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Default Air Force Logo DUIs and ARIs: A matter of discipline
In Afghanistan, a handful of service members have hurt America's strategic interests through incidents of gross misconduct, such as urinating on Taliban, burning Korans, and allegedly massacring villagers. Meanwhile, Vandenberg is responding to an increase in DUIs and alcohol-related incidents (ARIs). Despite increased focus on the dangers of
0 5/18
2012
Default Air Force Logo Surviving rape: A mother's perspective
It began with the phone ringing at 5 a.m., which is never a good time for a phone call. It was my 18-year-old daughter sobbing, saying she was at the police station. I asked her what she had done (not my best parenting moment). Then, she said she had been raped, and my heart stopped. I told her that she was not a victim, and, by going to the
0 5/11
2012
Default Air Force Logo Big Fires Start Small: Preventing Child – Set Fires
Fires are the number-one cause of death at home for children under six. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that two of every five of those children killed in home fires die in fires started by themselves or other young children. More than one of every eight fatal structural fires is started by a child under age 15. Why Children Set
0 5/09
2012
Senior Airman Kyle Carter torques a forward compressor case during assembly of an F-16 Fighting Falcon engine Aug. 12, 2009, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The F-16 has a thrust-to-weight ratio greater than one, providing power to climb and accelerate vertically. Airman Carter is an Air Space Propulsions Journeyman assigned to the 354th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Clas Laura Goodgame) Tools of the Trade
On an uncharacteristically cool, crisp night, deep in the heart of Louisiana, my efforts to evade capture by an opposition force came to a sudden halt when, quite unintentionally, I managed to gift-wrap myself in the painful spirals of razor-sharp concertina wire. Repeated flails did nothing to break the entanglement. One hundred meters west of my
0 5/04
2012
Default Air Force Logo I chose AADD
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.That opening line of Robert Frost's epic poem, "The road less traveled," describes the choice we have after drinking. It seems like we all know of someone who has gotten a DUI, but I've never heard of anyone end a drinking story with, "and then we took Airman Against Drunk Driving home."Is it because we're afraid
0 5/04
2012
The "30 for 30" challenge is in full swing as is Alcohol Awareness Month. Do you have your Plan A established and in place? (U.S. Air Force graphic/Carolyn Lander) 
Alcohol awareness minute: The cost of a DUI
The cost of a DUI in California is over $6,000 and your military career will definitely be in jeopardy. How much does it cost to get a ride from a volunteer with Airmen Against Drunk Driving? Nothing! AADD is 100 percent free, safe, and anonymous!Volunteers are standing by to provide safe rides Fridays, Saturdays and any night before a holiday or
0 4/20
2012
Default Air Force Logo Earth Day calls for broader focus at all levels
Each year when Earth Day rolls around, I make a commitment to pay greater attention to our natural environment, to shift focus from seemingly inconsequential daily activities to the greater task of preserving and improving our natural environment. But this way of thinking misses the mark.Earth Day isn't a time to shift focus, but to broaden it.It
0 4/17
2012
Default Air Force Logo Lompoc Elks Lodge to honor Vandenberg Airmen
Members of the Lompoc Elks Lodge are scheduled to present Outstanding Performance Awards and the Elks Valor Award for public safety to three Vandenberg Airmen April 19 in the Lompoc Elks Lodge ballroom starting at 6:30 p.m.The Lompoc Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler, Sylvia Boynton, is scheduled to award Staff Sgt. Isaac Lotero, a 30th Security Forces
0 4/17
2012
The "30 for 30" challenge is in full swing as is Alcohol Awareness Month. Do you have your Plan A established and in place? (U.S. Air Force graphic/Carolyn Lander) 
“30 for 30” Challenge: Responsible choices 30 days and beyond
Vandenberg Airmen are simply amazing. You hear from me often, praising our many award winners and promotees alike. Our team is certainly a high-performing machine; one I'm incredibly proud to lead. Like many successful teams, we work hard...and we play hard. Yet unfortunately, we have a serious, and growing problem on our hands. All too often it
0 4/13
2012
The "30 for 30" challenge is in full swing as is Alcohol Awareness Month. Do you have your Plan A established and in place? (U.S. Air Force graphic/Carolyn Lander) 
"30 for 30" Challenge:This cannot happen
This cannot happen! But it is. The rate at which Vandenberg personnel have been involved in alcohol related incidents has been increasing at an alarming rate this year. Since January, three airmen have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Adding those to the already high number of DUIs and ARIs in 2011, the trend is going in
0 4/06
2012
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