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Default Air Force Logo Jumping Without a Parachute
Ivan, an experienced parachutist with 800 jumps under his belt, was videotaping a private lesson given by an instructor to a first time jumper. Ivan had attached the video camera to his helmet and the supporting power supply and recorder were in a heavy satchel slung on his back. He was intent on capturing the entire day of instruction. The group
0 3/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo Accomplishing the mission
During a fatality brief last week the term "behavior incompatible with the mission" jumped out at me. I think we'd all agree that examples of behavior like drug use and criminal activity are clearly incompatible with the mission.In reality though, there are many types of behavior that are much more subtle and yet are just as incompatible with the
0 2/23
2007
Default Air Force Logo Fire Extinguishing Heroes
A married couple wanting to keep their home fires burning decided to install a woodstove in their home. They figured it didn't take a rocket scientist to install this basic bit of heating hardware, so instead of hiring a professional, they brought the stove home and installed it themselves. They even remembered to cut a hole through the ceiling for
0 2/23
2007
Help the base keep the ARI count down, practice 0-1-3. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Lipscomb) Working toward a common goal
I am sure that many of you have driven or walked past our ARI sortie board posted in front of the Consolidated Club and wondered about its purpose and why it's located there. ARIs are alcohol related incidents for our many new U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Team Incirlik warriors; I often forget how quickly we turn over the population here. The
0 2/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo Flame-Shooting Karaoke Singers
I had never heard of hydrogen beer until I read this account. Apparently there is a three-way lawsuit between an unemployed stockbroker, a bar, and a beer company. The unemployed stockbroker is suing the bar and brewery for selling toxic beer and claiming damages for grievous bodily harm leading to the loss of his job. The bar is countersuing for
0 2/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo Change only constant in world
Change ... it has been said that the only constant in the world is change. We have all experienced significant change during our lifetimes, whether it is due to getting married, having children, or PCSing halfway around the world. One would think that with the amount of change we experience in the military, we would be comfortable with it; however,
0 2/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Bepples At The Lik
Have you ever known the mad-inventor type; you know, the person who is always devising clever schemes; the person who goes into the bathroom and comes out with a revolutionary idea for toilet paper? One afternoon a couple was driving in the country when they noticed strange round balls hanging from the trees. The guy was one of those mad-inventor
0 2/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Soccer in Turkey
Question: Mehmet, the other day I was looking at a Turkish newspaper sports page that a Turkish co-worker was reading. I do not speak Turkish, but from the pictures on the page, I understood that the whole page was covered with soccer news. My question is; don't you practice any other sports in Turkey? Response: You must have been looking at that
0 2/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo First shirts morale visits, reminders
A couple of weeks ago, our first sergeants decided to do late night "morale" visits around the base, which included the dorms, the club and the area near the front gate (during the curfew hour). The purpose was not to search for alcohol-related incidents or rain on anyone's parade. The shirts wanted to visit our Airmen in their Friday night
0 2/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Getting "Lik-ed" By Bears
The Yellowstone National Park ranger joined a crowd of people, cars, trucks and motor homes that had congregated to watch a bear. One woman and her little boy caught his attention. She was smearing something unidentifiable all over the boy's face. He asked the woman what she was doing. She answered, "Putting honey on him, of course!" Stunned, the
0 2/01
2007
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