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Default Air Force Logo Leadership Revisited
Leadership and command are not the same thing. A commander may not be a good leader and a good leader may not be a good commander. Leadership positions give an individual authority, but not necessarily leadership skills. This is where the leadership role diverges from the command role. Command merely vests the leader with authority to define and
0 1/24
2011
Default Air Force Logo Always Remember the Fallen
Navy Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) David B. McLendon 30, was one of nine killed when the Army Blackhawk helicopter they were traveling on in support of a special operations mission went down in the southern Afghanistan province of Zabul on Sept. 21, 2010. Senior Chief McLendon graduated the Navy Analysis and Reporting Course at
0 1/19
2011
Default Air Force Logo Army Strong, Joint Service Stronger
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." Mahatma GandhiThe ideals contained in the motto "Army Strong" go beyond just physical strength. The concept behind the motto is to transform our young Americans so they are not only physically strong, but also possess mental and emotional strength. Being an Army
0 1/10
2011
Default Air Force Logo Enlist fruits, veggies for good health
When it comes to healthy food recommendations, it's sometimes tough to not sound restrictive by saying "avoid this" or "limit that." The truth is we need to focus more on what to add to our diets to maintain a healthy weight and improve or maintain good health just as much as looking at what to reduce.One positive strategy I always encourage is for
0 12/21
2010
Default Air Force Logo Safety is paramount
The Air Force spends thousands upon thousands of hours training and developing Airmen leaders. The initial phase takes place in Basic Military Training or our commissioning sources, and closes out with the final phase upon separation or retirement. The number one principle the Air Force requires of each and every Airman is accountability. This
0 12/15
2010
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Members of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-435 received more than 30 packages from Goodfellow Air Force Base and the San Angelo community as part of the Christmas For Our Troops Program which helps make the holiday season while deployed a little more enjoyable.  (Courtesy photo) Christmas cheer arrives in Afghanistan
On behalf of the men and women assigned to Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-435, we salute every man, woman and child who participated in the Christmas For Our Troops Program, and a special thanks to the committee members for their continued support of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. Since the beginning of December, I've received a
0 12/13
2010
Poncho Villa, 1916.  (Courtesy of Wikipedia) Lessons from History
In November of 1910, a Mexican Revolution began with little mention in the American press. By February of 1911, arms were being illegally smuggled to Mexico from the United States, and the American government did little to halt their flow to the revolutionaries. By April, the Mexican Revolution had spread to 18 states in Mexico, including Morelos
0 12/07
2010
Default Air Force Logo Happy Wiki-Holiday
Happy Holidays! I hear it again and again this time of year. Everyone wants me to have "happy holidays." People often throw out a "Merry Christmas" or occasionally a "Happy Hanukah." I even had someone toss me a "Blessed Boxing Day" one year. I had to look that one up, and oddly enough it has nothing to do with Rocky Balboa.This year, I vowed not
0 12/07
2010
Default Air Force Logo Manage stress this holiday season and avoid legal pitfalls
The holidays are upon us. Advertisements urge us to flock to the stores and spend, spend, spend. Charitable organizations ramp up their requests for donations to support the less fortunate. Many messages suggest that we're supposed to spend all of our waking hours with friends and family, while others tell us that we're also supposed to spend lots
0 12/01
2010
Default Air Force Logo 2nd AF Commander sends Thanksgiving message
Thanksgiving - one of my favorite holidays of the year. It's a time to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in this great country and be members of the world's greatest Air Force. Thanksgiving also kick-starts the holiday season when we gather with our friends and families, near and far, to celebrate. In fact, from now until New Year's Day there
0 11/19
2010
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