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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany - According to the 52nd Fighter Wing Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, downloading media onto a government system violates Article 92 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice and failure to obey an order or regulation. Punishment for this includes confinement for up to six months. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) The PA dish on illegal downloading
The 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office encountered several stories across the base and beyond about people illegally downloading various media off the Internet, both at work and at home. Having a personal stake in media and its use both for personal and professional benefits, these PA Airmen decided to provide their own take on this issue and
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Default Air Force Logo My thoughts on Diversity Day
I grew up in a small, Midwestern town. It was rural and homogenous - kind of boring, really. There was one African-American family in my school system and two families with a Latin background, possibly Mexican but maybe Puerto Rican. Unfortunately, I didn't know enough at the time to ask. It wasn't until I went to college that I met anyone who was
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Default Air Force Logo Good, bad news in early USAFE fitness returns
After a month of testing under the new USAF Fitness Tables, there is both bad news and good news in U.S. Air Forces in Europe. The bad news is that in more than 2,000 tests administered in the month of July, our failure rate is approximately 23 percent. The good news is that a significant number of Airmen failing the test are falling short in areas
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Default Air Force Logo Saber spouse I farewell
I will be in Italy visiting my family for a few weeks just in time to get away from the inspection and to recharge my batteries before the change of command on July 13.While I am gone, I would like to ask you to please contact your key spouses, squadron first sergeant, squadron lead spouses or the Airman & Family Readiness Center if you should need
0 6/18
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – From left to right: Tech. Sgt. Austin Lewis, Master Sgt. Anthony Bickerton, Master Sgt. Brian Rogers, Staff Sgt. Brandi Washington and Shari Sims, all from the 726th Air Mobility Squadron, volunteer their time at the Special Olympics Day May 12 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The volunteers are members of Spangdahlem’s local Airlift Tanker Association chapter, the Halvorson Chapter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Candace Sloan) Local A/TA chapter volunteers at Special Olympics Day
Since its inception in 2006, the local Halvorsen Chapter of the nationally recognized Airlift Tanker Association has focused not only on professional development, but also community involvement. This year we were fortunate enough to be invited to assist 800 athletes who took part in the Special Olympics Day in Kaiserslautern, Germany. With more
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Default Air Force Logo Expanded digital access requires same common sense
Social networking sites are open to Air Force servicemembers and employees in the workplace. This change to policy has raised many questions about using social media officially and personally in the workplace.But when you get right down to it, little has changed. The rules established for Internet use at work are no different than before the Air
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Default Air Force Logo AFAF not just for chiefs, widows
In 2004, when I first signed up to give money to the Air Force Aid Foundation, I pictured retired chiefs and widows living at an old-folks home. My donations would ensure they had a place to live or food, or at least reduced their out-of-pocket expenses. A few months later, I, instead, became a recipient of the aid. Early in my Air Force technical
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Default Air Force Logo Hawk deployment an eye opener
The men and women of the 23rd Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit deployed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, in support of air expeditionary forces from September 2009 through January 2010. From day one, the resounding sentiment was "this is not the way it was last year." When members deployed with the same unit in the same timeframe just one
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Default Air Force Logo Real life part five: I am done
It has been 2 1/2 months now and I am still smoke free. I honestly have no desire for a cigarette. It has been an interesting journey; one that I am sure is not over. It will be an ongoing struggle between my nemesis and I, but I am confident that my choice for a healthy, smoke-free lifestyle will prevail.So confident, that at the start of my tenth
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Default Air Force Logo Real life part four: lessons learned, about side effects and drug interactions
There really is a fine line between being cocky and confident. I have learned this the hard way. My previous belief that kicking my smoking habit was becoming easier is not the case anymore. Maybe Chantix, a supposed ally in my battle against smoking, is deciding to fight back as a result of my overconfidence. Medications have side effects, but
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