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(U.S. Air Force graphic) Do you 'really' know who you are talking to?
When you're young, you don't think much about online safety. At 19, I didn't have a care in the world; I just wanted to meet new people. Little did I know my care-free attitude online would change my life forever.In January 2013, I made an account on a social media site my friends recommended. At first I just wanted to see what it was about, then
0 10/27
2014
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) See, say, do
"Head's up!" "Keep your head on a swivel." "Have good situational awareness." "Be aware of your surroundings."Do any of these admonitions sound familiar? If you've played sports, been in the military or attended personal security classes, one or all of them probably do. So, why bring them up now?The reality is that there's not any specific reason
0 10/09
2014
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) The beauty of unity
What do cheeseburgers, musical groups, sports teams and the United States of America have in common?If you said "the letter 's,' you're right, but that's not the answer I'm looking for. The real answer is that one factor ties all of them together - unity.How many of you want to eat a plain hamburger patty, listen to an hour-long bass guitar solo or
0 10/03
2014
The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which takes place each year in October, is to spread awareness about hackers and their techniques in order to reduce the number of victims in future years. On average, there are one million victims of cyber-crime across the globe every day, and most of them could have prevented the attack if they were more educated on cyber security. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Naoko Shimoji) A cyber security vignette: The unwitting victim
You are concluding a busy day at work and you receive an auto-email reminder that your ancillary training is due. After a few minutes of negotiating the training module, you are congratulated on the completion of your annual Information Assurance training. What this means to most is that you are able to log back on to your government computer and
0 10/02
2014
Maintaining your physical, mental, social and spiritual fitness is vital to being the best Airman you can be. Ask you supervisor or contact the Community Support Coordinator at your base for more information on building and maintaining resilience. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Brandon Sabin/Released) I love inflation!
I'm a ball. Yeah, you heard me right. I didn't say I'm having a ball. I'm a sports ball -- the "basket" kind to be more specific.We sports balls have it pretty rough. My cousins and I may have different functions, but we all, without exception, have to put up with an awful lot of abuse -- and I won't say from whom (cough, humans, cough, cough). How
0 10/01
2014
Default Air Force Logo AFOSI: Fraud, waste, abuse investigations a core responsibility
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations needs your help identifying and reporting fraudulent activities at Fairchild AFB. Besides our general crimes and counterintelligence missions, a significant amount of resources are assigned to fraud investigations. In the past five years, AFOSI has recovered more than $230 million defrauded from the
0 9/02
2014
Default Air Force Logo ABCs of Mental Resilience
As I sat there holding the letter, a whirlwind of emotions flew through me. I felt angry, hurt, bewildered, confused, annoyed, and a myriad of other feelings I couldn't even describe.I could not wrap my thoughts around the idea that in 2014, we still have people who hold so strongly to their personal values and beliefs that they would be intolerant
0 7/28
2014
Col. Brian Newberry is the 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. (U.S. Air Force photo) We are Fame's Favored Few: "Higher, Stronger, Faster"
As I reflect on my time in command of the mighty 92nd Air Refueling Wing, I could not be prouder of you rising to the occasion each and every time over the past two years. What makes me most proud as your commander was you answered your nation's call and in the process, despite challenges that were as numerous as any time dating back to 1994, you
0 7/23
2014
Default Air Force Logo What “Gay Pride” means to me
When we think of pride, what are we talking about? As children we are taught that if we always do the right thing, we will be praised for our actions. Eventually, this emotion turns into pride. Pride is something that we as a society feel about our inner self. I remember in my youth, I was always praised to the highest standards for anything that I
0 7/01
2014
(U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton/Released) Let Freedom Ring
Today, on our nation's 238th birthday, we need to stand taller than ever and be proud of our nation as a symbol of freedom; even as we see threats to freedom globally mount daily. "Let Freedom Ring" needs to echo across the globe as a calling for those who believe that our best days are ahead of us. We are a bold nation who put a man on the moon
0 6/30
2014
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