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(U.S. Air Force photo by Jet Fabara) Small Airman, big airplane
On Aug. 6, 2014,  Air Force officials announced that Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, would be the Air Force's first Air National Guard-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base.Since that announcement, the men and women of the 157th Air Refueling Wing have been preparing for its arrival by making changes to the base to accommodate the
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Taylor Gosse (right) and Andrew Jenkerson enlisted into the N.H. Air National Guard by Col. Peter Sullivan outside the 157th Air Refueling Wing headquarters, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H., September 11, 2012. Why do you serve?
Do you remember why you joined the military? Was it a recruiting poster? Perhaps it was the uniform, or was that just me? Was it to pay for college? Job training? The extra money?Maybe for some of you prior Air Force, or other active duty services, it was to finish up a 20 year career. Every commemorative holiday geared towards the military I
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Suicide Prevention Timeline Sep 2015 ( AF Graphic / Steve Thompson) September is Suicide Awareness Month
September is Suicide Awareness Month. I want to make you aware of the number one cause of suicide--depression. There are many factors that contribute to depression and I will highlight a couple here. Lastly, actively engaging in a health plan is the best defense against depression, and by extension keeping us safe from suicidal thoughts or plans.
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Happy 4th of July! Forefathers guiding principles remain in Airmen today
This Saturday we celebrate our nation's independence. You may attend a parade, barbeque with family and friends, spend time enjoying the outdoors and /or end the day with fireworks. While doing so, I encourage you to take a moment during your festivities and remember our deployed Airmen around the world supporting and sustaining the very freedoms
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Default Air Force Logo The Air Force issued me my 'kids'
While I've decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force -- and one is still too young to accept an adult beverage.Let's be honest: As children do, they totally cut into my "me time."In all
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Default Air Force Logo How did we lose this young Airman?
She was an Airman Leadership School distinguished graduate, earned staff sergeant her first time testing, received all 5s on her Enlisted Performance Reports and took part in two deployments. Clearly she was a high-performing Airman. But, in her words, the Air Force had made it clear it didn't want her. Huh?I have proudly served our Air Force all
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Default Air Force Logo Wing command chief update
Let me start by saying thank you! Thank you for your continued dedication and service to your family, state and nation. Thank you for answering the call to serve as a member of the New Hampshire Air National Guard. My sincere thanks to those who train others or coordinate the training of others! We have all experienced an explosion of new and
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Default Air Force Logo Taking a stand: Help win the fight against sexual assault
Just as Airmen broke the sound barrier and pioneered new paths to space, Airmen will pioneer new ways to prevent sexual assault in the Air Force.Preventing this crime is not easy; if it were, you, America's Airmen, would already have eliminated it from our force. As we begin this new fiscal year, I ask for your help in pioneering new ways to
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Default Air Force Logo Balancing emotions in professional, personal relationships
Happy fall one and all. If emotions were colors we would be as colorful as the changing fall leaves.Everyone has probably heard the expressions, "green with envy," "red with rage," or a "bit blue today." Hopefully we manage to stay away from the reds associated with anger, and are infrequent visitors to the blue zone of depressed feelings or the
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Maj. Gen. William N. Reddel III Happy 67th Birthday U.S. Air Force
Relentlessly committed to the defense of liberty, the United States Air Force celebrates its 67th birthday today, Sept. 18.The origins of the USAF lie in a decision made just four years after the Wright Brothers conducted the world's first airplane flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.In 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps created an Aeronautical
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