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Default Air Force Logo Six seconds
In May of 1995, then Secretary of the Air Force, Sheila Widnall, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. Ronald Fogleman, formalized the Air Force core values in a joint policy letter.Today everyone in the Air Force knows Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do are the common ties to which we are all bound. While May of
0 11/17
2014
Default Air Force Logo Reflect on influence Native Americans have had on military, country
Most of us relate to fall with the changing of the leaves, football Sunday's and the air getting just a bit crisper outside but for those who may not know, November serves as an important time for our great nation as we celebrate National Native American Heritage Month.As we prepare to spend time with our families this month it is important to
0 11/06
2014
Default Air Force Logo Be a courageous Wingman
In the 27 years I've been a part of the Air Force, I've unfortunately seen many friends, co-workers, and subordinates make criminal mistakes that damaged their own careers and sometimes the lives of others. In each of those cases, I would think, "Did that person have a wingman and if so, what was that wingman doing?"The term "wingman" is used so
0 11/06
2014
Default Air Force Logo Develop personal leadership style
This is for all you aspiring leaders out there....for all of us. You are not Gen. George Patton. You are not Gen. Colin Powell. You are you and you have your own leadership style. Be yourself. Develop your personal leadership style. Consider the following as you do so.Have you established your own personal touchstone -- something to weigh decisions
0 11/04
2014
Default Air Force Logo Leadership: It’s not about you, it’s up to you
From almost the first minute we enter the Air Force, we're told to be leaders, to demonstrate leadership, to strive to be better leaders. While leadership practice and study is not exclusive to the military, we do have a unique perspective on what it means to be a leader.I was reminded of this recently when a civilian colleague of mine
0 10/27
2014
Default Air Force Logo Not perfect: Just a 'perfect effort' every day
During a hard-fought game, the team came back to the huddle, some more bruised than others, to decide on the next play. The fourth down play went to our solid running back and he, with the support from the entire offensive team, scored the touchdown.Later, we found out he had broken three ribs during the previous play and didn't tell anyone. He was
0 10/21
2014
2013 Combined Federal Campaign Logo My choice, my story, my pledge
As we prepare to kick-off this year's Combined Federal Campaign, think about the local charities and the services they provide. Think of the families who utilize those services. My family was one of them.My father was diagnosed with cancer when I was in junior high school. As a child it was hard to watch my hero wrecked by such a devastating
0 10/14
2014
Default Air Force Logo Physical fitness and its importance to the Airman
Physical fitness is an integral part of the Air Force culture and most Airmen understand their physical fitness requirements. While many Airmen implement an exercise program to help meet their fitness requirements, it is sometimes motivated primarily to avoid negative consequences.The fear of failed PT tests with the resulting disciplinary actions
0 10/14
2014
Default Air Force Logo The journey to forgiveness is a worthwhile path
In a comedy sketch, Bill Cosby tells a story where his daughter did something she knew she wasn't supposed to do--when he confronted the child, "why did you do that?" the child answered, "I don't know!"  It's not just children.  Author Donald Antrim wrote, "Human beings in stressful relationships will frequently behave in ways that contradict or
0 10/01
2014
Default Air Force Logo We have to be vigilant in the fight against sexual assault
Sexual assault is a crime that not only destroys the lives of victims and offenders, but also devastates morale within a unit.  Although the Air Force has dedicated considerable resources to combat sexual assault, the unfortunate reality is that there will always be some who will commit a sexual assault regardless of the level of prevention and
0 9/23
2014
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