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Default Air Force Logo Happy Birthday!
Special thanks to Kristine Jones.Tuesday will be the 199th Anniversary of the birth of our 16th President. On Feb. 12, 1809, in a small log cabin on Sinking Spring Farm in Hardin County, Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln entered the world to humble surroundings. Fifty-six years later he would be the first president to be assassinated. Almost two centuries
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2008
Default Air Force Logo History is important
One of the most rewarding aspects of commanding a battalion in the United States Army is the continual opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation of the long history of the Army as well as the place your unit holds in that history. The 344th Military Intelligence Battalion has been part of Goodfellow Air Force Base and the San Angelo community for
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Welcome back!
Welcome back, Team Goodfellow! As you return from Exodus or come back to work after spending the holidays with your family, I'd like to wish you the best for the upcoming year. 2007 was quite a year for us, and I have high hopes for 2008 as well. Last year, we hosted visits from the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. T. Michael Moseley, as well
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Some advice for the new year
Over the years I've collected some homegrown leadership-axioms from various commanders that I've worked for. I thought you might like to read and think about a few of them. By the way, feel free to apply them. - If you don't know, ask. If you ask and still don't know, something's wrong. - Organizations can survive on either attitude or aptitude,
0 1/14
2008
Default Air Force Logo Historic changes at Goodfellow make positive impact on war effort
The 17th Training Wing is in the midst of historic change, and every member of Team Goodfellow should be proud of his or her contributions to the most significant transformation our base has experienced in at least the past fifteen years.We're all aware that Goodfellow Air Force Base exists for the fundamental purpose of training students to
0 12/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Scratching the surface on the subject of security
We've all come up against the desire to scream at somebody for the inconveniences that security causes us. Inconveniences that take the form of delays at gates, administrative gyrations no one likes, or dozens of other annoyances. You know there are reasons we must do this stuff and you know what some of those reasons are.Most people only
0 11/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Dealing with their fears
The flash of lightning woke me moments before the crash of thunder brought my youngest son running."Mommy, I'm afraid," he said, his eyes large in his face, "I want to be with you". We curled up on the bed to watch and listen. Slowly, he relaxed and fell asleep, confident that no matter the situation, he was safe.He will learn to face his fear of
0 11/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo I've got it now
This is kind of Ernie Pyle-esque.I've got it now. If I thought I had a clue from 8,000 miles away (back in the U.S.), I didn't know the half of it. From my vantage point now 800 miles away (in Southwest Asia), I can't feel all the tension and fear that the family practitioner, Medical Services Corp officer and aeromedical and bioenvironmental
0 11/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo The importance of a mentor
Webster's dictionary defines supervision as a "critical watching and directing of activities or a course of action." A mentor in the process of mentorship is defined as "a trusted counselor or guide." With these two definitions in mind, I wish to broach the idea that these two simple words dealing with people and oversight are not separate, but
0 11/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo The keys to success
One of the most rewarding experiences of being the 17th Training Group commander is the opportunity to attend graduations from all of our Air Force specialty code-awarding courses. I am honored to have the opportunity to speak at the graduation of many of our firefighting, special instruments and intelligence courses. Based on the massive amounts
0 10/05
2007
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