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Default Air Force Logo Looking toward the future, mindful of the past
As I scrutinized every word of the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affair's "Building the Future Air Force: Communication Guidance Card," and all of the many other documents received in preparation for the civilian workforce restructure announcement, it struck me as very odd that the word "Wingman" didn't appear anywhere. In our search for
0 11/04
2011
Default Air Force Logo Moving tips for you
Following these tips can help make relocating a smooth move. 1. Videotape your property prior to the carrier coming to pack. A audio and video description is invaluable if your property gets destroyed or lost. Get access to a video or digital camera and take video or digital recordings and download them to a CD or DVD. Show electronic and
0 11/03
2011
Default Air Force Logo Taking ownership in your career
Have you noticed that if you buy or make something yourself, you tend to take better care of it than if someone else gave it to you? Honestly, do you drive a rental car like it is your own vehicle? Doesn't a home cooked meal taste better than mass produced food? When you spend your own time and resources, you should have a stronger desire to care
0 11/03
2011
Default Air Force Logo Savvy savings during holiday season
It's nearing the end of October, and when you go into any store - grocery store, department store, discount store - what do you see? A mix of Halloween, Thanksgiving and even December holiday displays!It feels like the holiday displays and decorations come out earlier and earlier each year. Stores almost seem to go from back-to-school displays in
0 10/27
2011
Default Air Force Logo Great Leadership
At the last NCO academy graduation, we were pleasantly surprised to have the fifth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, Robert D. Gaylor, officiate. While he is retired, he still continues to serve as a great enlisted leader. Chief Robert D. Gaylor is a man who lives standards, and does so with a smile and a kind word. Yet judging by the way he
0 10/25
2011
Default Air Force Logo The right side of the equal sign
I was always okay at math, but it took a lot of effort, and it always seemed very easy to forget. My daughter is now in sixth grade and, apparently, I was absent a lot that year. As I was helping with her homework the other night, I had to break out the calculator to check her work. Fortunately, she's better at math than I ever was, but I needed to
0 10/11
2011
Default Air Force Logo Domestic Violence is a community issue
I had been traveling and visiting counties all day dropping off brochures, hanging posters, meeting with counselors and law enforcement. I didn't return to San Angelo until later that evening and was ready to go home. I thought I'd just stop by my office at the shelter to drop off my belongings and then head home. I had rushed into my office and
0 10/05
2011
Default Air Force Logo Lead the Wooden Way
The late, legendary basketball Coach John Wooden led UCLA to 10 NCAA Basketball Championships in 12 years and at one point won 88 in a row. But Coach Wooden was more concerned with leading men and helping them become the best they could be - in life - on and off the basketball court. At the impressionable age of 13, I was lucky enough to attend one
0 10/03
2011
Default Air Force Logo How lucky are you
Exactly how lucky are we to be in the American environment? It isn't like a lot of people have a choice ... you might have just "came out" that way, right? Talk to people who have lived in other countries and they can provide some very enlightening perspectives on how hard life was for them. While most of us can't fathom the amount of effort it
0 10/03
2011
Noblesse Oblige (Courtesy graphic) NOBLESSE OBLIGE: The Original Core Value!
The phrase Noblesse Oblige was once a byword for any noble of merit. Translating to "nobility obliges", the words represent the idea that nobility has an obligation to demonstrate impeccable conduct and to protect and serve one's subordinates. The proliferation of democracy has rendered the noble class an anachronism; lords, monarchies and feudal
0 9/26
2011
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