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  • 236 years cultivates an Army that is disciplined and strong

    "Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all." George WashingtonWith the Army's 236th Birthday this June, celebrating the strength and discipline of our forces is synonymous to celebrating the poise and resolve of our Nation. As the US Army was born over a year before the
  • 10 helpful tips for long, successful Air Force career

     A few years ago, I read an article written for an Air Force base paper in England. It was written by captain in the Area Defense Counsel office. In it, he discussed, from his experiences, the top ten things an Airman could do to stay out of trouble. I've had the opportunity to command five different units and have found that advice to be spot on.
  • All roads lead to Goodfellow

     It's been18 years since the first time I entered the main gate at Goodfellow. As a young lieutenant, I was excited about the possibilities of a new career; abhorred by the austerity of West Texas, and obstinate against the possibility that Air Education and Training Command could teach me something I didn't already know. As a seasoned commander, I
  • Habit of Excellence

    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." AristotleI am in constant awe of the talent we're bringing in to the Air Force. Along with our Army, Marine and Navy counterparts here at the Defense Language Institute, they are without a doubt representative of the top one percent our nation has to offer. They arrive
  • My best assignment, my worst assignment

    I am currently working on my ninth assignment in the Air Force; some have been to what people consider great locations, others have been to places people try to avoid. At each assignment I always found people who either loved the location or hated it. Previously, I was stationed at Ramstein, Germany, a place some people spend their entire career