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  • True Values

    -- Are certain people drawn to the Air Force because we already possess many of the core values deep down inside of us? As Airmen we constantly hear about our core values; Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do. These values are constantly reinforced throughout our Air

  • Travel safe and sound this holiday season

    "Safe-n-Sound, All Year Round" is the theme of this year's holiday and winter safety campaign. The theme's message from Air Force leaders is simple: the holiday season is time to celebrate, relax and enjoy time with family and friends, but it's vitally important that we keep safety in mind and

  • National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

    The holidays are a wonderful time of year, filled with celebrations, time with loved ones and good cheer. But, for the 775 families whose loved ones were killed during December 2010 in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, the joyous celebrations ended in disaster.Throughout the United States, local

  • How to: Building Resilience

    Contrary to what many believe, you do not build resilience by focusing on weakness or by avoiding hardship. In an elite population that comprises less than one percent of less than one percent of the U.S. adult population, AFSOC has a proven method for building resilience. AFSOC warriors seek

  • My Job is Prosecuting Sexual Assault

    Here's a simple truth...sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are "blue on blue," or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting

  • One journey at a time

    I first realized how much inner strength effects performance when I was 15 years old and my dad and I went on a summer hike. This hike spanned backcountry across the state of Utah - from the Arizona to Idaho border - nearly 700 miles. We completed this in 43 days!Before this trek, I was a bookworm

  • Had to face death to learn to live

    It seems like resiliency has been a major focus in the wing recently. Many Air Commandos have stepped up and shared their knowledge, stories and experiences of what this concept means to them. As I prepare to retire after 29 years of service at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., I would like to share my

  • When will consequences of drunk driving sink in?

    About four years ago, one of my closest friends lost her life in an auto accident. She had gone to a club with a group of people, and they all had a bit too much to drink. When the club closed down for the night, they got into the car and started driving home. At some point the driver lost control

  • Surviving rape: a mother's perspective

    It began with the phone ringing at 5:00 a.m., never a good time for a phone call. It was my 18-year-old daughter sobbing, saying she was at the police station. I asked her what she had done (not my best parenting moment.) She said she had been raped, and my heart stopped. I told her that she was not