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  • Be proud of your role this Independence Day

    On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, starting the colonies on the path to freedom. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife, describing the time as "the most memorable epoch in the history of America" and saying he was "apt to believe that it will be

  • New commander happy to be back

    I wanted to officially say "hello" and tell you what a privilege it is to return here and serve with the 96th Test Wing.  My wife and I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your support for Team Eglin, the test enterprise, and the warfighter.  The legacy of the 96th TW is well known

  • AFTC commander bids farewell

    When I was told in January 2012 I would have the privilege to serve as the first Air Force Test Center commander, I was elated. I thought I knew what a dedicated team of professional Airmen the new AFTC would be comprised of and how the test mission would be executed. I use the word "thought"

  • This Memorial Day, reflect on true meaning

    It was nearly 150 years ago that our nation first observed a day of remembrance for those who died in service to the United States of America.Over the years, more than one million American Soldiers, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Marines and Airmen have given their lives in defense of our great nation.

  • Drinking and driving a commonplace problem

    "This is the first time I have ever driven a vehicle after drinking!"  How many times has this statement been made when someone is charged with a DUI?  What is the probability that the statement is true?  As an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program counselor, I want to address

  • May is Mental Health Month

    Have you ever had "the rug pulled out from under you?"  Have you ever been blindsided by bad news, or maybe realized an important relationship was coming to an end?  Perhaps you've experienced a number of smaller stressors piling up over time? These kinds of things seem to happen at the worst

  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month for the Department of Defense.  This year's theme is "Eliminate Sexual Assault.  Know Your Part.  Do Your Part."Every Airman, at every level of our Air Force, has a unique role in preventing this crime and, when prevention fails, responding to

  • A thank you for hardwork

    As Airmen, two of our most important jobs are caring for each other and maintaining readiness.  Readiness means many different things across the wing, based on your given mission area; however, the one constant is our ability to execute any given mission whenever and wherever called upon. We

  • Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?

    What's your job?  Over the years, I've been asked this question countless times whether it be while in-processing new units, deploying, attending professional military education, or while participating in various panels. The answers are as numerous and varied as the titles in the Air Force.  For

  • Holiday reflection illuminates successful year

    Despite the increased activity the holiday season often brings, this time of year also presents an opportunity for reflection. I would like to thank all AFMC personnel for your exceptional dedication and professionalism in meeting our mission of equipping our Air Force for world dominant airpower. I