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  • Keeping the promise

    Ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues, what a distinct pleasure and privilege it is to address this forum. To see so many long-time friends here today and truly what a fantastic venue it is. Appropriate for a brief respite from the jam-packed work schedules we all have, but also an

  • State of the Force

    I have to confess that after so many years of going up to the Wardman Park, this morning when we got in the car it just wanted to pull up Rock Creek Parkway. But this is indeed a great venue, and congratulations on your move over here to the Gaylord. It's going to be a great run for the AFA, I

  • Airmen show commitment to Pacific in relief efforts

    Typhoons. Tropical storms. Earthquakes. Volcanic eruptions. Oh, and don't forget the tsunami. All of these environmental events struck the Asia-Pacific region from Sept. 26 to Oct. 7--15 major incidents, depending on how you count them. Considering I assumed command of 13th Air Force on Sept. 2, it

  • 554th RHS celebrates 44th birthday

    The 554th RED HORSE Squadron celebrated its 44th birthday October 12. The 554th RHS, or Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineer, is the oldest RED HORSE squadron in the U.S. Air Force. The squadron was first activated Oct. 12, 1965, at Phan Rang Air Base,

  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Almost everyone knows someone who has had to cope with breast cancer in some way. Whether they are a family member, friend, or casual acquaintance, the diagnosis can be frightening. If you or a loved one are worried about developing breast cancer, or if you know someone who has been diagnosed with

  • Challenge to hunt carabao statues on Guam

    Five months ago, I arrived here on a deployment to assist the 36th Wing Public Affairs office in supporting the U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence and Theater Security Package by writing stories and escorting media to highlight the missions of the KC-135 Stratotankers, F-22 Raptors

  • We are guardians of freedom

    Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. They were farmers, bankers, merchants and inventors -- men from all walks of life who had a common goal to stand against oppression and tyranny. They risked their lives by declaring all people have

  • Suicide prevention: A leadership challenge for all

    Every time a life is lost in Pacific Air Forces I am alerted. All are tragic in different ways, but among the most troubling is when it involves a suicide. During the course of my 35 years on active duty, I've learned that we cannot prevent every suicide attempt. More importantly, I've learned that

  • Honoring the legacy of heroes

    For all of us in uniform and those who support our great nation as part of our Air Force team, Memorial Day is a special holiday. Memorial Day observances began following the Civil War when it was known as Decoration Day. This day was dedicated to honoring those who had died during the Civil War.

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