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  • Memories - remembering those flags

    As the country pauses to honor those who have fought and died for this country, I have a question:Where were you ten years ago?In 2003, then-President George W. Bush landed on an aircraft carrier returning from the Gulf of Arabia. Someone ¬-not he personally--hoisted a banner stating "Mission Accomplished".The mainstream media used that image of
  • Spritual fitness a key to success

    In today's culture we spend a lot of time talking about our physical fitness. In the military we all know how important it is to stay physically fit. As a matter of fact, it is so important our careers depend on being able to prove we are staying fit. If an individual fails a physical fitness test, then the individual may no longer have the
  • 'Rebluing,' why do we say that?

    Since shortly after its birth as a separate service, American Airmen have worn the color, blue. Blue represents the sky above earth; a medium the Air Force first aimed to conquer. Blue in our uniforms, in our shield and in our official symbol is also commonly connected to loyalty and courage. Airmen have shown loyalty and courage in every
  • Strength for the Journey

    As I drove home following State Active Duty for the Boston Marathon Bombing Response I passed the Hopkinton exit on the highway. I thought to myself how that starting point for the Marathon was also the starting point for the leg of life's journey we had all travelled since Patriots' Day. I've spent a lot of time since then thinking about the
  • Keep running for America

    Do you believe that running marathons can help the Air Force defeat terrorism? Across the board, the Air Force has the richest concentration of runners than most employers in the nation, maybe the world. The Total Force active duty, Reserve Command and Air National Guard's 500,000-plus service members all run 1.5 miles for their physical fitness
  • Anonymous Gift

    MADISON, Wis. -- I never asked her name. When she bought our lunch she intended for it to be anonymous appreciation. If it weren't for our waitress pointing her out she would have succeeded. Even the people at her table didn't know she paid for our meal until we came over to thank her.The flowers and drinks at her table indicated that her group of
  • Commander's Comments: Protect Your Security Clearance

    One of the first things we all completed upon entering the Air Force, or Air National Guard, was an application for a security clearance. Security clearances are required for every position in the ANG. It is not something you automatically receive upon entry. It is a favorable action that is granted to you and it can be taken away!To ensure you
  • Remembering the Airman's Creed

    I am an American Airman.I am a warrior.I have answered my nation's call.These are the words that begin the Airman's Creed. The Airman's Creed is meant to invigorate the warrior ethos in those of us who have chosen to wear the blue suit.Since its inception in 2007 the Airman's Creed has received mixed reviews from Airmen across the service and it

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