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Default Air Force Logo Contracting ethics
As an Air Force Contracting Officer, along with my squadron, we are bound by core values which shape and define our culture. They allow us to constantly transform ourselves and the environment in which we work into a professional climate bound by ethics and integrity.  It is not an accident that our core values start with "Integrity First,"
0 8/01
2008
Default Air Force Logo Are you "just" the expectation?
Every now and then in my career when I was not so full of my own opinion and ideas, I would take time to listen and would actually glean some good information and advice. As I reflect over my Air Force career, one of those rare moments stills stands out and today it is still some of the best advice I have ever received. I was a young Airman with
0 7/25
2008
Default Air Force Logo Old Soldier remembers Korean Armistice
July in Korea--the typically hot and humid summer month in the middle of monsoon season was unusually dry and pleasant in 1953. I was a first-grade schoolboy living amidst the rubble and devastation left in Seoul. I was also still overwhelmed by the loss of both parents just three years prior, during the beginning of the so-called "Forgotten War."
0 7/25
2008
Default Air Force Logo My treasure box
"Hey, Mom, do you have a big box?" my son, Michael, asked the other day. You should know that he collects stuff, and builds things out of boxes, then keeps most of it under his bed. I became noticeably suspicious at this request, mostly because the area under his bed is full at the moment. So, I stalled, using the usual tactics. "Mike, I'm sorry, I
0 7/18
2008
Default Air Force Logo A personal touch
We live in the Information Age. Technology has exploded during my generation's lifetime. We have come a long way since I was a child and spoke to my grandmother through a telephone connected to the wall with cords. I remember my mother rolling a dishwasher across the kitchen to connect it to the sink with hoses in order to use it - innovation! It
0 7/11
2008
Default Air Force Logo Be proud!
Not to start a positive article with an apology, but I really don't have an in-depth knowledge of every Air Force Specialty Code we train here at Goodfellow. Whereas your own squadron commander may be able to relate each technical detail to the outcome you produce, I can speak intelligently from the experience of an outsider to every AFSC other
0 7/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo Debunking the myth of “Doing more with less”
It has been nearly seven years since the United States became involved in a global war against radical Islamists who seek to do enormous harm to our nation. Even before the Global War on Terrorism began, the Air Force was engaged in near-continuous contingency operations in Iraq and the Balkans for 11 years. It's alarming to note that, during this
0 6/27
2008
Default Air Force Logo Intelligence crucial to winning Global War on Terrorism
On June 6, 1944, Allied leaders executed Operation Overlord, the massive Allied amphibious assault launched from the United Kingdom across the English Channel onto the beaches of Normandy, France. The landing at Normandy was the most daring and decisive operation of the war. The first wave of seven Allied divisions faced fifty-nine well-armed and
0 6/17
2008
Default Air Force Logo Happy 233rd Birthday to the United States Army
This month we celebrate the 233rd Birthday of the United States Army. Since the very birth of the Republic, our Constitution, our people, and our land have been supported and defended by an unbroken line of U.S. Army Soldiers -- proud young men and women who have answered the call to duty for generations. It is the Soldiers who make the Army what
0 6/09
2008
Default Air Force Logo Building a new team
In June, the Air Force's largest squadron will be cloned. Well, sort of. Currently, the 17th Training Wing's 311th Training Squadron, a geographically-separated unit based at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., has nearly 1,600 personnel making it larger than most Air Force groups and some wings. It peaked at more than 1,800 personnel about 18 months
0 5/30
2008
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