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Default Air Force Logo Letter to Airmen: Stress, mental health, suicide prevention
As Airmen fight terrorism in the far corners of the world, the sacrifices asked of them and their families have increased significantly. These sacrifices have been accepted with courage and valor, and I am very proud of their contributions both at home and abroad. Nevertheless, under such circumstances, it is natural for our people to feel the
0 8/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo Driving drowsy: Just not smart
After a long day at work, you are too excited to wait an additional day before starting your trip to go see your family. It's your leave, so why should you waste time sitting at home? You load up the car, fill up with gas and hit the road; the drive's only a few hours. The drive begins as planned -- you make it to the highway, bring your car up to
0 8/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo Eielson prepares for DoD safety program
Eielson will be having a visit from DoD authorities Sept. 17 to 21 to evaluate Eielson's usage of the Voluntary Protection Program.Do you know what the VPP is? Do you know your role in the VPP? The Department of Defense's Voluntary Protection Program is designed to promote effective worksite-based safety and health. This program is a spin-off from
0 8/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo F-22s mark new era in Alaskan aviation
This week marks an exciting time at Elmendorf Air Force Base as we welcome the newest, most revolutionary, most talked about air dominance fighter in the history of aviation. The F-22 Raptor will soon be common place in the skies above Alaska, protecting America and the Pacific Theater. With its arrival, our Air Force is more capable than ever of
0 8/09
2007
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska--An A-10 with an arctic paint scheme sits next to an A-10 with a regular all gray or green paint scheme sit on the flightline March 1982. That year, an A-10 was repainted in an arctic camouflage scheme as an experiment for an upcoming exercise titled OPERATION Cool Snow Hog. (File photo) Arctic camouflage makes Eielson's hogs unique
Last week an article in the Arctic Sentry detailed the history of the A-10s here at Eielson--but there was an important piece of early A-10 history intentionally left out. Any guesses to what was not mentioned or what the difference is between the two hogs ... and yes, the two are interrelated? The only difference between the two 'hogs' is color. A
0 8/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo Why I chose to stay blue
One score and seven years ago (that's 27 years to you and me) I became a member of the greatest Air Force the world has ever known. Unlike some, I wasn't predestined to join the military; my father or my grandfather didn't leave me with that legacy. We all have our reasons for serving. Some serve because it's a family tradition, others feel it's
0 7/31
2007
Default Air Force Logo Choices not only affect you, but everyone around you
One early, dew-covered morning, many years ago, my parents and I headed to town. This was not our normal shopping trip to town, for this was the day for college class registration. Little did I know that at that moment I was well on the path of my journey of "choices and consequences." During the drive, I made the one of biggest choices of my life
0 6/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Stress: Don't let it control you
Your air expeditionary force cycle is coming up. You just received permanent change-of-station orders. An exercise is around the corner and you still need to prep for the Unit Compliance Inspection. And that's just work. Add a home life, and your demands and stressors seem endless. It's impossible to eliminate everyday stress factors from our
0 6/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Adapt or Die
The three words stood emblazoned on the small plaque behind the Colonel's head. In his typical freight-train style he was explaining his philosophy to me - the new LT. We have those moments early in our careers when we hear something from a senior leader that sticks with us. I was having my moment. Heard well before the flat world described by
0 6/26
2007
Default Air Force Logo FOURTH of JULY
The FOURTH of JULY...even saying it out loud makes me feel good and smile! The Middle of the Summer...baseball....hotdogs...ice cream...maybe a Parade or a round of Golf...BUT always ending with FIREWORKS! Yes, the Misawa Airmen will remind me of the sea fog and fireworks sometimes pushed off to Labor Day...but you'll be thinking of FIREWORKS!
0 6/26
2007
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