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  • Goodbye, for now

    In the beginning I didn't know how long it would last. Now that it is almost over, I don't want it to end.I joined late in life and quickly found out how tough it could be for an old man to do a young man's job.I grew to love photography again. Recording others people's actions for others to see and gain their prospective came naturally. Bil Bowden
  • Reasons to Give

    As the end of 2014 approaches, many of you will begin thinking about your New Year's resolutions. Some of you will recommit to healthy living as you prepare for another fitness assessment. Others will focus on education and training to help advance your careers.  Both of those are great goals and I recommend that you actively pursue them. Still, I
  • Memories - remembering those flags

    As the country pauses to honor those who have fought and died for this country, I have a question:Where were you ten years ago?In 2003, then-President George W. Bush landed on an aircraft carrier returning from the Gulf of Arabia. Someone ¬-not he personally--hoisted a banner stating "Mission Accomplished".The mainstream media used that image of
  • We own it, we'll solve it..Together - Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    As we enter into April it causes me to pause and think about the ongoing challenges our wing and Air Force face. From our mission change to budget uncertainty, our challenges aren't small. Throughout the Department of Defense April has been set aside as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and I am moved by this year's theme - We Own It, We'll Solve
  • Military Women Need to be Visible Examples

    As we approach Veterans Day in 2012, there's a lot on my mind. I am privileged that this will be a day on, not a day off for me. On Veterans Day, I will participate in the Women Veterans Rock rally at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) Theater in Washington, D.C. This event is designed to support military women and veterans.
  • We are committed to being good stewards of the environment we share

    Here at Warfield Air National Guard Base, protecting the environment is a top priority and will be a major consideration in decision-making. Each and every Airman is dedicated to continued improvement of our processes to prevent and reduce waste generation. As Airmen and members of our community, we are committed to maintaining compliance with
  • Team Warfield displays exceptional teamwork, capability during ORI

    On June 15, 2011, Team Warfield completed the Air Combat Command Inspector General Phase I Operational Readiness Inspection. The 175th Wing proved to the IG team that we are in fact an effective organization. Specifically, the Wing earned 7 Outstanding, 15 Excellent, and 14 Satisfactory ratings - for an overall rating of Satisfactory.The inspectors
  • What is Courage?

    One of the highlights of my military career occurred in June of 2000, when I was able to witness the induction of 22 World War II Medal of Honor recipients into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes. The ceremony was part of a week-long series of events celebrating the belated award of the nation's highest honor to these brave men. It may seem odd for such
  • Mission to Bosnia is 'For the Kids'

    It's for the kids. Almost every Airman I talked to during my 17 days accompanying a deployment of Maryland Air National Guard civil engineers to Bosnia-Herzegovina this summer repeated that simple phrase. In July, the Maryland Air National Guard sent 72 Airmen, mostly members of the 175th Civil Engineer Squadron, to rebuild an elementary school in
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