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Default Air Force Logo The compassion of individuals, the power of community
Team AFDW: As the 2009 Holiday season approaches, this is a perfect time to reflect on the good fortune many of us enjoy. This is also an excellent time to focus some of our attention on those around us who are not as fortunate. We can help! I've seen Airmen, soldiers, Marines, sailors; active duty, Reserve, Guard; government civilians and
0 10/07
2009
Default Air Force Logo National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women in the United States, and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. That is why October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. aAccording to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 192,370 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the
0 9/21
2009
Default Air Force Logo Outstanding Airmen of the year
Air Force officials recently selected the service's top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2009. An Air Force selection board that convened at the Air Force Personnel Center considered 33 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Air Staff agencies to select the 12
0 7/16
2009
An American Flag is flown from a light post on Bolling Air Force Base, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo) Paying respect to our nation's colors
The Stars and Stripes. Old Glory. The Star-Spangled Banner. Regardless of what we call it, there is no doubt that the flag of the United States of America is one of the most powerful and enduring symbols of our nation. On June 14, we will once again have the opportunity to recognize this symbol as we celebrate Flag Day. Flag Day was first observed
0 6/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo Enjoy the Spotlight
There is nothing more satisfying than receiving brand new stripes from your commander on promotion day. After that the waiting game begins and you start calculating the numbers to see exactly when you sew on those new stripes. In a recent Airman's Roll Call titled "Separating promotion release dates for master sergeant, technical sergeant," it
0 5/14
2009
Members of a U.S. Air Force Honor Guard body bearer’s element carry the remains of former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Paul W. Airey, during a funeral in his honor  May 28, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Va. Former CMSAF Airey was adviser to Secretary of the Air Force Harold Brown and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. John P. McConnell on matters concerning welfare, effective utilization and progress of the enlisted members of the Air Force. Former CMSAF Airey was the first chief master sergeant appointed to this ultimate noncommissioned officer position and was selected from among 21 major air command nominees to become the first chief master sergeant of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dan DeCook) Honoring a Servant Leader
American warfighters have a rich heritage of honoring bravery, valor, and excellence. Throughout history veterans have gathered around small campfires to share stories of personal triumphs and extraordinary service of fallen patriots. This week our Air Force gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to share one last accounting of the servant
0 5/13
2009
Default Air Force Logo Recycling: a matter of personal effort, a matter of teamwork
In the corner of my office cubicle I have a miniature black trash can and a cardboard box. I place non-recyclable items such as candy wrappers and Styrofoam cups in the trash can. In the cardboard box, I place paper, plastic, glass and anything else remotely recyclable.Making the choice to recycle is a matter of personal effort. It means taking a
0 4/06
2009
Default Air Force Logo Servicemembers' advocacy groups fight for Airmen
A new Montgomery GI Bill is in the works for U.S. servicemembers, meaning greater education and career advancement opportunities. If you've ever picked up a copy of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy or Army Times you've probably seen one of these headlines taking up the entire cover of the issue. These types of things constantly affect us and draw
0 3/31
2009
Lt. Col. Alan Sierichs, United States Air Force Band deputy commander, salutes March 18 during a retreat ceremony at the base flag pole. Due to the day light savings time change, retreat will be sounded daily at 5 p.m. The retreat ceremony signals the end of the official duty day and also serves as a ceremony for paying respect to the flag. Upon hearing the first note of retreat, military members in uniform should face the flag if visible or face the music if the flag is not visible and assume the position of parade rest. At the start of the National Anthem, military members in uniform should come to attention and salute until the anthem has ended. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dan DeCook) Proper respect: It's the right thing
At 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, the sounds of retreat and the National Anthem can be heard echoing throughout Bolling. This event serves two purposes: one is to signify the end of the official duty day, while the second is to provide a ceremony to pay respect to the flag. The end of the work day is a nice tradition. However, the purpose for paying
0 3/23
2009
Default Air Force Logo Safe children leads to strong families
As we welcome another April, which marks the observance of Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month, it is important for us to reflect on the importance of ensuring a bright future by protecting and nurturing the children in our communities. Supporting, educating and keeping our children safe requires a shared commitment by all
0 3/20
2009
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