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April is Stress Awareness Month and the lives of servicemembers, as well as their families can be quite stressful from time to time. With that in mind, Jacqueline Gray Okun from Offutt's Mental Health Clinic, offers some advice on reducing stress. The plague of modern man, stress
Stress can be an everyday option and most of us choose it, or at least choose to do nothing about it because it appears difficult to avoid. According to Dr. Margaret Davis, stress can be defined as "any change you must adapt to," ranging from actual threat of danger to the excitement of falling in love. Stress lurks around every corner and we tend
0 4/06
2010
Staff Sgt. Tony Rivera and Senior Airmen Jason Bauer and Darryll Morley, provide aircraft security for a C-130 Hercules aircraft. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung. This poster is 9x14 inches @ 300 ppi and was created by Virginia Reyes of the Air Force News Agency. This image is 10x6.5 @ 300 ppi and is available up to 14x9 @ 300 ppi. Poster is also available as a PDF A sense of history
In 1994 I was deployed to southern France supporting Operation Deny Flight. During the 50th anniversary of the D-day invasion of Normandy, which began the liberation of France and the defeat of Nazi Germany. This was the only time I've ever sent back for my service dress uniform during a deployment. I was asked to represent the U.S. Air Force
0 3/26
2010
Core Values Poster, 8.25x11 inches, 300 ppi.  This poster was created by the Air Force News Agency. The image for this poster is available up to 18x24 inches at 300 ppi and can be provided in any format required for reproduction or duplication upon request. Air force Link does not provide printed posters but assistance can be provided in acquiring posters through your servicing DAPS.  A PDF version for printing on office printers is also available.  Requests can be made to afgraphics@dma.mil. Please specify the title and number. What service before self really means
Recent events have given me the opprtunity to reflect on Air Force core values -- integrity, service before self and excellence in all we do. The one I hold above all others is service before self. This simple little three word phrase, in my opinion, is the bedrock of our nation's armed forces and the invisible fabric that binds us together to
0 3/23
2010
Lt. Col. Pat McAtee shakes the hand of 192nd Fighter Wing Commander Col. Mark A. McCauley upon his return from deployment to Kadena Air Base, Japan (Staff Sgt. Meaghan McNeil). Will it be gold or platinum?
Remember when you were 10 and you got into arguments with your friends or siblings? Loud arguments, occasionally accompanied by pushing or shoving just for good measure. Your mother would look at you with those disappointed eyes and say, "Remember the golden rule. Treat people the way you want to be treated." How do I know your mom so well? Because
0 3/12
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb., -- Honor guard members from Offutt and numerous installations cock their rifles during a simulated 21-gun salute during an Air Force Honor Guard training session at the Martin Bomber Building here Oct. 21. The Air Force Honor Guard visited Offutt to evaluate and help sharpen the skills of Offutt's Honor Guard members, as well as honor guard members from numerous installations.
U.S. Air Force Photo by Charles Haymond Discipline in daily life
In recent weeks, I've had to confront the issue of discipline, many times under very different circumstances. Perhaps it was coincidence, or uncanny timing, that the 55th Wing's latest "Shanagram" addressed the same topic. Discipline is certainly a topic worth reflection ... it's a trait that is often misunderstood, yet is paramount to our approach
0 3/04
2010
Airman's Creed Poster #6.  Version created/illustrated by Headquarters Air Force, SECAF and CSAF Executive Action Group HAF/CX. Image is 7.5x10 inches @ 300 ppi and is available up to 8.5x11 inches @ 300 ppi. This version can be obtained in PDF format for local printing. Are you an Airman?
Are you an Airman? Honestly? Seems like a pretty easy question. I wear the Air Force's uniform, I work on an Air Force Base, I get paid twice a month by the Air Force ... I must be an Airman, right? Well, maybe. However, I believe being an Airman is a bit more than what you wear, where you work and who pays you.The thought for this commentary came
0 2/26
2010
Default Air Force Logo The importance of attitude, resiliency to a career
If you want to have a successful military career I have two words for you to remember -- attitude and resiliency. I believe these two words play a major role in how we're perceived by others and how we take on life's challenges. Hopefully, the next few paragraphs demonstrate the importance of having a positive attitude and the ability to be
0 2/11
2010
Are your records up to date? Taking care of your people's records
Over the years I've seen more than a few folks who didn't make the next grade. This saddens me because I know a few of them to be very dedicated people. Some were the victims of their own success, some were a victim of their own inaction, while others just weren't taken care of by their raters. One thing we hear over and over again is "We don't
0 1/28
2010
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Capt. Michael Willen, commander of the Heartland of America Band and Senior Airman John D. Beasley, also with the Heartland of America Band, pose for a photograph after Airman Beasley was presented with the John L. Levitow award, during the graduation ceremony for Class 09-D of the James M. McCoy Airman Leadership School, at the Patriot Club April 2. The John L. Levitow award is presented to the top student in each ALS class. Airman Beasley  is one of 45 ALS graduates of Class 09-D. "By completing ALS the graduates enhanced their leadership skills to guide the next generation of Airmen," Col. Thomas Goffus, 55th Mission Support Group commander said. U.S. Air Force photo by Charles Haymond Recognize your people
As I prepared to take command of the 82nd Reconnaissance Squadron at Kadena AB in Okinawa, Japan, I tried to arm myself with as much advice and as many ideas as I could in order to help ensure our squadron's success. One of the best pieces of advice came from the book, "Sharing Success Owning Failure" by Brig. Gen. David L. Goldfein, the director
0 1/22
2010
The U.S. Honor Guard Drill Team performs as part of the team's Summer Drill Series July 11 at the World War II Memorial in Washington. The team will perform around the National Capitol Region until July 29. For more information about the 2008 performances, logon to www.honorguard.af.mil/drillteam/. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandre Montes) For Airmen extraordinary things happen every day
As military members, most of us understand we're a part of something special. I'm not sure I realized the full reality of just how unique our profession is until I stepped away from it. I didn't stay away long, but when I returned it was with a new sense of appreciation. I served almost 10 years on active-duty, but currently enjoy the privilege of
0 1/15
2010
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