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Default Air Force Logo Do the Digits: 0-1-3
Loretta Lynn wrote a song a while back that captures the point behind this issue of the Tip of the Sword. For those who love country and western music 'Don't Come Home a Drinkin with Lovin' on Your Mind' is a classic oldie but goodie. There is a lyric in the song that hits our point right on the head ... 'liquor and love just don't mix.' More
0 12/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo The burden of responsibility
Seven months ago I stood in front of many of you and took responsibility for all of you. While clearly the buck stops at my desk, each of us shares the burden of responsibility for all of us. The burden of responsibility can be measured in the weight of a newborn, it can be expressed in the words "I do," it can be heard at the other end of a phone
0 12/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo Everyone is an operator
'Mission identity equals success,' in four words we get to the point of being an operator, which is a tactical association with the mission. In the past, we have associated operators with sun-glassed zippersuits (aviators with sunglasses). This association is a relic of days gone by and is not reflective of today's Air Force. The truth of the
0 12/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo Do the digits
DIGITCON, "Do the Digits" starts this month. Last week during our installation commander's calls we spoke about increasing our awareness when it comes to alcohol abuse. This week we are deploying our DIGITCON program. The goal of this program is simple, "Do the Digits," 0-1-3. Broken down, that means zero alcohol-related incidents, no more than one
0 12/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo CC lauds "lik" winners
Think like a winner, prepare like a winner, and perform like a winner. Set high but attainable goals, work toward those goals with determination and persistence, and never stop until you reach them. Be strong enough to say "No!" to those things that would make you less than your best, and say "Yes!" to the challenges and opportunities that will
0 12/18
2006
Default Air Force Logo Celebrating Christmas
Question: Mehmet, do Turkish people celebrate Christmas? Response: You might have already noticed that shops throughout Turkey decorate their windows with pine trees, snow balls, red stockings, and statues and pictures of St. Nicholas. Turks, who are Moslem, may seem like they're observing Christmas like the Christians, but, they aren't celebrating
0 12/15
2006
Default Air Force Logo Care during the holidays, beyond
Well it is that time of the year again where we see supervisors inviting friends and Airmen over for a home-cooked meal. This past Thanksgiving was no exception; everyone appeared to be well taken care of. There were Airmen spending time with families across the base. There were also organizations taking care of the remaining Airmen that were
0 12/15
2006
Default Air Force Logo Juice me up
Sparky was a 28-year-old, brand-spanking-new paramedic student. On his first day in the medic lab, he marked the occasion by taking the defibrillator paddles, placing them on his chest and shouting, "juice me up!" His fellow paramedic student took him at his word, charged up the paddles and shocked Sparky with 360 joules. Sparky took all of six
0 12/15
2006
Default Air Force Logo Three kinds of people
It has been said that there are three kinds of people in life ... those who watch things happen, those who wonder what happened, and those who make things happen. We celebrated with those who make things happen at our annual awards banquet Feb. 24. We had a capacity gathering of heroes cheering on other heroes from all categories ... Airmen, NCOs,
0 12/13
2006
Default Air Force Logo 3 Fs: Preparing for the future
Last week we were privileged to host the U.S. Air Forces in Europe vice commander, Lt. Gen. Robert Bishop Jr., and this week we are hosting another very distinguished visitor, the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald R. Murray. Leaders of this caliber come to Incirlik to watch our Airmen execute the mission and do great things for our Air
0 12/13
2006
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