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CMSAF Letter to Airmen – Developmental special duties

Posted July 19, 2013 by James A. Cody

Fellow Airmen, Much has happened over the past 5 1/2 months since I’ve taken the reigns as your Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. We’ve faced and will continue to face some very significant challenges, none the less each of you continue to do amazing things day in and out to accomplish the mission…

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Thin line

Posted October 18, 2013 by Jen Housholder

Courtesy photograph Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Jen Housholder stands in front of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. Housholder works as an engineer in the 775th Test Squadron along with serving in the Army Reserve. Just months before leaving for my second deployment with the Army in 2008 as a UH-60 pilot, I reached the peak…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted January 24, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Difficult times have a way of refining our lives. U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Coffee, a former Navy POW at the Hanoi Hilton made the following statement about the choice to make the most of the infamous prison camp in Vietnam:…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week of 18 Apr

Posted April 18, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Christians around the world are celebrating Easter or Resurrection Sunday this week. Many have a tradition of wearing new clothes on that day as a way to symbolize the newness of life.  You know how it feels to have a…

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Taking inspiration from our founding fathers

Posted July 3, 2014 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

The Air Force is no stranger to challenging times. That's certainly the case today where, in the current fiscal climate, much is outside of our control and we are faced with a great deal of uncertainty.

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Time to change our EPR culture

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Master Sgt. Lee Hoover

The second I pinned on staff sergeant I knew I could do it. I could be the NCO the Air Force wanted me to be. I could write fair enlisted performance reports and prove the naysayers in airman leadership school wrong. Sure, what we learned might “not be the way it’s done in the real…

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Standards? What standards?

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Robinson

Recently, I was asked the difference between a good NCO and a great NCO. Well, I answered the question as best I could, but failed to mention “standards.” You see, a good NCO sets his sights on just meeting standards, while a great NCO is continually trying to exceed standards and motivates his Airmen to…

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Legal Assistance Tip: Stop fraud

Posted January 11, 2013 by Capt. Thomas Colby

Your base legal office welcomes everyone back from the holidays. While the holidays are hopefully a happy time for you and your loved ones, they are also a time when many people fall victim to financial fraud. Financial fraud takes many forms including mortgage scams, security frauds, Ponzi schemes, predatory lending, credit card scams and…

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When did you learn your core values?

Posted May 17, 2013 by Col. Elizabeth Decker

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.†-†Next month will mark my 24th year in the Air Force and this has given me reason to pause and reflect on my time in uniform. Many things have changed since I graduated college and took my oath to support and defend. Uniforms have gone through several iterations during that time….

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted August 9, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Smith magazine developed a series of competitions that challenged people to write six word memoirs.  One theme was love and marriage.  Here are two examples: “Found true love, married someone else” and “Not always perfect, but so worthwhile”.  What about…

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