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  • Why I wear teal: To take care of them

    Editor's note: this story is part of a series featuring Victim Advocates across the 354th Fighter Wing.. Sexual assault used to be something that was foreign to me. It was this myth; a mystery that leadership talked about -- at least I thought it was.
  • Children learn about deployment at Skoshi Warrior

    The Japanese word "skoshi" may mean "small" or "little," but the fun times shared by children, parents and volunteers at Marine Hangar 3 Saturday were anything but small. More than 200 children participated in this year's Skoshi Warrior. Skoshi Warrior is an Airman and Family Readiness Center event that is designed to help children understand the
  • Just drive: Leave the talking, texting for later

    Why is it when I drive around base or walk just about anywhere, I see many folks talking on their cellphone or texting while driving? As I work in safety, I've been asked, "Why are so many people utilizing their cell phone while driving?"I conducted an unscientific poll when I asked folks around the base if they have seen an increase in people
  • Prescription drug abuse: Not a victimless crime

    I never imagined my whole world would be turned upside-down; but seeing my husband escorted away in handcuffs, I felt as if the world was crashing in around me.   It was love from the beginning. My husband and I met in technical school, eventually married and we were later assigned to Shaw Air Force Base where we worked as photojournalists for the
  • Bringing domestic violence to light

    A black eye always has a story. The men and women displaying evident bruises here, Oct. 15, weren't abused or injured, but their goal was to make sure people thought they were.   Misawa Air Base's family advocacy team aimed to strike a sense of realism to the 2015 Domestic Violence Awareness Month slogan "Silence Hides Violence" through the "In
  • Mental strength leads Airman through tough times

    Surviving an unstable upbringing in Pittsburg, she never expected to be grabbing onto the Eiffel Tower in Paris at age 21.   What started as watching scenes of this historic landmark in movies led her to envision a life beyond her childhood confinement. This was it, the height of her bucket list. "I guess my bucket list needs to get longer," said
  • Families mark 20 years since tragic loss of AWACS crew

    Friday, Sept. 22, 1995, started out peaceful. Overcast skies were giving way to the heat of the sun, taking with them the last testimony of rain from the night before. Scattered clouds ranged from 5,000 to 20,000 feet, and visibility was 15 miles.For Elmendorf Air Force Base flight line personnel, it was to be a light work day. The F-15 Eagle
  • PACAF bases observe POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Airmen from the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Air Force Sergeant’s Association present arms during a POW/MIA revile ceremony, on JBPHH, Hawaii, Sept. 14, 2015. The ceremony kicks off this year’s POW/MIA week, which honors the 1,627 missing or unaccounted for military members (as of April 2015) in all branches of service. Some of the week’s events
  • Airman overcomes cultural barriers, prospers

    Across the spectrum of Air Force careers, Airmen often progress through similar timelines: basic military training, technical education, job apprenticeship, developing leadership skills and management positions. According to one staff sergeant in the 718th Civil Engineer Squadron, the defining factor that makes the difference in each Airman's
  • Returning home to Saipan: Airman aids in typhoon recovery

    When Typhoon Soudelor struck the small island of Saipan recently, the storm hit close to home for one of Andersen Air Force Base’s own.   Senior Airman Louie Lacsina, 36th Mobility Response Group air transportation specialist and Saipan-native, deployed along with five 36th Contingency Response Group wingmen to assist ongoing relief efforts on his
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