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A tractor hauls local farming goods and supplies along the road to Powidz Air Base, Poland, Aug. 1, 2014. Nearly 75 years ago, these roads were packed with troops from Nazi Germany, as they invaded the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton/Released) Off the Path: 75 years in 30 minutes
The car bumped and bounced along the road peppered with loose rocks and potholes. Buildings flew by, both new and old, that symbolized national struggle and a commitment to rebuild. It was hard to believe that nearly 75 years ago, the road leading to and from Gniezno, the former capital of modern day Poland, was lined with troops from the Third
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The Bell Inn, located in Stilton Village, United Kingdom, has been credited as the official birthplace of Stilton cheese. According to legend, Cooper Thornhill, owner of the Bell Inn, discovered and marketed the distinctive blue cheese around 1730. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton/Released) Off the path: the rolling cheese of Stilton
The streets and sidewalks were packed as people enjoyed their bank holiday at Stilton Village, United Kingdom, May 5. Popular music filled the air as vendors and residents exchanged pleasantries, goods and coin.I made a mental note to stop at the fresh-baked bread stand on the way back, not realizing that it would be practically empty by the end of
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Gen. Frank Gorenc is Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa, Commander Allied Air Command, headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany; and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Kalkar, Germany. Force management and you
The Chief of Staff's announcement concerning force management programs should have caught your attention because it could affect your status in next year's Air Force.The Air Force will become smaller, and that means some of you reading this will have important decisions to make very soon. That is why both voluntary and involuntary programs have
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force holds sexual assault offenders accountable, sexual assault convictions are now on-line
You should know that the Air Force now publishes sexual assault convictions on-line. Anyone can go to this website and review more than 100 sexual assault convictions from across the Air Force, to include viewing them by base. This list is not all inclusive of all sexual assault punishments, only court-martial convictions. I take allegations of
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Default Air Force Logo Do you have what it takes to be a ‘new monkey’?
My boss sometimes calls me the new monkey.I hope that sentence has you asking, "What in the world does that mean?" If it does, I can't think of a better time to explain it, so here's the story.Some scientists put three monkeys in a big cage. The monkeys are placed on one side of the cage without food, while some savory monkey snacks are placed on
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KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Getting back to basics can save lives (Illustration by Felicia M. Hall) Getting back to basics can save lives
In the stressed, overworked and strained ops tempo environment of today's Air Force, safety sometimes ends up pushed to the back burner. While this is one solution to our over-filled plates, it is the most dangerous, with literally, life-threatening consequences. However, there is another option that can be lifesaving, and it has to do with our
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Default Air Force Logo We’re honored to serve with you
It is truly a remarkable honor to take the flag as your new commander. Cindy and I cannot be more proud of the team we are joining, and we are ecstatic to continue the amazing progress that General and Mrs. Welsh effected in their tenure here. We are blessed to return for our seventh United States Air Forces in Europe tour, and I cannot tell you
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Default Air Force Logo My job is prosecuting sexual assault
Here's a simple truth ... sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are "blue on blue," or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting our core values, these undisciplined Airmen reject
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Default Air Force Logo Kristallnacht--70 Years Later: Never Forget
It was a night that will be forever remembered in history. Kristallnact--or Night of the Broken Glass--was a two-day, state-sponsored rampage of murder, chaos, and destruction across Germany that began on November 9th, 1938. Nazi storm troopers--acting under orders from Adolf Hitler's inner circle--engaged in a systematic wave of violence against
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