• A significant date to remember

    Certain dates conjure up memories for all of us. We usually remember holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. Many remember Dec. 7 as the anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and certainly Sept. 11 will forever be etched in every American's consciousness. One significant date, however, has faded with the passage of time, a date which left a
  • Critical Days of Summer - Be good wingmen, watch out for each other

    The Critical Days of Summer campaign kicks off today and marks, for many people, the start of the summer season with its warmer weather, increased opportunities for outdoor activities, and leave time with family and friends.Taking leave to unwind increases our individual resiliency and keeps us in balance with our hectic military lifestyle. But
  • Remembering Roots

    Editor's Note: May is Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month. Lieutenant Ram is currently stationed with the 479th Flying Training Group at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. The 479th FTG is the 12th Flying Training Wing's geographically separated unit and conducts Combat Systems Officer Training for the U.S. Air Force. I've always been taught to
  • AETC Commander: Airmen must eliminate sexual assault

    Integrity First - it's our first core value and the cornerstone of our ability to eliminate sexual assault from our service. Integrity is about doing the right thing and as we focus our attention on sexual assault this month, we must renew our commitment to uphold the dignity of, and respect for, every human being.I want to be very clear; there is
  • Parent of autistic child asks 'why not?'

    I was truly speechless the moment after his delivery. It was within those first 60 seconds when he was placed on my chest that my world completely changed. Children define the phrase "life altering." They bring love, panic, laughter, tears, distraction, frustration and every stray animal in the neighborhood, while we pray they teach us the patience
  • Randolph community expresses support for hero

    (Editor's note: Bob Tullgren is a Live Oak city councilman and an employee of Air Education and Training Command.) The afternoon of April 13, I had the honor to participate in the transfer of a fallen Sailor from Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph to a local funeral home. I wish to express my views from the motorcade: Precision is the first single
  • Why do we remember the Holocaust?

    The U.S. Congress has established this week, April 15-22, as our annual Days of Remembrance, a time to commemorate the atrocities of the Holocaust. During this somber week of remembrance, we remember the victims and honor the survivors of the Nazi's systematic persecution and annihilation of six million European Jews from 1933-1945. Throughout this
  • Lackland Airman attends Joint Women's Leadership Symposium

    "Hey Alexander what are your plans for March 3-5?" "No plans sir.""Good. Pack your bags you're going to D.C. to attend a women's symposium."That's how I fumbled across a well-kept secret.I have always wanted to do my best and lead by example. The Joint Women's Leadership Symposium has given me the means to be a successful, capable mentor for
  • Moral courage takes action despite consequences

    Physical courage is a quality rightfully associated with military members. Tales of battlefield heroics from Greek mythology through present day are replete with names synonymous with great physical courage. Hearing names such as Hercules, Perseus, Levitow, and Sijan summon powerful images of these larger than life warriors. Serving downrange and
  • Women's History Month highlights education

    From the very beginning of your enlisted military career, you are bombarded with training. First there is basic military training, then technical training, followed by career development courses and on-the-job training. Additionally, as soon as you complete your CDCs, there is a strong push to complete a Community College of the Air Force

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The Misty Forward Air Controllers (FAC) Vietnam veterans visited the 33rd Fighter Wing today. #ICYDK The Misty FAC earned their name during the Vietnam War because they used "Misty" as their radio call sign. It was a pleasure hosting their anniversary reunion here at the wing. Thank you Misty FAC for spending time with the #Nomads this year! #FireFromTheClouds