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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. All residents and users of the Air Force network play a part in keeping it safe. Air Forces Cyber urges you to learn as much as you can about cyber security and implement those practices at all times at work and at home. (U.S. Air Force graphic illustration by William Parks) National Cyber Security Awareness Month: What is cyber security?
Ok, so it's National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so what? It's also (among other observances) Native American Heritage Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month and National Pomegranate Month in the United States. Antioxidants aside, those other two are hugely important and leave me wondering, "What does cyber security even mean and why does it
0 10/12
2012
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Col. Joseph Scherrer, 689th Combat Communications Wing commander, designated May 24 as a day without Internet or e-mail to create awareness of how dependant the unit has become on technology. More than 1,500 689th CCW personnel took part in "a day without e-mail." (Photo illustration by Robert Talenti) Being a good cyber warrior sometimes means leaving technology behind
The 689th Combat Communications Wing, as part of 24th Air Force's cyberspace force, uses hi-tech communications equipment to take the network into austere environments.Despite Combat COMM's satellite dishes and spinning airfield radars, sometimes its the ability of Airmen to effectively communicate that makes the most difference. We've become so
0 7/23
2012
Default Air Force Logo 24th AF commander: Maximize fun and family, minimize mishap
Team, we are in that period where we're enjoying celebrating the "independence" we work so hard to protect, and spending time at home and on the road with our great families who also serve and support in everything we do! I'd like to reinforce the message from General Shelton and to ask you to be safe in all that you do during this period of
0 6/28
2012
Default Air Force Logo Shelton sends message of safety for holidays
1. Independence Day is a time to celebrate the freedoms and liberties that we enjoy as Americans. Many of you will have time to take some well-deserved time off and participate in a variety of activities. As you enjoy your well-deserved break, do it safely.2. We want each of you to have an incident-free holiday, so let's make it our goal to have a
0 6/28
2012
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - LACKLAND, Texas -- The 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day. 'Safety - It's Personal' 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign coming soon
Cyber Warriors, we are fast approaching the summer months. Children will be out of school and a majority of personnel will enjoy leave during this time. Family vacations, outdoor recreational activities, and plenty of yard work will reign supreme. Historically, the Air Force has focused safety campaigns aimed at reducing mishaps during the 101
0 5/03
2012
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Chad Crittenden, part of the American300 Warrior Tours and a CBS’ Survivor contestant, speaks to Airmen during the 24th Air Force portion of their visit here Dec. 19. Crittenden lost his right leg to synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The American300 Warrior Tours is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the resiliency of American military members, their families and the communities in which they live. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott McNabb) I saw granddad again
I saw my grandfather yesterday. It was great to see him again. The years have flown by since he passed.I didn't see his face or hear his laugh; both always ushered in calm and goodness. I saw his champion's heart, unwavering determination and incredible mental toughness in the spirits of fellow amputees who visited my unit Dec.19.Chad Crittenden,
0 12/22
2011
Default Air Force Logo Three days in service dress
As you might expect, as a commander of a wing that stretches from Ramstein, Germany, to Hawaii, I spend a lot of time on the road and in different uniform combinations. But, I want to tell you about a couple of weeks ago when I wore my service dress uniform three days in a row. Even for me, that's pretty rare: most days, it's Airman Battle Uniforms
0 6/16
2011
Default Air Force Logo Contracting caps: which contract is the right one?
Have you ever had a project all lined up, thought you knew of the perfect contract for your project and the contracting officer said something like, "I'm sorry but this project will exceed your contract's cap so we can't use this contract?" Contracts come in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet the customer's needs. A contract's type will dictate
0 5/09
2011
Default Air Force Logo Optimizing the Ordinary
Can a trip to the commissary change your life? Not because of some tragedy en route or any distressing event, but just through uneventful, ordinary things? The answer is "Yes, but..."If you are like the majority of Americans, you are constantly in a rush. A rush to get to work, get home, get the kids, get dinner and the list goes on until you crash
0 3/15
2011
Default Air Force Logo You can make a difference
What is one of the most powerful predictors of whether a sexual assault will be completed or not? You are!When a woman is attacked by a single individual, you, as a prosocial bystander, can play a vital role in determining whether a rape will be completed or not. The presence of a bystander makes a completed rape 44 percent less likely. We need to
0 8/31
2010
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