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  • Holiday message from 412th TW CC

    Team,The holidays are finally upon us and I'd like to take this time to express my deepest gratitude and commend all of you for your hard work, successes and patience.2013 was busy and challenging for the 412th Test Wing and I am amazed at all the accomplishments we have made through all the hurdles and honored to serve with you every day.This past
  • Another DUI message?

    I know! I know you think you have heard it all on this subject, but please don't stop reading!I know you have received hundreds (if not thousands) of DUI briefings over the course of your careers, but despite all that time and attention, DUI briefings don't work. What's that you say! It's true and I can prove it. The next time you are driving by
  • With a chill in the air, winter is around the corner

    Now that cold weather is upon us, we should prepare for the winter ahead and know a few simple safety precautions to prevent fire from striking our homes.More than 5,000 people die each year in the United States from injuries sustained in fires. Most of these deaths occur during the winter. The reasons often include carelessly using home heating
  • Have fun, be safe during winter recreation

    Enthusiasts of winter sports - both outdoor and indoor - are getting ready for skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, basketball, ice hockey, etc. There are many activities and just as many chances for injuries while participating in your favorite winter sport. Just make sure that you are physically prepared and have the proper personal protective
  • Safe winter driving

    Winter driving can be hazardous and scary, especially in the northern regions where some of you may be driving over the holiday period. Have no fear, additional preparations can help make it a safe trip.Use the three P's (Preparte, Protect and Prevent) for Safe Winter Driving. Prepare for your tripMaintain your car: Check the battery, tire tread
  • 'Tis the season to be impulsive

    The Winter Holidays are a time of festivities, food, friends, and family. They are also a time when we allow ourselves to be excessive with the quick rationalization of "It's the holidays!" Or, "It's only once a year!" Or, "I'll worry about it later!" The problem with that logic is that this excessive, impulsive behavior often has implications that
  • Holiday Hard-Target: Making yourself safe during the Holiday Season

    While the holiday season brings times of joy, great food, fellowship and shopping, it also brings increased danger to your personal safety from criminals who prey on soft targets. All too often we see people out and about shopping with little to no situational awareness, or practice poor home personal security habits, which leaves them susceptible
  • The leader's greatest harvest

    "Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be."  - Marcus AureliusSeeds are curious things - small, innocuous . . . overlooked. Incredibly, they are filled with an amazing power for growth. A growth for greatness. So, too, is your capability for seeding leadership potential!I learned from a close-friend that a single shaft
  • Veterans Day message from 412th TW CC

    Team,It's that day of the year where we take time to remember our veterans who continue to serve and those who have served in the past.Our freedoms, our heritage and the way of life we enjoy today are made possible because of our military veterans.November 11 was originally proclaimed as Armistice Day in 1919 as a commemoration of the armistice
  • Veterans Day is a day to say 'thank you'

    The United States greatly values its veterans and has a proud history of supporting and honoring these men and women. That is as it should be. While we should remember these heroes every day, Veterans Day offers a special time to acknowledge the millions of Americans who have stepped up to serve their country. Over the years, we've asked these