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Default Air Force Logo "Cosmo" An aviator remembered
The morning of Feb. 26, 2004 brought sad news of a heart-breaking incident from the night prior--an aircraft crash at Eielson Air Force Base. Details would be sketchy at work later that day; except for one fact--the Iceman family had lost one of its own. Later, it would become clear what had happened. Maj. Jonathan Scheer, flying A-10 78-700, had
0 4/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo When in doubt, bust it out
With the exercise season quickly approaching, don't get caught off guard by a multitude of for¬eign guests. In the coming exercises, Red Flag-Alaska will host more than 300 participants from several countries, including France, Australia, Japan, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom. Throughout the summer, the base will welcome Foreign Attachés and
0 4/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo Myths and facts on sexual assaults
It's time to take a stand. Installations around the world raise awareness regarding the alarming trend of sexual assault across the United States. This year's National Sexual Assault Awareness Month theme encourages people to "Stand up against sexual assault...make a difference." Air Force base sexual assault prevention and response offices seeks
0 4/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo More to dental health than just brushing
Everyone knows how to brush their teeth; the question is do we actually remember being taught? Most people assume that tooth brushing is an inborn trait that doesn't require instruction. Simply moving the brush around on the teeth won't cut it. Truth is most people are doing it wrong and, as dentists, we can only assume that our patients are doing
0 4/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo You just never know what life is going to throw at you
Life is like the weather, if you don't like it, just wait ... Two years ago I received orders to Eielson to be a squadron section commander for the 354th Maintenance Squadron. I was ecstatic; that was exactly what I'd hoped for--well, at least the Alaska part. I had just re-cored out of financial management and was looking to dig my heels into my
0 3/27
2007
Default Air Force Logo It seemed like a good idea at the time
Jeff Foxworthy has nothing on my family. No kidding - this really happened. I grew up in an old farmhouse. My older brother Joey and I lived upstairs, where the only source of electricity was a bare bulb hanging in the center of the room, to which we ran a spider web of extension cords. Dad's an electrical engineer, so he decided to bring the upper
0 3/27
2007
Default Air Force Logo Holy warrior reflects on life, service
When you read this, I'll have celebrated my 50th birthday ... hard to believe. Another milestone in my life will happen in April - I'll have 20 years of total service in the United States Air Force. Also, hard to believe. Attaining two milestones within a month forces me to reflect a little bit on life and service. So, spend a little time with me
0 3/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo Reflecting back ... Looking forward
It is over ... my thesis that is. Thanks to the Air Force Chaplain Service, I was given the opportunity to spend the last year and a half focused on how to provide care to victims of violence; be it rape, child sexual abuse, or domestic violence. To say that it has been an emotionally draining period of time would be an understatement. Yet, over
0 3/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Teamwork deserves commitment
Prior to entry into the Office of Special Investigation career field, candidates receive an extensive background investigation in hopes that we can obtain a clear picture of the whole person. We typically ask unit leadership early on if the applicant is a team player. If the answer is "no," the package is usually withdrawn quietly. We will gladly
0 3/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Great Americans, Great Patriots
A young captain I knew frequently used the phrase, "You're a great American"--it had a real nice ring to it. I used this powerful phrase to honor people in my unit and to show quick appreciation for the daily tasks that I sometimes took for granted. It didn't take me long, however, to realize the people in my unit were much more than just "great
0 3/05
2007
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