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Default Air Force Logo Hope in the darkest hour
I recently heard a story of a young man who woke up every day and asked himself what he had to live for. Most would think that was a fairly common question. For this young man however, the difference was the number of reasons he could come up with to live for determined the number of bullets he would put into the clip of his handgun. If he could
0 10/11
2013
Gen. Herbert Carlisle Pacific Air Forces commander(U.S. Air Force courtesy photo/Released) A message from the PACAF commander
Fellow Airmen,We face very challenging times as we navigate the effects of a partial government shutdown, which has furloughed many of our civilian Airmen, and the initial impacts of sequestration. The outlook for next several fiscal years will demand the most out of every Airmen, dollar and program. These challenges have affected each of us in
0 10/08
2013
Default Air Force Logo October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month
The campaign theme for this year's Domestic Abuse Awareness Month is "Breaking Free from Abuse."Each October during Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, the Family Advocacy Program puts a special focus on the prevention of domestic violence in the Air Force: to remind ourselves and the base community that this is a year round mission. Research continues
0 9/30
2013
Default Air Force Logo Combined Federal Campaign kicks off on Kadena
Team Kadena,Wherever I go around Kadena, I am struck by the sense of community we share and the many ways Team Kadena members demonstrate their commitment to something larger than themselves. The Combined Federal Campaign, which runs from Sept. 15 through Nov. 15, is an incredibly easy way for you to make contributions to those specific charitable
0 9/15
2013
Default Air Force Logo Friendship shines after Okinawa crash
As readers know, at approximately 4 p.m. on Aug. 5, a U.S. Air Force helicopter, an HH-60G belonging to the 33rd Rescue Squadron, crashed deep inside the Central Training Area in Okinawa Prefecture. Emergency search and rescue personnel from the USAF and U.S. Marine Corps responded immediately to rescue the downed crew and contain the fire. Three
0 8/27
2013
(U.S. Air Force Graphic by Naoko Shimoji/Released) Sequester those electrons, save big bucks
Have you ever heard the saying, "Every penny counts?" Well, when it comes to our climbing utility costs, every electron counts. The cost of electricity is expensive around the world, but it's especially so here on Okinawa. Since 2003 the cost of energy for Kadena Air Base has risen a whopping 47 percent! In 2011 the price of electricity rose 9.9
0 7/08
2013
July 4, 2013, is America's 237th Independence Day. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Naoko Shimoji) Independence Day: A Celebration of Freedom
Team Kadena,Our great nation has enjoyed independence now for 237 years. As we celebrate with our friends and families this weekend, let's not forget those who sacrificed so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. It is because of our brave Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen who answered our nation's call that we are able to
0 6/25
2013
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month poster 2013 Presidential Proclamation -- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month 2013
For more than two centuries, our Nation has struggled to transform the ideals of liberty and equality from founding promise into lasting reality. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans and their allies have been hard at work on the next great chapter of that history -- from the patrons of The Stonewall Inn who sparked a movement
0 6/17
2013
Default Air Force Logo Live to ride, ride to live another day
Some memories are Kodak moments - the kind you want to recall again and again. Others are more sinister, hanging around unwanted, as a reminder of life's darker side. One such ominous memory combines one of my greatest joys and my greatest fear into a valuable life lesson.On a beautiful, warm summer evening, the alarm bell rang at the fire-station
0 5/29
2013
(U.S. Air Force Graphic by Naoko Shimoji/Released) Take a Power Nap
Team Kadena,As we begin the hot summer months ahead, Kadena's electrical bills will be rising with the temperatures. Did you know that Kadena pays higher rates for electricity that is used between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. during the summer? For example, doing a load of laundry at 1 p.m. will cost us 20 percent more than doing that laundry at 5 p.m.We need
0 5/29
2013
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