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  • Just do it!

    You earn 30 days of leave each year. Do you plan out your vacation, spend your leave on extended weekends, or just a day here and there? Or like many friends I know; go see family every year for the holidays, birthdays and other family events. Those are important events and vacation time well spent, but have you ever thought that next year is the
  • Life Long Learning

    As a military member, leader, officer or enlisted, lifelong learning should be an integral aspect of our day to day activities as we strive to accomplish the Air Force mission.Wikipedia defines Lifelong Learning as the continuous building of skills and knowledge throughout the life of an individual. It occurs through experiences encountered in the
  • Counsel most wise

    Many years ago I read a commentary in a base newspaper penned by Col. Mark Blum, at that time, the commander of the 212th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla. It resonated strongly within me, and when I referenced the article years later at a United States Air Force Squadron Commanders course, there were other officers in the room that also
  • Developing our Future Force

    It has been almost six months since Teresa and I arrived at AETC. Since that time, we have traveled to a number of our AETC bases. Simply put, we are very impressed with the men and women throughout the command executing our mission. The breadth of our responsibility to recruit Airmen as well as to educate and train Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors,
  • Thoughts on the present state of American affairs

    When musket shots broke the silence early on the April 19, 1775, the American colonists on Lexington Green were presumably fighting only for their economic rights as subjects of the British crown. They had, to date, peacefully protested corrupt government, unfair taxation, and inadequate representation in the processes of government. The King