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Default Air Force Logo Personal traits of character stand out
Martin Luther King Jr. explained character best as "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." We often hear our leaders refer to character as an extremely desirable trait in all Airmen. High moral character is something that, as Airmen, we
0 4/22
2009
Default Air Force Logo Well done 21 SW Knights
Congratulations Knights! After 32 days of the most robust Operational Readiness and Compliance Inspections in Air Force Space Command history, our inspections are over. I am happy to report that with our overall satisfactory rating, the AFSPC IG will not be returning. Through the course of the last 32 days, and over the last year, I have personally
0 4/21
2009
Default Air Force Logo Final sprint to finish upon us
This is it, the final few days of our Operational Readiness and Unit Compliance inspections. With our out-brief scheduled for Monday, this is the last sprint to the finish. Let's keep up the motivation and professionalism. Over the last week, we have had some very dramatic and interesting scenarios, including one where I 'died' in a simulated
0 4/17
2009
Default Air Force Logo Telling Holocaust stories lightens soul's burden
Tears flowed from her eyes as she hesitantly asked if I was a rabbi. I responded "yes" and asked how she recognized me. She mentioned that she once briefly met me while I was stationed at Schriever Air Force Base. I said, "We should talk after we finish here." The "here" I was referring to was the Marion House Soup Kitchen in downtown Colorado
0 4/17
2009
Default Air Force Logo Final sprint to finish upon us
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado - This is it, the final few days of our Operational Readiness and Unit Compliance inspections. With our out-brief scheduled for Monday, this is the last sprint to the finish. Let's keep up the motivation and professionalism. Over the last week, we have had some very dramatic and interesting scenarios, including one
0 4/14
2009
Default Air Force Logo 2009 AFAF Campaign: tightening our belts to help those in need
It's that time of year again! We have just entered week four of the Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign. During the remaining three weeks we can do our part to help our fellow Airmen and their families in this time of economic struggle. How can you help out? The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual six week campaign conducted at each base to
0 4/13
2009
Default Air Force Logo Inspection running smoothly, keep up great work
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Our Operational Readiness and Compliance Inspections are in full swing and the Air Force Space Command Inspector General team is hard at work, combing through our processes, programs and observing our emergency responses. We are over half way done, but that does not mean we can let up or lose our focus. In fact, the
0 4/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo Mentoring: an Airman’s perspective
When I was fairly new to the Air Force, my first supervisor said, "Gus, you're going to the Self Aid Buddy Care instructor course." I wasn't too sure about that, but I got through it and now I've taught more than 200 security force members. Because of this experience, I not only have more confidence, but I'm much more apt to listen when I feel that
0 4/02
2009
Default Air Force Logo Wild weather reminder to be prepared
 We're off to a great start on the Operational Readiness and Unit Compliance inspections, and I have received positive comments from the inspectors on our professionalism and intense mission focus. Remember this is a month-long marathon, so pace yourselves and keep focused. From what I've seen we're doing a good job. Keep up the great work, I'm
0 4/01
2009
Default Air Force Logo What's so "core" about core values
Words like character and core values get thrown around a lot in today's Air Force, but what do they really mean? What is the importance of character and what is so "core" about core values? As the 21st Space Wing and Air Force Space Command focus on character in the Year of Leadership month of April, I think these are important questions to
0 3/30
2009
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