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Default Air Force Logo Domestic Violence is a community issue
I had been traveling and visiting counties all day dropping off brochures, hanging posters, meeting with counselors and law enforcement. I didn't return to San Angelo until later that evening and was ready to go home. I thought I'd just stop by my office at the shelter to drop off my belongings and then head home. I had rushed into my office and
0 10/05
2011
Default Air Force Logo Lead the Wooden Way
The late, legendary basketball Coach John Wooden led UCLA to 10 NCAA Basketball Championships in 12 years and at one point won 88 in a row. But Coach Wooden was more concerned with leading men and helping them become the best they could be - in life - on and off the basketball court. At the impressionable age of 13, I was lucky enough to attend one
0 10/03
2011
Default Air Force Logo How lucky are you
Exactly how lucky are we to be in the American environment? It isn't like a lot of people have a choice ... you might have just "came out" that way, right? Talk to people who have lived in other countries and they can provide some very enlightening perspectives on how hard life was for them. While most of us can't fathom the amount of effort it
0 10/03
2011
Noblesse Oblige (Courtesy graphic) NOBLESSE OBLIGE: The Original Core Value!
The phrase Noblesse Oblige was once a byword for any noble of merit. Translating to "nobility obliges", the words represent the idea that nobility has an obligation to demonstrate impeccable conduct and to protect and serve one's subordinates. The proliferation of democracy has rendered the noble class an anachronism; lords, monarchies and feudal
0 9/26
2011
Default Air Force Logo Uncertainties leave fiscal challenges ahead
During this time of national fiscal uncertainties and increased budget reductions across the Department of Defense, we can no longer afford to rely on inaccurate estimates, count on robust funding and bountiful year-end closeouts. The command is facing a $40 million risk for fiscal year 2012, and as ambassadors of government funds, solid
0 9/12
2011
Gen. Edward A. Rice, AETC Commander 10th anniversary of 9/11 a time to remember heroes who died as well as heroes who emerged
Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of one of the greatest tragedies to ever occur in our nation. It was 10 years ago we watched as terrorists attacked America and killed nearly 3,000 innocent people. The terrorist attacks taught us a hard lesson, that we are not isolated from those who seek to destroy our precious freedom. Since then, we have
0 9/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo Smart time investment turns to 'profits'
Smart investment of your time can guarantee "profits," but it's how you choose to spend your time that lays a foundation for both you and your subordinates. Your time is valuable, so invest it wisely. Most people think of money when they hear the word 'invest,' but it really holds a much deeper meaning. Today's investment opportunities are a
0 9/02
2011
Default Air Force Logo Vector check - why do you serve?
In recent weeks there's been a lot of chatter at the water coolers about the future of the Air Force. Folks are concerned, and it's evident from their comments: Is my contract going to get cut? What about retirement benefits? Forget doing more with less, soon we'll be doing everything with nothing! Their concerns are understandable; our country and
0 9/02
2011
Default Air Force Logo Fighting for something more
As September 11th approaches, I find myself once again in Afghanistan, this time for a year. This mission is different from the last. Instead of supporting missions to "seek out and destroy the enemy," I am here to train members of the Afghan Air Force on how to do my job, Aircrew Flight Equipment. I am also trying to teach them how to manage their
0 9/02
2011
Default Air Force Logo CONSENT: A responsibility shared by all
What is consent and who has it? These are the most frequently asked questions among our Airmen, and they seem to cause the greatest confusion and uncertainty. The heartening part is young men and women alike want to make sure they have consent before engaging in sexual activity; unfortunately they don't always seem to understand what consent is,
0 8/29
2011
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