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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
Default Air Force Logo E-mail: A Blessing, and a Curse
E-mail. The word itself makes some smile, and others shudder. Globally, electronic mail has proven to be the largest communication epidemic since the invention of the telephone. No other medium is as fast, flexible, or wide reaching. As a managerial tool, e-mail is a key asset for mass information distribution and tracking; as a leadership tool, it
0 3/19
2009
Default Air Force Logo Saluting: When in doubt, bust it out
With the exercise season quickly approaching, don't get caught off guard by a multitude of foreign guests. In the coming weeks, RED FLAG-Alaska will host more than 300 participants from several countries, including France, Australia, Japan and United Kingdom. Throughout the summer, the base will welcome foreign attachés and executive observers from
0 3/19
2009
Default Air Force Logo Getting ready to go before it's 50 below
Ah yes, I remember the days when we had so many people in our Air Force that there were two officers in charge of each flight, two superintendents--one always in training, and we could run shadow programs where a company grade officer or NCO could "hang out" with a squadron, group or wing commander all week for professional development purposes. We
0 3/13
2009
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