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Default Air Force Logo Veterans’ sacrifices have far-reaching effects
On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served in our nation's armed forces, as well as those who continue to serve. This being the Year of the Air Force Family, it's also appropriate that we acknowledge not only the service and sacrifices of our military veterans, but those of their family members as well. Deployments are tough on family members,
0 11/06
2009
Default Air Force Logo Why I serve
As a child, my father would tell me countless stories of the sufferings he had to endure. In my father's country there were little resources due to electoral fraud and a military government that resorted to political murder. It eventually led to a bloody civil war in the 1970s and '80s. Everywhere you turned there were hungry mothers, fathers, and
0 11/06
2009
Default Air Force Logo Tinker AFB is prepared for 2009 ORI
The Operational Readiness Inspection begins Monday and Tinker is prepared. How do I know this? I have seen it firsthand. Over the past year, I have witnessed how we perform in crisis situations, both real-world and exercise. I have seen us deploy Airmen and Sailors across the globe as well as "down the street" to the Glenwood training area. It does
0 10/29
2009
Default Air Force Logo B-1 celebrates 25 years of airpower
October is a special month for a special combat aircraft. The United States Air Force B-1B Lancer first flew on October 18, 1984. Though that aircraft, tail number 82-0001, is no longer in the active inventory, it was the leading edge for a fleet that numbered 100 B-1Bs when the last was delivered in 1988. The 25th anniversary of this flight is a
0 10/29
2009
Default Air Force Logo Disease strengthens relationship bonds
Editor's note: October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. During this time it is important to spread the message that "early detection is the key." But, once that detection happens, what then? For this survivor, the disease and her fight to recover from it brought her closer to her family and helped her form new relationships with others battling
0 10/29
2009
Default Air Force Logo MDG recognizes admin team
Every member of the United States Air Force brings something special to the fight. Each of us is part of a team that coalesces into a larger whole. We support each other in so many ways that we are like a family. We are wingmen to one another. Our Air Force is the best in the world because of the symbiotic bond our team shares. One particular team
0 10/23
2009
Default Air Force Logo Trick-or-treating time set for base housing
 The time of year is fast approaching when children, young and old, will don costumes and set out in the night, in search of candy goodness they know will be offered by neighbors. Yes, it is Halloween I speak of, and the time-honored tradition of trick-or-treating makes this holiday a fun time for all who take part. Not everyone participates in
0 10/23
2009
Default Air Force Logo Type-A personality learns to let go, let others help
Editor's note: October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. During this time it is important to spread the message that "early detection is the key." But, once that detection happens, what then? It took a diagnosis, chemo and other struggles for one survivor to learn she didn't have to handle everything on her own. One of the hardest things I've had
0 10/23
2009
Default Air Force Logo Daughter helps survivor live through breast cancer
Editor's note: October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. During this time it is important to spread the message that "early detection is the key." But, once that detection happens, what then? For one survivor, her daughter made all the difference in the world. "We don't do cancer." That's what I told the radiologist when he told me I had breast
0 10/16
2009
Default Air Force Logo Education, assistance benefits pay off
A college-level education can be expensive. Exploring career options can be both costly and time consuming. Yet many personnel at Tinker have an advantage. These services are significantly discounted, or entirely free, for Airmen. "Do not waste the opportunity to advance your personal goals and career by not taking advantage of everything that's
0 9/03
2009
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