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Default Air Force Logo An Ounce of Prevention
Many of us have heard the statement "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Lately, I have really been reflecting on how much work, pain, frustration and aggravation we endure when we don't apply this adage. An ounce of prevention when going out drinking, such as having a good plan to execute, can save damage to one's life and
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Default Air Force Logo Always look to improve
February is the middle of winter here in the Nation's Capital, normally marked with cold and cloudy days. The Midshipmen at the Naval Academy in Annapolis call February and March the "Dark Ages" as they look forward to Spring break. My theme for this month is "sustaining excellence". The performance of NAF/NOSC Washington over the last few
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Default Air Force Logo Taxes - a different perspective
Much like a Saturday morning dentist appointment, filing taxes was something I dreaded every year. State and federal taxes aren't due until April 15, so I thought, "What's the rush in filing?" But, also like a dentist visit, I knew I was putting off the inevitable. Joint Base Andrews offers a free state and federal tax-filing service, one that's
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Default Air Force Logo Chief's Corner - Average, the top of the bottom
What is right beneath average? The answer to the question is below average, hence the title of this week's article. Being average is not about a result, but about a mindset that leads to the result. This week I want to explore how you engage each activity associated with your life.I believe that you get out of life, your career, and personal
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Default Air Force Logo "Diamond Compliance Corner" - Week of Feb. 11 - 18
Usually, it is best not to open your mouth unless you know what you are talking about. I say that because, I recall a few years back, I went into a military facility and saw an Airman in uniform wearing the Cardigan Sweater. He had the sweater unbuttoned and it was just flapping as he sashayed from room to room. I pulled the Airman aside and
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Default Air Force Logo "Diamond Compliance Corner" - Week of Feb. 4 - 11
Whether you are an Air Force parent of six children or a single Airman living in the dorm, I'm sure you have certain rules for residents and guests. Wipe your feet before you come in my home. Take off your shoes before you step on my dorm rug. Call and let me know before you just drop in. Rules, rules, rules! Are rules only there to cause a
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Default Air Force Logo "Diamond Compliance Corner" - Week of Jan. 31 - Feb. 4
According to a March 2006 Associated Press (AP) article "75 percent of young adults between the ages of 17-24 are ineligible for military service. Some 30 percent of adults are considered obese and one-third of American teenagers are believed to be incapable of passing the treadmill test." The number of obese adults has more than doubled over the
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Default Air Force Logo "Diamond Compliance Corner"
The temperatures were in the mid-twenties as I drove up to the base gas station. I had no desire to refill in those temperatures, but the 36 gallon tank on the new F-150 was on "E" and I figured it would be good practice for my upcoming Alaskan assignment. As I stood there shivering pumping my gas, I noticed a young non commissioned officer was
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In preparation for the April unit compliance inspection, Col. Peter Castor, 28th Bomb Wing vice commander, will help prepare Ellsworth by acting as the Inspector General during a series of walkthroughs. Colonel Castor will review each unit here, offering them insight on what they should expect during the actual UCI. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Adam Grant) "Diamond Compliance Corner"
In early June, the 11th Wing will undergo a comprehensive Unit Compliance Inspection (UCI). At that time, experts from many different functional areas will arrive here at Joint Base Andrews to evaluate our processes and procedures to verify our compliance with established laws, directives and instructions. Like you, I have begun to pour over my
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Default Air Force Logo The Final Flight of Master Sgt. Lamar Robinson
On Aug. 22 2010, I learned that Master Sgt. Lamar Robinson, an active duty Air Force security forces member, was killed in a motorcycle accident in the Washington, D.C., area. Sergeant Robinson served on active duty for 17 years. He loved his job, family and life itself. As a Defender stationed at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., he had the
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