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Default Air Force Logo JROTC commander see the world through wing commander's eyes
Dominique Dacanay was selected to shadow Brig. Gen. Robert Yates, 31st Fighter Wing commander, during the Aviano High School Shadow Day Feb. 2. She was invited by him to share her thoughts with the community. It was a great day shared by all and Ms. Dacanay is a shining examlple of the World's Finest. As the cadet squadron commander of the Air
0 2/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo Someone’s bad choice leads to a birthday gone wrong
What do we, as a community, have to do to prevent people from drinking and driving? This was one of the questions asked at last month's commander's call after the tragic fatality. We are still asking this question after the recent DUI. As I listened to the different perspectives on the topic, I became angry. How many times do we have to say it?
0 2/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo You have the power to change the future
Have you ever used a cell phone, the Internet or a personal computer? Of course you have. We can hardly live without these modern communication devices as well as dozens of other items that didn't exist 20 years ago. Today the world, and specifically the Air Force, depends on new technology and new ideas. Not everyone who is reading this article is
0 2/08
2007
Default Air Force Logo Sharing the road: Driving through the eyes of a motorcyclist
The automobile remains the king of the road, but other highway vehicles are taking their place in traffic. The growing use of different types of transportation for commuting, business and recreation has led to a complex traffic mix. In the local area and throughout Italy, motorcycles are a common mode of transportation. Traffic safety requires that
0 2/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Chief shares experiences with wing exercises
From the perspective of a qualified inspector who has been lucky enough to personally see some of our allies' performances, I thought the last exercise went well. As with any tough endeavor, the wing makes significant strides before we're ready to showcase our capabilities and professionalism. Some may question if it's necessary for the Air Force
0 1/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Are you ready for combat?
It was summer 2005 at Balad Air Base, Iraq. The day was going great, I was the Buzzard Top-3, which is the squadron supervisor on duty. Two of our jets had just landed and two were preparing for takeoff. It was business as usual when suddenly one of our NCOs rushed into the office. I could tell something was up because his eyes were as wide as
0 1/05
2007
Default Air Force Logo Abandoning a member of the family
To most of us, our pets represent so much more than just a pretty toy or a show piece. They're our children, our companions, our best friends and our life. So many more ways could describe them, but it boils down to representing just one thing: love. They become a part of you and a part of your heart. You hurt when they hurt, you're happy when they
0 12/06
2006
Default Air Force Logo A lesson on what some people take for granted
On the evening of Nov. 7, Brig. Gen. Robert Yates, 31st Fighter Wing commander, and I were out notifying the wing's newest promotees of their selection for promotion to chief. What should have been a great night quickly went south when we were passed in a no passing zone, by a car traveling at a very high speed. Once the car got past us, the driver
0 11/30
2006
Default Air Force Logo Plan for safety this holiday, winter season
As a time for celebration with loved ones, the holidays can be a joyous time of year. With holiday stress adding to distractions, your celebration could become a recipe for disaster. To keep your loved ones, and yourself, safe from holiday mishaps plan ahead. Plan a healthy holiday party. Festive times are for giving and sharing, but sharing
0 11/30
2006
Default Air Force Logo Stranded: Driver realizes winter car kit importance
Fearlessly, my husband and I set off on the Autostrada. Destination: The Christmas market in Salzburg. We had Heidi, our sturdy and reliable Honda Civic. She may have not been the best looking car, but Heidi never failed us on any of our road trips. With just our hats, gloves and jackets we thought we would be prepared for the chilly Austrian
0 11/17
2006
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