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Default Air Force Logo Be a Wingman who makes a difference
There is no doubt that our Airmen are performing at an intensity level not found even a few years ago. Deployments, exercises, the day-to-day mission--much depends on the ability of our Airmen to perform consistently at high levels for success. That intensity is recognized by a culture that celebrates excellence and success, and the Air Force does
0 8/18
2010
Default Air Force Logo How can you say thank you?
As uniformed members in today's military, many have experienced a "thank you." Since the tragic events which devastated our nation on Sept. 11, 2001, Americans have taken the time to greet service members by saying, "Thank you." Sometimes the gratitude is disguised as a retail discount; others offer charitable gratitude towards a military cause.
0 8/11
2010
Lt. Col. Richard Sanders, 437th Civil Engineer Squadron commander Faith, family, Air Force
In the fall of 1998, I was in a room at the Pentagon with 49 other captains. We'd heard from several senior leaders during the past several weeks and were waiting on another colonel to brief us. Previous topics from other leaders were typically on the mission of the organization from which they came or their philosophy on leadership. Today's would
0 8/03
2010
Lt. Col. Randy Huiss, 14th Airlift Squadron commander. Why integrity first?
"In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you." -- Warren Buffet, Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire HathawayA number of years ago while interviewing for a flying assignment I was asked a simple question, "Which Air Force core value do
0 7/26
2010
Default Air Force Logo Comprehensive Airman Fitness – A focus for life
Leadership University Lesson No. 1: Take care of your Airmen, and they'll take care of the mission. This fundamental tenet of leadership has withstood the test of time through innumerable peacetime and wartime challenges. To that end, Air Mobility Command has recently launched a new awareness campaign for ensuring our Airmen and their families are
0 7/19
2010
Default Air Force Logo Taking the 'Air Force family' to a new level
"Someone's knocking at the door again! Is it really time to go to breakfast?" Those words crossed my mind many times, early in the morning as I woke to find the "Air Force Mafia" standing outside my room. I would quickly grab my cover and step outside into the hazy Afghanistan morning. It was almost a straight shot from our rooms to the dining
0 7/14
2010
Default Air Force Logo Safe summers start with the right attitude!
While America celebrated its Independence this past weekend, we received some sad news that one of our Total Force partners passed away from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident that occurred in late May.Tech. Sgt. William Wolfe, a reservist who was on active duty and assigned to the 932nd Maintenance Squadron, was involved in a motorcycle
0 7/07
2010
This is a posting on a bulletin board in a building for the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia as shown on May 30, 2010.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released)  Remember ‘why we fight’ this Memorial Day
There's a small bulletin board just down the hall from my deployed office that has a simple sign above it that reads, "Why We Fight."Placed on the bulletin board are a collection of miscellaneous items put up with mismatched push-pins. One item is a desert-colored U.S. flag patch. The patch is normally worn on a desert-colored flight suit by
0 5/31
2010
Default Air Force Logo 21st AS helps out overseas
The 21st Airlift Squadron, deployed as the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron was recently tasked with a rare humanitarian assistance mission to airlift supplies into southern Tajikistan. According to various sources, including MSNBC, this region recently experienced devastating floods which killed at least 24 people, destroyed homes and flooded
0 5/27
2010
Default Air Force Logo Water safety learned the hard way
On Nov. 1, 2008, I was enjoying an unseasonably warm day at the Heber Springs., Ark., reservoir with my family and friends. The water temp was still in the upper 70s, so it was a great day to be on the lake. We started the day with some boating on the pontoon boat, with our friends riding on their Jet Skis. After a while, they invited me to take
0 5/19
2010
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