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Default Air Force Logo The Stuff Legends Are Made Of
As a young Airman, my first duty station was Yokota AB, Japan. Awesome place ... awesome food ... awesome time! However, the first few months of my assignment seemed to be focused more on the latter - the awesome time. You know how it is, young Airman, first time away from home and in a foreign land. I wanted to experience all that Japan had to
0 10/09
Default Air Force Logo Service Before Self
Mortar and rocket explosions, heavy machine gun fire, never-ending helicopter activity, aircraft taking off and landing 24 hours a day ... these are just a few of the things I experienced during my short, four and a half month deployment to Iraq. I wasn't tasked to go, but looking back now, almost six months after my return to Andrews, I'm grateful
0 10/02
Default Air Force Logo Andrews Symbolizes Freedom, Democracy
While in command of the 316th Mission Support Group over these past 17 months, I am constantly reminded of how dynamic, vibrant and essential our installation is. This Air Force base, above all others, symbolizes to the world the power and might of the United States and the freedom and democracy our country represents. Home base to the President
0 9/25
Default Air Force Logo The most important training you will ever receive
Training is a topic that brings out mixed emotions for many. We all understand the importance of training as we fight and the desire to stay on the cutting edge. However, the list of annual training requirements is robust for most jobs. As a commander, I would be the first to admit that all training is not created equal. Some is clearly more
0 9/18
Default Air Force Logo Taking care of our dorm residents
One of the most exciting and anticipated expectations in a young Airman's career is living in the dormitories. It's this first encounter outside of basic training and technical school where Airmen get to truly have their own room and privacy! With our current economy, especially with gas prices as high as they are, living in the dorm is the best
0 9/12
Default Air Force Logo Unforgettable mentoring
I spent some time as an instructor pilot at Undergraduate Pilot Training at Columbus AFB, Miss. For those of you who have never spent time in northern Mississippi, there are many days where the low ceilings and heavy rain makes you wonder why the Air Force would ever put a pilot training base in that region. It was during one of these days when one
0 8/22
Default Air Force Logo Fit to Fight
The Air Force "Fit to Fight" program focuses on physical fitness to increase our preparedness to deploy and fight. I have adapted my personal view of "Fit to Fight" to include not only physical fitness, but also mental, emotional and spiritual fitness.Physical fitness includes a regular exercise program of aerobic fitness, muscular strength and
0 8/07
Default Air Force Logo Commander says farewell and thanks
Today marks my final day as the 316th Wing Commander and installation commander for Andrews Air Force Base. It will be several days of reflection as I drive west to Randolph Air Force Base but I am already filled with pride and thanks for what the 316th Wing and Team Andrews has accomplished these past 25 months. Andrews has always made its mark in
0 7/31
Default Air Force Logo Airmen preparedness key in GWOT
This month I took command of AFOSI 7th Field Investigations Squadron located on Andrews Air Force Base. The 7 FIS is responsible for providing criminal, fraud, and counterintelligence investigative and operational capabilities to support wings and Airmen at Andrews and Bolling Air Force Bases, the Pentagon, and Fort Meade. While we conduct our
0 7/24
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Smart Operations, A Journey of Excellence
Having served in our wonderful Air Force for quite a while, I realize "smart operations" are not new buzzwords, but a system that can transform an entire enterprise. It is about intelligent changes in how we think and operate in times of rapid transformation, resulting in an environment where Airmen aspire to improve daily operations by eliminating
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