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  • Direction leads to motivation

    I once heard a man say a person who lacks direction in life is a person who gets unmotivated about it. As I thought about that statement I couldn't help but reflect on my direction in life as a young airman, fulfilling my duties to my country as well as fulfilling my duties to myself.All service members remember the day we waited on since the first
  • Looking Ahead To 2014

    This is the time of year prognosticators look ahead to predict what is on the horizon for the next twelve months. I don't claim to have any powers of prediction, but if one were to forecast some of the impacts that national and world events will have on our military in 2014, I'll offer these general areas to focus your scan. Starting at the global
  • Thoughts from the heart with family at Christmas

    The kids are in bed and with good reason. It's Christmas, and both of my children were up early to see what Santa delivered during the night. As their father, I love to observe their actions, listen to their words, and smile with every non-verbal cue they give me as they open their Christmas presents. As I observed my children today, I am
  • Protocol Tip of the Week

    There are less than sixty days until the official standup of Joint Base Charleston. With so little time, it is essential for all Joint Base personnel to know and understand our naval military ranks. In the years to come, Charleston military bases will be linked with Air Force, Navy and Army personnel, to be called Joint Base Charleston. For this
  • Once in a lifetime

    As I stood in the pre-flight briefing listening to my pilot, Frosty, receive our sortie information, the initial tingle of realization awakened the butterflies in my stomach. Anticipation was the nectar feeding them into a flurry of activity. Was I actually going to board an F16? Was I actually going to fly that fast? Was I actually going to
  • Vice Commander says farewell

    I find writing a farewell article extremely difficult, because how do I say thank you to the best wing in the U.S. Air Force? How do I acknowledge all of your outstanding accomplishments? There is not enough room in this paper nor am I eloquent enough to do you justice. The men and women of the 315th Airlift Wing are truly the most professional

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