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Default Air Force Logo 101 Critical Days of Summer
Summer is just around the corner, and many of us are planning for our favorite warm weather activities - fishing, hunting, hiking, motorcycling, camping and more. All of our summer plans can be fun if we keep in mind the basics of operational risk management: Accept risk when benefits outweigh the cost; accept no unnecessary risk; anticipate and
0 5/19
2009
Default Air Force Logo Managing Your Stress in Tough Economic Times
As talk of the banking crisis, falling housing prices, rising consumer debt and declining retail sales bring up worries about the nation's economic health, more Americans feel additional stress and anxiety about their financial future. Money is often on the minds of most Americans. In fact, money and the state of the economy are two of the top
0 5/19
2009
Default Air Force Logo United in strength
May 16 is Armed Forces Day and while our servicemen and women serve every day this is a special time set aside to honor them. In 1947, "in recognition of the personnel of the victorious Army Air Forces and all those who have developed and maintained our nation's air strength", President Harry Truman established Air Force Day. Just two years later,
0 5/14
2009
Default Air Force Logo Military spouse appreciation day
From deployments overseas in support of global operations to local missions at Eielson Air Force Base, we read about the many contributions of our servicemembers daily. But often we overlook the selfless support those same servicemembers receive at home from their military families. There are thousands of men and women who sacrifice for our country
0 5/07
2009
Default Air Force Logo Celebrating Police Week
National Police week is May 10 to16 and  Eielson Air Force Base's security forces squadron will be celebrating in a number of ways.The week is celebrated across the United States and by Security Forces units abroad to commemorate and honor those who serve as law enforcement officers. It also pays tribute to fallen officers and makes citizens of
0 5/04
2009
Col. Howard Hayes, 354th Medical Group commander Prescription drugs can end your career
In May 2007 a technical sergeant in my squadron took a single pill from his son's prescription bottle. That pill started him down the road towards a court martial and discharge from the Air Force. The drug was a low level amphetamine used to correct Attention Deficit Disorder. Both the sergeant and his son suffered from the same condition and used
0 4/28
2009
Default Air Force Logo May Fitness Month
Goodbye winter, hello spring! It's almost time to make like the Chena River and break up the frosty bonds that have kept you boxed in during the frigid months. May is Fitness Month, a time when we can do something special to direct base-wide attention to the benefits of physical activity. It's more than just an observance of fitness and sports; as
0 4/23
2009
Default Air Force Logo SNCOs: The backbone of the Air Force
Eielson is my first duty station and I have no complaints, except the obvious, it's cold. Though I got here in October and was thrown right into my first "Alaska winter," it really wasn't that bad. Working with my non-commissioned officers and leading my Airmen makes putting my uniform on every day humbling. Nearly a year ago, I graduated from
0 4/21
2009
Default Air Force Logo Eielson observes SAAM with Survivor's Tribute Quilt
With the annual April observance for sexual assault awareness, your Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office plans several projects and events to create positive awareness in our community. This year, the central project will be the making of a "Survivor's Tribute Quilt." Why a quilt? There are many reasons. Personally, quilts are reminders of
0 4/08
2009
Default Air Force Logo AFSO21: A new way to put out fires
Many people tend to 'fight fires' in their professional and sometimes even in their personal life. Problems pop-up and seem to spread like wildfire and a lot of time and energy are spent trying to get put out the 'fires'. Unfortunately with manpower and funding shortages, it is easy to fall into the trap of seeing firefighting as a way of
0 4/01
2009
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