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Default Air Force Logo Embracing adversity
Five years ago, when faced with life-threatening cancer and an end to my flying career, I suffered the hopelessness and despair that can come when coping with adversity, and so I recognize sometimes it's not easy to deal when life take a turn for the worse. Martin Luther King said the measure of a man is not where he stands in times of comfort and
0 7/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Celebrate the sacrifices
This week we celebrated the birth of our country and the sacrifices of those who secured the liberties we hold dear today. Let us not forget that our nation was forged by noble ideas, as well as violent battles. Two hundred thirty-one years ago, members of the Continental Congress met on a sweltering July day in Philadelphia and made a courageous
0 7/05
2007
Default Air Force Logo Fourth of July
The FOURTH of JULY...even saying it out loud makes me feel good and smile! The Middle of the Summer...baseball....hotdogs...ice cream...maybe a Parade or a round of Golf...BUT always ending with FIREWORKS! Yes, the Misawa Airmen will remind me of the sea fog and fireworks sometimes pushed off to Labor Day...but you'll be thinking of
0 7/05
2007
Default Air Force Logo One Bad Decision – One lifetime of costs
In the early morning hours of May 5, 2007, I made what could very well be the worst decision of my life. It has definitely been the worst decision of my Air Force career. Around 2 a.m. I decided to drive from a friend's house to my house in Okinawa City, simply because I couldn't sleep. It's about a 25-minute drive. Upon waking, I made an
0 6/27
2007
Default Air Force Logo More than a job
Nine students from the Kadena Language Institute recently worked as interns in various base locations such as public affairs; services marketing; Information, Tickets and Travel; Karing Kennels; the youth center; Risner Fitness Center; arts and crafts center and the Banyan Tree Golf Course. I was one of the nine students and worked at public
0 6/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Feedback: A form of guidance we can’t do without
Most people do not fail on purpose. People usually fail for one of three reasons: lack of training, lack of resources, or lack of guidance. As supervisors, guidance is one of the most important actions we can take to ensure the success of our people. Guidance in the form of written feedback is an important technique. Furthermore, it's inexpensive
0 6/07
2007
Default Air Force Logo Memorial Day is a time to thank those who have come before
More than a million American service members have died in the wars and conflicts this nation fought since the first colonial soldiers took up arms in 1775 to fight for independence. Every Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine who died fighting in these conflicts was someone's son or daughter, father or mother or friend. Each was a loss to the nation -
0 5/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: Spotlight on 442nd Combat Infantry Group
As we embrace Asian Pacific Heritage Month, it is only fitting that we recognize the warriors who were at the forefront of one of the bloodiest battles in U.S. history. The U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team, composed of the 552nd Field Artillery Battalion, 232nd Engineering Battalion and the 100th Battalion, is a shining example of how
0 5/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo Fostering Airmen's initiative
Being an engineer, I tend to view the world through an engineer's eye. For instance, I see initiative much as I would view inertia. Inertia is when an object in motion tends to stay in motion, and an object at rest tends to stay at rest. To me, initiative works the same way. If you create an environment that overcomes the resting inertia and you
0 5/18
2007
Brig. Gen. Harold "Punch" Moulton, 18th Wing commander since January 2006, will hand over command of the 18th Wing to Brig. Gen. Brett T. Williams on May 24. Farewell Team Kadena
Our time here in the 18th Wing has been far too short, but nevertheless, an awesome experience as part of Team Kadena. We could not be more proud. Let me reflect on your accomplishments: Airmen engaged in the Global War on Terror from Afghanistan and Iraq to the Philippines; from Nicaragua to Thailand to Russia, across the globe, your warrior
0 5/18
2007
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