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Learning while leading

Posted April 5, 2013 by Lt. Col. Colin Connor

Anger, embarrassment, shame, disgust, disappointment…how do you feel when one of your Airmen makes a mistake? All of these are plausible self-expressions that many of us encounter while admitting to making a mistake. While we all are going to make a mistake either in our personal or professional life, the fix action in many cases…

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Every Airman Counts

Posted July 19, 2013 by Gen. Larry O. Spencer

Fellow Airmen, I need your help in fixing a problem that directly relates to our overall readiness – sexual assault. This is a problem each and every one of you has a part in solving. As Airmen in the world’s greatest Air Force, treating each other with dignity and respect is absolutely essential. †Our mission…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted October 18, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The ancient philosopher Aristotle developed a list of virtues that would help leaders rightly conduct themselves in the exercise of their offices and help people find happiness (to include courage, temperance, justice, and prudence).  Jesus introduced the concept of self-denial…

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Understanding the Importance of Spiritual Fitness

Posted January 24, 2014 by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Turk

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – From senior leadership to our newest recruits, many of our Airmen today struggle with the concept of spirituality and how it influences their thoughts and behaviors. For many, the word spirituality is merely a synonym for religion or a metaphysical conception that has no real bearing on their lives. However,…

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AFMC Commander’s Log – Drunk Driving

Posted May 4, 2012 by Staff

AFMC Warriors, The number of drunk driving incidents within our command has doubled what it was at this time for each of the past three years. Already at too high of a rate, this number of DUIs/OVIs is very alarming. I expect each member of AFMC to make the responsible decision to not drink and…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month A month to ponder diversity, opportunities

Posted October 26, 2012 by Darcy Painter

Oct. 24, the California State Legislature declared this month as “Dwarfism Awareness Month” and Assemblymen Jared Huffman presented a framed copy of Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 152 to leaders of the Little People of America, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. With this declaration…

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‘Lean forward’ to make a difference

Posted January 11, 2013 by Col. Miguel Colón

How many times have you heard a soccer, baseball or football coach tell his players to lean forward? In my experience, a good coach will always provide this advice. You may wonder, what makes this advice so important in sports? Leaning forward enables the player to be in a position that allows him or her…

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Never walk past a problem

Posted May 17, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Robert Mueller

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.†-†Sometimes the lessons we learn as children prove helpful to our careers. My dad worked for a Fortune 100 company for many years. One day he told me how dozens of the company’s leadership had been fired because a low level employee sent a personal email using a company computer. His…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted August 16, 2013 by tomlear

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Valley Forge is known as a dark time for the fledgling Continental Army. The soldiers were battle-weary, without food and clothing, and ready to quit.  Yet after a six-month encampment, the same Army proved itself successful in battle.  A transformation took…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

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We invite you to think and pray with us each Friday as we seek to grow in our faith. Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Everyone tells you to be thankful this time of year but sometimes there are things that happen in your life that…

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