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Default Air Force Logo Take time to analyze fitness
"They don't pay you to do this in private practice," I told a doctor who was unhappy about a wing run at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.In the end he agreed and he decided to enjoy the wing run.It is easy for me to point out to medics the benefit of working for an organization that cares about your health and wellness as opposed to one that just makes
0 10/20
2011
Default Air Force Logo Survival checklist: Are you ready?
Are you prepared to protect yourself or your family from an active shooter? An active shooter is defined as "... an armed person who uses deadly physical force on other persons and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims." "Active shooter" incidents are more common place in today's society. Community size,
0 10/13
2011
Default Air Force Logo Recognition
Ours is a profession where recognition can present itself in great spectrum - everywhere from being wrapped in bright ceremony by the masses carrying banners of appreciation, to the subtle handshake from an unknown admirer at a cafe.All of it, we have learned is to be taken in with great modesty. When we are asked to express our feelings about our
0 10/13
2011
Default Air Force Logo October is Energy Awareness Month!
If you hunt, fish, or grow your own vegetables, you understand where food comes from, and it is not from the grocery store. Do you have the same understanding and appreciation of where the electricity and heat that runs your building comes from?Here, we have a unique opportunity to see firsthand how energy is made and where it comes from. Next time
0 10/13
2011
Default Air Force Logo OPSEC as a Defensive Posture
As the weather starts to grow cold, and Team Eielson gets ready to welcome yet another Alaskan winter, we need to remember to take some time and....watch some football! While, we're at home rooting for our favorite teams to play better offense or defense, we need to ensure we're playing our best defense to protect Critical Information.OPSEC is a
0 10/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo Protect your family from fire!
What's the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course.With more than 360,000 residential fires reported in the United States in 2009, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, your best defense is a good offense. That's why Eielson's Fire Department is teaming up with the NFPA Oct. 9 through
0 10/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo Holocaust remembrance month: remembering Berga
April is Holocaust remembrance month, and as military members, it's important to take a few moments to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who came before us.Many are not aware that during WWII about 2,200 American POWs were taken by the Germans in the first week of the Battle of the Bulge. These soldiers were taken to Nazi concentration camps,
0 4/26
2011
Default Air Force Logo What is the point?
"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown." - Ross Perot "I wouldn't give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity; I would give my right arm for the simplicity on the far side of complexity" - Oliver
0 1/18
2011
Default Air Force Logo Extending holiday greetings to Alaska’s military family
As we reach the end of another year, it's a great time to reflect on the events of the past year while embracing the magic of the holiday season here in Alaska. One of the things I will remember most about 2010 is the many ways the people of our community stepped up to meet the many challenges we faced. At Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Airmen
0 12/08
2010
Default Air Force Logo Enjoying an Alaskan winter
Well, here you are, at Eielson. You've just recently arrived and you are still trying to figure out just where Eielson AFB is on the map, let alone adjust to the assignment. Fall is in full effect and before you know it, the long cold winter has set in. Common misconceptions that some have here at Eielson AFB are that due to the extreme winter
0 9/29
2010
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