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Default Air Force Logo Social media: The new crime scene
How many times have you checked your newsfeed today?"The Internet is the crime scene of the future," said Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan District Attorney in October 2010.Social media such as Facebook and Twitter can be a very useful tool, but in the wrong hands, it can be a very dangerous weapon.Since social media like Facebook is open on the network,
0 8/14
2014
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot from the 480th Fighter Squadron taxis to the end of the flightline prior to his launch at Souda Bay, Greece, during a training event Aug. 12, 2014. The U.S. pilots worked with the Hellenic air force in air to complete various training objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released) Greece, US plan for successful air training
They had been in the room for nearly six hours.The planners scoured the map of Greece, searching for just the right area to place an enemy missile defense system. Or an enemy airfield. Or one of hundreds of other highly defended military targets.They evaluated the joint capabilities of the U.S. and Greek fighter pilots and decided where to funnel
0 8/14
2014
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. India Smith, 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 17 NCO in charge of knowledge operations from Ottawa, Kan., works out Aug. 8, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Since starting to workout consistently, Smith believes she will score in the excellent category on her next physical fitness test. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/Released) An Airman never quits: A fight to stay fit
Editor's note: This is the second of a three- part series of an Airman's resiliency to become fit to fight."Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them." This inspiring quote by poet Vaibhav Shah is something U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. India Smith, 372nd Training Squadron
0 8/13
2014
Default Air Force Logo What's the catch?
There is no catch.   Reaching out for help is a sign of strength, and sometimes, Airmen just need to talk to somebody.    When uncertain about deployments or military life, Airmen and families can turn to the Military and Family Life Consultant Program. There are no records kept, and Airmen don't even need to use their real names during sessions
0 8/11
2014
A Bitburger Land Golf Course team member hits a shot during the Bitburgerland Ryder Cup tournament Aug. 3, 2014, at Bitburger Land Golf Course in Bitburg, Germany. Organizers held the two-day tournament at both the Eifel Mountain Golf Course on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany and the Bitburger Land Golf Course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dylan Nuckolls/Released) German, US friendship par for course at tournament
As the groups sank their last putt into the 18th hole, it quickly became apparent to the captains who had won the tournament. That wasn't the case earlier in the day. The American team knew the day would be a grind to win the title on their opponent's home course. But none of that mattered now as they left the green. They'd be the ones holding the
0 8/07
2014
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Macri, a 606th Air Control Squadron radio frequency transmission journeyman from New Castle, Pa., configures a machine that tests and ejects radio frequency signals July 30, 2014, at his squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The 606th ACS is the only squadron of its kind in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dylan Nuckolls/Released) 606th ACS role is air control
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Macri would normally be assigned to a base communication squadron with his fellow radio frequency transmission Airmen.But here at Spangdahlem, while he still works on radios, he is an essential part of the 606th Air Control Squadron. Like Macri, many Airmen in his squadron would be in different ones, but are
0 8/04
2014
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jennifer Miranda, left, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark Cutler, center, and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Garo, right, all from the Spangdahlem First Sergeant Council, dressed as elves and Santa during an Operation Warm Heart “Christmas in July” Random Act of Kindness event July 27, 2014, in the Exchange at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo/Released) Santa visits Spangdahlem for Operation Warm Heart
It's a familiar lyric to a popular Christmas classic, "You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town." Although this may sound out of place in July, some families shopping at the Exchange were surprised to see Santa and his elves at the exchange this July 27, 2014.Santa and his
0 8/04
2014
The 52nd Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy office offers anger management courses to prevent situations that affect Airmen and their families. For more information, call 06565-61-8279 or DSN 452-8279 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank/U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Sarah Denewellis/Released) Cage the beast with education
Let's face it: we get angry. Whether it's traffic jams, the dude ahead in line getting the last cappuccino or waiting weeks for that wrong item to be delivered, stuff gets to us. It's a fact of life that everyday events stress people out, and that stress may lead to anger. We all know the numerous myths about anger, such as turning green, suddenly
0 7/31
2014
Robert Mandell, U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg, addresses a crowd of U.S. Air Force officers during their monthly Third Friday meeting at the Viper Conference Room at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 18, 2014. Mandell spoke about current topics in international relations and thanked the Airmen for their service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released) Ambassador: "Peace is only as strong as what stands behind it"
Unless you're familiar with a map of Europe, you may be forgiven if you can't point out the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The tiny European country, with its nearly 500,000 citizens, is not even a thousand square miles in area. To put that in perspective, Rhode Island is both bigger in size AND population. But any perceived geographic and demographic
0 7/30
2014
U.S. Air Force Col. Peter Bilodeau, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, addresses his Airmen during an assumption of command ceremony July 11, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Bilodeau is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, including 450 combat hours over Serbia and Iraq in operations Allied Force, Southern Watch, Northern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released) New commander brings passion to Spangdahlem
U.S. Air Force Col. Pete Bilodeau assumed duties as the 52nd Fighter Wing commander here July 11, 2014.Bilodeau, pronounced bill-eh-doo, is a pilot of the U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft, commonly known the "Viper," and is rated as a command pilot with 3,000 flight hours, 450 of those in combat.Passion for FlightHe has served
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2014
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