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Default Air Force Logo OPSEC is alive and well at Andrews
When the average person prepares for the next work day, their normal thoughts naturally drift to what that day might hold for them. On the crisp morning of Halloween Eve, I arrived at the 11th Wing Public Affairs Office for my photo assignment, for possible inclusion in the base newspaper at Andrews Air Force Base. After discussing the shoot with
0 11/03
2010
Default Air Force Logo Tax Center: Calling all volunteers
It may not seem possible, but the 2010 tax filing season is almost here. With the flurry of activities associated with the holiday season we often forget about taxes and how we will manage to get them filed correctly.The Tax Center, located at 1535 Command Dr. Joint Base Andrews, Md., is where to go to get the much needed help filing your taxes.
0 11/03
2010
Default Air Force Logo Thanksgiving, An "Attitude of Gratitude"
Shortly, we will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holidays across the nation. I'd like to share with you a few thoughts about having a proper attitude. I'd like to start with this short story. There is a fable told about a far-off land which was ruled by a tyrant. The tyrant had an ironclad grip over all parts of his kingdom, except for one
0 11/02
2010
Default Air Force Logo How Andrews fits into the social media scheme of things
New media is a powerful communication tool that has revolutionized the way people across the globe interact with one another. It is no wonder then, that the U.S. military has recognized its vast potential for connecting and communicating with servicemembers, their families, retirees and the general public. In light of this revolution, Andrews Air
0 10/21
2010
Default Air Force Logo Lead from Behind
As summer slips away and you start packing away the beach gear, it's a great time to take a good hard look at your organization. While spring may be the best time for cleaning, the fall is a perfect time to focus on organizational preparedness. I'd like to share a couple of thoughts on how to approach improving a unit's ability to consistently
0 10/01
2010
Default Air Force Logo Seven reasons why I appreciate being Air Force Blue
This year it seems all my peers are retiring. They keep telling me how great it is to finally "punch out." It has me reflecting on my journey in the Air Force and I've got to say, I love being an Airman. I can give you at least seven reasons why I appreciate being Air Force Blue. 7. Family. I can't imagine any other career in the world that
0 9/16
2010
Default Air Force Logo Keep the Dinner Hour Sacred
I just attended my daughter's college freshman orientation for parents and students. As we finished our last day and I was bidding my daughter farewell, it dawned on me that I have only known her for eighteen years. At first blush, that would seem to be a long time, but if you really think about it, it is really just a short timeframe when you
0 9/10
2010
Default Air Force Logo Safety Principles, Written in Blood
The tragic loss of a Defender this week in a motorcycle accident, along with slight upticks of other sports and recreation-related injuries, remind us of the need to maintain safety vigilance. While only two weeks remain of the "101 critical days of summer," these two weeks are traditionally the period when we have the most safety incidents. As we
0 8/27
2010
Default Air Force Logo Attitude vs. Aptitude
Being a true professional in today's Air Force has less to do with an individual's skill or ability and more to do with having a positive approach to the daily challenges that confront them. There is no doubt that the young men and women volunteering to serve today are more intelligent and technologically savvy than those of a generation ago, but
0 8/06
2010
Default Air Force Logo Why ownership is important
While preparing to enter a building on Joint Base Andrews, I noticed a gray four-door sedan pull up alongside me. As I approached the vehicle, I heard a fragile voice emanate from an elderly lady asking, "Ma'am, could you please help? My granddaughter just completed a food handler's course and we're looking for someone to return this paperwork
0 7/23
2010
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