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  • A reminder of our collective heritage

    I often get caught up in the here and now of the Air Force. Performance reports must be written, operating instructions drafted and new Airmen need constant direction. Daily operations never stop, whether we need a break or not. I learned something new last week, and it was an important reminder of something that I've neglected for some time now.It
  • Integrity's Wingman

    "If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do that, too?"That's what my mom used to ask me when I was a kid and in trouble for doing something I shouldn't have done. Somehow I thought explaining that my friends did it as well made it OK.I was wrong - boy, was I wrong! I alone was responsible for my actions because I knew better. I knew right
  • Manage stress this holiday season, avoid legal pitfalls

    The holidays are upon us. Advertisements urge us to flock to the stores and spend, spend, spend. Charitable organizations ramp up their requests for donations to support the less fortunate. Many messages suggest that we're supposed to spend lots of quality time with our loved ones. Military leadership encourages us to get away from the rigors of
  • Confessions of a pro powerlifter

    I have spent long nights, toiled countless hours and sacrificed more than I could ever imagine. Though some may recognize what I do and others will not, I have put in time and energy into something that at once consumed me and awakened an unknown passion. I am a professional powerlifter and this is my story. Recently I just became number one in the
  • Fueled by innovation? We've got some thinking to do

    Albert Einstein said, "We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them." Think about it.In January 2013, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh III released a new vision for the Air Force: The World's Greatest Air Force ... Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation. Placing the word "innovation" within this
  • Lead, Empower, Develop -- fostering great leaders

    Hey you! Yes you. Have you led?Before answering that question you really need to understand the meaning of the question. I'm not talking about being atop an organizational chart, serving as a supervisor or being assigned as the action officer.If you have held any of those positions then congratulations. However, I am asking if you have ever truly
  • Leadership according to mom and dad

    There's no question that leadership is in high demand.Given the political rhetoric calling for leadership in Congress, and commanders at various levels being relieved of command for loss of confidence, it's no wonder the topic continues to surface almost daily.One can make the case that leaders are born, but one can equally argue that leaders are
  • Care for others, but care for yourself too

    April 4, 2008, my sister awoke for the last time to a world that had not always treated her with kindness. We were two weeks shy of her 31st birthday and six weeks shy of a family wedding ... my wedding. April 4 would be the last day I would see her. It would be the last day her six sons would see her. In the wake of what had become a lifetime of
  • Cruisin' without bruisin'

    When people think of stupid and reckless decisions, buying a motorcycle is usually on the top of their list. However, while knowing this, I personally canceled a plane ticket and bought a motorcycle in North Carolina and drove it to Columbus AFB; to say the least, my leadership was a little unsure about my decision. At the time, I thought I would
  • One Airman's tragedy is another's life lesson

    I still remember the confusion I felt as I slid out of bed to find the phone. It was ringing too loudly and too early to be the office. Living in the U.K., my wife and I had become accustomed to late calls as relatives struggled to figure out the time difference, but it was too late for that. In my gut I sensed bad news. "Hello?" I
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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