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Default Air Force Logo 55th CES keeps our ‘city’ running
I appreciate this great opportunity to reach the entire base populace with information about the 55th Civil Engineer Squadron. Our key flights are operations and maintenance, engineering, the fire department, emergency management, housing, environmental and real property. I would like to go into a little detail about the two flights which maintain,
0 10/15
2008
Default Air Force Logo Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity headed to America’s Heartland
Thousands of people poured onto the streets of Philadelphia for their annual Veterans Day parade recently. This year, however, the citizens of Philly were treated to something unique. Hundreds of men and women of the U.S. Air Force joined their celebrations, bringing with them high-tech equipment and an incredible flyover that had everyone's eyes
0 6/17
2008
Default Air Force Logo The Road to Omaha: Top Ten reasons to love College World Series
Whether you've watched it on TV, or listened to it on the radio, until you've actually been here and experienced the atmosphere, you can't fully appreciate all that is the College World Series. So, with apologies to David Letterman, here are the top 10 things I love about the CWS: 10. The Underdogs: There has always been a certain amount of love
0 6/17
2008
Default Air Force Logo Managing Peril: An Airman’s perspective
At any given moment, scores of Airmen are doing something dangerous. They are putting millions of dollars in materiel in peril and risking life and limb. They're not likely to stop. They are not riding motorcycles, parachuting or bull riding. They are doing their jobs. At the 55th Wing, many of our daily duties are inherently risky. We fly and fix
0 6/16
2008
Default Air Force Logo Spiritual fitness is as important as physical fitness
I have often noticed here on our beloved parade grounds or within our field house that people are willing to endure a lot to keep their bodies in shape. They will perform with meticulous precision diets, weight-lifting and aerobic routines, cycling feats, chin-ups, sit-ups and push-ups. It takes discipline to complete these routines and discipline
0 6/16
2008
Default Air Force Logo Letter from the Commander -- 180 Critical Days of Summer
As we all begin our proactive summer safety program, we need to consider last year's tragic events in 8 AF and ACC and count ourselves fortunate to not have had any critical injuries or fatalities to our Offutt team! Sadly, each one of the tragic losses of last year could have been prevented had the participant exercised personal risk management
0 4/23
2008
Default Air Force Logo Teamwork - are you doing all you can?
It is easy to get engrossed in our exciting summer activities and become complacent when it comes to safety. The goal of the 180 Critical Days of Safety Campaign is to keep people in a safety mind set. "This year's concept is to emphasize, at the lowest level, that we all have a part in doing our best to ensure the success of our unit, wing, and
0 4/23
2008
Default Air Force Logo Need to know – Who’s your Wingman?
I know what you're thinking ...Wingman is a buzz word thrown around without much thought; I can take care of myself and this is just another way for people in my unit to rat me out to my first sergeant or commander when I'm having a bad day or go out partying with my friends. How many times have you been briefed or read about how important it is to
0 4/02
2008
Default Air Force Logo Legacy of sacrifice, valor continues
In the English town of Lavenham, just a 40 minute drive from RAF Mildenhall, there is an old hotel called The Swan. Originally built in the late 14th century, The Swan holds a place in the hearts of the local residents as an enduring link to England's past. The Swan also holds a special place in the memories of many American Airmen as a refuge
0 3/13
2008
Default Air Force Logo Communication is key to effective leadership
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State Colin Powell said, "The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them." To be an effective leader, you must stay involved in what is taking place within your section, flight, or unit. To do this, you must foster an environment of effective
0 3/13
2008
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