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  • Safety message: Handling a high-speed blowout

    With the summer holidays upon us, many Team Eglin members will venture beyond the friendly confines of Eglin and hit the "Super Slab" in search of fun and adventure. Some will head down to Central Florida to discover all of its commercial venues to include Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Sea World and who knows what else. While
  • PREVENTING SEXUAL ASSAULT: Two Years Later, Who Cares?

    The real measure of the success of anything is often found in the way it is embraced in the culture...how individuals, families, friends, communities and leaders esteem its importance. I pose the question, "Who Cares/" to begin looking at all facets of our society, as it relates to the prevention of sexual assault. There is dual meaning in the
  • EVENTING SEXUAL ASSAULT: Two Years Later, Who Cares?

    The real measure of the success of anything is often found in the way it is embraced in the culture...how individuals, families, friends, communities and leaders esteem its importance. I pose the question, "Who Cares/" to begin looking at all facets of our society, as it relates to the prevention of sexual assault. There is dual meaning in the
  • Buy a permit before accessing the Eglin reservation

    Eglin natural resources personnel maintain 280,000 acres for various outdoor recreation activities such as hunting, camping and fishing in compatibility with Eglin mission requirements, but you aren't granted access to those areas simply because you are an I.D. card carrying active-duty military or civilian member of the Eglin workforce. For
  • Personnel Records Readiness: Are you ready?

    Because change is the one thing you can count on, take time now to review your personnel records to ensure they are ready for whatever is around the next corner. The Air Force Personnel Center is establishing an annual campaign to encourage Airmen to review their records at the beginning of each year to make sure they remain complete, current and
  • Eglin Eagle soars into cyberspace

    As I mentioned in the January 19 issue of the Eglin Eagle, amidst the challenges of today's manpower and budget cuts, public affairs is not immune to these great challenges. By April 2007, the 96th Air Base Wing public affairs office will undergo an approximate 50 percent manpower reduction. These tough times called for tough decisions on how to
  • My priorities: mission, people, safety

    "If you take care of the people, they will take care of the mission." - This is a quote most have heard at least once. It is also a leadership philosophy I've tried to live by and have found it pays big dividends in terms of mission accomplishment and quality of life. I am honored and humbled to be given the awesome responsibility of leading the
  • ‘Safety first’ makes excellent leaders

    There are not many callings greater and bigger than to be responsible and accountable for the safety of our Nation's people and resources especially during the Global War on Terrorism. Many of our most successful Air Force units in history were not necessarily the best funded, resourced or equipped, but became the best because of exemplary
  • Our heritage is alive

    I was reading a book on a long flight recently, entitled "Masters of the Air." It was about the daylight bombing offensive over Europe from 1943 to 1945. It describes the brutal environment the Airmen dealt with, while combating the German war machine and proving the concept of strategic bombardment. Frostbite, hypoxia, mid-air collisions were all
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