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Default Air Force Logo Rude on the road? Driving like a madman? Don’t be offensive, drive for safety
More than likely, some time during your tour in Europe, you will be involved in an accident or talk to someone who has. You may even witness one first hand. As a driver with more than 25 years of experience, I have seen a lot, both in my previous career field as a security policeman and as a safety technician. I've learned a lot from the accidents
0 11/02
2006
Default Air Force Logo Get prepared: Steps toward financial readiness
If you know what triple witching hour is, you can probably feel comfortable skipping this article. On the other hand, if you think triple witching hour has anything to do with Halloween or an afternoon spent with your mother-in-law and spouse's sisters, you might want to read on. In a recent Letter to Airmen concerning personal financial
0 10/26
2006
Default Air Force Logo Inspiration comes from different sources
I have a very simple plaque that hangs in my office. It's a plaque that's titled "Leadership" and has Luke 22:26 inscribed: "The greatest among you shall be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves." It was given to me by a former boss as I left for my first squadron commander position. On the back of the plaque, I keep a
0 10/12
2006
Default Air Force Logo Wet roads, high speeds drive accidents
It's no surprise that rainy conditions play a major role in the way we operate our vehicle. More than 450,000 crashes involving injury occur annually in adverse weather conditions on slick pavement, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Hydroplaning is the leading cause of accidents during rainy conditions. Many accidents can be
0 10/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo To complete the mission sow the seeds of success
In today's high ops tempo environment, mission success rests on our responsibility to sow and grow the seeds of success wherever planted. To sow these seeds you must make your first impression your best and live up to it. Do this by being respectful, be ready and on time, and look sharp. You should go the extra mile for your customers, coworkers
0 9/22
2006
Default Air Force Logo Remembering the importance of national POW/MIA day
Most military members know that our nation has a National Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Recognition Day. What they may not know is that until July 18, 1979, no commemoration was held to honor America's POW/MIAs - those returned and those still missing and unaccounted for from our nation's wars. That first year, resolutions were passed in
0 9/15
2006
Default Air Force Logo Striking a balance: Adjusting military obligations with family time
Today's expeditionary Air Force places much greater demands on our military families and, with those greater demands, we must accept increased responsibility. I am not suggesting anyone sacrifice family for mission. On the contrary, I encourage everyone to strike a balance. The next time you plan to miss your child's ballet recital or baseball
0 9/15
2006
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Corner
World's Finest warriors - As we approach the end of another full and satisfying week here on the World's Finest ranch, let's take pause to look at the many events going on in and around our Aviano community in the upcoming weeks. Some are sports-related, some have an Italian theme and there's also the upcoming change in the way our civilian
0 8/11
2006
Default Air Force Logo Taking care of personal, military families
Another school year is about to begin. I'm amazed by how quickly summer vacations go by. As we ready the kids for school, let's take a moment to think about how preparing our families for a new school year is similar to maintaining the readiness of our Air Force family. Both require attention to health issues, instilling a positive attitude toward
0 8/11
2006
Default Air Force Logo Safety lessons from Charles Lindbergh
Last month we spent time going over some safety lessons from the infamous Titanic tragedy. The Titanic went to the bottom of the North Atlantic April 14, 1912 on her maiden voyage. Poor safety design and going too fast for conditions collided when the luxury liner struck an iceberg and more than 1,500 souls perished. Just 15 years later, a
0 8/11
2006
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