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  • The parade goes on...

    I clearly recall the events of Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. It was a memorable day in grand proportions, a day worthy of sharing with past, present and future Airmen. I had the great fortune and honor to attend back-to-back ceremonies unique to the military profession. The day began at the Lackland Air

  • Wreaths Across America

    What turned out in 1992 as a simple gesture by the Worcester Wreath Company to donate 5,000 Christmas wreaths to the Arlington National Cemetery, has turned into a national push to honor the graves of veterans in cemeteries and memorials throughout the country and on foreign soil. Wreaths Across

  • Safety culture

    During the investigation following the 1986 Chernobyl power plant (nuclear)disaster in the Ukraine, investigators identified a "poor safety culture" ascontributory. In a similarly titled article in this month's edition ofSafety+Health Magazine, the author tries to identify what exactly

  • Respect for a fallen Soldier

    As I stood on the flightline, countless thoughts raced through my mind as I looked over the crowd. I gazed at the multitude - Airmen, Soldiers, civilians, and veterans - and my heart leapt with pride. For although we represented several uniformed services and many different backgrounds, we were all

  • Georgia governor signs two new distracted driving bills into law

    Greetings from your Wing Safety Office. Several years ago, my daughter was driving in our neighborhood and knocked down a neighbor's mailbox. In a bit of a panic, she rushed home, admitted the accident to my wife and me, and we sent her back to notify our neighbor and offer to have the mailbox

  • A "good grilling" from the safety officer

    Greetings from your Wing Safety Office. I hope you all enjoyed a fun and safe Independence Day holiday with family and friends celebrating the birth of this great nation. Please keep in your thoughts and prayers our deployed military members who were not able to share this holiday time with family

  • Supervisors may need to evaluate themselves

    In my 28 years of service I have found that supervisors usually fall into one of two categories: bad or good. I know, you are thinking that is two very basic categories to place supervisors in but I have found it to be true in most cases. Fortunately, all but three of my supervisors fell into the

  • Be proud of what you do

    March is Women's History Month...a time when have the opportunity to look back at all the accomplishments, strides forward and remarkable women in history. In honor of that I would like to address my fellow women who serve with me.I have served for almost 28 years and am coming up on the final

  • Airmen with a capital “A

    Just a few years ago, the U.S. Air Force put together a monumental effort to celebrate our diamond anniversary. Sixty years of technological superiority, aerial heroism and soaring accomplishments were marked by worldwide celebrations and national pride. Throughout all of the editorials and

  • Are you an Airman?

    Are you an Airman? Honestly? It seems like a pretty easy question. I wear the Air Force uniform. I work on an Air Force base. I get paid twice a month by the Air Force. I must be an Airman, right? Well, maybe. However, I believe being an Airman is a bit more than what you wear, where you work and