Physical therapy: Changing my outlook

By Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr. Air Force Social Media Have you heard of Airman Snuffy? Airman Snuffy is an Airman who’s used as the example for almost everything in the Air Force. Let’s say Airman Snuffy has an injury, but doesn’t want to get medical treatment because of the misnomer that “you’ll get kicked out of the Air Force if you’re broken.” What Airman Snuffy didn’t know was letting an injury go untreated can cause greater medical issues in … [Read more...]

One big Air Force

By Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr. Air Force Social Media It’s not a foreign principle in the Air Force to understand that we participate, train, educate and support one another as fellow Airmen. In my opinion, it’s truly part of what makes us the world’s greatest Air Force. But what does that really look like? Over the last few years, I’ve had the opportunity to work side-by-side with members of the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard. I’ve seen firsthand that there … [Read more...]

Airmen and the almighty dollar

By Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie Air Force Social Media These tips will help you succeed in avoiding some of the financial management pitfalls many Airmen experience when they join the Air Force. Work with your local Airman and Family Readiness Center to discuss other financial issues. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff. Sgt. Carlin Leslie/Released) As part your initial training when you join the United States Air Force, you attend briefing after briefing and complete numerous computer-based … [Read more...]

Air Force Cycling Team takes on RAGBRAI

By Senior Master Sgt. Larry Gallo Air Force Cycling Team I just went back and re-read my daily post from a year ago when we were on the road to the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. Life seems to come full circle as I’ve done the same things at the same time for the last 10 years like attending RAGBRAI. The only things that change are the faces of the people sitting behind me in the van. This year, we have 17 people who are riding with us in a convoy, and only three … [Read more...]

The Oath of Enlistment

By Staff Sgt. Jarrod Chavana Air Force Social Media When you join any branch of the U.S. military, you take an oath of enlistment. Sometimes this oath is conducted in a private ceremony with only a handful of individuals, but other times it is performed in front of sold-out stadiums. I’ve gathered a few photos highlighting our Delayed Enlistment Program enlistees who are taking their first steps toward enlisting in the Air Force. The first time someone has the opportunity they will resemble … [Read more...]