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Default Air Force Logo Frederick the Great's Leadership Lessons Still Applicable 300 Years Later
Frederick II was born in Berlin in 1712, son of King Frederick William I. As a boy he was drawn to arts and sciences rather than war and politics, but after ascending to his father's throne he demonstrated a brilliant military mind while uniting scattered territories to build Prussia into a formidable European power. He came to be called "Frederick
0 6/20
2012
Default Air Force Logo A Leader Knows...
A friend of mine and fellow squadron commander recently recommended that I watch a presentation that our incoming Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Welsh, gave to Squadron Officers School several years ago. My friend had warned me that it was not a short video, almost 90 minutes, but that it would be well worth the time. I'll be honest, when I sat down to
0 6/18
2012
Default Air Force Logo Life Lessons from a Goodfellow legend
Growing up the son of an F-4 Phantom II fighter pilot, I can't tell you how many stories I've heard about legendary fighter pilots and their heroics. Even today, I get regular updates on warriors like Texas legend Oliver "Ollie" Crawford, flying his shark-tooth painted, Commemorative Air Force P-40 Warhawk form air show to air show. But it wasn't
0 5/08
2012
The conical Hall of Names near the end of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, shows hundreds of personal pictures of those who perished during the Holocaust. (Courtesy photo)
Why do we remember the Holocaust?
The U.S. Congress has established this week, April 15-22, as our annual Days of Remembrance, a time to commemorate the atrocities of the Holocaust. During this somber week of remembrance, we remember the victims and honor the survivors of the Nazi's systematic persecution and annihilation of six million European Jews from 1933-1945. Throughout this
0 4/16
2012
Default Air Force Logo 'Greening-up' makes cents
In a previous commentary, I touched on the value of "ownership" - the idea that we each own a piece of the Air Force and should endeavor to build its success. Well, Earth Day is right around the corner, and it presents an opportunity to take pride in ownership. Earth Day, occurring on April 22 this year, is often celebrated by planting trees,
0 4/03
2012
Default Air Force Logo Tigger-like attitude
Tigger had it right! There is no better attitude than his to exemplify the word resilience. Tigger bounces around with a positive attitude constantly singing and enjoying every moment the day has to offer. One of his favorite songs to sing is a perfect example of the resiliency that Tigger displays: The most wonderful thing about Tiggers, is
0 3/29
2012
Default Air Force Logo DWT is the new DWI
Nearly 6,000 people are killed and half a million injured every year because of being distracted while driving. Compare this figure to 10,000 people being killed every year because of driving drunk. While most are familiar with the death and destruction caused by DWIs, some choose to ignore the impact that Driving While Texting or Talking (DWT) has
0 3/27
2012
Default Air Force Logo Cyber culture and continued transformation
It may be hard to believe but it was just over six years ago in December 2005 that the Air Force unveiled a new mission statement in response to a dynamic environment that had changed dramatically over almost six decades for our service. A significant addition to the mission statement was the Air Force's validation of cyberspace as an operational
0 3/20
2012
Default Air Force Logo Promotions
There comes a time in most people's career where we have to think about what we've accomplished, what we'd like to accomplish and when it's time to consider moving on. Getting promoted in the military is not automatic and requires recurring commitment by those who strive to continually progress up the ranks. Some Airmen believe promotions are based
0 3/20
2012
Default Air Force Logo CDC offers superb childcare
The Goodfellow Child Development Center is the place for your child to flourish and grow. We are so much more than a daycare...our teachers are trained to assist you, the parents, in the development of your children from birth to kindergarten. We work to create a home-like atmosphere in which children will be comfortable, safe and happy while
0 3/14
2012
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