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Memorial Day a time to celebrate and reflect

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II

As we approach Memorial Day weekend, I want to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to our important mission. For most Americans, Memorial Day has become the traditional start of summer, but this special day is much more than that. Memorial Day began after the Civil War as a way to…

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Rules, regs regarding Private Organizations

Posted November 2, 2012 by 1st Lt. Jenna Perkins

Edwards Air Force Base is home to many private organizations. These POs can greatly contribute to the quality of life on base. However, there are rules governing POs that any group wishing to become a PO, as well as any PO that wishes to remain a PO, should be aware of. POs are governed by…

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Thank you and best wishes

Posted January 25, 2013 by James A. Roy

Fellow Airmen, This week I will retire from active duty after more than 30 years of service. Before I do that, I want to express my sincere appreciation for all you do one more time. Today’s Air Force is an incredible institution. The amazing things you get done every day are a testament to the…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps
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Ordering monkey food

Posted May 31, 2013 by Jenna Fletcher

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps A monkey looks out of a cage at Ekotepe Organic Farm near Adana, Turkey. A variety of animals reside at the farm including peacocks, chicken, sheep and horses. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to attend an Office Personnel Management leadership academy. During three weeks…

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‘Arm the chute’

Posted August 30, 2013 by Col. Dan Daetz

The following is fictional … but, not far-fetched “Departure, Recover … Controls Release.” The test conductor stared at the telemetry stream while listening for other cues from the pilot through the headset. “30,000 feet,” called the chase pilot, flying in a descending orbit around the test aircraft as it gyrated erratically toward the ground. “Go…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted December 6, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – As many have noted, relationships are messy because communicating clearly and effectively is so difficult.  This is especially true when differences arise.  Is there a right way to disagree with another person?  ”People who build real and loving unity do…

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AFLCMC commander outlines new focus areas

Posted February 28, 2014 by Lt. Gen. C.D. Moore II

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio†-†Last fall the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center leadership team from across the country assembled at a strategic offsite with the purpose of assessing progress in delivering on what we call “the revolution in acquisition and product support.” Building on our tremendous progress since the organization’s inception in 2012, we…

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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 May 30, 2014 by

- In the military we know that remembering those who have given their lives for their country is more than a one-time event.  A couple of Duke University professors highlight the importance of remembering. “We are quite literally a people that morally live off our wars because they give us the necessary basis for self-sacrifice…

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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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Chief’s Perspective: Analog leadership in digital times

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. James A. Roy

The United States Air Force is the world’s most advanced air, space and cyberspace force. Most of that can be attributed to you – our outstanding Airmen – but technology also plays a huge role. Advanced tools help us maintain an advantage…

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