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  • Leadership: Is there an app for that?

    The world is growing more and more dependent on technology.  Even our United States Air Force has become automated to improve programs, processes and quality of life for Airmen. We have Facebook, smartphones, BlackBerries, MyMC2(My Military Communities), Twitter, Facetime, Skype, webpages,

  • Yokota aircrew recounts Nepal earthquake

    (The following is a first-person account by a C-130H aircrew member who landed in Kathmandu, Nepal, just moments before a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the country on April 25.)We were tasked with taking an 11-man Special Forces team from Kadena Air Base, Japan, to Kathmandu, Nepal, for a training

  • Have you really joined the Air Force yet?

    For those of us in uniform, particularly enlisted members, memories of how we came to be in the military are fairly easy to call to mind - whether the process was more than 20 years ago, or closer to 20 months ago.As I recall the experience, that trip to the Military Entrance Processing Station was

  • COMPACAF thanks Airmen, veterans for service

    To the men and women of Pacific Air Forces and to veterans across the Armed Forces, thank you for your service. Nov. 11 marks a significant date in our nation's history, a day in 1918 when Germany and the Allied nations of World War I signed an armistice bringing to an end "the war to end all wars."

  • New COMPACAF shares focus, commitment to Airmen

    Last month, I was presented the greatest opportunity of my Air Force career -- I became commander of Pacific Air Forces.I want to tell you how honored and humbled I feel to be here. Standing in front of our Pacific Airmen and accepting the PACAF flag from General Welsh was an incredible experience,

  • Perils of being 'not-so-innocent' bystander

    I was accused of sexual assault. Even after 21 years, it's still not easy to admit that.It was 1993, and I was a young airman basic at Lowry Air Force Base, Colo. I was in technical school, learning how to be a U.S. Air Force photographer.My class consisted of eight male Airmen and Marines, and one

  • JBER Airman reflects on Afghanistan, Air Force service

    Editors note: Hammond, JBER Public Affairs superintendent, recently returned from an Afghanistan deployment with the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing."Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." -- Theodore RooseveltAs a proud daddy to five

  • Airman wages war against breast cancer

    "You have cancer." The three words no one, no matter their age, wants to hear. I happened to receive these words at the age of 29.Though I knew from the moment I found the lump in my breast it was cancer, I was in no way prepared to hear those words Oct. 4, 2013, -- the day that forever changed my

  • Never Forget

    On Sept.19, 2014, our nation observed Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day. This annual event honors our prisoners of war, those missing in action, and their families. It also serves as a reminder of our government's commitment to account for more than 83,000 Americans still missing who

  • New PACAF command chief introduces himself

    Greetings Airmen of Pacific Air Forces. It's an honor to join this proud and powerful team of dedicated men and women serving here in the Pacific. This is a dynamic region of the world with unique challenges and I am excited to witness firsthand the amazing work you all are accomplishing. With that