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JAIMI L. UPTHEGROVE, Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs
June 22, 2017
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — In mid-May a worldwide ransomware cyberattack infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries. Luckily, shortly after the attack began, a web security researcher was able to discover an effective kill switch that slowed the spread of the infection, effectively halting the outbreak. Ransomware attacks effect computers by encrypting all of the information on... Read more
STAFF SGT. ARECA T. BELL, 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 22, 2017
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — With the tap of a keyboard, people can post their immediate thoughts to social networking websites—whether it’s good, bad or ugly.Without time to “think it through”, users risk hurting their career and others with defamatory comments or by overstepping their boundaries when sending private messages.“Using social media websites to degrade, intimidate, humiliate or... Read more


Commentary: How much do I care

CHIEF MASTER SGT. CHRISTOPHER MCKINNEY, 20th Fighter Wing
June 15, 2017
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Leadership expert, John Maxwell said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Gen. Collin Powell said it this way, “People don’t give two cents about what we think we know or who we think we are if they perceive we don’t care about them (perception is their reality.)”So what does it mean to care for your people? Caring for our people... Read more
TECH. SGT. MATT, 432nd Wing
June 15, 2017
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The purpose of development is to close the gap between demands and abilities. Professional gaps are fluid for Airmen due to frequently changing titles, duty locations, ranks and personal goals. The Air Force attempts to provide baseline skills through training and professional military education, but too often these efforts are completed as transactions: completing... Read more
Tim Childers
June 8, 2017
Every year during annual information assurance training (entitled DoD IAA CyberAwareness Challenge CBT), Jeff, the animated character in the training, asks us to help him stop adversaries from completing a successful cyberattack and he also shows us how to properly handle classified information. Every year we take his challenge and every year we succeed in thwarting adversarial cyberattacks and... Read more
MAJ. HAMILTON UNDERWOOD, 4th Combat Camera Squadron commander
June 8, 2017
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Recognition is a fundamental human need. It then follows recognizing Airmen is fundamental responsibility of leadership because taking care of Airmen is a leader’s priority. As the adage goes, if a leader takes care of the people, the people will take care of the mission. Recognition in the Air Force can be both formal and informal. Medals are an important... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN JOSHUA MASIN, LGBT Pride Month Committee chair
June 1, 2017
From the Stonewall  Riots in New York in 1969 to today’s social revolution for equality, we have seen what progression looks like. We in the LGBT community have seen where we started and what it has taken for us to gain a foothold in the mountainous climb for rights. The climb has been a waiting game that spans over a period of decades, married with protests, political action, court cases,... Read more


Commentary: ACTION LINE:

June 1, 2017
Q: Traffic at the West Gate is extremely slow at peak hours due to all three incoming lanes not being open in the morning and the shear mass of vehicles leaving base in the evening. Traffic going off base at peak hours is extremely slow and frustrating. Please open the Southwest Gate during peak hours to address this concern. There is a high level of frustration when you cannot get through the... Read more
LT. GEN. LEE K. LEVY II, Air Force Sustainment Center
May 25, 2017
AFSC Airmen, on Armed Forces Day we thank those who are serving.On Veterans Day we say thank you to those who served.On Memorial Day we honor and remember those who served in the Armed Forces and gave all of their tomorrows for our todays.We only have to look around us to see what we have, but Memorial Day is when we remember why. Amazing men and women from the beginning of our history as a... Read more
JASON MARSH, 75th Air Base Wing Legal Office
May 25, 2017
Over the past few years several states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized the use of marijuana for medicinal and/or recreational purposes. It might be tempting given this climate to dismiss or diminish the use or possession of marijuana by federal employees. Don’t fall for it!Federal law still categorizes marijuana as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substance Act. It is... Read more

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