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(U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton/Released) Calibrating your moral compass
The United States is recognized throughout the world as a superpower. With this title, our nation has the responsibility of managing world events, providing humanitarian aid and defending vital interest. These responsibilities are met through the use of advisors, agencies and departments. The United States Air Force is one department that has the
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2013
Chief Master Sgt. Thomas B. Mazzone, 6th Air Mobility Wing command chief.

Asking for help is courageous
In the 1990's it was not uncommon for an Airman to hear the phrase "Suck it up!" It was also rare to find the supervisor who would encourage Airmen to seek help to work through mental health concerns. It seemed the Senior Noncommissioned Officers were worried more about maintaining the appearance of a strong and ready force. Unbeknownst to them,
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2013
Senior Airman Jenay Randolph, 6th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, poses for a picture with her children Nov. 25, 2013 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Randolph is the mother of two under the age of two that finds the balance between single motherhood and active-duty Air Force.The son, Jaylen Brown, is 17 months and the daughter, Jordyn, is four months.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shandresha Mitchell/Released) From Airman to Mommy
It's 5:15 A.M., my alarm goes off and I roll out of bed and begin to put on the U.S. Air Force uniform and prepare for work at 7:30 A.M. Some may be wondering why so early, well not only do I have to prepare myself for duty, but I have to get my two children ready for their day and yes I do it alone. My Air Force career is different than some, but
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2013
Gen Paul J. Selva Commander, Air Mobility Command AMC commander talks innovation vs. invention
This past October marked our twelfth year of sustained combat operations in Afghanistan. During more than a decade of war, you've proven you are part of the best trained and equipped Air Force the world has ever known. You've attained that distinction by doing things right. Doing things right includes following a disciplined approach to executing
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Dinosaurs and Baseball -- a Lesson in Innovation and Heritage.
Congrats to the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox! Now, before I get inundated with calls from die-hard Cardinals fans (the hometown team for our very own Air Mobility Command at Scott AFB, Ill.), let me explain where I'm going here. The Red Sox latest championship reminded me of the 2011 movie "Moneyball." Without ruining too much of the
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Have you "made it"?
Back where I'm from, it is believed once you have gotten into the Air Force you've made it.Do you feel like you've made it? In the past, I have leisurely debated that question in my mind. But it wasn't until this week that someone asked me if I feel satisfied, fulfilled, accomplished, or do I feel as if I have made it?The definition of "making it"
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2013
Default Air Force Logo With Thanks to our Veterans
Every veteran is owed an enormous debt of gratitude. Veteran's Day provides a moment to pause and remember the scores of veterans who raised their hand and said, "Send me..." This holiday was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919, to salute our American veterans who won the war to end all wars, World War I. Ninety years later, we are
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2013
Default Air Force Logo KEEP CALM and CARRY ON...
The slogan, developed in 1939 by the British government at the brink of World War II, still holds true today. With government shut down, sequestration, furloughs, etc., Airmen's confidence in the future may be shaken. Change and reductions have already started. What we do not know is just how far cuts will go. The future state of our military is a
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Being in a hurry gets you no where
Have you ever sped to work because you felt like you were running late? Have you ever watched the cars around you that are in such a hurry? Have you complained multiple times about the cost of gas?When you are running late for work, or trying to get to your destination quickly, you tend to speed. Rushing around, swerving in and out of cars because
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2013
Default Air Force Logo A Maxim on Leadership
Oscar Wilde was known for saying, "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." True, we can learn valuable lessons from our mistakes but consider the following remark from Benjamin Franklin: "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other." In other words, there is no substitute for experience but we can also learn from
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