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  • Operational Readiness legal brief

    As we look forward to our upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection, there are many legal concepts that we must keep in mind. Each of us should have the situational awareness to recognize potential legal issues.Criminal jurisdiction during ORI: While on orders, we are all subject to the Uniform Code

  • Operational Readiness, be ready!

    After four Operational Readiness Training Periods, several sessions of station training each UTA and significant individual preparations, we are well on our way to the Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection scheduled for October of 2012. Our next major event in the ORI preparation cycle is the

  • October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: What home users can do

    Home computers are a common target of cybercriminals. Home users keep large amounts of personal data on their computer, such as tax records, banking information, and lists of contacts. In addition, home computers have become the family archive of photos, documents, and other sentimental items that,

  • Leadership must be earned daily -- with respect

    Leadership is not given, ordained or a right. It doesn't come from position or rank. Leadership must be earned every day. Any Airman can be a leader as long as he is disciplined in his positive daily habits. Andrew Carnegie once said, "The older I get, the less I listen to what people say and the

  • Resiliency: Our safety net

    The other day while visiting the base exchange I met an old friend I hadn't seen in 20 years. We were stationed together at the Air Force Academy as young Airmen and we had dorm rooms only a couple rooms apart. He retired a couple years back as a first sergeant but his civil service job keeps him

  • The relevance of OPSEC

    During the Vietnam War, a special team was established to address the alarming number of pilot casualties and aircraft lost from enemy attacks. The team, known as "Purple Dragon," was established to take a critical look at operational tactics and mission planning. What the team eventually discovered

  • Yellow Ribbon, help for familes before and after deployments

    This year more than 300 members of the 302nd Airlift Wing have been, are or will be deployed. As Air Force Reservists working to balance civilian jobs, family commitments and the Reserve, deployments are significant life events. With the conversion from Reserve to active duty status, deployments

  • Need reasons to exercise?

    Is all of this exercise really worth the effort? Can't this be a whole lot easier? When will we be able to keep fit while lounging in the recliner? There are too many days when we are tempted to skip the workout. How many of you have said, "I'll start tomorrow?" How many days ago was yesterday?