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Lt. Col. Chad Daniels America's Military, the Arm of Freedom.
On September 11, 2001 I was enjoying a book on my bunk during a "down day" on my first deployment as a KC-135 crewmember to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia. In the middle of my page, I heard a commotion in the common area. An aircraft had just crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. We assumed a commercial
0 9/05
2014
Col. Michael Eppinger, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron commander Don't let slip ups distract, focus on good
As I come to the end of my term as commander for 60th Surgical Operations Squadron and prepare for my retirement, it's a good time to reflect back on the last couple of years. This has been my first real command position. I've served as a flight commander for several years and have served as deputy and interim squadron commander, but it's different
0 8/27
2014
Col. Randal Bright Shoot for the STARS
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the 927th Air Refueling Wing for the great change of command ceremony and the warm and hospitable welcome to MacDill Air Force Base. It is with great pleasure and pride that I assume command of this great wing. You should be proud of the accomplishments that you have done over the years
0 8/27
2014
Various scenes from Tech. Sgt. Jessica Fleurimond’s deployment to Afghanistan, where she served as a contracting specialist for construction contracts throughout the Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif, and Shindand Air Base areas. (Courtesy Photo) There I Was...
On Oct. 6, 2013, I started my deployment traveling journey which took me from Tampa, Florida to Norfolk, Virginia, and then on to Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan. Upon arriving at Manas AB, we were bused over to the PERSCO office where we received our in-processing briefing and instructions. I spent almost 96 hours at this location awaiting my
0 8/27
2014
Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Mazzone Making Time for Your Airmen
Editor's note: Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Mazzone is now the 2nd Bomb Wing command chief, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.No matter how often somebody states that time goes quickly, and to make the most of the time you have, generally speaking people tend not to consider those statements with much seriousness. I've been an Airman for almost 24 years.
0 8/27
2014
6th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander Col. David E. Blocker Flightlines Submission: Analog Leadership in a Digital World
In today's military, every service member is a leader, and we all live in a "digital world." Look around any gathering of people; most of us are online with some form of computer or electronic device the majority of time we are awake. At home station or deployed, portable electronic devices and tablet computers are "necessary" for reviewing
0 7/24
2014
Senior Airman Sean Brown, 91st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, was deployed to The Transit Center at Manas Kyrzygzstan to aid in the refueling of aircraft in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (Courtesy Photo) There I Was...
There I was...making a mad dash with my co-pilot to the dining facility to grab food for a mission with an unknown duration. We had just been alerted and told to standby for our take-off time. This wasn't my first time being deployed to The Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan; I had been there earlier that year in the spring. As a boom operator on
0 6/13
2014
Lt. Col. Sharon Gober Choices
Each day we make choices. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross states, "I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime." In making decisions about my own career and family planning, I have been reflecting on this topic and challenge you to do the same. Force
0 6/13
2014
Airman 1st Class Spencer Marks at his deployed location. Among his jobs was escorting nationals from various countries. (Courtesy photo) There I Was...MacDill Airman 'thankful' for experience
I was fortunate enough to be afforded the opportunity to join my brothers and sisters in the Middle East less than a year after I graduated basic training. Eight months after arriving at MacDill, I was not only anxious and excited, but confident in the training I had received early in my career; ready to support the global mission.Leaving MacDill
0 5/28
2014
Senior Airman Cornelius Bransah during his deployment as a member of a force protection team. His job was to provide security for contract workers. (courtesy photo) There I Was...Life as a force protection team member
There I was standing with pillow in hand, backpack strapped, duffle bag in the dirt by my side, and in my view were tents, more dirt and all new faces around me.Actually, let's rewind two months back to my home base.I recall the day I got my tasking clear as ever...It was another beautiful morning at the 6th Medical Group and I had just finished a
0 5/22
2014
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