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  • A Message from the Wing Commander

    I'd like to extend my gratitude to every single one of you for making this wing the premier fighter wing in the Air National Guard. Your commitment to service and your sacrifice truly make a significant difference in providing combat capabilities to the Air Force and greatly contribute to the defense of this great nation.
  • 10 tips for getting promoted

    The $64,000 dollar question that I think everyone would like answered is "How do I get promoted?”
  • A letter from the command chief on mentorship

    The 149th FW command chief writes a letter to the Gunfighters on mentorship.
  • 'Uncompromised Excellence, Mission Dominance!'

    Our wing commander, Col Madden, shares his thoughts on what it means to have the Wing vision of "Uncompromised Excellence, Mission Dominance!"
  • Detecting identity theft and how to respond

    Identity theft is becoming more and more common.  Here are some indicators that your information might have been compromised: · You see withdrawals from your bank account that you can't explain. · You don't get your bills or other mail. · Merchants refuse your checks. · Debt collectors call you about debts that aren't yours. · You find unfamiliar
  • What you should know about the Uniform Code of Military Justice

    The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) is the military's criminal code. It was enacted in 1950 and became effective in 1951. It has been amended in numerous years since then. The UCMJ, which is part of the US Code (USC), is implemented through executive orders of the President. Those executive orders form a comprehensive volume of law known as

    Copying photo identification cards may seem like a common and acceptable practice, but if it is your military photo ID you should be wary.  Generally, you should not allow your military ID to be copied because it is prohibited by law under 18 U.S.C. § 701. However, you can allow a state or federal agency to copy your military ID in some
  • Credit Card Theft and Fraud

    This material represents general legal principles. The law is continually changing; although the information in the handout was current as of the date it was drafted, some provisions in this pamphlet may have changed. It is always best to consult an attorney about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding your particular case. The cost of
  • Fraternization and unprofessional relationships

    The United States military has a long-standing tradition - for more than 200 years - related to officer and enlisted relationships, which is based on the need for effective leadership. There are two distinct types of proscribed off-duty association: fraternization and unprofessional relationships, and they are governed by Air Force Instruction
  • Independence Day compels reflection

    Independence Day is an appropriate time to reflect on the implications of the Declaration of Independence it celebrates. Perhaps it's also a fitting time to ponder the meaning of independence itself.While the American Revolution was in many ways a conservative revolution -- especially when compared to the French Revolution or the Russian Revolution