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  • Safety at home helps at deployed location

    Safety is, and continues to be, one of the top priorities of the Air Force. It significantly increases the combat potential of the Air Force and thus enhances the probability of successful mission accomplishment. At a deployed location it is more important than ever to correctly, and safely, execute procedures as the operations tempo is much
  • This Veteran's Day share the legacy

    We recently concluded our fall gathering of senior PACAF leaders where we were joined by Vietnam veterans retired Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie and former Navy corpsman and Honolulu Advertiser publisher Lee Webber. General Ritchie is an acclaimed ace with five kills, and Mr. Webber defended against an enemy siege at Khe San for 77 days in 1968. In the
  • Family is essential to Air Force success

    Family has always played an important part in the success of our Air Force mission. When the family is happy and healthy, the mission is successfully accomplished -- often with more efficiency and better quality work. When something negatively affects a family member, there is usually a corresponding negative impact to the mission. Promoting the
  • Halloween can be scary but safe

    Are you ready for your share of trick-or-treaters? Halloween is one of those occasions when adults, kids, and even some pets pretend to be something else for a few hours. From its Celtic beginnings, this holiday has evolved into a lighthearted celebration filled with amusement, creative costumes and jaw dropping decorations. However, All Hallows
  • Teamwork: Single constant to success as Wingmen

    As I sit down to write this article, I take stock in my life and realize how blessed I've been throughout the years. I have a beautiful family, good health and have been fortunate enough to be blessed with above average athletic abilities. I've played competitive sports on multiple teams, in multiple states, on nearly all levels from grade school
  • Drug Demand Reduction Program succeeds with you

    The Drug Demand Reduction Program goal is to support mission readiness and to deter and detect illegal drug use in the Air Force. The DDRP's main objective at Eielson Air Force Base is to maintain a fit, drug free, elite fighting force through randomized testing allowing us to do what we do best. Drug use impacts mission readiness, security, safety
  • Stay vigilant, keep neighborhood safe

    As a result of the 9-11 terrorist attack, the Air Force implemented an antiterrorism program called "Eagle Eyes," which is managed by the Air Force Office of Special Investigation. Much like a neighborhood watch program, the Eagle Eyes program is an aggressive Air Force-wide watch program that educates people on observable activities and what to do
  • Awareness is key to successful Operations Security

    As professional Airmen we all know that in modern warfare, overwhelming airpower is vitally important to successful military engagements. However, what we may not realize is that Operations Security awareness is just as crucial to ensuring the successful execution of all of our warfighting missions. At Eielson, OPSEC awareness is built from the
  • Fire Prevention Week: Stay fire smart, don't get burned

    As we approach the anniversary of one of the largest disasters of the 19th century, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, we must remind ourselves of the importance of safe fire practices. Fire Prevention Week shouldn't simply be a one week affair, but a lifetime routine that we practice ourselves and teach to our children. Fire and burns are the leading
  • Command and Control: How do YOU fit in?

    Command and control, or C2, has been practiced by military organizations for thousands of years and is the cornerstone of effective military operations. Command and control gives all of our military activities purpose and direction. C2 can be a great force multiplier if exercised effectively, but what exactly is C2? The standard definition for