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Default Air Force Logo I've got it now
This is kind of Ernie Pyle-esque.I've got it now. If I thought I had a clue from 8,000 miles away (back in the U.S.), I didn't know the half of it. From my vantage point now 800 miles away (in Southwest Asia), I can't feel all the tension and fear that the family practitioner, Medical Services Corp officer and aeromedical and bioenvironmental
0 11/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo The importance of a mentor
Webster's dictionary defines supervision as a "critical watching and directing of activities or a course of action." A mentor in the process of mentorship is defined as "a trusted counselor or guide." With these two definitions in mind, I wish to broach the idea that these two simple words dealing with people and oversight are not separate, but
0 11/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo The keys to success
One of the most rewarding experiences of being the 17th Training Group commander is the opportunity to attend graduations from all of our Air Force specialty code-awarding courses. I am honored to have the opportunity to speak at the graduation of many of our firefighting, special instruments and intelligence courses. Based on the massive amounts
0 10/05
2007
Default Air Force Logo The CFC lifeline
It is that time again; the 6-week period of time which started Tuesday when the fund-raising drive for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) kicked off. Key-workers, in a frenzy, drop off booklets and receipts. The booklets list who you can give your money to and the receipts prove to the IRS that you gave your money to a charity. One hundred percent
0 9/25
2007
Default Air Force Logo "Many happy returns" on Air Force birthday
Since the earliest days of flight, innovative Airmen have explored the potential that travel in this new medium offered to military operations. Initially, we employed aircraft for observation of the enemy. This rapidly evolved into attacking enemy formations from the air, and then engaging in counter-air operations against enemy aircraft. The role
0 9/24
2007
Default Air Force Logo San Angelo: a community that appreciates and cares
During my change of command speech just over a month ago, I strictly followed my Air Command and Staff College education by specifically highlighting the appropriate leadership of the 17th Training Wing, cherished family members (even the ones more interested in mom's emergency candy versus my incredibly profound insight on commanding an Air Force
0 9/07
2007
Default Air Force Logo Be prepared
Most people who have been associated with the Boy Scouts of America are familiar with the Scout motto, "Be Prepared." Although the father of Scouting, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, developed this motto almost 100 years ago specifically for Scouts, it applies today more than ever to the men and women serving in the expeditionary Air Force of the 21st
0 9/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Personal financial security
A sage supervisor once told me, "There are two ways to get yourself in trouble that were faster than another way in the military: money and security." Hopefully, none of you had a problem with getting your security clearance Money is another subject altogether. The military has enjoyed sizable pay raises over the last ten years; however, some of us
0 8/27
2007
Default Air Force Logo Integrity: either you have it or you don't
Everyone in the Air Force should know the three Air Force core values, right? If not, they are: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. As a former Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor, every lesson I taught was tied back to our core values in one way, shape or form.Out of the three core values, it is my
0 8/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo U.S. citizenship: why not?
Sometime in late September of this year, while other people go about their normal business, a special moment in my life will take place. God willing, after more than 20 years of living in this country, I will finally be able to respond, "Yes, I am," the next time someone asks me "Are you a United States citizen?"I can already imagine the various
0 8/09
2007
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