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  • Dragon Corner: a military training leader’s journey

    Being stationed at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, there are many opportunities to venture to Washington D.C., such as when the Det. 2 staff attended the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference.My commander and I decided one presentation we really wanted to see was Gen. Robin Rand, Commander of Air Education and Training Command. It is not
  • A different thought on diversity

    Have you ever had one of those moments where you're sitting in a staff meeting, someone throws out a seemingly good idea, and all the heads around the room nod in agreement, even though you're certain not everyone is fully on board?  Or, have you ever been a part of a hand-picked team of like-minded individuals, put together for a special project
  • Excellence…Why it’s Important-Now More than Ever

    Would you agree there is an opportunity for Airmen of all ranks to improve their individual performance? If so, how does one become better or even excellent as an Airman? I say "Just do it!" I could stop there, as I believe the Nike slogan is brilliant and applicable to almost any situation. However, for the sake of discussion, let me amplify. Many
  • Resolutions aren't just for the new year

    It's almost that time of year when most of us will commit to reforming a habit, lifestyle or just change our lives for the better. It starts when we take a critical look at ourselves and determine what we can do, or stop doing, to make the improvements we desire. These resolutions usually go into effect on New Year's Day. If you have ever been in
  • Faithful to a proud heritage

    On Oct. 31, 1943, Lt. Hugh O'Neil became part of aviation history when he made the first successful radar-guided interception in his F4U Corsair.Guided by Maj. T.E. Hicks and Tech. Sgt. Gleason on the ground, he shot down a "Betty Bomber" over New Georgia of the Soloman Islands. He flew from Munda, an airfield captured from the Japanese in August,
  • Danger Sign

    What makes our Air Force enlisted corps the best on the planet? I would argue it's the training, education and level of assigned responsibility. The last piece, of course, could not happen without the first two.I believe we inherently embrace this truth across our Air Force. Yet, in a well-meaning attempt to take care of our Airmen, we have
  • The Air Force's Quiet Energy Revolution

    Modern catch phrases  like 'energy security' and 'energy independence' have had a renewed urgency  in recent years as Americans felt  the pinch of high oil prices and considered the benefits and risks of the domestic boom in natural gas and oil production.But here at the Air Force, energy's role in national security has always been top of mind,
  • Resiliency: A Leadership Issue

    There is good reason for all the talk about resiliency. Simple ideas, when practiced, can have a huge impact on the lives of Airmen and their families. Resilient people not only spring back from the curveballs of life but actually get stronger in the process. Yet all too often when we look to grow resiliency in the force, we turn to the "experts"
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    As I look back many, many years ago to the time I was growing up in the Philippines, I remember my grandfather in a wheelchair.  He talked with a slur and was paralyzed on his left side.  He was a great man in my eyes. I would sit with him and listen to his many amusing stories of his life. Despite his disabilities, he was able to manage a learning
  • Abused domestic violence survivor speaks on recovery

    As a child I endured it, as an adult I minimized it. Abuse, regardless of the severity, will always be abuse.I was in an abusive relationship for more than 16 years. Leaving that relationship took a long time and was extremely tough but today I'm happy to say I am no longer in that relationship. Now, with the help of the Domestic Abuse Victim
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On November 4th the Italian delegation at Eglin AFB hosted an Italian Breakfast to the community to celebrate the Italian Unity and Armed Forces Day. Seventy years ago, the Italian Republic recognized this day as National Unity and Armed Forces Day. A date that summarizes the founding values of a national identity long pursued by the Italian people. A day in which the Armed Forces and the Italian people remember the fallen of all the wars that contributed, up to the last extreme sacrifice, to freedom and democracy for the future of the Italian Republic. Italian Armed Forces: one force, one voice. 📸 Antonio DI IEVA
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Our #Nomads were in a fierce battle for the champions of the third quarter load crew and dedicated crew chief competitions this week. Check out some of these highlights from the event!
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