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Default Air Force Logo Four days, one year later
At 4:10 p.m. May 25 I asked everyone at the Memorial Day ceremony to look at their watches and note the time. I then told everyone that they were alive and to keep it that way through the supersized weekend ... four days later, you did it. Well done ... no one got bent or broken and you all are heroes! Now look at your watch right now and note the
0 11/29
2006
Default Air Force Logo Your sole contribution to the sum of things is yourself
I was running around the base perimeter this past weekend. I was running on the white stripe that defined the road's shoulder. As I looked out in front of me I noticed that I could see the white stripe stretch out before me for about 100 meters and then it blurred away. Have you ever noticed when flying into Adana, on short final, about 600-feet
0 11/29
2006
Default Air Force Logo What did you do during the war?
I am struck by the opening scene in the movie Patton where George C. Scott is giving a speech as General Patton and telling the troops that they should be proud because years from now they will not have to tell their grandchildren that they were shoveling &%@! in Louisiana during the great war. Years from now none of us will have to tell our
0 11/29
2006
Default Air Force Logo Lawn chair Larry
With the Fourth of July upon us, convention would have me write about America, independence and freedom. This article will not follow convention. Rather, I'd like to tell you why I have come to approach each weekend and holiday with a degree of trepidation. What a difference a year makes. Last year I looked forward to weekends and holidays and yet
0 11/29
2006
Default Air Force Logo COMUSAFE extends holiday wishes
Another holiday season is upon us. As you spend well deserved time with your family and friends, I ask you to keep safety in the forefront of your thoughts. Reflecting on last year's holiday season, we had 20 reportable mishaps between thanksgiving and new year's. These incidents covered a wide spectrum of incidents to include sports and
0 11/28
2006
Default Air Force Logo Time to get busy
The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary. Amazing results occur when people set a course, pursue it with relentless passion and keep their mind focused on the desired result. For Incirlik, the desired result is a win in our September inspection. Now is the time to buckle-up, strap it on, and apply ourselves with relentless
0 11/27
2006
Default Air Force Logo Six Airmen in a tub
Early Sunday morning (some time between midnight and 3 a.m.) I got a call from the command post. I often have a hard time reconstructing the specifics of these late night and early morning calls, but in this particular case the image was indelibly printed in my cranium. Apparently we had six Airmen running through the ballpark sprinklers in their
0 11/27
2006
Default Air Force Logo Fitness freak
During a safety seminar at a coal-burning power plant the following incident was reviewed for lessons learned. Jack's job in the power plant was supervising the coal runner which was kind of like a treadmill except it moved coal from the hopper to the burner. One day Jack's co-workers returned from their break to find Jack missing. In fact, all
0 11/27
2006
Default Air Force Logo "USAF supports you"
"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison said that ... and yes, Team Incirlik astounds me! Your preparation for and support of the displaced American citizens from Lebanon has demonstrated the big heart of our small community. You have clearly hosted our fellow American citizens with a
0 11/27
2006
Default Air Force Logo Flack vest testing
There is a training video used by police forces. The title of the video is Flack Vest Testing by a Fool. The star of the video is a man who is goofing off and asking people to shoot his bullet proof vest...while he is wearing it. The video shows him taking round after round of fire, from a .22 to a .357 magnum. The final shot was from an AR-15
0 11/27
2006
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