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Default Air Force Logo Taking care of each other
Every day I come into work wondering what the day has in store for me. How many times my phone is going to ring? How many times will my priority list change? Most importantly, how many "Airmen" am I going to help today? I have been in the service for almost 16 years, but this last year as a First Sergeant has been one of the most rewarding and yet
0 2/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo Tobacco use in the Air Force
It is encouraging to see the impressive shift in the United States regarding tobacco use. I can recall going to see my doctor as a child and having him in the exam room smoking his cigar. We used to see smoking in the workplace, restaurants, airplanes, cars, TV commercials, movies, and all throughout society.Through a wide variety of efforts,
0 2/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo Language as a weapon
"To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for, that which could have been, their finest hour."          - Winston ChurchillThis quote has
0 2/25
2013
A competitor of the Recce Challenge Adventure Series Duathlon Race passes by Blackwelder Lake at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013. Competitors had to bike five miles, run three miles, then bike another five miles to complete the challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Schwab/Released) Photos: Recce Challenge Adventure Series

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2013
Senior Airman Andrew Groff, 9th Operation Support Squadron air traffic controller, overlooks the flightline from the tower on Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013.  Groff is the 12th Air Force Outstanding Performer of the Year in the Airman Category. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings/Released) Beale Airman recognized as 12th AF Outstanding Performer of the Year
Senior Airman Andrew Groff, 9th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, has been selected as the 12th Air Force Outstanding Performer of the Year Award winner, Airman Category. Every year hundreds of Airmen are recognized for their achievements, but only one is selected for this award."All of this came to light, and I was excited,"
0 2/21
2013
Ron Springer, Lockheed Martin aircraft structure mechanic, checks the inside of a cockpit of a U-2 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013. Lockheed mechanics are working on Cockpit Altitude Reduction Effort modifications to retrofit the older design of the U-2 cockpit for pilot safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released) CARE modifications place pilots at better elevation
While mechanics from Lockheed Martin upgrade the cockpit structure of the U-2 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, it looks like a pile of parts at the local junk yard. However, the modifications allow the aircraft to fly just as true as before while improving pilot safety and comfort.In the mean time, the thin black aluminum
0 2/15
2013
Respirator masks protect Airmen from inhaling airborne particulates that can cause harm to their lungs. Senior leaders from Beale Air Force Base wore masks while entering a building which was recently destroyed by a fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings/Released) Masked for Protection
The 9th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight recently issued respirator masks to investigators trying to determine the cause of a building fire here Jan. 21.The full face respirator is designed to help provide respiratory protection against certain airborne contaminants, which are often present after fires. In this case,
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2013
Beale firefighters perform a pilot rescue exercise on the flight-line at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 13, 2013. The aircraft used in the exercise is a T-38 Talon jet trainer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released) Photos: Beale firefighters conduct pilot rescue exercise

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2013
Members of the 9th Aerospace Medical Dental Squadron pose for a photo at the front desk of the clinic on Beale Air Force Base Calif., Feb. 8, 2013. February is National Children's Dental Health Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Allen Pollard/Released) Beale celebrates Children's Dental Health Month

0 2/08
2013
Patch for 583rd RED HORSE Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.  AFRC's newest RED HORSE unit, the reserve squadron is slated to stand up in March 2013. Reserve RED HORSE Squadron to be activated at Beale
The Air Force has formally announced the activation of the 583rd RED HORSE Squadron here.The mobile heavy construction civil engineering unit will be the sixth such squadron in the Air Force Reserve Command and the first on the West Coast. The squadron will stand-up in March, according to a memo released by Headquarters AFRC. The activation of the
0 2/07
2013
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