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  • October is domestic violence awareness month

    Just as Sexual Assault is incompatible with Air Force Core Values, so is Domestic Violence. Those who came to the Reserve from Active Duty may have some acquaintance with the Air Force Family Advocacy Program. As stated in the Air Force Reserve Command's behavioral health Web site: Family Advocacy

  • Reservists balance life taskings by keeping a clear focus

    The October Unit Training Assembly provides a well-deserved opportunity to relax, bring the family, and enjoy an afternoon at the Family Day Extravaganza and Picnic. Even as many of you are catching your breath from the last deployment, we are looking at another deployment next year. In an

  • Medical warriors are trained, ready for action

    As this great country of ours continues its War on Global Terrorism, the men and woman of the 301st Aerospace Medicine Squadron and the 701st Medical Squadron stand ready to provide outstanding comprehensive medical care to our men and woman during combat and peacetime. The Air Force Medical System

  • Demonstrate leadership in the presence of adversity

    Base realignments and closures, reduction in forces, uniform changes and Enlisted Performance Report/Officer Performance Report revisions highlight today's Air Force. So much variability in our service can raise the eyebrow of the most optimistic of military professionals. What is the challenge

  • Remembered 9/11 anniversary with vigilance, Eagle Eyes

    Where were you when you saw American Airlines Flight 11 hit the New York Trade Center's north tower? Once again we approach the anniversary of 9/11. We remember the terror that not only changed the world but touched every 301st Fighter Wing member and their family's lives -- it's been six years. As

  • Serving others can offer sense of fulfillment

    In my Air Force career, I have changed fields many times, always following the calling of service -- new fields and new training have helped keep me striving and provided extra incentive to reach for something new and different in my military career. Some of those career fields could be considered

  • 301st Fighter Wing; on time, on target for success

    It is hard to believe 12 months have gone by since I became the 301st Fighter Wing commander. I am proud of the level of commitment and motivation displayed by the 301FW members. Almost every specialty in our wing has been deployed or has had something to do with supporting a deployment. Our wing is

  • Doing more with less reflects current, future outlook on missions

    Doing more with less is a phrase we constantly hear these days. One result is a Unit Training Assembly weekend crammed with more things to accomplish and fewer hands to get them done. We constantly read articles from leadership telling us we are more advanced, better trained and can do more with

  • Only the best will do for our Air Force

    Have you ever read a quote that made you really stop and think? One that really got me was from Oprah Winfrey. She stated "Doing your best at this moment puts you in the best position for the next." In our world of constant deployments and unknown time lines, it is imperative we make the most of our

  • New vice brings decades of Fighter Wing experience

    I'm utterly thrilled to be your vice wing commander! Let me tell you a little of what I've learned during my wonder-filled career with the 301st. I left active duty in 1984 and joined the 457th Spads as an F-4 Weapons Systems Officer, the same job I performed while active. As a new reservist I