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Default Air Force Logo Air Force safety officials launch Critical Days of Summer website
May 25th marks the first day of the Critical Days of Summer safety campaign. The summer is a welcome time of year marked by warmer weather and increased participation in outdoor activities. Unfortunately, it's historically the time of year when the Air Force experiences disproportionately more mishaps and fatalities off duty. To enhance awareness
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Air Guard's first F-35 Lightning II pilots ready to take flight, make history
When military aviators of the future look back at the beginnings of the F-35 Lightning II program, they may see the names of two Florida National Guard pilots listed among the first to fly the Air Force's fifth-generation fighter jet.Air Force Lt. Col. Randal Efferson and Air Force Maj. Jay Spohn are the only Guard pilots currently assigned to the
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2012
Default Air Force Logo One Year Ago: Joplin and LaCrosse Tornadoes
Anniversary is a reminder to "Listen, Act and Live!" May 22, 2011... two tornadoes strike on the same day. One hits LaCrosse Wisconsin packing winds of up to 120 mph on the city's south side. Fortunately no lives were lost. But the stormed caused millions of dollars in damage. The other tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri. It was one of the deadliest
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Commentary: Developing mental toughness
The Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force has invested millions of dollars and manpower hours into preparing warriors for the stress and mental fatigue of deployment. The Air Force uses a program called Landing Gear to help Airman understand and cope with the mental and physical strains of stress in combat situations. These are preventative
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Commentary: They are ALL your Airmen!
How many times have you heard someone say, "That senior airman's not wearing his hat in the parking lot." Or "That tech sergeant just ran inside because reveille is about to sound."? I bet at some point, a comment was made similar to, "I wonder who his supervisor is?" Or maybe, "Master Sgt. Smith is his boss. I'll let him know what I saw." There is
0 5/18
2012
Default Air Force Logo Remember who we are and what we stand for
I want to address a topic that applies to the entire Wisconsin National Guard, but especially to commissioned and noncommissioned leaders.This recent memo from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is a timely reminder of our responsibilities to those we serve. Since 1839, the Wisconsin National Guard has provided enduring value to our communities,
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Military Spouse Appreciation Day -- supporting those who support us
Military spouses are a constant and silent force standing behind countless Soldiers, Coast Guard, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. They bear the burdens of separation, anxiety and devotion to duty year after year; often in silence, often unrecognized, but always with love and support.Friday is Military Spouse Appreciation Day and on behalf of the
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Air Force veteran speaks out on suicide prevention
Suicide rates are constantly on the minds of Air Force senior leaders.An Air Force veteran talked with senior leaders, officer and enlisted, from across Air Combat Command regarding suicide and prevention methods during a recent conference at Langley Air Force Base, Va.Belinda G. Moss, a 17-year Air Force retiree, offered insight on suicide in the
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2012
Default Air Force Logo New guide helps Airmen, families navigate social media
Airmen and families have a new resource at their fingertips with the recent release of an updated and revised social media guide by the Air Force Public Affairs Agency in San Antonio, Texas.The guide features sections geared toward all Total Force members and their families as well as Air Force leaders. It highlights topics including using social
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2012
Default Air Force Logo National Guard runners beat heat, pound ground to qualify for 2012-2013 All Guard Marathon
Runners from throughout the Army and Air National Guard took part in the 35th Annual Lincoln National Guard Marathon and Half-Marathon Sunday in order to earn spots on the 2012-1013 All Guard Marathon Team. A total of 216 Army and Air National Guard runners from 44 states and two territories competed for one of 55 slots on the marathon team.With a
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2012
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