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Col. Kevin Kennedy, 28th Bomb Wing commander, addressed his Airmen during a recent commander's call in the Base Theater at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 6, 2013. Kennedy emphasized that good order and discipline is a command responsibility, however each member of the wing has a duty to foster a healthy climate and professional environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kate Maurer/Released) Good order and discipline: a commander's responsibility, every Airman's duty
According to George Washington, "Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak; and esteem to all." Our commanders are charged with the duty to maintain good order and discipline within their respective units, and it is my job to ensure it is maintained across the wing. Commanders have a large
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Default Air Force Logo Developing good dental habits early on critical to strong health
February has long since been known as National Children's Dental Health Month - a time when dental professionals focus on raising awareness about the importance of good oral health.Developing good habits at an early age can lead to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. A great starting point is to have kids brush for two minutes, twice daily.In
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Default Air Force Logo Civil Rights in America
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act - an act passed in 1964, which alongside title VII, prohibits the discrimination of an individual based on their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability and genes. The CRA was designed to end racial segregation in public places. Congress established Black History
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Default Air Force Logo A true revolutionary - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan. 20 is Dr. Martin Luther King's day of service - a day when many of us will honor his memory and vision for our society. King had a vision known as "The Beloved Community." This term was originally used by Josiah Royce, an idealist philosopher, but was later adopted by King to describe his philosophy about how people of the world could come
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The base ushered in the holiday season during the 28th Bomb Wing tree lighting ceremony in front of the Freedom Chapel at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D, Dec. 4, 2013. The evening included remarks by Col. Kevin Kennedy, 28th BW commander, carolers, a visit from Santa Claus and holiday goodies. (U.S. Air Force Photo my Airman 1st Class Rebecca Imwalle / Released) Not your basic Christmas
The Christmas holidays are often seen as a peaceful and joyful time spent with loved ones; however these words are not commonly used when describing Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.It was Christmas morning in dormitory A-5 at the 322nd Training Squadron, and I woke up expecting another morning of fast-paced, non-stop
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Default Air Force Logo Ethics – live by them on, off duty
We in the military are fortunate. We're fortunate to have jobs, health care, a variety of support networks at our disposal on base, and to serve in the greatest Air Force in the greatest nation on the globe. During the holiday season, we reflect on our good fortune and look for ways to give back to the community or charitable causes. Although this
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Default Air Force Logo Understanding the rules related to political activities
As servicemembers likely have noticed, political advertisements are airing on TV, radio and the occasional billboard along the interstate. "Vote for Me" and "Don't Vote for My Opponent" seem to be the standard messages. Whether for a political candidate or cause, sometimes, these advertisements target servicemembers. Even the Air Force Times has
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Throughout history Hispanic Americans have contributed to the success of the Air Force mission. (courtesy photo) Serving our nation with pride, honor
The national observance of Hispanic heritage began in 1968 when President Lyndon B. Johnson designated one week in September as Hispanic Heritage Week. Hispanic Heritage Week was later expanded by President Ronald Reagan to Hispanic Heritage Month in 1988 - covering a 30-day period beginning Sept. 15 and ending Oct. 15.The purpose of this special
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Default Air Force Logo WED - a look at the incredible women who changed history
Our nation will celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments women have made in service to this nation, Aug. 26.Throughout American history, women have played an ever growing and important role in defending the U.S. From serving the nation as Airmen, elected officials, or appointees to high office - these are some of the defining contributions to
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(Courtesy photo) A tribute to a warrior, patriot and hero to all Airmen
I am the very proud son of an American fighter pilot, one of that treasured group who served in three wars, built an Air Force, and gave it an enduring example of courage and mission success. My dad was a hero. As a young man, I asked him who his combat heroes were; he gave me only two names. One was Major General Frederick "Boots" Blesse and the
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