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Default Air Force Logo We're all recruiters
We’re the face the public identifies with the armed forces. We’re ambassadors for our military and our country no matter where we are around the globe. We’re all members of the United States Air Force. We’re all Airmen. We’re all recruiters.
0 6/07
2018
Default Air Force Logo Capturing history, one shot at a time
Some children grow up wanting to be doctors, actors, professional athletes or business owners. However, life doesn’t always turn out the way that you have envisioned it in your mind. For some, that realization happens when they complete high school, and have to make a decision on the next step in their life.
0 4/17
2018
Women's History Well behaved women rarely make history
Growing up, I was never told I couldn’t do something because I was a girl – that I had to be a teacher or a nurse, a mother or a caregiver. I was always told I could grow up to be whatever I wanted – whether it be a ballerina or a badass – I never worried about my gender defining my life decisions. As Women’s History month comes to an end, I take a moment to reflect and realize why I and most young women of my generation never faced those worries.
0 3/29
2018
. Everyday Heroes
Oursociety often has a preoccupation of raising up people to mythical levels. Weequate various groups of people with elevated morals, increased intelligenceand a naïve belief that those people are infallible from bad decisions. Lookno further than the public condemnation of your favorite actor or athlete whena personal struggle or a criminal
0 12/11
2017
U.S. Airmen pose for a photo atop Hacksaw Ridge Aug. 25, 2017, at Urasoe, Japan. Airmen from Kadena Air Base visited Hacksaw Ridge with the 18th Wing History Office and 18 Wing Chapel to learn about how spiritual resiliency helped save lives during the battle. (Courtesy photo) On this Rock
The Air Force often talks about our resilience and heritage. With our service celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and the 18th Wing celebrating its 90th, we are constantly looking to our past for ways to honor, motivate, and inspire our Airmen. There are boundless opportunities to learn about the legacy of an island that saw the bloodiest battle in the Pacific Campaign of World War II, a history dating back millennia, and ancient castles dotting the landscape. Unfortunately, many people get caught up in their daily lives and never explore the amazing history that surrounds us here on Okinawa.
0 9/15
2017
The logo for Comprehensive Airman Fitness. (Courtesy graphic) Life of a Warrior
“I am an American Airman…I am a Warrior”…so begins the Airman’s Creed.  But what does it mean?  The Warrior ethos is a rich amalgam of distinctly human virtues, rooted in nature, and wrought by conflict.  “Warrior” is an identity, as much a part of oneself as any character trait but not easily earned.  The ancient qualities of Warriors have changed
0 3/27
2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan, walk along a trail to Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Jan. 12, 2017. Airmen from different units throughout Kadena were selected for this special trip as part of a professional military education outing to learn about the battle of Iwo Jima. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen/Released) My Iwo Jima Experience
Long before I stepped onto the KC-135 Stratotanker, I couldn’t contain my anticipation and excitement. I kept thinking about how great and rare of an opportunity I was being given.
0 2/03
2017
The 1-1 Air Defense Artillery hosted the 3rd-annual Okinawa Missile Defender of the Year Banquet at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 22, 2016. Each awardee received an autographed jersey and football from Ellison, a 3-time Super Bowl Champion, as well as the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance Medal, and excellence coins from their senior leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Corey Pettis/Released) Army hosts Okinawa Missile Defender of the Year Banquet
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan — The 1-1 Air Defense Artillery hosted the fourth-annual Okinawa Missile Defender of the Year Banquet Nov. 22. The event that has come to embody the spirit of the air defense artillery community in Okinawa, as well as the rest of the Pacific. Sponsored by the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, this yearly banquet seeks to highlight and recognize Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from U.S. and Japanese military organizations who demonstrate proficiency on air defense systems and who enable theater air defense through direct coordination with air defense assets and organizations.
0 12/08
2016
The Airman’s Coin is given to everyone who completes basic training. It is the symbol which solidifies a basic trainee becoming an Airman in the world’s greatest Air Force. The Airman’s Coin is given to everyone, men and women, making it a true symbol of equality. August 26 marks the 96th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, when women first gained the right to vote. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lynette M. Rolen) Equality for all
On Aug. 26, 1920, women gained the right to vote, a monumental achievement toward women's equality.
0 8/26
2016
Default Air Force Logo Green Dot equals do something
In December 2015, I was notified that I was nominated to be part of a new program related to sexual assault prevention training - Green Dot. Initially, I had no idea what Green Dot was all about. All I knew was that it concerned sexual assault.It wasn't until I went through the training that I realized the full potential of Green Dot.The whole
0 5/17
2016
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