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  • Stepping stones to success 5: Retraining

    (Editor's note: this is the fifth in a series of articles that will provide young Airmen and supervisors with advice to help make their careers in the military a success.)If water-cooler talk and kvetching is any indication, there are a lot of people in the world not satisfied with their jobs or looking for a change.How many Airmen have felt they
  • Stepping Stones to Success: Education

    (Editor's note: this is the third in a series of articles that will provide young enlisted Airmen and supervisors with advice to help make their careers in the military a success.) For Airmen education is a two pronged tool. To have a long and successful career education has to be pursued off and on duty because education is a cornerstone for
  • Stepping Stones to Success: Mentoring

    (Editor's note: this is the second in a series of articles that will provide young enlisted Airmen and supervisors with advice to help make their careers in the military a success.)  The act of mentoring and being mentored are rooted throughout history and extends its influence from contemporary culture back to the ancient Greeks. Mentors and their
  • Stepping stones to success: Starting out right

    (Editor's note: this is the first in a series of articles that will provide young Airmen and supervisors with advice to help make their careers in the military a success.) All enlisted Air Force careers originate at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, at Basic Military Training. However, as soon as this initial training is done, service members diverge
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Do you have the time?

    Everyone is busy these days running errands, paying bills, taking the children to softball, volleyball, football or soccer practice/games, and going to work. It's hard enough to find time to slow down and enjoy your family's accomplishments such as good grades, a job promotion or even planning an adventure. For some families, those happy times are
  • Song 'Bird' lifts spirits, keeps deployed mission humming

    On the morning of Sept. 24, members of the 451st Expeditionary Maintenance Group began their morning listening to tunes of a fiddler from the 772nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. Staff Sgt. Galen Bird, deployed from the 19th Maintenance Squadron here, was a few hours away from the end of his shift when his captain grabbed him without notice for a
  • 714th share training notes with Marines

    Marines from Quantico, Va. visited Airmen from the 714th Training Squadron recently to learn about the C-130 aircrew training program here and use those lessons to improve their own training program. "The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle is vastly different from its predecessor, the Amphibious Assault Vehicle. This will require a more robust and
  • Your ADC office is here for you

    The Little Rock Air Force Base Area Defense Counsel office provides numerous services for Air Force members facing adverse administrative or criminal action. We assist members facing courts-martial, Articles 15, letters of counseling, admonishment and reprimand, unfavorable information files, control rosters, referral enlisted and officer
  • Keesler honors "Pilot for a day"

    Sean Peneguy, a seventh grader at Bay Middle School in Bay St. Louis, became a "Pilot for a Day" at Keesler Aug. 14. Sean was diagnosed with a form of bone cancer called "Ewing's sarcoma" a year ago. Through the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, which has granted wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions since 1980, Sean finally got his
  • Here comes the boom

    While Little Rock Air Force Base sits on a majority of the old Arkansas Ordnance Plant , only about 40 Airmen on base today can say their current job has a direct link to the past, where the plant is said to have built around 85 percent of the fuses and detonators used by the U.S. military during World War II. Situated on a remote parcel of 85
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