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Default Air Force Logo Give gift of reading to children
Slowly I unwrapped the Christmas present; well, not really slowly ... more like ripped the paper off. There in my hands was a book. Not just any book, but a copy of "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel." It was quite a book for someone as young as I was in 1946, but a book that I could read, nonetheless.If you have never read "Mike Mulligan and His
0 8/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Commit to your PERSONAL BEST
So what is "your" best effort? It is most likely totally different than "my" best effort because you are an individual, with individual goals, wants and needs. So not everyone's "best" will be the same - and that's OK. But if you commit to "your" personal best, you will be making a difference in yourself, your squadron and our Air Force.Each letter
0 8/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Consistent discipline for credible leadership
If I was to name an aspect or personal belief dealing with leadership that has impacted me greatly, I'd have to say it would be consistency through the practice of discipline. I believe this to be realized through three distinct characteristics; practical application, setting the example, and using a measured restraint.I feel these characteristics
0 8/04
2007
Liberty Park, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, is dedicated to the honor and memory of the 34 brave American Sailors who gave their lives in June 1967 defending the American Intelligence vessel, USS Liberty. (Courtesy photo) Naval History not just something to read about
Liberty Park is dedicated to the memory of 34 Sailors who gave their lives on June 8, 1967, defending the USS Liberty against sustained air and sea attack by the armed forces of Israel. The park includes an original brass plaque from the USS Liberty, and other various Navy-unique items such as deck guns, propeller, mast flagpole and anchor. Liberty
0 8/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo The importance of education
Growth is the cornerstone of progression in our lives. Each of us has had an opportunity to grow. Many of these opportunities come through our daily experiences. However, these opportunities slowly start to diminish as we set our routines and just go about our day-to-day activities. This is where the deliberate action of seeking out educational
0 8/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo Why We Fight
Only a very small percentage of Americans have come to know or fully understand what I'm about to tell you. Hopefully, I can do a decent job of helping you "connect the dots" about the true nature of our enemy, the plans they have in store for us and make it crystal clear to you why we can't afford to lose this fight. All this information is taken
0 7/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo The 232-year-old roots
The United States military is conditioned to look forward. Our hours and days here at Goodfellow Air Force Base are designed to train our people to constantly look to the future; to the next threat, the impending challenge, or the coming opportunity. Our focus on the future is one of the attributes that has made our military what it is today -- the
0 6/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo U.S. Space Force
In November 1998, Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire wrote, "If the Air Force cannot or will not embrace space power...we in congress will have to establish an entirely new service." What an idea--a separate space force. Consider the arguments for and against a U.S. space force that is separate from the U.S. Air Force.Just as airpower advocates argue
0 6/08
2007
Default Air Force Logo My AECP experience
On April 27, 2007, I completed the most rewarding, demanding journey of my nine-year military career as a Russian Cryptologic Linguist and Communications Computer Systems Controller. On that day, I graduated from Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air
0 6/08
2007
Default Air Force Logo The things that matter most
During the past two years I've presided over the graduations of more than 4,000 students. When I face the graduating classes I try to convey what I think will be of the most value to the graduates. I'm always filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude at graduations. I look around the audience and I'm grateful to the attending families, who
0 6/04
2007
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