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Default Air Force Logo Finding ways to make work fun is half the battle
One of the phrases I always remember from my officer training days is, “if you aren’t having fun, you aren’t doing it right.”It didn’t mean you should ignore your duties and responsibilities, it simply meant you should find ways to enjoy what you are doing. If you don’t enjoy what you are doing, you should take inventory of the possible causes and
0 3/17
2006
Default Air Force Logo Strong leadership is a great balancing act
The key to being successful in the military is our ability to develop good leadership practices. Our Air Force culture expends vast resources aimed at achieving well-trained leaders.We should appreciate our professional military education and embrace every opportunity to develop leadership skills both in and outside the classroom. I have spent much
0 3/16
2006
Default Air Force Logo OPSEC importance spans Cold War to present
I arrived at my first operational assignment at Carswell Air Force Base, Texas, almost 23 years ago -- just in time for the wing’s annual Operational Readiness Inspection. During the Cold War, a Strategic Air Command bomb wing was always a tense place, but a SAC wing during its annual ORI? Let’s just say Hollywood made movies about SAC ORIs
0 3/16
2006
Default Air Force Logo Every USAFE member should take pride in CSIP successes
In the three months since becoming part of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, I’ve been continually amazed by the incredible things going on in this command and the men and women who make it happen.USAFE is one of the busiest MAJCOMs in the Air Force. Whether it’s supporting peacekeeping and humanitarian operations across the globe, participating in
0 3/16
2006
Default Air Force Logo Ethical behavior is priceless
“Integrity First” is the primary, foremost and most often repeated core value for Air Force servicemembers. Ultimately, it seems clearly accepted that doing the right thing, even when no one is looking, is the bedrock on which our Air Force culture is built. But the question remains, what does integrity look like?Brig. Gen. SLA Marshall stated in
0 3/16
2006
Default Air Force Logo Holding down the fort
There have been many families from numerous squadrons bidding their loved ones tearful farewells as they deploy, knowing many greatly treasured days of the year will be missed with so many holidays falling within this Air and Space Expeditionary Force cycle.There is nothing that can fill the void left by the absence of our loved ones, but it is
0 3/16
2006
Default Air Force Logo Looking forward: COMUSAFE ready to lead
What an exciting time to be a part of U.S. Air Forces in Europe! It is with tremendous excitement and humility that I accept this opportunity to be your commander, leading the bravest Airmen today’s Air Force has to offer. I am deeply privileged to serve side-by-side with proven warriors who have answered the call to defend freedom around the
0 3/15
2006
Default Air Force Logo Keep others in mind during Thanksgiving
Sacrifice has always been a hallmark of our great nation. Around the globe thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are standing watch to ensure our freedom and way of life are preserved. Take time during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday to remember all those who serve in our armed forces.Our military embodies the
0 3/13
2006
Default Air Force Logo Veterans Day: Walking in the shadows of great Airmen
At 1100 on the 11th day of the 11th month, a combined color guard representing all military services executes “Present Arms" at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. As a bugler plays “Taps,” a presidential wreath is laid as a tribute to our military veterans, those who have committed their lives to defend our great nation.Our Airmen,
0 3/13
2006
Default Air Force Logo Retired P-51 Mustang pilot dies as hero in hearts of family, friends
My family suffered a great loss this year, the death of Harry W. Lewis. I wasn’t able to attend the funeral due to time constraints, but my family sent me photos of the ceremony. An honor guard team performed full military honors for the World War II pilot who was my grandfather.His death was a long-time in coming, though no amount of time prepares
0 3/13
2006
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