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TSgt Feliz Reflections on an Air Force career
There are many reasons people enlist in the military. Whatever those reasons are, they are usually most important at the beginning. As time passes and one matures, you learn to appreciate many other aspects of military service.
0 4/29
2018
SMSgt Drake Know that you are ready
There are Vance Airmen, current and alumni, playing a critical role in the day-to-day fight to decimate ISIS.
0 1/18
2018
Lt Col Gurry The secret to success in the Air Force
What is it that makes an Airman great? It is simply showing up every day with pride and enthusiasm.
0 12/13
2017
As required Building officers of character
It is easy to get distracted from spending enough time teaching our junior officers how to lead, first themselves and then each other, in preparation to lead the subordinates for whom they will eventually be responsible.
0 9/25
2017
Lt Col Kirkpatrick What leaders need to do to lead
Leadership is both science and art. Holistically, leaders do a lot for an organization and it seems challenging to concisely describe what they do.
0 8/29
2017
None Moral courage
Social media, the blogosphere and the speed of the internet have accelerated the feedback loop to unbelievable speeds. People often pass judgment or offer their opinions without having, or even caring to have, the complete picture of a given situation.
0 8/16
2017
Staff Sgts. Alexx and Chip Pons, who serve separate commands as photojournalists at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, stand united as a married, dual-military, same sex couple. Since the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in 2011 and the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015, the two have been able to serve openly with the support of their Air Force family. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) LGBT -- Serving with pride
I am an American Airman. I am a warrior. I have answered my nation’s call. I am a wingman, a photojournalist and a husband. I am gay.
0 6/05
2017
Senior Airman Samantha Salopek poses for a photo with her husband, Matthew Swartsfager. Salopek married Swartsfager in November 2010 at the age of 19 and recently shared some challenges of a military marriage. (Courtesy Photo) A modern military marriage
Six years and four months ago I married my husband. I was 19 and completely ignorant to the commitment I just made.
0 5/22
2017
Master Sgt. Daira Hall, 71st Operations Group first sergeant Find your inspiration
Service to our country requires a commitment and a pursuit of excellence. Each person who wears the uniform demonstrates resolve and dedication that is unmatched in the civilian world.
0 4/19
2017
Lt. Col. Jason Loschinskey, 71st Mission Support Group deputy commander Environment, commitment keys to achievement
Here at Vance Air Force Base, our purpose is to turn pedestrians into pilots.
0 3/10
2017
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