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Default Air Force Logo "Many happy returns" on Air Force birthday
Since the earliest days of flight, innovative Airmen have explored the potential that travel in this new medium offered to military operations. Initially, we employed aircraft for observation of the enemy. This rapidly evolved into attacking enemy formations from the air, and then engaging in counter-air operations against enemy aircraft. The role
0 9/24
2007
Default Air Force Logo San Angelo: a community that appreciates and cares
During my change of command speech just over a month ago, I strictly followed my Air Command and Staff College education by specifically highlighting the appropriate leadership of the 17th Training Wing, cherished family members (even the ones more interested in mom's emergency candy versus my incredibly profound insight on commanding an Air Force
0 9/07
2007
Default Air Force Logo Be prepared
Most people who have been associated with the Boy Scouts of America are familiar with the Scout motto, "Be Prepared." Although the father of Scouting, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, developed this motto almost 100 years ago specifically for Scouts, it applies today more than ever to the men and women serving in the expeditionary Air Force of the 21st
0 9/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Personal financial security
A sage supervisor once told me, "There are two ways to get yourself in trouble that were faster than another way in the military: money and security." Hopefully, none of you had a problem with getting your security clearance Money is another subject altogether. The military has enjoyed sizable pay raises over the last ten years; however, some of us
0 8/27
2007
Default Air Force Logo Integrity: either you have it or you don't
Everyone in the Air Force should know the three Air Force core values, right? If not, they are: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. As a former Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor, every lesson I taught was tied back to our core values in one way, shape or form.Out of the three core values, it is my
0 8/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo U.S. citizenship: why not?
Sometime in late September of this year, while other people go about their normal business, a special moment in my life will take place. God willing, after more than 20 years of living in this country, I will finally be able to respond, "Yes, I am," the next time someone asks me "Are you a United States citizen?"I can already imagine the various
0 8/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Give gift of reading to children
Slowly I unwrapped the Christmas present; well, not really slowly ... more like ripped the paper off. There in my hands was a book. Not just any book, but a copy of "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel." It was quite a book for someone as young as I was in 1946, but a book that I could read, nonetheless.If you have never read "Mike Mulligan and His
0 8/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Commit to your PERSONAL BEST
So what is "your" best effort? It is most likely totally different than "my" best effort because you are an individual, with individual goals, wants and needs. So not everyone's "best" will be the same - and that's OK. But if you commit to "your" personal best, you will be making a difference in yourself, your squadron and our Air Force.Each letter
0 8/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Consistent discipline for credible leadership
If I was to name an aspect or personal belief dealing with leadership that has impacted me greatly, I'd have to say it would be consistency through the practice of discipline. I believe this to be realized through three distinct characteristics; practical application, setting the example, and using a measured restraint.I feel these characteristics
0 8/04
2007
Liberty Park, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, is dedicated to the honor and memory of the 34 brave American Sailors who gave their lives in June 1967 defending the American Intelligence vessel, USS Liberty. (Courtesy photo) Naval History not just something to read about
Liberty Park is dedicated to the memory of 34 Sailors who gave their lives on June 8, 1967, defending the USS Liberty against sustained air and sea attack by the armed forces of Israel. The park includes an original brass plaque from the USS Liberty, and other various Navy-unique items such as deck guns, propeller, mast flagpole and anchor. Liberty
0 8/03
2007
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