- Coached 12 athletes; taught basketball fundamentals/sched 9 games/logged 20 hrs--promoted fitness/sportsmanship- Guided sq POW/9-11 remembrance runs; honored fallen soldiers/victims' sacrifice...boosted esprit de corps- Vol'd 8+ hrs; remodeled HAFB motocross track/installed bumper pad...improved safety/prevented accidents- Supported sq intramural sport activities; bowling team member--promoted unit morale/fostered esprit de corps- Represented Team Kirtland at AF Marathon; trained for 7 months--placed 63rd of 5,700/placed 6th in age gp- Involved! MXG Football & MDG bowling tm player--bolstered unit esprit de corps/#1 of 7 Wg bowling tms - Member of sq soccer team/coached youth team--both undefeated seasons; displayed leadership/mentoring skill- Sq sports participant; bowling/softball team mbr--led team to annual playoff tourney/promoted unit cohesion- True advocate of Team Moody; key member of base womens softball team...exemplifies whole person concept- Promoted esprit de corps; coached MXS women's softball team--motivated team to 2nd place overall standing - Supported sqdn intramurals energetically; played volleyball/softball/bowling team--promoted esprit de corps- Inspired sportsmanship; coached base basketball/youth softball teams--5th of 16 & undefeated softball season- Supported sq intramural sports; managed two softball teams--promoted physical fitness/teamwork/leadership - Squadron football/softball team mbr; demonstrated teamwork/unit pride--encouraged fitness/esprit de corps- Sports Coach vol; led 15 team mbrs during softball season/embedded fair play ethics--boosted unit cohesion- Team member for CC Cup challenge events; participated football/softball league--earned MX CC trophy points - Appointed coach/captain MXS Intramural Volleyball Team; led team to Semi-finals--increased espirt-de-corps - Team member for CC Cup challenge events; volleyball/bowling league participant--boosted esprit de corps - Supported 509 BW POW/MIA run; aided event tear down/base clean up--honored missing/imprisoned soldiers- Excelled as part of AFGSC Rowing Challenge team; achieved 2nd place/618K meters--recognized by WG/CC- Vol'd 2 hrs for POW/MIA vigilance marathon; weathered 4 mile interval...memorialized vets/fallen soldiers- Managed Tynman Triathlon refreshment stand...built volunteers schedule...ensured safety of 50+ local athletes- Supported wing POW-MIA day event; ran one hour leg of 24 hour vigil run--honored Americas fallen heroes- Contributed to POW/MIA 24 hour day event; ran for 60 minutes--efforts key to honoring missing/fallen heroes- Volunteered in local AF triathlon; prepared refreshments for participants--solidified morale for AF community- Supported squadron intramural softball; played/motivated team members--encouraged fitness/esprit de corps- Avid supporter of sqdn functions; participated in intramural softball--boosted unit cohesion/encouraged fitness- Participated in intramural activities; team member for sq bowling team--garnered w/3rd place finish/1st in mx - Volunteered for base youth sports pgm; cleaned/repaired two baseball fields--efforts lauded by 509 MSG/CC
- Handpicked to emcee decoration presentation; moderated 3 citations/honored Sq mbr's & their families--lauded by CC - Hand-picked by flt CC to Emcee Sq CoC; addressed 185 prsnl/showcased AF core values--lauded by MSG CC perfect- Wg Top 3 committee member; coordinated & led two qtrly awd ceremonies...recognized 76 wg awd recipients- Led setup/teardown for SNCO retirement; 75 attendees...professional ceremony honored 24+ years of service- Devoted to Profession of Arms; vol'd for 455 EAMXS Change of Command Ceremony--upheld USAF heritage- Reverenced US fallen warriors; participated in two dignified transfers--ensured timely CONUS shipment - Provided "Usher and Greeter" duties for 435 ABW/CC change of command--US Air Force tradition upheld - Escorted 58 MOS spouses during Spouses' Day 2011; improved morale for squadron's military mbrs/families- Contributed to POW/MIA 24 hour day event; ran for 60 minutes--efforts key to honoring missing/fallen heroes- Assisted w/ CSAF visit; red carpet detail mbr at HC-130J commemoration ceremony--professionalism shined!- Tip of spear for SNCO induction ceremony; performed TAPS for audience--paid tribute to our fallen soldiers- Volunteered two hours for ALS retreat ceremony; demonstrated customs/courtesies--bolstered esprit de corps- Patriot Guard procession vol; displayed military bearing/part of 100 mbr formation--paid respect to fallen hero- Patriot; volunteered to represent MXS at wing retreat ceremony--demonstrated pride in country/esprit de corps- Volunteered for 509 MXG change of command; setup/teardown team member--enabled highly successful event - Embodied AF tradition; participated in ALS retreat ceremony--demonstrated professionalism/esprit de corps- Obligated personal time; Setup/Teardown 509 MXS '12 Combat Dinning-In--improved Wg/Sq/Flt camaraderie- Volunteered in two 509 BW retreat formations; upheld standing military traditions/exemplified Esprit de Corps- Volunteered 509 BW E-5 promotion celebration; greeted selects/collected funds--showcased professionalism - Represented Whiteman; poised AFGSC change of command static display--professionalism lauded by GSC/CC - Led set up/tear team down team; prepared retirement ceremony for 24 yr SMSgt career--time honored tradition - Committee member for two MXS Combat Dining In events; decorated/created flyer--promoted esprit de corps - Assisted with retirement ceremony; performed security duties--commemorated SMSgt for 24-years of service - Devoted to Profession of Arms; volunteered for Whiteman ALS Retreat Ceremony--promoted esprit de corps - Avid community supporter; stood formation in Memorial Day Flag raising detail--boosted morale/AF image- Orchestrated sg CC call; emcee'd event/enhanced speaking skill...honored eight Amn w/ four medals/four awds- Headed MXG CC farewell committee; drove site selection/protocol measures--event commended by gp ldrshp - Gp Mx Professional of the Yr committee mbr; four fundraisers/raised 2K+...330 attendees/30 mbrs recognized- Led SNCO induction ceremony committee...served as master of ceremonies...awarded Top-3 Top Performer More Change of Command/Retreat Examples
- Trn'd 8 hrs in confrontation mgmt; volunteered 16 hrs/Travis Air Expo crowd cntrl--secured 200K+ attendees - Wings Over Whiteman volunteer; conducted flight line op's--nailed airshow success/lauded by 30K spectators- Ambassador in Blue; provided security for HAB air show--showcased AF legacy/safeguarded 500k attendees - Dedicated 24 hrs to Wings Over Whiteman air show; supported flight line op's; applauded by >30K spectators- Devoted 32 hrs to Heritage Flt airshow; led 35 mbrs food booth sales--raised $3.5K for booster club events- Vol'd 12 hrs to Wings Over Whiteman; provided traffic control/parked vehicles--enjoyed by >40K spectators- Voluntarily worked hot dog booth at Wings Over Wayne airshow--raised $1.5K for squadron Christmas party- Key to USAF Thunderbird Air Show audio sys setup; entertained 10+K...fostered Italian/ American relations- Positioned 207 barriers for July 4th festival; parking/crowd control areas created-safe event for >21K guests - Volunteered 10 hrs for Wings Over Whiteman air show; set-up/tore down food booth--ensured FOD free zone- Volunteered at base air show; offered beverages to 1K in attendance--raised $1.4K for Top 3/Wg totaled $40K- Represented Team Whiteman for '12 air show; served/cooked in food booth--raised $4.5K for sq booster club- Participated in Wings over Whiteman 2012; cooked/served food at sqdn booth--enhanced military/civilian ties- Vol'd 24 hrs/med spt for '12 base open house; treated 251/178K attendees/largest ever--fortified int'l relations- Volunteered 8-hrs during Wings Over Whiteman air show; tore down 15 food booths--ensured FOD free zone- Participated in MacDill Airshow 2014; removed refuse/assisted guests--enhanced military, civilian ties- Worked Show of Arms display; gave tour to head of National Security Council--showcased B-2s capabilities- Deployed to RAF Fairford; augmented AMXS with daily safe tow/static display/tours--125K+ spectators awed - Volunteered to help '14 Air show; serviced acrobatic team acft w/smoke oil--event enjoyed by 75K spectators More Airshow Examples
In 1917, the United States possessed no combat-worthy aircraft upon entry into World War I. Several European aircraft designs were considered. Ultimately the DH4 was selected because of its comparatively simple construction and its adaptability to mass production. It was also well-suited to the new American 400-horsepower Liberty V-12 engine. A total of 8,500 American built DH4s dubbed the "Liberty Plane", were ordered of which 4,846 were built. Thirteen Army Air Service squadrons, five of them bomber squadrons, were equipped with them. In addition, four combined Navy-Marine squadrons flew DH4s along the Belgian coast. The DH4 protected itself with two machine guns in the rear cockpit and two forward facing machine guns for the pilot up front. Thus making it the first two-seat, light day-bomber to have an effective defensive armament.
Diplomas of honor, medals, and honorable mentions were freely distributed among the 70,000 exhibitors, and of the awards 442, including nine diplomas and 284 medals, fell to the 654 exhibits of the United States. As at other international expositions, however, the people of the United States were not represented in a manner befitting their reputation for enterprise. "The very freedom and ease of sending to Vienna," says Edward Everett Hale, "tempted countless quacks to send their humbugs to the show; and in the same proportion the judicious have refrained. It became, to a considerable extent, an advertising display. The American exhibition at Vienna was full of quackeries, advertising themselves at the cost of the nation; and this cannot be avoided, unless the collection of exhibits is made up on a system, as was so thoroughly done by the Japanese government. It is for such reasons that the Vienna Exhibition is certainly too large. If it is a specimen of the world, one wants a smaller museum made which may be a specimen of the Exhibition." 2b1af7f3a8