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Default Air Force Logo Surviving the Crisis
You have cancer. Feb. 26, 2008, I heard those dreaded words. After a few months of feeling run down, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. With that diagnosis came the expected whirlwind of thoughts: Will I survive? What about my family? Is my career over? Will I ever fly again? What exactly is a thyroid?The next few months were a blur--part due to
0 5/16
2013
Default Air Force Logo Have courage, speak up
Recently I saw a commercial depicting what appears to be a typical business meeting. An older man, clearly the boss, says something along the lines of "So, we're all agreed--it's a good idea?" To which an employee responds "I think it's a stupid idea." In the next scene, the employee who gave his opinion is out on the street with a box of personal
0 5/13
2013
Official Photo The B-52: Deterrence throughout history
Sequestration and budgetary constraints have certainly made for some challenging times. In days like these, it is always important to look ahead and find better ways of "doing the business of warfare." As a student of military history, I think it is equally important to keep an on eye on the past because our past serves to shape our decisions and
0 4/03
2013
Default Air Force Logo April raises awareness of domestic violence, child abuse
Child abuse and domestic violence are connected in a number of critical ways that have severe consequences for the safety of children. But with effective intercession and corresponding reactions to child abuse and domestic violence, Domestic Violence advocates, child protective workers, judges, school personnel and community members can help keep
0 3/27
2013
Default Air Force Logo Cleaning with Fire Prevention
Spring is the time when we go outside and start playing sports and pulling out the grill for barbecues. It's also the time of the year when we clean house and clear the bugs and trash built up during the winter. While spring is a time for us to go outside and have fun there are some spring cleaning tips the Barksdale Fire Prevention office would
0 3/27
2013
Default Air Force Logo Unpacking Your Life
Part of military life is boxing up your life every few years and moving to a new place. Once there, you try to strike a balance between carrying on with your life and starting from scratch. When the moving company descends upon your house every item in your home is suddenly labeled with a stamp-sized sticker found underneath the table, inside the
0 3/27
2013
Default Air Force Logo Training: Key to overcoming unfinished business
It was a cool winter's morning in San Antonio. A light drizzle had covered the top of my military training instructor's campaign hat and had begun to create a steady drip directly in front of my eye-line. As I stood at the edge of the drill pad watching a young staff sergeant perform his final evaluation before becoming a certified MTI, I was
0 3/20
2013
Lt. Col. Curtis Juell Barksdale’s Cyber Readiness Confirmed
Upon completion of last week's rigorous Command Cyber Readiness Inspection, the Defense Information Systems Agency inspection team validated Barksdale's classified and unclassified networks as "Outstanding"--the highest rating available on DISA's tiered grading scale. This rating was the result of many months of hard work across the installation
0 3/19
2013
Default Air Force Logo Better life through priorities
Life is about decisions, forks in the road with endless possibilities. Here is a piece of advice courtesy of retired Air Force Col. Dennis Stuckey, D.C. "You have to have priorities. First is your God, second is your family and third is the Air Force. As long as you make decisions in keeping with these priorities (in that order) then everything
0 3/13
2013
Default Air Force Logo Tough But Fair…
What does it mean to be tough but fair, and why is this so important? Tough, but fair means to uphold and enforce standards without being biased. Allow me to illustrate my point. I had to repeat the first grade because I missed too many school days playing hooky. My mother was very upset and used some tactics on me that the Special Forces are still
0 2/26
2013
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