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Default Air Force Logo Winter blues
Winter is a fun time for many reasons, including winter sports, hunting and the holidays. But, it also comes with its own stressors. Some of these stressors include conflicts with family or being unable to see them, opportunities to drink too much alcohol or eat too many cookies, getting sick, bad weather, the stresses of travel, or the urge to
0 1/05
2017
On average, a person generates around 4 pounds of waste a day. If each person recycled 1 pound of waste every day, it would be 25 percent less trash destroying our Earth, our towns, and our lives. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Beau Wade) Reduce, reuse, recycle: a cliché with meaning
A brown recycling bin sits in the garage in the same spot each day, never being used. You think, “There’s no point. I’m only one person, what difference does it make?”Imagine a world where everyone thought the same – that one person can’t possibly make a difference. What would that world look like?Recycling and conserving has always been a passion
0 12/16
2016
My husband and I pose for a photo at the Base Exchange Nov. 29, 2016 at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Recently my husband and I attended a Relationship Enrichment Seminar offered by the base chapel to teach us ways to communicate with each other as a married couple. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Our one-year tune-up: Marriage seminar teaches compassion by communicating
I have heard various people say the first year of marriage is the hardest. My husband and I have been married for a little over a year, and it has not always been butterflies and rainbows.Through it all we have upheld our promise to keep God as the third strand in our marriage and to love one another through whatever life may throw at us.A friend
0 12/08
2016
This is a photo of me and my grandmother after I graduated from basic training Oct. 14, 2011. Family is important to me as I reflect on the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jaeda Tookes) Ditch the shopping list: Cherish this holiday season
For many people the holidays are the happiest times of the year. Families come together, sales are everywhere, houses are decorated to the nines and often it is the time when people are in a giving spirit.Unfortunately in the midst of all this holiday cheer, many department stores are now opening their doors Thanksgiving Day for Black Friday
0 11/23
2016
Default Air Force Logo Setting myself up for financial success
Finances, one of those topics we tend to avoid in public situations. We cringe at the thought of someone ever seeing what we spend our money on. It’s a subject that brings about various fervid complications.Why? Why does money have to be a subject seen as taboo? From a young age we are taught it is rude to ask someone how much money they earn.It is
0 10/20
2016
Default Air Force Logo Moving Forward: 20th AF/CC outlines professional development initiatives
Today, more than 11,000 “Sentinels” currently serving in 20th Air Force are following in the footsteps of our first commanders - Generals Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, Curtis E. LeMay and Nathan F. Twining - founding fathers of the United States Air Force and global strike innovators. For more than 55 years, the men and women who served in the ICBM
0 9/28
2016
Hazel Ying Lee, left, was one of approximately 1,100 civil service Women Airforce Service Pilots that flew Army aircraft during World War II and was the first Chinese-American woman to fly for the United States military. Pfc. Emma Jane Windham Burrows served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during the war and was the Women’s Army Corps’ first crew chief and aerial engineer. Great Falls, Mont., is significant to both of their stories. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/John Turner) Paths of two Air Force women ‘firsts’ crossed over Great Falls
An Army newspaper from Aug. 25, 1944, shows Pfc. Emma Jane Burrows Windham wearing a leather flying jacket, fire extinguisher in hand, and grinning near a B-17 bomber. "Windy," according to the article, earned her air crew status in June while with the 7th Ferrying Group at Gore Field in Great Falls, Montana. Windham is today considered the first
0 3/15
2016
Default Air Force Logo Why traffic stops during reveille and retreat
As the drum roll of the national anthem began on base, my guests were puzzled when I stopped our conversation mid-sentence, turned toward the music and placed my right hand over my heart. We were outdoors. Nearby, traffic on Goddard Drive lurched to a halt.After the last note faded, I explained that this event occurs every day at 4:30 p.m. as the
2 2/17
2016
Default Air Force Logo Leadership and education – you can’t have one without the other
Leaders are confident, respectful, consistent, involved and self-aware.  Interestingly, all Airmen should also be confident, respectful, consistent and self-aware. Therefore, all Airmen have the capacity for leadership. It sounds simple, right? Well, how do you get these characteristics? Through education! Education is the pursuit of knowledge.
0 1/26
2016
Default Air Force Logo Remembering those who aren't home for holidays
In December 1944, over 63,000 American GIs languished in prisoner of war camps in both theaters of war.As the holidays approached, more than 7,000 prisoners waited out the war at Stalag Luft I near Barth, Germany. The POWs continued to celebrate Christmas the best they could under the depressing conditions of their detention.Col. Einar Malmstrom
0 12/08
2015
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