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Default Air Force Logo Chief of Staff Letter to Airmen
Airmen of the United States Air Force, So that I could better communicate my thoughts and intentions to the widest possible audience, I recently asked for the capability to e-mail all Airmen directly. Thanks to our technology experts, I now have that capability, and with this e-mail I begin what I intend to be regular correspondence with you. From
0 9/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo The Enlisted Perspective: Developing and Caring for Airmen
There is no greater honor than to serve our country during time of war, and we are very fortunate to serve in the greatest Air Force the world has ever known. The Air Force has technologically superior aircraft and equipment and can bring devastating airpower to bear on our enemies at a time and place of our choosing. However, our equipment isn't
0 9/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo Making a difference in our 21st Century Air Force
The program, Program Budget Decision 720, and similar programs, have gone a long way toward trimming the "fat" from America's Air Force. Our increasing reliance upon technology and associated personnel cuts makes contributions of those of us remaining in the military service all the more important. As such, every Airman not only can, but must,
0 9/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo SecAf Letter to Airmen: Discipline and Responsibility
This month starts in earnest the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the United States Air Force. This is a source of great pride as we reflect on an astonishing history replete with courage, dedication, and a will to succeed; and coupled with a quest for technology to out-duel our toughest foe. But even as we bask in the
0 9/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo Chief of Staff of the Air Force's Scope: Aircraft Maintenance Units
As Chief of Staff, I'm responsible for organizing, training, and equipping our Air Force to be the most lethal fighting organization on the planet. To prepare for combat, we train like we fight...so it only makes sense that we should also organize the way we fight. When most of our flying squadrons deploy, they do so as complete packages with both
0 9/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Chief of Staff of the Air Force's Scope: SERE Training
Airmen are engaged around the world in a fight different from the one we envisioned years ago. Today's battlefields are non-linear and non-contiguous, changing shape and venue, and Airmen are assigned to many non-traditional roles outside the wire. On yesterday's battlefields, it was much easier to designate who would and would not cross into enemy
0 9/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Iceman One weighs in
Fellow Icemen, let me begin by thanking you for an amazing welcome! The change of command ceremony you put on was superb--honoring to our Wing and to the heritage of the profession of arms. Melinda and I are thankful for your efforts and humbled by your warm reception. More than 10 years ago we had the privilege of serving at Elmendorf AFB, one of
0 8/28
2007
Default Air Force Logo Choices you make affect others, the ones you love.
The choices you make either large or small need to be thought out completely. For instance, your choice to join the Air Force, whatever the reason, is one of those enormous life changing decisions that affect not only you but everyone who holds you dear to them wherever you call home. However long you stay in the Air Force those folks back home who
0 8/20
2007
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--John McCrea, Cake's lead vocalist and guitarist, sings to the crowd Aug. 10 at the Blue Loon, Fairbanks. Fairbanks gets more commercially successful bands than you'd expect, shows in the past few years include: Godsmack, The Shiny Toy Guns, The Misfits, Canned Heat and Matisyahu. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nora Anton) Don't be discouraged: Local entertainment more than meets the eye
So, you got stationed in Alaska. You don't know how to field dress a moose and you'd rather die than drive 100 (or more) miles just to fish for salmon. As of now, everything officially "sucks." The adage, "at least it's not Minot" is wearing thin for you, but it's true. The local area actually has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. The only
0 8/16
2007
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--Lisa, Rachel and Brig. Gen. Dave Scott, 354th Fighter Wing commander, pose for a photo after their complimentary train ride Aug. 14 as part of a farewell to General Scott and his family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow) Wing CC departs; gives thanks to Airmen
Thank you! Twenty months ago I had the honor and privilege to take command of the finest Wing in the United States Air Force. I still remember standing on the podium and looking out at the formation and wondering how I was/am so blessed to have been chosen to command a Wing, let alone the 354th Fighter Wing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. That
0 8/14
2007
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