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  • Flag Day honors the spirit of freedom

    "Oh, Say can you see?" So moved was Francis Scott Key when he saw the tattered but proud American flag still flying high at dawn over Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md., after an all-night bombardment by the British rockets during the War of 1812, he wrote the words to our National Anthem, "The

  • The 101 Critical Days of Summer

    With the 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign just around the corner, it's especially important to start now to think safety. In addition to the warmer temperatures, there is an increase in sports, riding motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, grilling and water activities. This increase in

  • Memorial Day from a Slightly Different Perspective

    Memorial Day has a special significance to me as I think of the actions of three brave, patriotic men who inspired me to join the military. Before the unbelievable strike against us on September 11th, Americans remembered or learned about the one that occurred on December 7, 1941. Two months after

  • Shirt Tales - Taking care of the new running track takes care of personnel

    "Give it up" for our very own Civil Engineering and Logistics Squadron in the completion of our new running track. The track will certainly serve the military community well. Not only does it look great, but the added cushion makes running a little more enjoyable for us slightly older folks. Thanks

  • Child Pornography is a Crime

    There has been a very disturbing rash of cases involving members of the United States Air Force possessing and viewing child pornography. Airmen have lost their freedom, their careers and much more for engaging in this criminal activity. Make no mistake about it, such activities are crimes that can

  • Finances - It's everyone's responsibility

    In a world of uncertainty, with the war on terror blazing a trail through our newspapers, our Airmen are working harder than ever to maintain the freedoms we have grown to expect. It is our responsibility as senior leaders to ensure our Airmen, the most valuable asset in the Air Force inventory, are

  • A Commitment to Caring - Air Force Assistance Fund

    Team SMC Each year the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign gives us an opportunity to make charitable donations to four affiliates whose efforts directly assist Air Force members and their families. The Air Force Aid Society, the General and Mrs. Curtis E. Lemay Foundation, the Air Force Enlisted

  • Greeting from Honduras

    My deployment at Joint Task Force-Bravo, in Honduras, has been a blast. Where else would I get to minister to our troops in the Air Force, Army and Navy in a deployed setting but also get to visit orphanages and minister to children as if I was a missionary? I have had my heart stolen by a bunch of

  • Los Angeles AFB Community Pride

    Webster's dictionary defines pride as "a delight or elation arising from some act ..." Being a military member, a professional voluntarily serving our country, requires us to hold ourselves to the highest of interpersonal standards. We need to remain professional in our activities, and we perform

  • Air Force Clubs: tradition or distant memory?

    Are you a member of "your" officer or enlisted club? For those of you who are, join me in explaining to your fellow Airmen the importance of being a member of "their" Air Force club. Invite them, perhaps persuade them, to join during our ongoing Air Force Space Command Commanders' Challenge. Help