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Default Air Force Logo Earn That Honor, Everyday
Many of you may have already seen and read a recent letter to all Airmen - signed by Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force; General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and CMSgt James A. Cody, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force - regarding Core Values in our Air Force. In the letter, these senior leaders remind us that
0 4/01
2014
Default Air Force Logo With Honor, Compassion and Pride
I recently attended a memorial service with military honors for a fellow Pennsylvania Guardsman. Master Sergeant Paul Kearns was a Loadmaster with the 193d Special Operations Wing, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. When he died unexpectantly in October, Paul was 48 years young, and is survived by his wife and five children. Although not killed in
0 12/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo Strength in Numbers
From time to time, you may have heard me or others talk about Professional Military Organizations (PMOs). What are PMOs and why should you belong? PMOs are formed to recognize and represent groups of individuals, and their ideals, interests and goals. They often spur camaraderie and esprit de corps, and frequently provide lobbyists for military
0 5/15
2013
Default Air Force Logo Changing of the Guard
     We have another changing of the guard; two-fold. On 4 February 2013, CMSgt James A. Hotaling (pronounced HO-tailing, not Hot-a-ling like I was originally pronouncing it) began service as our 11th Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard (ANG). And on 22 March 2013, Lt Gen Stanley E. Clarke III assumed responsibility as the 15th
0 4/07
2013
Default Air Force Logo Financially Responsible
     As I write my article this month, talk of Sequestration (across the board budget cuts) and Continuing Resolution (temporary budget) fill the airwaves and communication traffic. Regardless of whether Sequestration takes (took) effect on 1 March or if the current Continuing Resolution expires on 27 March, I believe spending cuts are inevitable.
0 2/25
2013
Default Air Force Logo With honor
The rendering of military funeral honors is a way to show our Nation's deep gratitude to those who, in times of war or peace, have faithfully defended our Country. This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration a grateful Nation can provide to a past or present service member's family. This honor is bestowed by various military units
0 2/08
2013
Default Air Force Logo There is No Place
     Many of you may have already seen and read a recent 'Letter to Airmen' - signed by Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force; General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Chief Master Sgt. James A Roy, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force - regarding sexual assault within our ranks. In the letter, these senior leaders
0 1/11
2013
Chief Master Sgt. Vic Guerra has served as the wing commad chief of the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Pittsburgh since January 2007. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Ann Young) Changing of the Guard
We have another changing of the guard. I'm sure most of you heard earlier this year that Maj. Gen. Stephen Sischo announced his plans to retire in December as the Deputy Adjutant General - Air and Commander of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. Recently, Maj. Gen. Wesley Craig, The Adjutant General of Pennsylvania and Commander of the
0 11/27
2012
Default Air Force Logo Flight of Freedom
Last month we celebrated the accomplishments of our fellow Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen at the 24th annual Flight of Freedom awards ceremony. The Flight of Freedom is our annual salute to the members of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and their involvement in our Nation's defense. It's our opportunity to reflect upon unit accomplishments
0 10/31
2012
Default Air Force Logo The Guard Changes
On Sunday, 15 July 2012, 67 of my fellow Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen and I participated in the Pennsylvania National Guard Change of Responsibility Ceremony held at Fort Indiantown Gap. The ceremony was between Command Sergeant Major Nicholas (Chip) Gilliland and Command Sergeant Major Michael Gundrum, our new Senior Enlisted Advisor to the
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2012
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