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Default Air Force Logo Fourth of July safety from 2nd AF commander
I'll be honest with you, the Fourth of July weekend is not one of my favorite times of the year. I guess it goes back to when I was a child and I had some painful experiences on that weekend. I remember one Independence Day when my brother and I were out playing croquet and he hit me in the head with the mallet. Now he claimed I was standing too
0 6/17
2010
Default Air Force Logo A leader for our times
As is my custom around this time of year, the focus of my leisure reading gravitates towards the birth of our nation, the ideas which formed it and the personalities who gave substance to those ideas. Ideas are most purely expressed by the actions of those who support them and it would be difficult to say that any man more embodied the ideas which
0 6/17
2010
Default Air Force Logo It's not the fall, it's the recovery
As commanders, we must contend with hard decisions when it comes to determining and delivering punishment to our subordinates. Some of the tough questions we have to answer are: Does the punishment fit the crime? Should it be judicial or non-judicial? What impact will the punishment have on the offending Airman or the squadron? Will the Airman
0 6/15
2010
Military Training Leaders provide solid groundwork that help our professional Airmen become successful. MTLs from the 313th Training Squadron (from left): Tech. Sgt. Salvatore Luizzi, Master Sgt. Ricky Choate and Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Mitchell. (U.S. Air Force photo) Blue Ropes - the value of strong leaders
Our Air Force is revered for its ability to project power on a global scale and execute operations at a tactical level worldwide. How? It's through the training and the leaders who make the foundational framework from which our Airmen launch their careers. No one can dispute that our professional Airmen are successful because of invaluable,
0 6/14
2010
Default Air Force Logo What I know for sure ...
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity - Albert EinsteinWhen you believe you can - you can! - Maxwell MaltzAs the end of my command tour approaches on June 15, these areas below are what I know for sure: 1.  Do the right thing all the time - 24/7. Ensure that your actions are ethical, moral and legal; strive to always be professional
0 6/03
2010
Default Air Force Logo Is it worth it?
Goose bumps rush over your body as you march down the bomb run in your blues. The crowd is full of familiar faces from family to childhood friends. The cheers are thunderous and strong, and all eyes are on you and your fellow Airmen. You are now a member of the most powerful air force in the world - the United States Air Force. Nothing can measure
0 6/01
2010
Default Air Force Logo A letter home
Dear Mom,As you know, Monday was Memorial Day and I enjoyed my day off from work by having a cookout with my family and friends. While enjoying the day, I recalled standing in formation with hundreds of other Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines during our base's Memorial Day Ceremony. The guest speaker referenced something Abraham Lincoln said
0 6/01
2010
Default Air Force Logo Our National Anthem
One afternoon, I was enjoying watching my four-year-old daughter at the playground near my house.She suddenly came running over to me and said, "Daddy, daddy, the song that you have to stand up to and put your hand over your heart is playing."She had heard the National Anthem played at the end of the duty day on base. I stood with her listening to
0 5/18
2010
Default Air Force Logo No rank amongst lieutenants
I often have the privilege of talking to groups of young officers and enlisted on a broad range of subjects. The one question I get most often is, "What is the key to a successful Air Force career?" Through the years I have pondered this question over and over in my mind and I have boiled it down to a few simple points. In this article I'll discuss
0 5/11
2010
Default Air Force Logo A salute to working moms
As I pondered what to write about for this week's commentary, the topic hit me like an apple on the head and the timing couldn't have been better. Timed with the month of May and Mother's Day, it's a perfect time to reflect on being a working mom and think about all of my 'sisters in arms' who are also working military moms.There is an unspoken
0 5/11
2010
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