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  • Wartime planning course prepares Airmen for duty

    As the Supreme Allied Commander of Allied Forces in Europe during the Normandy invasion of World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower explained the importance of military planning when he said, "In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." A course taught by the Air Force Doctrine Development and
  • Joint counterinsurgency doctrine needs airpower, paper says

    The counterinsurgency manual used by U.S. Soldiers and Marines undervalues the role airpower plays in fighting insurgencies, according to a monograph recently published by Air University officials. That guidance, designated Field Manual 3-24 by the Army and Warfighting Publication 3-33.5 by the Marine Corps, has been widely celebrated since its
  • Web site links, educates squadron commanders

    A Web site developed by Air University's Air Command and Staff College members here is now empowering commanders through a familiar concept -- communication. Known as the Commanders Connection, the site provides squadron commanders a safe environment to discuss issues -- sometimes sensitive in nature -- and receive advice on how to handle various
  • New Airmen "do something amazing" in the snow

    Thirty-four new Airmen joined the Air Force Jan. 12 at a World PowerSport Association Snowmobile Tour event in Shakopee, Minn.More than 25,000 fans at the Air Force Canterbury SnoCross event witnessed the young adults take the Air Force oath of enlistment for the first time, led by Brig. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot, Air Force Recruiting Service
  • AF releases report on toddler's death

    The Air Force today released a report of investigation into the Sept. 19, 2007, death of Devon M. Davis, two-year-old dependent son of Senior Airman Michael P. Davis and Kathryn G. Davis, citing the cause of death as accidental as a result of workplace complacency. The investigation board found that Devon Davis accompanied his parents to his
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