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  • Are You Ready?

    When Air Force leadership announced they would need to cut about 25,000 Airmen over the next five years, many people wondered if they would be affected. A variety of programs were announced, including several allowing Airmen the option to retire early. The Air Force also allowed some Airmen the option to receive voluntary separation pay if they met
  • Practice your risk management this 4th of July

    The Fourth of July is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate our country's independence and freedom. Unfortunately, along with the celebration come possible hazards when risk management is not soundly applied.Many will take the time to travel and see family and friends, enjoy the beach and lakes, or just stay home and enjoy local activities.
  • Is the Air Force in you?

    When I think about being a good Airman first, there are two quotes that have framed my focus.The first came from Chief Master Sgt. A.C. Smith, the command chief master sergeant for the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. It was part of his address to the Team Hill 5/6 Association; I was attending as president of Hill's Top 3. He
  • Today's MTIs, through the eyes of an old airman

    I normally don't jump into the fray of Internet social commentary, but as Air Education and Training Command's senior enlisted airman, I felt compelled after seeing many readers' comments stemming from a March 31 news article on the court-martial of a former military training instructor.The article highlighted the former MTI's guilty actions and
  • 100 pounds later: The new me

    I never used to push myself physically. Even as a high school athlete, I didn't feel the drive to push harder. I spent my first 10 years in the Air Force getting by just fine as a smoker, who barely exercised. I steadily gained 10 pounds per year during the first four years. Then, I got pregnant with my first child and gained 70 pounds and lost all
  • Think before you act: It only takes a second for your actions to go viral

    Have you ever done something you wish you could take back? Said something mean ... wrote something inappropriate ... behaved in a way that was disrespectful? I'm sure you have or you wouldn't be human.However, in today's society some of these behaviors never go away, even if you tried to delete them. They are documented in Facebook status updates,
  • Black history is American history

    Every year in February, we reflect on the contributions that black people (I intentionally avoid the usage of African-American, which I will explain later) have made on our society and our respective cultures. Often, we take this month to reflect on the contributions of black Americans from a purely ethnic standpoint: We place the emphasis on their
  • A new year and a re-newed focus

    With the New Year came a re-newed focus on developing a culture of responsible Airmen here. The mission of the 81st Training Wing is not only to develop the technically proficient Airmen through 81st Training Group and Medical Group courses, but additionally; like every unit in the Air Force, we are charged with developing Airmen who have a better
  • Making today count

    There are a lot of changes happening within the Air Force today as well as the continued debates in our government concerning the future of all military personnel.With debates on military benefits that range from medical care to retirement pay, and with the looming force reduction boards, it would be easy for all of us to lose focus on today and
  • The value of being an Air Force instructor

    If there is something that the last three years of instructor duty have taught me, it's that teaching people new things is not as easy as it looks. Being an instructor can be a tough job and oftentimes frustrating. But I've also learned that being an instructor is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling role, which is why I believe instructor duty
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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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#Nomads, never forget that we stand on the shoulders of greatness. Honor all those who served our nation during #WWII by attending the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)'s upcoming events scheduled here ➡️ https://go.usa.gov/xpxnP 📅 Use #KnowYourMil and #DoDRemembers75 to join the conversation!
#ICYMI The United States Air Force has a new Secretary of Defense. Barbara Barrett took the administrative oath of office Oct. 18, 2019 making her the 25th #SECAF. Welcome, ma'am! 🇺🇸
#Nomads took to the skies over University of Iowa's Kinnick Stadium for a flyover. Check out these highlights from the event!
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The #Nomads are heading to the nest this Saturday. 🔥💪🏈 #FireFromTheClouds
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