I’ll admit, it was my own fault. I not only created the monster, I nurtured and enabled it, until it became an unruly beast, with razor-sharp claws and gnashing teeth, hell-bent on turning my family against me and crushing my holiday spirit.
Air Force officials have selected 506 senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant out of 2,249 eligible for a selection rate of 22.5 percent in the 23E9 promotion cycle, which includes supplemental promotion opportunities.
New Year’s, or oshogatsu, is one of Japan’s most important and longest holidays. Although oshogatsu originally referred to the whole month of January, most people associate it with the first three days (sanga nichi) of the month.
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jesse Friedel (center), 5th Air Force deputy commander, and members of the 374th Force Support Squadron pose for a photo at the Samurai Dining Facility at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 23, 2023.
U.S. Air Force Maj. Andrew Morris, 36th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130J pilot, checks a generator after landing at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Operation Christmas Drop 2023 (OCD 23).