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Default Air Force Logo New Beginnings
New beginnings are always an exciting time.  Whether it is a new job or hobby, the start of a new beginning in your life can be filled with great excitement.  This fresh start encourages us to be the best we can be in our new role or adventure.A new job pushes us to impress our boss and coworkers by taking great initiative to complete tasks with
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2017
117 Maintenance Group patch Back to the Basics
When I played football in high school our head coach always wanted to focus on the basics of blocking and tackling early in the week, leading up to the game on Friday night.  He knew that we could never be our best or be able to execute the game plan that we wanted to unless we first focused on the basics.  Gen. Rice, the Director of the Air
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2017
United States Air Force Chaplain Service logo Air National Guard Strong Bonds Program
The Air National Guard Strong Bonds program is a key resiliency and relational program designed to increase Airmen Warrior readiness through assisting commanders in building and strengthening the structure of ANG families. It may be incorporated as part of the command’s Warrior Readiness and Retention initiatives. It is a preventative skills-based
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2017
The medical team, led by Dr. Callahan, has been traveling for the past sixteen years to treat hundreds of people, both young and old, with a variety of ocular ailments.. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Master Sgt. Michael Todd) Example in Volunteerism
The Air Force values its airmen’s service to others. So much so, that a medal was created to recognize those that choose to volunteer their time in service to the civilian community. Most consider volunteering at a soup kitchen or spending days on Habitat for Humanity work sites. However, one member of the 117th Intelligence Squadron went above and
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2017
117th Intelligence Squadron patch. NGAUS and EANGUS
As fellow members of the profession of arms, we have many commitments and requirements that each of us must successfully accomplish to maintain our readiness and currency.  In return for remaining fully mission capable Airmen, we are provided with several entitlements and benefits.  The National Guard Association of the United States and the
0 4/05
2017
117th Medical Group Patch Importance of Reading in a Military Career
As our new Secretary of Defense retired Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis has taken office, it might be good to understand the man behind the position and why he is the perfect man for the job.  I am a military history reader myself with a large collection of books, over 1,000, and after understanding the great importance of reading military
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2017
117 Maintenance Group patch 117 ARW Mission and Vision - They Mean Something!
117 ARW MissionProvide quality worldwide air refueling, airlift, support, logistics, intelligence and medical services in support of our community, state and nation. 117 ARW VisionA world-class team of empowered men & women committed to continuous improvement and excellence, operating as the model Air National Guard unit into the twenty-first
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2017
117th Intelligence Squadron patch. “We See It All”
Everyone on base knows that the 117th Intelligence Squadron is located here in Birmingham, but I have found that most people do not know much about the building on the hill without windows. I have had the distinct honor and privilege to be a part of this elite unit of dedicated intelligence professionals who perform the real-world active duty
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2016
117 ARW Patch, PNG The Fear of Failure
Fear is an emotion that evolved as a form of protection from danger.  Fear protects us by keeping us from acting in ways that could put our lives in danger.  Fear also hinders us by holding us back from achievable goals because of painful previous experiences.  Fear can hold us back and steal our dreams.  In 1831 a 22 year old man was fired as a
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2016
117th Medical Group Patch It is Time to Vote
It is coming down to the final days for the presidential election. It is that time again when you get the opportunity to decide who is going to be the next President of the United States for the next four years. It is one of the privileges that you have as a U.S. citizen and one that many take for granted. For many of you, it is your first major
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2016
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