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  • The War on Information

    "We only wish to represent things as they are." - Clausewitz, 1832 There is a popular platitude known as Moore's Law that explains how computers and the information processing discoveries that accompany them double in speed and memory approximately every 20 months. This was postulated in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore; interestingly, this
  • Protect your identity from social networking scams

    Popular social networks have allowed us to electronically keep in touch with our family members and friends through new feeds, blogs, tweets and photographs. Social networks have become a place to share our personal information with the world.Social networks have also become an easy target for cyber criminals to evolving in to their main source of
  • It's not like I'm Captain Planet or anything

    I stopped to pick up a candy wrapper, one sunny afternoon in the park. No big deal, it's not like I'm Captain Planet or anything. Just picked up some trash.Then I saw a discarded straw.And a piece of paper."Are you picking up trash because every day is Earth Day?" asked my six-year-old daughter. "I'll help you!""I sure am," I said, kind of shocked
  • Courage in the face of responsibility

    History cannot light a path out of our darkness, but it can remind us at times that things are not so bad. Those who think that our nation has never been as divided politically as it is today would do well to consider the United States at the outset of the Civil War. Likewise, those of us in the Air Force who think that our service has never had to
  • COMMENTARY: Don't be an ostrich leader

    Ostrich leadership. When an ostrich is scared, they hide their head in the sand. Actually, their defensive behavior is to lie low and press their long necks to the ground in an attempt to become less visible. Obviously, the appearance is their head is in the sand. Needless to say, I'm not a fan of what I would call "Ostrich Leadership."Ostrich
  • Non-citizen Airman at Whiteman

    Every day we wake up and put our uniform on to "go to work." For some of us military life is just a job, for others it's a way of life. Some of us have goals to serve 20 or more years in the Air Force and some of us will only serve four. Whether you are here for a short time or plan to hunker down for the long-haul most of us serve our country
  • I'm a quitter

    It's been nearly two months. In the grand scheme of things that doesn't seem like a long time, but it's been some very long, slow days without the familiar feel of the cigarette in my hand, the familiar taste of nicotine that started my mornings or the feel of the box in my pocket that comforted me during stressful times. To put it bluntly,