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Leadership Lessons: Who would you follow?

Posted July 25, 2014 by Lt. Col. Amanda Brandt

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D.†-†Over the last year I have enjoyed reading articles from our wing leadership on their perspectives and experiences which have made them better leaders. I have great admiration for their words of wisdom and have benefited from their shared experiences. When I was asked to write a leadership piece I…

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Taking a stand: Help win the fight against sexual assault

Posted October 31, 2014 by Gen. Larry O. Spencer

WASHINGTON – Just as Airmen broke the sound barrier and pioneered new paths to space, Airmen will pioneer new ways to prevent sexual assault in the Air Force. Preventing this crime is not easy; if it were, you, Americaís Airmen, would already have eliminated it from our force. As we begin this new fiscal year,…

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

Posted February 6, 2015 by

– What does it look like to be a “deep” person who changes a culture? In 2009, Jason Brown signed a five-year deal with the St. Louis Rams worth $37.5 million. He then did the unthinkable and walked away from football to become a farmer.  His agent of course thought he was making a huge mistake…

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Please don’t thank me for my service

Posted May 1, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Hughes

The other day a good friend and mentor, a retired AF Master Sergeant, sent me a message made up of a few simple words. Words that we, folks who wear a military uniform, may be accustomed to … “Thank you for your service.” I don’t know about you, but I am very uncomfortable when people…

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Never underestimate your impact

Posted July 24, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Zachary Capogna

Every day I visit our great Airmen and every day I come across more than one that underestimates their impact to the mission. There’s the one-stripe maintainer, “just repaneling an aircraft,” for the next day’s flight, or the young personalist, “just issuing another identification card,” or the defender, “just guarding the gate.” The list could…

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95th ABW CC wishes Team Edwards a happy, safe Memorial Day

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Col. Gregory Schwab

I want to wish all of Team Edwards and their families a safe enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is a time of remembering and reflection. As we enter the holiday, I wanted to share a few of my own reflections. My family and I have...

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Third quarter military justice actions

Posted November 2, 2012 by Capt. Nick Reyes

The following Article 15s were processed at Edwards during the third quarter of 2012. Nonjudicial punishment (Article 15) is a tool that provides commanders with an essential and swift means of maintaining good order and discipline. It also promotes behavior changes in service members without the stigma of a court-martial conviction.   An airman first…

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Complacency – The Silent Killer

Posted February 1, 2013 by Larry Wilson

Driving home from the rec center last week, I saw a familiar scene starting to build on the side road next to the highway. It was the usual suspects: an ambulance, more than one police car, a fire truck, another on the way – sirens blaring, the street being closed off. In a few blocks,…

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

Posted June 7, 2013 by

– Rules do matter but they can’t change the heart.  You can regulate (or force) someone to be nice but you will never really know why they are being nice and if the niceness will even last.  A changed heart will always fulfill the intent of the rules and endure over time.   Through our…

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My educational journey You can never have too much education

Posted September 6, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Treverly S. Ford

My educational journey began before I joined the military. As a teen mother, I was determined to finish college; I wanted to be a role model for my son. I managed to complete a year and a half of college before being a full time student, working full time and being a mother began to…

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