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When leaders earn their keep

Posted September 26, 2014 by Col. Sean McKenna

It’s no secret that a key to being a good leader, military or otherwise, is taking care of your people. I strongly believe Airmen aren’t able to perform at their peak if their personal lives are in disarray. Whether financial woes, marital issues, illnesses or other troubles, it’s tough to be at your best when…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted September 26, 2014 by

- What if you were sick and couldn’t come to work?  Would you have a friend who could bring you a meal?  Now which one would truly meet your needs: the meal or the friend?  Author Randy Alcorn says it this way, “without your friend, there would be no meal; but even without a meal,…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted September 19, 2014 by

- Have you ever wanted to be part of something bigger than yourself-to make a difference in this world?  Will you be ready when the time comes?  Winston Churchill put it this way: “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance…

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It is my honor and privilege

Posted September 19, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. David Wade

How do you respond when someone says thank you? Do you smile and nod your head? Do you say, “No problem.”? How about, “I am just doing my job.” Perhaps a thank you catches you off guard and you fail to provide a response at all? I understand all of these reactions. It is easy…

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Look past 1947 for Air Force roots

Posted September 19, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti

The Air Force officially turns 67 this month, but my uncle Gino thinks it’s older. He’s 90, and the lone surviving brother of my father. Both of them served in World War II, as did two of their siblings. My father was in the Navy, as was his eldest brother, Europeo (his real name, I…

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Suicide prevention more than a month-long campaign

Posted September 5, 2014 by Jonathan Stock

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – All Airmen have a responsibility that lasts much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities. While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of everyone’s 24/7, 365-day…

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New paradigm aims to ‘zeroize’ sexual assault

Posted August 28, 2014 by Lt. Col. Jeff Geraghty

Why does the U.S. Air Force need a Sexual Assault Awareness Month? Is it really a problem? Isn’t sexual assault more prevalent outside the military? Where do these statistics come from anyway? Is it realistic to aim for zero assaults? Thankfully, these outrageous questions represent the vestiges of a retreating mindset. A new paradigm aims…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week of 29 Aug

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Labor Day is a holiday that is held in honor of working people but we must see work as more than something we do to earn a paycheck.  Work is honorable because God establishes Himself as the very first worker…

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Leadership Lessons: Do you know our Air Force Heritage?

Posted August 22, 2014 by Lt. Col. Rudolf Kuehne

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Luis Loza Gutierrez The United States Air Force was founded by the aviators who learned their tradecraft in World War I, like Capt. Frederick Libby who became the first American ace. America’s first aviation hero was Maj. Eddie Rickenbacker who, with 26 kills, was the most successful American…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

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- In the late 1920s, in a Supreme Court decision, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes justified sterilizing a young girl.  He stated, “It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from…

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