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Carlton Everhart II, Lieutenant General, USAF, Commander Letter to Airmen - Accomplishing the Mission Safely and Responsibly
"Winning at safety is like winning in sports. It's not the effort of one person, but the focus and determination of the entire team working towards a common goal..." - Author UnknownMobility Airmen,In my last letter to you, I asked you to call "time out" and re-evaluate how we can safely accomplish our local and global mission. Since then, our
0 3/10
2015
Command Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Lusson Sacrifices…Don’t Underestimate Their Importance
As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations today, I started contemplating a huge event in my life that occurred almost 20 years ago. In April of 1995, I asked my then girlfriend Tiffani, a fellow Airman at the time, to be my wife, for better or worse. We were married later that year and along our journey these past 20
0 2/18
2015
Default Air Force Logo February is National Children's Dental Health Month
February is National Children's Dental Health Month! It is a special month for dental health care providers to focus on how we can support and improve our children's dental health. The following are just a few helpful children's dental health tips:      Every child falls at some point in their life. Do you know what to do if your child's tooth is
0 2/11
2015
Lt. Col. Rob Bonner Back to Basics: Team Identity Changing "I" to "We"
We in the MacDill AFB community are all part of many teams. Be it in the smallest unit, up through the military echelons of the combatant commands; we are part of many groups culminating to "Team MacDill". But, do you really identify yourself as part of Team MacDill? Does your team have conflict with another team? As a leader at all levels, do you
0 2/11
2015
Airman 1st Class Danielle Conde, 6th Air Mobility Wing photojournalist, poses for a photo during the dorm resident Thanksgiving dinner at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 24, 2014. Due to the dining facility closure, private organizations on base teamed up with the local United Service Organization to put together a Thanksgiving feast for the dorm residents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Melanie Bulow-Gonterman/Released)  New Found Appreciation
My senior year of high school, I remember watching my dad leave the house, dressed in uniform, Thanksgiving morning. This was going to be my last year spending the holiday with my family all together, and he was on his way to a lunch that leadership was hosting for single Airmen living in the dorms.I realized that as a chief master sergeant he had
0 11/26
2014
(Courtesy Photo) There I Was...Another bad day survived
On my deployment to southern Afghanistan, I was part of a two man Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) tasked as a Helicopter Response Force (HRF) for British soldiers who encountered an improvised explosive device and needed EOD support. Because our area of responsibility covered almost the entire Helmand Province, we were required to be on the
0 11/19
2014
Lt. Col. John P. Hartigan III The "Lone Wolf" Threat
In the news lately has been a lot of discussion about terrorist groups such as ISIS encouraging "Lone Wolves" to attack US military members in America. I take this threat seriously, because during my last assignment, ten people were killed because after making themselves easy targets through their use of Facebook.Before I was stationed here at
0 11/19
2014
My mother, Melvina R. Robinson, passed away January 30, 1998 from lung cancer, today’s leading cause of death in American women. This is one of the last photos that my mother and I took together before she died. (Courtesy photo) Your health: It's more than you
On an October night in 1997, I was calmly awakened by my cousin in the middle of the night with some news....She had received a call saying that we needed to come to the hospital.  She didn't express to me why, but when we arrived, there lie my best friend... my mother.She had tubes coming out of different parts of her body; hooked up to all types
0 10/20
2014
(Courtesy Photo) There I Was...
On 1 September 2013, I started on another journey that would land me in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Although it first came as a surprise due to my short time on station, it was just another deployment...or so I thought. Upon my 1 a.m. arrival to KAF, I was met by a cheerful fellow who was very happy to see me...yup, you guessed it...I was his
0 10/20
2014
Airman 1st Class Tori Schultz, 6th Air Mobility Wing photojournalist, and her five-year-old Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Good Grief Camp mentee pose for a photo in St. Petersburg Fla., Oct. 12, 2014. TAPS GGC is a program for families that have lost a military member to suicide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tori Schultz/Released) Something bigger than me
Hearing a five or six-year-old child say "my daddy's dead" or "my daddy's gone" is not something you can prepare for. And to hear a child express it so calmly can be disheartening.When I signed up for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Good Grief Camp, a program specific to families that have lost a military member to suicide, I never
0 10/15
2014
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