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Chief Master Sgt. Russell Kuck, 62nd Airlift Wing chief master sergeant Going back to basics: Today's trainees tomorrow's Airmen
I just returned from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where all the command chief master sergeants from Air Mobility Command gathered for our semi-annual conference. While there, we were able to visit with the newest Airmen at basic military training. It's always good to go back to your roots. Seeing all the trainees marching around opened the flood
0 6/07
Default Air Force Logo Be proud of Air Force values
By some estimates, there are approximately 24 million living veterans.Most of you reading this are probably joining these ranks, and some of you already have. Veterans for me, have a special meaning. In large part, it is because of the core values they hold.I am not young, the downside is understood. The upside is that I get perspective. I continue
0 6/04
Default Air Force Logo Memorial Day: Please remember
A substantially significant holiday is upon us. On this last Monday in May, fly your flags with great pride, bow your heads in reverence, share stories of those you remember and adorn the graves of the fallen with the most beautiful décor. Remember that this day is not just a day off, a chance to start up the grill or an excuse to picnic at the
0 5/23
Default Air Force Logo Remember the long line of heroes before us this Memorial Day
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, there has been a long line of heroes who set forth an effort to protect the liberties that have made our country what it is today. And every Memorial Day, I salute them. You may ask yourself, "What defines a hero?" Truth is there are many forms. However, when referring to Memorial Day, I'm
0 5/21
Default Air Force Logo Defending our nation is every servicemembers' job
"That's not my job." We've all heard these words or some variation of them at some point in our career. What did it say to you about the individual or the organization that person represents? What would be the impact on our mission if we let this mentality creep into our culture? Today, our service is in the midst of a reduction in personnel and
0 5/15
Default Air Force Logo Keep looking toward the future
What a thrill and an honor to be associated with Team Dover! As the DoD's largest aerial port for airlift operations, Dover has long been known as America's center of excellence for strategic mobility. The reason is simple: no military organization, and indeed few nations, can match the synergy of Dover's strategic airlift platforms, advanced
0 5/10
Default Air Force Logo Are you fit to fight?
Are you physically ready to meet the challenges of the Air Force? For some this is a very easy question to answer. For others it is not. We are now in the third year of the new fitness standards. When this program was introduced, I was not ready. Thankfully, we had a one-year grace period to get ready. The Air Force Chief of Staff directed new
0 5/02
Default Air Force Logo Waiting is worth the effort
It was after 5 p.m. and I was on my way home from a range on Fort Dix when I just realized I forgot to call home.The realization came when I heard a song on the radio in my old Ford Bronco where the refrain was, "Sweetheart, I'll wait for you ..."I imagined, as the song was playing, my wife at home wondering where I was, and, upon arriving home,
0 4/02
Default Air Force Logo How will you be remembered?
In a recent Army News Service article, I read of a significant event that occurred March 2, which may have gone unnoticed by many. On that day, with the playing of 'Taps' and a 21-gun salute, a hero was laid to rest in Portland, Ore. Retired Army Cpl. Howard Ramsey, Oregon's last living World War I veteran and the last known U.S. combat veteran of
0 3/29
Default Air Force Logo Your role in Air Force transformation
"The most important area for transformation is the space between our warfighters' ears." -- Gen. Richard B. Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff This month marks the fourth year of our country's involvement in Operation Iraqi Freedom. As an integral part of the Global War on Terror, this conflict has challenged the Air Force to think
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