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

Posted November 7, 2014 by

The Economist magazine wrote an article about how to achieve (or not achieve) success.  They recognized that the “biggest threat to their success may lie within. They [the CEOs] need to cultivate the art of seeing themselves as others see them.”  One executive, Kevin Sharer, the former boss of Amgen, a biotech company, kept a…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Last year, long longtime partners Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married.  For years they pointed out that their relationship didn’t need to be solemnized in a ceremony.  Yet once married they made the following statements: “It does feel different. It…

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Why I served

Posted May 8, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Gordon Drake

As my 32 year Air Force career comes to a rapid close I’ve found myself growing increasingly sentimental and reflective. I’ve spent considerable time pondering, savoring and squirreling away the memories of the places I’ve been, the people I’ve worked with and the achievements we’ve made over the past three decades. What was it that…

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Team AFMC

Posted June 15, 2012 by Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger

I’m truly honored and excited to have been appointed as the Commander of Air Force Materiel Command. This week’s Change of Command ceremony was tremendous and the National Museum of the United States Air Force, here at Wright Patterson AFB, was the perfect venue for it. I want to add, again, my thanks to Gen….

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Team Edwards hosts National Disability Employment Awareness luncheon

Posted November 2, 2012 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Daniel Daetz (left), 412th Test Wing vice commander, presents Ronald Govin with a plaque on behalf of the Air Force Test Center and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center for his contributions to National Disability Employment Awareness Month during the annual luncheon at Club Muroc on Oct. 25, 2012….

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Pay yourself first

Posted February 15, 2013 by Maj. Austin Hood

My grandparents used to say to me, “Pay yourself first.” Being only 10 years old at the time, I’d shrug my shoulders, give them my best thanks-for-the-advice look and say “OK.” But deep down inside, I didn’t really know what they meant. After all, I was just a kid with no money. Thirty short years…

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Why enforce the standards

Posted June 14, 2013 by Master Sgt. Vincent Brass

KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -†In the military we constantly refer to “the standard.” Most standards are developed within Air Force instructions or technical orders.†They are what sets us apart from our civilian counterparts. Webster’s dictionary defines a standard as “something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model, or example.” We weigh…

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Does it really matter if I wear my uniform properly, with pride?

Posted September 13, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Douglas Perry

I have been asked countless times throughout my career and may have even asked the question myself as a young Airman sitting inside a storage area at McConnell Air Force Base. Why does it really matter if Airmen wear their uniform properly and why do the senior NCOs talk about Air Force Instruction 35-10 all…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character

Posted December 13, 2013 by

An opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – A Christmas reflection: “I realized that songs, good feelings, beautiful liturgies, nice presents, big dinners, and many sweet words do not make Christmas. Christmas is saying ‘yes’ to something beyond all emotions and feelings.  Christmas is saying ‘yes’ to a hope based on God’s…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays (along with St. Valentine’s Day).  What most people don’t realize is Patrick was not even Irish.  He was born in Britain and taken as a slave by the Irish when he…

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