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Jan. 31, 2014

Legacy of success

Senior leaders must strive to leave a legacy of success through active and purposeful mentorship of subordinate officers, Senior NCOs, civilians, peers, and even superiors within their sphere of influence.We must provide vision, direction, and guidance; espouse our core values, and deliver mentorship. Someone once said; "We stand on the backs of

Dec. 12, 2013

Barksdale Airmen face courts-martial

For the third quarter of 2013, the 2nd Bomb Wing Staff Judge Advocate office convened three courts martial cases involving Barksdale Airmen.The cases, ranging from rape to distribution of controlled substance, are as follows:Aug. 30, 2013, a General Court-Martial found a technical sergeant from the 2nd Force Support Squadron not guilty of rape in

Nov. 14, 2013

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

Nov. 1, 2013

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

Oct. 31, 2013

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

Oct. 17, 2013

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

Oct. 17, 2013

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

Oct. 9, 2013

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

Oct. 5, 2013

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

Sept. 20, 2013

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