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Default Air Force Logo Five Propositions Regarding Nuclear Weapons
In 1990, the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Michael Dugan, was frustrated that many Airmen could not articulate the virtues and key characteristics of airpower. He issued an open challenge to his senior staff to distill the essence of air power into a set of axioms condensed enough to fit on a business card and simple enough to be understood by all
0 11/14
2013
Default Air Force Logo Keeping Healthy
Obesity in America is an epidemic. We all should be concerned that the obesity rates have increased for the last three decades in every state. Only this year have the rates leveled off, however, they still remain very high, putting Americans at risk for a range of health problems and adding a major burden to healthcare costs. According to the
0 11/01
2013
Default Air Force Logo Halloween history: the undead, spooky thrills
What happens after we pass through this life? The notion of death and dying is fascinating and many cultures around the world celebrate in unique ways to honor deceased family and friends, along with traditions designed to keep evil spirits at bay.Halloween seems to be the time of year when ghost stories are prominent; anything spooky, or that
0 10/31
2013
Default Air Force Logo Barksdale Pharmacies increase efficiency, safety
The 2nd Medical Group main clinic Pharmacy and satellite Pharmacy, located at the Base Exchange, are making changes to increase patient satisfaction, efficiency and medication use safety.Starting Nov. 1, the hours of operation for the satellite Pharmacy will change to 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; opening and closing an hour earlier than
0 10/17
2013
(courtesy photo) Our proud heritage
A few weeks ago, one of our younger Airmen stopped by the office to pick up our guidon so he could represent the 2nd Operations Group during the ceremonial portion of the Air Force Ball. Since the First Sergeant wasn't in, I got it and handed it to him. He looked at it then asked if all of the "ribbons" were supposed to be on there. Well, as you
0 10/17
2013
Default Air Force Logo October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence is a serious crime and should be taken seriously. Sadly, there are times the victims of domestic violence do not want to cooperate out of fear for themselves or others. Please understand that you are not alone if you are suffering from domestic violence. Domestic violence cases have steadily increased with the stressors
0 10/09
2013
Default Air Force Logo My blood runs blue
In February 2000, my motives for enlisting in the Air Force for only four years were purely to obtain an education. Thirteen years later, I'm still in, continuing to serve my country in any way I can. What can I say, my blood turned blue. I look back at how the Air Force was and compare it to how the Air Force is today. I hear many people say the
0 10/05
2013
Default Air Force Logo Surviving a DFAC closure on ramen noodles
In light of the recent news of the upcoming Dining Facility closure, I tried to think back to some hard lessons learned as a young service member and came up with the following first sergeant true life story.While assigned to my first base, I was able to go back to my small town in Mississippi and retrieve my classic 1968 Chevy El Camino. Needless
0 9/20
2013
Default Air Force Logo It takes guts, instinct to make good call
Ever had to make a really tough decision? What about a decision where you had little time or information to act on, and the fate of the world hung in the balance? This exact predicament was ¬the subject of movies such as War Games and Crimson Tide, where the possibility of full-scale, nuclear war was imminent, and military leaders were forced to
0 9/20
2013
Default Air Force Logo Surviving a DFAC closure on ramen noodles
In light of the recent news of the upcoming Dining Facility closure I tried to think back to some hard lessons learned as a young service member and came up with the following first sergeant true life story.While assigned to my first base, I was able to go back to my small town in Mississippi and retrieve my classic 1968 Chevy El Camino. Needless
0 9/16
2013
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