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ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Col. Joseph Scherrer, 689th Combat Communications Wing commander, designated May 24 as a day without Internet or e-mail to create awareness of how dependant the unit has become on technology. More than 1,500 689th CCW personnel took part in "a day without e-mail." (Photo illustration by Robert Talenti) Being a good cyber warrior sometimes means leaving technology behind
The 689th Combat Communications Wing, as part of 24th Air Force's cyberspace force, uses hi-tech communications equipment to take the network into austere environments.Despite Combat COMM's satellite dishes and spinning airfield radars, sometimes its the ability of Airmen to effectively communicate that makes the most difference. We've become so
0 7/23
2012
Chief Master Sgt. Patrick McMahon, 50th Space Wing command chief "Own It"
Former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. Curtis E. LeMay once so accurately stated, "I'm firmly convinced that leaders are not born; they're educated, trained and made, as in every other profession. To ensure a strong, ready Air Force, we must always remain dedicated to this process." LeMay's words are just as relevant and vital to the
0 7/10
2012
Lt. Col. Michael Wulfestieg, 21st Space Operations Squadron commander (U.S. Air Force Official Photo)
Integrity Always
A lot has been written throughout the years about Air Force Core Values, and the importance of not only knowing, but living them. This is a popular topic of professional military education graduations, special events and commentary articles. However, continuous discussion of some foundational topics is important, especially when such repetition
0 6/26
2012
AURORA, Colo. -- Senior Airman Marcy Glass, 460th Space Wing Public Affairs still photographer, and her mother, Cyndi Glass, waits for surgery May 31, 2012. This is the second surgery Glass has received at the Anschutz Medical Campus concerning a benign tumor found two months earlier. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Phillip Houk) Forget me not
Balancing one's military career, education and family can be very overwhelming. We forget that we can-not be successful in any of these missions if we, ourselves, are not 100 percent. Too often within our work centers we see co-workers casually dismissing something that can be explained simply as a cough or, "it's just a sore muscle, I'm fine." I,
0 6/26
2012
Col. James Ross 50 SW has the 'Right Stuff'
It was nearly 11 months ago when I took command of "the best of the best of the best" organization in Air Force Space Command the 50th Space Wing. You may recognize that quote from a film clip shown during my last commander's call anyone who knows me, knows I like quoting movies. Though that quote comes from the movie Men in Black and was used to
0 6/18
2012
Default Air Force Logo The 'ABCs' of core values
My focus for this commentary is on our Air Force Core Values. Sure, I know, there have been hundreds if not thousands of such reviews and commentaries on this topic. But I think you'll find this to be a somewhat different approach, so please indulge me and give it a read.The Air Force formally unveiled its current core values in 1995. Since then,
0 5/15
2012
Lt. Col. David Hanson, 23rd Space Operations Squadron commander (U.S. Air Force photo) Take your kids to a ballgame
So when was the last time you took your kid to a ballgame? How about your spouse on a date without the kids? Took your significant other to the zoo or your best friend to a concert? So long, you don't remember?The Air Force and Department of Defense are serious when they develop and institute family programs. The Year of the Air Force Family in
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2012
Technical Sgt. Paul Barone presents the American flag to Chun Cho, Staff Sgt. Ho Tak “William” Leung’s mother during funeral services March 31, 2012.    Overcoming cultural and language barriers in a time of need
Cultural and language barriers can be difficult to overcome for immigrant military members and even more so for the members' families. This is a true story of the Air Force family helping an Air Force member's family through those barriers and assisting them when they were faced with an unexpected tragic event - the death of their son.After serving
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2012
Lt. Col. Mike Manor, 1st Space Operations Squadron commander, reveals a customized memorial of Tactical Satellite 3 during a retirement ceremony for the satellite here April 13. Manor described how TacSat-3 served as a pioneer for new satellites, systems and programs, such as Operationally Responsive Space 1, during its relatively short operational lifespan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans) Tac Sat-3: An American success story
The men and women of the 50th Space Wing said goodbye to Tactical Satellite-3 April 13 following a retirement ceremony with full military honors. It was a fitting punctuation to the end of the satellite's short but distinguished career. The satellite re-entered the Earth's atmosphere April 30. The ceremony was also a way for the 1st and 7th Space
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2012
Default Air Force Logo I chose AADD
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.It seems like we all know of someone who has gotten a DUI, but I've never heard of anyone end a drinking story with, "and then we took Airman Against Drunk Driving home."Is it because we're afraid that the word will get back to leadership and we'll get a disapproving lecture followed with paperwork Monday
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2012
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