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  • Sexual assault costs Airmen their future

    "I knew the minute our eyes met she was 'the one.' We exchanged numbers and set up a date. It was planned to perfection. She was 'the one.' And then she googled me and told me never to contact her again. That's life as a registered sex offender. My face, my name, my address, for the world to see: sex offender."This is a very likely future for an
  • Sir, the mission has changed

    In a speech at the Cooper Union in New York City on Feb. 27, 1860, President Abraham Lincoln said, "Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it." He called to all who could hear to not be afraid to do their duty to defend the nation against those who threatened the gift of
  • AF prosecutes 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 our core values, these undisciplined Airmen reject the
  • Keesler dermatologist honored to serve in Peru

    It was an honor to be a part of Team Keesler as the dermatologist for New Horizons Peru in July. Every time I am given an opportunity to do something different in the Air Force I jump at it, because this is what being a military physician is all about! During the 10 days of treatment we saw more than 7,700 patients at three different schools. Each
  • Executive director explains effective leadership

    Are you an effective leader?The characteristics of a great leader are often difficult to define and subject to opinion. Numerous books attempt to define and teach the characteristics of great leadership, all varying in their philosophy. However, one identifiable trait that cannot be argued is the ability of great leaders to lead others to
  • Roy advises analog leadership in digital times

    The United States Air Force is the world's most advanced air, space and cyberspace force. Most of that can be attributed to you - our outstanding Airmen - but technology also plays a huge role. Advanced tools help us maintain an advantage over our adversaries. Technology has enabled our continuing success.However, technology also threatens to
  • A Leader Knows...

    A friend of mine and fellow squadron commander recently recommended that I watch a presentation that our incoming Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Welsh, gave to Squadron Officers School several years ago. My friend had warned me that it was not a short video, almost 90 minutes, but that it would be well worth the time. I'll be honest, when I sat down to
  • Cost Conscious Culture: doing a little reaps big savings

    Fellow members of the AETC team, thank you for all you do to keep our Air Force and our nation strong. As I travel around our command, I see firsthand how magnificently you are executing our recruit, train and educate missions and I want you to know how proud I am to be on your team.Our ability to continue to execute our mission with excellence is
  • Leader speaks against tribal behavior

    Twenty-first century technology and the 24/7 news cycle have made the world "smaller," but over millennia human nature has not changed. We long to identify with and belong to a tribe. The myriad of patches, uniforms, ranks and patchwork of partner nation flags bear witness to that constant within our armed forces.Competition normally serves as a
  • 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
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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