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Default Air Force Logo Whirling Dervishes
"Come, come, whoever; whatever you are. Come again infidel, idolator or fire-worshiper come again. Our monastery is not a place of despair. Even if you have violated your oaths a hundred times, come again." And millions, from every corner of the earth, have accepted that invitation throughout the centuries. The founder of the Whirling Dervishes,
0 12/07
2006
Default Air Force Logo Make an impact; little things mean a lot
I took my son to lunch last weekend to the restaurant of his choosing - we ended up at the bowling center (which has pretty good burgers by the way). After lunch he asked if we could play X-Box at the After Six Lounge for a while. Although I had other things to do, I agreed and promptly got trounced in one of the Star Wars games they have there.
0 12/07
2006
Default Air Force Logo Thin ice
In New Jersey, a high school student accidentally dropped his cell phone from the Dorset Avenue Bridge. Fortunately the river had frozen over, so the phone landed on the ice, apparently intact. To a dedicated cell phone user, losing one's phone is like losing an appendage. And what loyal friend would not try to retrieve your arm or leg if it had
0 12/07
2006
Default Air Force Logo Giddy up
We are less than six months out from our surety inspection with miles to go to prepare. You can clearly note the countdown in days on this page in each issue of the Tip of the Sword. We have set an exercise schedule to cover the next five months and get us prepared. We will ensure that everyone knows our exercise and preparation plan so that we can
0 12/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo Blinding flash of the obvious: Building a lifestyle
The secret of Incirlik is its sense of community. Close to 6,000 people within the confines of five-square miles serving the interests of the 10th Tanker Command and 39th Air Base Wing, the 2nd Turkish Air Force and U.S. Air Force's in Europe, the Turkish General Staff and European Command, the Government of Turkey and Government of the United
0 12/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo Eight months, 20 days and 34 issues
Man 'oh man, it seems as if it was only yesterday that I arrived at Incirlik. But in retrospect it has been eight months, 20 days, and 34 issues of the Tip of the Sword. More importantly, this issue of the Tip of the Sword marks the last of our first quarter of 2006. It has been a banner first quarter and a whirlwind eight months and 20 days. Chief
0 12/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo An ultra light and Coors Light
The Lafayette, Ind., pilot was renowned for his fly-by-night escapades where he enjoyed circling an area of town and toasting the people below with Coors beer. On his latest exploit he was flying his Ultra Light aircraft over a small section of homes, saluting the spectators with his Coors, when he smashed into a homeowner's huge TV tower. It is a
0 12/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo Not to be used as a condiment
Around the Thanksgiving turkey the family had gathered for the traditional meal of over-indulgence. They had prepared the dinner with great care and even roasted the turkey with a thermometer to ensure that it was cooked to the proper temperature. In fact when they pulled the thermometer from the turkey they figured it must have been cooked much
0 12/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo Smart is as smart does
The Arizona Highway Patrolmen were mystified when they came upon a pile of smoldering wreckage embedded in the side of a cliff rising above the road at the apex of a curve. The metal debris resembled the site of an airplane crash, but it turned out to be the vaporized remains of an automobile. The make of the vehicle was unidentifiable at the
0 12/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo Commitment separates success from failure
Squadron restructuring, Air Force Smart Operations, manpower cuts, deployments and our changing global environment all require adaptation across the Air Force. Right now at Incirlik, we have a lot on our plate ... and with a unit compliance inspection only five months away and bilateral training deployments potentially just over a month off, we are
0 12/05
2006
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