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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
Default Air Force Logo Amazing experiences to be had at "Top of the World"
As the plane began its final approach for landing, I raised the window shade and peered out at the great white expanse of Greenland. At that moment, I knew this assignment was going to be a unique and memorable one. With just over 120 active-duty military members, only a select few ever get the opportunity to serve at Thule Air Base. But for those
0 9/17
2014
Default Air Force Logo The common thread of 9/11: Defending our homeland
I would wager my boss' paycheck that we can all answer the question "Where were you on 9/11?" I was leaving home for work making my way across town from Rockrimmon to Headquarters Air Force Space Command here on Peterson. The radio DJs were talking about a plane that had hit one of the World Trade Center Towers. My first thought was that a small
0 9/03
2014
Default Air Force Logo Leading with Air Force Core Values
On the essence of leadership, retired Gen. Colin Powell said, "Leadership ultimately comes down to creating conditions of trust within an organization. Good leaders are people who are trusted by followers." This echoes our first Air Force core value, Integrity First. A leader must have unquestionable integrity to elicit trust, respect and
0 9/03
2014
Default Air Force Logo Why?
Why do I need suicide prevention training? I know for certain I am not going to commit suicide. Why do I need sexual assault and prevention training repeatedly? I am confident I will not harass a fellow member, especially one of my troops, or find myself at a party as portrayed in the vignettes in the training. Why did I have to have eight hours of
0 8/19
2014
Default Air Force Logo Surviving toxic leadership
As I rapidly approach retirement in three weeks, I think back fondly over the last 31 years. I have worked with and for some of the most amazing people. Of course, they were all different, but some of the common qualities that come to mind are leadership, integrity, passion, dedication, devotion, loyalty, honesty, patriotism, etc. The list goes on
0 8/13
2014
Default Air Force Logo Leadership
The Business Dictionary defines leadership as the act of inspiring subordinates to perform and engage in achieving a goal. The goal is attained by mutual cooperation, cohesive behaviour and a leader who infuses a sense of positivity while directing others to reach their specified goal.Various theories have been formulated by psychologists to
0 8/05
2014
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Airman Johnathon Downs (center), poses for a photo while being presented an FTAC certificate of completion July 25 from Col. Richard Burchfield, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Richard Redman, former 21st SW command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex) Are you new here or just lost?
"Welcome to Peterson, you're going to love it here! Do you have any questions?"Well yes, actually, I have about a million. I'm brand new to the Air Force; so new you can probably still smell basic training radiating from my boots. So new I don't know something as simple as how the dining facility works or where the commissary is, much less how to
0 8/04
2014
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