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Default Air Force Logo Comfort in numbers sews lasting summer memories
Summers are often paired with establishing family memories and sparking new relationships. Furlough Freddie is definitely a character we'll never forget although his season is coming to a close. We met online at the unofficial Facebook group page titled "How I spent my furlough day." Probably a breakthrough in connecting people, this virtual
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2013
California Air National Guard Senior Airman Leonard Tran, utilizes an automated external defibrillator (AED) during CPR training, at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Feb. 10, 2013. According to the American Red Cross an AED is the only effective treatment for restoring an irregular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim E. Ramirez) Eglin Public Access Defibrillator Program
The 96th Test Wing commander has direct oversight of the public access defibrillator program and ensures compliance so you can rest assured while you're shopping at the commissary or working out at the base gym, there is always someone trained and on watch to utilize the lifesaving skills the 96th Medical Group provides them. Everyone has heard the
0 8/08
2013
(Courtesy photo) A tribute to a warrior, patriot and hero to all Airmen
I am the very proud son of an American fighter pilot, one of that treasured group who served in three wars, built an Air Force, and gave it an enduring example of courage and mission success. My dad was a hero. As a young man, I asked him who his combat heroes were; he gave me only two names. One was Major General Frederick "Boots" Blesse and the
0 8/01
2013
Default Air Force Logo Creating the largest wing through heat, pressure
One year ago, we were challenged with the task of creating a major organizational change for Eglin and our other locations--it meant creating the largest wing in the Air Force. Reflecting back on that time, I see the apprehension of the first days rapidly fading away. The apprehension was mine, and this is how I got it. Seven months before the 96th
0 7/22
2013
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody speaks to the crowd at his Airmen’s Call April 19 during his visit to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  Cody visited various facilities and met with Airmen across the base on his first trip to Eglin since becoming CMSAF.  During the Chief’s Call, he addressed tuition assistance, furloughs, pay raises, promotion rates and cyber defense.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) From the Chief: Developmental Special Duties
Much has happened over the past five and a half months since I've taken the reigns as your Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. We've faced and will continue to face some very significant challenges, none the less each of you continue to do amazing things day in and out to accomplish the mission...Thank You.In my initial letter to Airmen I spoke
0 7/17
2013
Eglin Regional Hospital 96th MDG cultivates tomorrow's combat medics
Anyone who has had a laboratory test drawn, an x-ray taken or seen a doctor here, has most likely encountered an aspiring student in training. The 96th Medical Group has its patients and beneficiaries to thank for allowing the next generation of combat medics to train and develop to become the best in their field.Every year, more than 280
0 7/15
2013
Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, the Air Force Materiel Command commander, speaks to an audience of industry and government personnel at the Air Armament Symposium in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Oct. 16. Wolfenbarger spoke about the state of her command and Eglin’s role within it at the 38th annual two-day symposium. Speakers from joint services and Air Force major commands shared the common thread of working together in a changing acquisition world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Founding fathers’ ideals of independence still preserved
To mark the July 4th holiday -- our nation's 237th birthday -- many of us will get together for a cookout or to watch fireworks with friends and family. While we certainly look forward to those activities, we should also use the holiday as an opportunity to reflect on exactly why it is we're able to celebrate.Certainly we owe a great deal to the
0 6/25
2013
Hurricane Ivan Sept. 15, 2004, at 11:15 a.m. EDT before slamming into the USA Gulf Coast. Ivan was one of four hurricanes to strike the state of Florida in 2004. Early preparation key to hurricane readiness
Hurricane season is now upon us. With a prediction of an active storm season ahead of us, it's important to take some time to reflect on lessons learned from previous seasons. Mother Nature can be unpredictable and ruthless in its destruction. Hurricane Sandy, the last hurricane of the 2012 season, killed 285 people in seven countries and caused
0 6/10
2013
Military lifestyles are often challenging and stressful. If you lack mental resiliency, you will more than likely succumb to the mental pitfalls that keep you at risk. As mental anxiety and stress mount, remembering to analyze the situation will help pinpoint the source of one’s frustrations. One of the best ways to identify the sources of stress is to take a close look at habits, attitudes and excuses. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro/Released) Avoiding burn out on the job
Feeling overwhelmed, weary, or even beyond caring about work anymore? Burn out is a common problem with severe outcomes if not addressed. We can rapidly get stuck and accept misery. We'll think, "What good will happen even if I try". Many leaders are unaware of the immense impact burn out has on employees and the impact on production. Rates of
0 5/23
2013
Memorial Day Memorial Day a time to reflect on service and sacrifice
Throughout my Air Force career, I've often reflected on what it means to serve. I'm proud of the work we do and the sacrifices we make every day so all Americans can continue to enjoy our many freedoms. However, each Memorial Day I am sharply reminded of just how great the sacrifice is for some.Since the founding of our country, more than one
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2013
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