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  • Will You ‘Just Do Your Job’

    Transitions from Airman to NCO and NCO to Senior NCO are noteworthy. For NCO's, you begin to mentor others, gain responsibilities, and are expected to enforce standards and promote morale. SNCO's, in addition to the responsibilities NCO's are charged with, you are also relied upon by Squadron and

  • Social Networking Sites...Handy but use properly

    To many of us who have been greeted with an "ACCESS DENIED" page on our computers while trying to gather information online, it seems unimaginable that the U.S. Air Force and Defense Department have allowed access to social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. What are they thinking?

  • Domestic violence effects children

    Editor's note: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.No one is immune from domestic violence. It affects people of every class, age, race, disability and gender. Women are more likely to be victims of domestic violence. Statics show that more than 85 percent of victims are women. Domestic

  • Lorenz on Leadership: At War in Cyberspace

    "The stark reality is that the bad guys are winning and our nation is at risk." That's what retired Air Force Lieutenant General Harry Raduege, Jr., writes in an insightful article about cyberspace titled, "Evolving Cybersecurity Faces a New Dawn." As he describes our many challenges in cyberspace,

  • Individual choices lead to collective successes

    Editor's note: Chief Valverde is deployed from the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., where he serves as the wing's command chief.I would like to thank you for making the choice to serve our great country. Without a doubt, you are serving with the finest warriors in the world. I'm

  • Suicide: Member shares father's story, encourages others to seek help

    As I hear songs from the sixties I am reminded of trips with my dad to the Fort Worth Zoo and learning how to drive while sitting in his lap. These memories are bittersweet. I will never be able to see my dad again; he wasn't there at my wedding or to see me join the Air Force. He won't be there to