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Default Air Force Logo Training has always been the soul of the military
During the long and bitter trail of defeats leading from the Battle of Long Island in summer 1776 to the seemingly miraculous (and decidedly uncommon) victories at Trenton and Princeton in December and January 1776-77, General George Washington became increasingly aware of a basic fact revolving around warfare: a well-trained force will almost
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2007
Default Air Force Logo My cousin, my hero
Amy Dorsett was the all-American teenager. Tall and beautiful, she was the captain of her high school cheerleading squad and loved anything athletic, from riding horses, to swimming and dancing. Amy was engaged to her high school sweetheart, Bill, who had recently completed a tour in the Marine Corps on the Presidential support detail. Amy and Bill
0 2/12
2007
Default Air Force Logo The Chief sends it ...
Followership --Think about it, talk about it, and hopefully you'll do a great deal about it. We've got fistfuls of EPRs (Evaluation Performance Report) that let the world know that we're outstanding leaders, we expend costly resources learning about leadership, and we spend a great deal of time talking about how we can collectively lead ourselves
0 1/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo What are our limits?
The sign on the bison range above underground quarters of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois reads, "Don't cross this field unless you can do it in 9.9 seconds... the bull can do it in 10." Since I first read this quote, I have come to appreciate the subtleties of the many lessons contained therein. So much of our training
0 1/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Supervising turtles
Anyone who has watched the Discovery Channel or Animal Planet may be able to see the analogy I'm about to make between first-term Airmen and newly hatched sea turtles. Like newly hatched sea turtles, newcomer Airmen face similar vulnerabilities. This analogy is not meant to be degrading to our young Airmen, but is meant to show how challenging the
0 11/15
2006
Default Air Force Logo You control the future
The future of our Air Force is in your hands. That's right, you are the one driving our future capabilities and your actions now and into the future will make all the difference. Now more than ever before, Air Force leadership is listening and asking for ways to change. Everyday, the resources available to us and the funding to continue to do
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2006
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