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Default Air Force Logo The next step in news
Eielson Air Force Base didn't always have a paper. Before the paper, announcements were made each night over the local radio. Then, in 1952, we took the next step forward in technology and printed a paper: The Mile 26 Post. The paper allowed us to share with everyone not only the news and announcements, as the radio had done, but also include
0 2/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Everything is interconnected
Americans are busy. We lead busy lives, and no matter how hard we try, we never conquer our to-do lists. As a result, we don't always believe it's important to spend time following the international news. We have better things to do, right? "Facebook is more fun, and what does the unrest in Libya really have to do with my Wal-Mart shopping list
0 2/15
2012
Default Air Force Logo New place, new life
An Airman's first duty station is monumental to his or her Air Force career. It can make or break the road to success. Try to think back to when you received your orders for your first duty assignment. Were you happy with what you saw? Maybe you were upset. At the very least, I am willing to bet that you were either excited or confused.For me, it
0 2/09
2012
The DUI board at the front gate gives Icemen up-to-date statistics on the installation's efforts to combat DUI's. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Boitz/Released) Decreasing DUIs - can we do more?
When leaving base, slowing crawling along at 15 MPH driving past the guard station, are your eyes pulled to the DUI sign? Mine always are. Every time, it's with anticipation that I wait to see what's on that sign. The sign passes behind as I accelerate away, but I can't get that sign out of my mind. It makes me mad when the sign is reset for a new
0 1/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Remember?
I recall reading about a group of people hiking along the edge of a wooded area. At one point they spotted tombstones just inside the tree line that were overgrown with brush.They cleared away branches and weeds from one of the markers. To their surprise and dismay the following words were revealed, "We will never forget their sacrifice." A well
0 1/19
2012
Default Air Force Logo Heritage
Do you know your heritage? I don't mean who your great grandparents were, I mean where your part of the Air Force came from. Can you talk about the successes of your career field? Can you talk about how your career field has been a part of Air Force operations over our history?Maybe I'm fortunate because Security Forces has some "sexy" bits to our
0 1/10
2012
Default Air Force Logo Eielson 2012
Here we are at the beginning of another new year. In 2011, you've put in long hours, survived five major large-force exercises, numerous Operational Readiness Exercises, a Logistics Compliance Assessment Program inspection and PACAF's Consolidated Unit Inspection. As a team, we've persevered through all these events, while still managing daily
0 1/03
2012
Default Air Force Logo Promoting Cultural Awareness: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
November marked the 21st anniversary of the observance of American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month. President George H.W. Bush made the proclamation in 1990 and declared 1992 as the "Year of the American Indian" by way of congressional legislation.The U.S. Military has a long and storied tradition of extraordinary contributions from
0 12/14
2011
Default Air Force Logo 70th Anniversary Attack on Oahu
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the December 7, 1941, attacks on Oahu. It is important that we take a moment to reflect and remember this seminal event in our nation's history. December 7th is the day that lives in infamy. It is the day we got caught with our guard down. And it was tragic, to be sure. On that fateful Sunday morning more than
0 12/07
2011
Default Air Force Logo What will be your legacy?
One of a leader's greatest responsibilities is to make sure their subordinates are given the opportunity to acquire skills and tools to go as far in their careers as the leader, if not further. If this responsibility is not met, then the organization and its most valuable resource, people, go underserved by leadership. For the Air Force, this means
0 12/05
2011
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