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This story is about you

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Brian Raphael

“Safety – It’s Personal” is the theme for this year’s Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, which runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. This year’s theme is a reminder that safety is everyone’s responsibility, and the decisions we make impact our friends, families and Air Force community. That’s the message from Maj….

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Strengthening our core

Posted August 2, 2012 by by Col. Jim Dryjanski

The greatest threat to the United States Air Force right now is not external. It is from within. The allegations of sexual misconduct at Lackland Air Force Base [Texas] splashed across the news will undoubtedly be fully investigated and criminal behavior will be prosecuted appropriately. The victims will be heard and they will be cared…

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Leave your shell behind; the lesson of the lobster

Posted March 26, 2012 by Staff

As a child growing up in New York City, I didn’t have much, but I did have a pet lobster and an early philosophy lesson (okay, it was actually a crayfish, but in my youth I didn’t know the difference). Every morning when I woke, the first thing I did was run to the fish…

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month: What is cyber security?

Posted October 26, 2012 by TSgt. Scott McNabb

Ok, so it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so what? It’s also (among other observances) Native American Heritage Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month and National Pomegranate Month in the United States. Antioxidants aside, those other two are hugely important and leave me wondering, “What does cyber security even mean and why does it matter?” I’ve…

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Leading in our fiscal environment

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Capt. Nicholas Shimkus

While executing a few mission rehearsals in the middle of the African desert, one of my men was returning to our rally point on his all-terrain vehicle and was being a little too aggressive in his maneuvers. Sure enough, he ended up in the dirt with the ATV alongside him. The rest of the team…

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Don’t forget where you came from

Posted August 20, 2012 by by CMSgt. Gary Sharp

One of the most important pieces of advice I received upon being promoted to chief master sergeant was, “Never forget where you came from.” Although this guidance was valuable as a new chief, it was something that I’ve always held in high regard. No matter where I was in my career, I never forgot my…

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Innovation key to Air Force future

Posted March 26, 2012 by Staff

Our nation is facing a number of challenges that affect our government. As a result, change is happening all around the Air Force. The institution of the Air Force will survive, but there is no doubt we’ll be operating differently. Over the past several years we have implemented a number of efficiency efforts to shape…

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Air Force leaders issue Veterans Day message

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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following Veterans Day message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force: “Our Air Force’s success is founded in the sacrifice of generations who served before….

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Leadership – it’s not rocket science, it’s harder

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Aaron D. Burgstein

“It’s not rocket science!” How often do we hear that about something? It’s a pretty common phrase to indicate that something is not as difficult as you may think. While I am willing to bet that rocket science is difficult, I am positive that leadership is not easy. Yep, leadership is certainly not rocket science….

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A moment on the lips will surely delay trips

Posted August 20, 2012 by by SSgt. Gina M. Paige

There is nothing more satisfying than holding my husband in a long embrace after six-months of separation. Even after several deployments, it just doesn’t seem to get old. While our significant others are gone we have this sense of pride – a right to brag about where they are and what they are doing –…

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