Awards and decorations of the United States Air Force

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  • Suicide And Bravery In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    soldiers through the minefield. Art and Literature created by veterans to reduce the effects of PTSD ultimately links, to multiple aspects of the book The Things They Carried. The mask created by a US Army Flight Medic relates to Norman Bowker from The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The left half of the face covered with an American flag and in the eye a reflection of a formal military photograph. The right half of the mask is a skull with the sentence, “I have destroyed my life and myself, so that others may live” inscribed on the fractured jaw. This relates to Norman Bowker because on one side, he did his patriotic duty for his country. “Norman Bowker might then have listed the seven medals he did win: the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart” (135). This illustrates the picture of a good soldier who served his country valiantly, which is the Norman Bowker most people see. Underneath this heroic soldier, there is allot of hurt and guilt. During an intense mortar pounding, Norman Bowker let his friend Kiowa die “He released Kiowa’s boot and watched it slide away” (143). Kiowa was pulled down by the mud along with the person that Norman used to be. He was never his old self after this and it haunted him until “three years later hanged himself in the locker room of a YMCA” (149). After his deployment, Norman never adjusted back to normal life. The…

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  • Essay On Military Families

    Families face numerous challenges before, during, and after a family member has been deployed. A lot of attention and studies have been placed on the deployment of the soldiers, but the return and reunification process can be just as stressful. The proposed documentaries will give a brief overview of military families and will follow the conflicts and struggle these families faced when their service members returned home from deployments to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These deployments…

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  • Unfair Awards System Essay

    The Unfair Awards System during Iraq and Afghanistan SGM Roslyn D. Mason United States Sergeants Major Academy Sergeants Major Course (SMC) CL43B SGM JOHN A. KOLODGY October 10, 2016 Having been involved in both Iraq and Afghanistan wars the one consistent thing that I have noticed was a high distribution of awards to officers and senior enlisted whom did not deserve them. At first when reading the citations of extreme heroism, working above and beyond duties, and rank. One would come…

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  • Sexual Assault In The Military Essay

    The Issue of Sexual Assault in the Military In 2013 there were 28,700 military members that were sexually assaulted (Cernak). It is one of the largest issues in the United States military and it is being handled very poorly. All of the militaries time and money being out towards sexual assault are being used on repetitive training that is obviously not working because the numbers of sexual assaults going the wrong direction every year. Because of this training, victims know the options…

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  • Importance Of Diversity In The Military

    sign persons enlisted compared to officer in many cases. Also to take into consideration would be their ASVAB scores to initially even have them eligible for the military. And there is data that suggests that minorities do score lower on certain tests. So either the military would have to lower their standards or see why minorities are scoring lower on military based test. The lowering of test standards could definitely be a slippery slope and have some recruits crying foul or even worse reverse…

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  • Warrant Officer Course Reflection

    attend the overseas Warrant Officer Course conducted by the Royal Australian Air Force, at the RAAF Base Wagga. Eagerly anticipating the course’s commencement, I did in-depth research, sought the advice of previous candidates, and received useful guidance and encouragement from my family, superiors and friends. This was my first foreign leadership course and I was determined to do well for the course. The aim of the course was to build on the participants' knowledge and enhance our leadership…

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  • Electrical Engineering Personal Statement

    Since graduating from Weber State University (WSU) with a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology (BSEET) in 2010, I have been working as an engineer in many capacities. Recently, I was promoted to a technical leadership position, and have realized that most engineers will face the decision in their careers to stay technical or to pursue a management path. It is because of my desire to delve deeper into the technical aspects of my work that I am applying for admissions to the…

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  • Drone Warfare Pros And Cons

    from a circling reaper drone controlled by another man thousands of miles away in Nevada. This is a prime example of a fairly new tactic of drone warfare used by Armies around the world to fight terrorists. Drone warfare is the use of unmanned radio or satellite controlled aircraft to destroy enemy targets, and conduct surveillance on enemy forces, these aircraft can hold missiles or cameras and are saving countless lives by taking out enemies or scouting them without putting soldiers in harm’s…

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  • Captain Bernard Quotes

    way they are. My cousin, thirty-year-old, Nicolle Bernard has been serving our country for nine years in the Air Force. Captain Bernard grew up in Madison, New Jersey and is currently stationed in Germany near the Ramstein Air Base. Nicolle is a strong woman who puts a lot on the line for our country. At age fifteen Nicolle became interested in meteorology when starting her college search. Captain Bernard needed a way to pay for college, so when she discovered the Air Force she thought…

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  • The Importance Of Diversity In The Military

    perspective regarding managing diversity in the Army because I am currently serving in the Air force. As a military member, you are correct that there is no other organization that manages all walks of life so efficiently. You have addressed bullying, and I believe that if we manage our people correctly, mangers can avoid looking like a bully. I serve as a chaplain and regularly advise senior leadership and have found out that a good portion of my conversations are about managing millennials.…

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