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Default Air Force Logo Please give tomorrow a chance
In March 1983, I was 16 years old and a senior in high school. I had a sister who was 17 and a brother who just turned 19. Through interesting circumstances, we were all seniors together. On Sunday, 4 March 1983, my brother committed suicide. That was a tough time for our family. I have always wondered how different my life would be if I still had
0 4/04
2016
Default Air Force Logo Civilian employment mentoring leads to understanding
Something exceptional happened when two retired first sergeants -- one a team leader from the Airman & Family Readiness Center here, and the other a local human resources professional with Mutual of Omaha – joined forces to assist personnel leaving active duty.  The result is the Excel with a Mentor program, or EWAM, that pairs a civilian from the
0 3/25
2016
Default Air Force Logo Sending your vote home: how it works, why it matters
As voting season draws near and all of the commercials on TV seem to be nothing but presidential hopefuls pandering to their audiences, there seems to be a lot of questions rising to the forefront of service members' minds: What is absentee voting? How does it work? Why should I bother? Let's tackle these one at a time.First off, what is absentee
0 2/12
2016
Default Air Force Logo The Courage to Continue
Every Airman has a story, what is your story? Some stories are so compelling and powerful they can change your life. Maybe your story and life experiences can change someone else's life. On Jan. 21, 2016, Nellis Air Force Base is sponsoring a Storytellers event where you can hear real Airmen telling real stories. Storytellers is designed to
0 1/11
2016
Default Air Force Logo Remembering our troops this holiday season
(Editor's note: The mention of the nonprofit organizations, Operation We Are Here, American Legion and American Red Cross, does not constitute endorsement or affiliation by Moody Air Force Base or the U.S. Air Force.)Every service member knows they can be deployed at any time, even during the holidays. While many of us are fortunate to be able to
0 12/28
2015
Depicted are four generations of military service members. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Rachelle Blake) Air Force everything
On an average day, I eat, sleep and breathe Air Force.  My family is Air Force, my friends are Air Force, my coworkers are Air Force, my spouse is Air Force, I am Air Force. I bet there are a few skeptics out there who would say it's unhealthy. But to me it is everything and has been everything for most of my life.I was born one week before
0 12/11
2015
Default Air Force Logo Stories behind the names
Commentary by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs12/9/2015 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- One night I was driving to my residence in base housing when my kids started asking questions.If you have kids or have been around kids for more than two minutes, you know they ask a lot of questions -- which I am used to fielding and
0 12/09
2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Shane Mitchell) A Puzzle Called "Me"
It was early October when I entered the waiting room, and I wasn't in the best of moods. The past two months had been the worst of my life; I made some very poor decisions and my personal, financial and professional stress was unmanageable. I put myself between a rock and an even bigger rock; a "hard place" would have been a relief.Hell, at one
0 12/09
2015
Default Air Force Logo Holiday survival: weathering the financial blizzard
It's that time of year again. As the holiday season approaches, we will be bombarded with alluring advertisements, extensive winter holiday shopping lists from family members and store holiday sales enticing us to spend big.Are you prepared to spend money during the holiday season? Are you nervous because you're still paying bills from last year? 
0 11/10
2015
Default Air Force Logo Leading the way: A spark to start a fire
As a leader, do not let your ego get in the way.  Stand tall, but not above everyone else.  Do not tell people what to do, show them.  Showing them is what leading is all about.  When you show them, you are creating that spark. Much like a fire, it all starts with a small spark.  It started the minute you stepped off the bus at basic training and
0 10/26
2015
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