Tag Archives: Airmen


Perils of being ‘not-so-innocent’ bystander

By Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards
18th Wing Public Affairs

I was accused of sexual assault. Even after 21 years, it’s still not easy to admit that. It was 1993, and I was a young airman basic at Lowry Air Force Base, Colo. I was in technical school learning how to be an Air Force photographer.

My class consisted of eight male Airmen and Marines, and one female Airman. She told us right up front she didn’t want to be treated any differently than anyone else. We were to consider her “one of the guys.”

So we did.

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A silent victim is a victim forever

Combating sexual assault

By Gen. Larry O. Spencer
Air Force vice chief of staff

Just as Airmen broke the sound barrier and pioneered new paths to space, Airmen will pioneer new ways to prevent sexual assault in the Air Force.

Preventing this crime is not easy; if it were, you, America’s Airmen, would already have eliminated it from our force. As we begin this new fiscal year, I ask for your help in pioneering new ways to prevent sexual assault in the force. To be clear, preventing sexual assault focuses on the individual who commits the crime and how to intervene before a crime takes place.

Whether the campaign is called ‘Inherent Resolve,’ ‘Airmen Powered by Innovation,’ or ‘Every Airman Counts,’ your ideas are at the forefront of solving every challenge the Air Force faces, and eliminating sexual assault is no different.

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October 9 Recruitment Tweet Chat

By the Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The Air Force Recruiting Service and the Air Force social media team participated in their monthly tweet chat Oct. 9 and received 70 recruitment questions from Twitter followers. During the hour-long Web event, the teams answered questions about enlistment requirements, the Delayed Enlistment Program and other career field-specific questions. If you weren’t able to join the conversation, here are all the questions and answers from the chat.

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Safeguarding your digital footprint

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

Social media is a great resource for Airmen and their families to share information and stay connected to relatives at home and abroad.

Although many depend on these wonderful tools, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital footprint to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online predators and individuals who want to do us harm.

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AF leaders share updates on space, nuclear enterprise at conference

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever and Senior Airman Michelle Patten
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The second day of the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference in Washington D.C. enlightened attendees on current developments to the Air Force’s nuclear enterprise, space and cyberspace programs and other Air Force major commands, programs and initiatives.

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