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Default Air Force Logo Protect yourself, family from terrorist threats online
Deployed Airmen and their families were recently threatened directly by terrorist organizations online with information gathered from social media accounts.Thankfully, despite the aggressive nature of these virtual threats, none have developed into actual physical attacks on our Airmen or their families.The Air Force's social media team provides
0 11/17
2014
Default Air Force Logo New COMPACAF shares focus, commitment to Airmen
Last month, I was presented the greatest opportunity of my Air Force career -- I became commander of Pacific Air Forces.I want to tell you how honored and humbled I feel to be here. Standing in front of our Pacific Airmen and accepting the PACAF flag from General Welsh was an incredible experience, and I can't tell you how proud I am to serve
0 11/04
2014
Default Air Force Logo Why is integrity first?
"Integrity is the fundamental premise of military service in a free society. Without integrity, the moral pillars of our military strength, public trust and self-respect are lost." -- Gen. Charles A. GabrielMilitary core values are a set of virtues that each service espouses to and demands of all in their ranks. More than 20 years ago, the U.S. Air
0 8/14
2014
Joe Redington Jr., seen here, was enlisted specifically by the Army to race dogs in Alaska. Redington Jr. won the coveted Fur Rondy trophy in 1966, bringing it back to Alaska after many years of being won by Dr. Roland Lombard of Wayland, Mass. (U.S. Army photo) Alaskan war dogs: Bridging past to future
Editor's note: This is the third and final part of a series featuring the history of the military's use of sled dogs in Alaska. For the first part, click here. For the second part, click here.It was not long after World War II that organizations such as the Alaska Dog Mushers Association and Alaskan Sled Dog and Racing Association were established.
0 3/27
2014
Women's Army Corps members pose for a photo at the Ladd Field kennels circa 1945. (Photo courtesy of Fort Wainwright archives) Alaskan war dogs: Heroism defined
Editor's note: This is the second part of a series featuring the history of the military's use of sled dogs in Alaska. For the first part, click here.During World War I, the French government asked Alaska's Darling Kennels and Alaskan Scotty Allan, All Alaska Sweepstakes winner of the 1909, 1911 and 1912 races, to provide and train Alaskan sled
0 3/19
2014
A team of military working dogs rests outside a Douglas C-47 Skytrain circa 1945 at Ladd Field, Fairbanks, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of University of Alaska, Fairbanks, archives) Alaskan war dogs: Not forgotten
Editor's note: This is part of a series featuring the history of the military's use of sled dogs in Alaska.On Oct. 28, 2013, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, a monument was dedicated to military working dog teams, specifically recognizing the sacrifices of dogs in combat, a tribute to the military working dog and their handlers.The military dog
0 3/10
2014
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Elias Zani, 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs deputy public affairs officer, prepares to build a thermalized A-frame shelter during Artic Survival School training Feb. 6, 2014, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. A portion of the training required Zani to construct a shelter to sleep in through the night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Turner/Released) Cool School keeps Iceman ready to go at 50 below
I think of myself as a relatively fit and adventurous person. I was raised near Cincinnati, Ohio, where I have raced every distance I could find up to a full marathon. I went to school at the University of Tennessee, hiking parts of the Appalachian Trail, backpacking through the Smokies and rock climbing by the Obed River. I graduated from the
0 2/20
2014
Default Air Force Logo Permanent Fund Dividend: Benefits of Alaskan Life
The Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), or Alaska Dividend, is a unique yearly dividend for Alaska residents. In 1959, Alaska's largest oil reserve was discovered and it became clear as the pipeline was constructed that Alaska would accrue a great deal of wealth from its oil reserves. So in 1976, Alaska amended its constitution to dedicate approximately
0 12/16
2013
Default Air Force Logo Priorities and intent
First, I want to say what an incredible privilege it is for JoAnn and me to continue our service here where our homeland joins the Pacific, among many friends and in a place so important to our nation's future. While the current fiscal environment makes traveling to the unique locales you call home difficult, the jobs each of you do every day are
0 11/21
2013
Default Air Force Logo Remember the value of your service
To the men and women of Pacific Air Forces and to our veterans from all services, please accept my very sincere "thank you." You have answered our Nation's call and I'm humbled by your service. This Monday marks the 95th anniversary of the signing of the armistice which brought an end to World War I. That was the first year we commemorated what
0 11/07
2013
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