. I want to suggest that this Cinco de Mayo, we TAKE 5.TAKE 5 is a formula that one can apply to many situations where a decision needs to be made. This is how the formula sounds, “How will what I
0 5/04
2017
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