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Default Air Force Logo Happy Holidays from PACAF leadership
With the holiday season fast approaching, Chief Master Sgt. Brooke McLean and I and the entire HQ PACAF staff and our families want to offer a sincere thank you to the entire Pacific Air Forces team--military, civilians and family members--who have enabled continued success for our command in the Asia-Pacific region in 2009.This time of year allows
0 12/11
2009
Default Air Force Logo Finding a helping hand
The Air Force is a busy place. Everyone serves the mission in his or her place, but occasionally that mission will shift or intensify as projects are handed down from major command to the wing, tasks flow from the wing to the squadron, as individuals and units deploy, and as external environmental factors occur. "My unit needs people. A few extra
0 12/08
2009
Default Air Force Logo Commander, chaplain talk about holiday stress
The holiday season is almost upon us and some Airmen may find themselves wrestling with a combination of stressors during the 40 or so days between Thanksgiving and the New Year.Many Airmen can find themselves overwhelmed with feelings of sadness or depression because they miss friends and family back home and are struggling with personal
0 12/01
2009
Default Air Force Logo Tragic lesson taken to heart
"Take a good look, guys! This could be you if you don't learn from my son." I can still recall those words as if I heard them just a few moments ago. They were spoken by a father as he stood looking into the casket of his 21 year old son. Bart was killed in a drunken driving accident. He was my friend. We had just graduated from college a month
0 11/24
2009
Default Air Force Logo Thanksgiving, optimism go together
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday since I was a teenager. The primary reason, besides the great food and winter sports, is that Thanksgiving was the only holiday I got a chance to gather with my extended family. Since joining the military, Thanksgiving has been a time of year to gather with friends and celebrate the
0 11/13
2009
Default Air Force Logo Safety at home helps at deployed location
Safety is, and continues to be, one of the top priorities of the Air Force. It significantly increases the combat potential of the Air Force and thus enhances the probability of successful mission accomplishment. At a deployed location it is more important than ever to correctly, and safely, execute procedures as the operations tempo is much
0 11/10
2009
Default Air Force Logo This Veteran's Day share the legacy
We recently concluded our fall gathering of senior PACAF leaders where we were joined by Vietnam veterans retired Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie and former Navy corpsman and Honolulu Advertiser publisher Lee Webber. General Ritchie is an acclaimed ace with five kills, and Mr. Webber defended against an enemy siege at Khe San for 77 days in 1968. In the
0 11/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo Family is essential to Air Force success
Family has always played an important part in the success of our Air Force mission. When the family is happy and healthy, the mission is successfully accomplished -- often with more efficiency and better quality work. When something negatively affects a family member, there is usually a corresponding negative impact to the mission. Promoting the
0 11/04
2009
Default Air Force Logo Halloween can be scary but safe
Are you ready for your share of trick-or-treaters? Halloween is one of those occasions when adults, kids, and even some pets pretend to be something else for a few hours. From its Celtic beginnings, this holiday has evolved into a lighthearted celebration filled with amusement, creative costumes and jaw dropping decorations. However, All Hallows
0 10/26
2009
Default Air Force Logo Teamwork: Single constant to success as Wingmen
As I sit down to write this article, I take stock in my life and realize how blessed I've been throughout the years. I have a beautiful family, good health and have been fortunate enough to be blessed with above average athletic abilities. I've played competitive sports on multiple teams, in multiple states, on nearly all levels from grade school
0 10/20
2009
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