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COMMENTARY: I put on my uniform this morning, didn’t I?

This post was originally published by RAF Mildenhall - RAF Mildenhall Latest News

June 24, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine

A chief master sergeant was sitting at his desk down the hall from the commander's office. As the chief finished his second cup of coffee, the commander stepped into his office.

"Chief," the colonel said. "I hate to ask you this, but I need you to be in the desert six days from now, for a 179-day rotation. Can you go?"

With no emotion in his voice and without even looking up, the chief replied, "I put on my uniform this morning, didn't I?"

The colonel was a little taken back by the chief's response because he wasn't one to talk in riddles. The colonel thought to himself, "Has this veteran of 28 years finally gone off the deep end on me?"
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Airmen BEEF up contingency skills

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June 23, 2014 in Germany, Ramstein Air Base by clevine


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Outdoor recreation continues summer activities

This post was originally published by Aviano Air Base - Aviano Headlines

June 23, 2014 in Aviano Air Base, Italy by clevine


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Wingman test: pass or fail

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June 23, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

What would you do? The DoD received 5,061 reports of alleged sexual assult in 2013 with more than 54 percent involving service member-on-service member crime. Every Airmen is responsible for stepping in when something is not right, even in seemingly awkward situations. We all have a role in combating sexual assault. It is essential that every service member, from all levels of the military, knows that dignity and respect are core values we follow.



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Team Incirlik members celebrate DOD ‘Pride’ Month

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June 23, 2014 in Incirlik Air Base, Turkey by clevine

June is 'Pride' month - a time to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender service members and civilians for their dedicated service to our country. Several Airmen and civilian members shared stories of their own and some family members' experiences with being a part of being part of the LGBT community in the military. Other activities this month on Incirlik AB included a kick-off pool party and also a 5K race. This is the first year the Department of Defense celebrated Pride Month.
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Total force brings air power to Saber Strike

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June 23, 2014 in Germany, Ramstein Air Base by clevine

Saber Strike 2014 concluded June 20,2014, with a closing ceremony at the Adaži Training Area, here.

This year's U.S. Army Europe-led, multinational military exercise ran from June 9-20 across multiple locations within the Baltic States, and was comprised of approximately 4,700 service members from 10 partner countries.

The Saber Strike exercise program is an ongoing training effort that facilitates cooperation between the U.S., Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to improve combined operations capability in a variety of missions and prepare participating nations for possible future operations.
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RAF Fairford recap: bombers deploy to UK for training operations

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June 23, 2014 in Norway, Royal Air Force Base Croughton, Royal Air Force Base Fairford, Stavanger Community, United Kingdom by clevine


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Kirby: special operators will assess situation in Iraq

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June 23, 2014 in Norway, Royal Air Force Base Croughton, Royal Air Force Base Fairford, Stavanger Community, United Kingdom by clevine

Special operators that President Barack Obama is sending to Iraq, up to 300 U.S. military personnel, will form assessment teams to evaluate the situation on the ground there and boost Iraq's ability to counter the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL.

During a press briefing here this afternoon, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the first set of assessment teams will focus on three areas in Iraq.
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USAF builds partnership with Baltic States

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June 23, 2014 in Germany, Ramstein Air Base by clevine

Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Group arrived at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia in Europe, June 16, 2014, to participate in the Air Force-specific portion to Saber Strike 2014.


Saber Strike is a regularly scheduled, reoccurring exercise that promotes the enduring commitment the United States and other allied nations have with the Baltic States.


"This is a capability we have not had the opportunity really train on in approximately six years," said Master Sgt. William Mendez, 435th CRG contingency weather forecaster. "Coming to a foreign air base and truly starting from step in making it operable for our guys is a great experience."
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480th completes Av-Det rotation 14-3

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June 20, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Medics train with mobile decontamination line

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June 20, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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British military leaders, students visit RAF Mildenhall, RAF Lakenheath

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June 20, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine


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Medical group reins change hands

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June 20, 2014 in Aviano Air Base, Italy by clevine


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USAFE-UK director visits with Team Mildenhall leadership

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June 20, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine


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Newly installed fire suppression system tested

This post was originally published by Aviano Air Base - Aviano Headlines

June 20, 2014 in Aviano Air Base, Italy by clevine


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