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Everything I need to know about leadership, I learned …

Posted May 15, 2015 by Maj. BENJAMIN GANTT

I am sure you’ve heard of, or even read, Robert Fulgham’s best-selling book, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Fulgham’s text resonates with many for the simplicity with which he describes “how to be a person.” Leadership in the 21st century Air Force is a much discussed topic, and one can…

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Which one are you?

Posted May 15, 2015 by Master Sgt. CHARLES LOFTUS

Have you ever worked for someone you felt was impossible to deal with? How about someone who you simply tolerated? Or have you worked for someone you actually really wanted to work for? What was your work environment like, and what was the attitude of the people among the different types of bosses? Let’s be…

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This week in history

Posted May 15, 2015 by Rick Griset,

Forty years ago today, U.S. combat in Southeast Asia ended. Three days earlier, communist Khmer Rouge gunboats seized the U.S.-flagged merchant container ship, SS Mayaguez, off the coast of Cambodia.

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Fly Over: ‘Furious 7’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Posted May 15, 2015 by Devante Williams and Grace Lee

In theaters: ‘Furious 7’ “It’s been a long day, without you my friend. And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again.” You’ll be singing this song for days once you watch “Furious 7.” And it’s probably biased of me to say this, but “Furious 7” had one of the best tributes…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted May 15, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

An invitation to laugh … Storyteller Garrison Keillor said, “God writes a lot of comedy … the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny.” Unfortunately, people without a sense of humor are ubiquitous. They come in all shapes and sizes. They come from every, social, political…

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Practice ‘essence’ of leadership

Posted May 8, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. JOHN BENNETT

Every day, everyone in the Air Force at all ranks has a chance to be a leader. We know leaders are involved with people and show a sincere interest in their problems and welfare. We also know as a leader it’s important to be accountable for your actions. However, I see the essence of leadership…

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Influence others to aid, support mission

Posted May 8, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. MICHAEL CARMINE

Leadership … it’s a word we hear almost every day in the Air Force. It’s the backbone of our military structure and way of life. It’s how we better ourselves as we progress through ranks and responsibility. It’s how we motivate our peers and subordinates to be better Airmen. What does being a good leader…

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This week in history

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Courtesy photo May 8, 1949, Victory in Europe Day May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe Day On this day 70 years ago, Europe and America celebrated Victory in Europe Day, ending years of fighting, death and destruction. Depending upon the historian, World War II started in Europe in 1936 with the Spanish Civil War, or…

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Fly Over: ‘Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Posted May 8, 2015 by Timothy Boyer and Nestor Cruz

On Amazon: ‘Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders’ There are books out there that claim to teach people the skills they need to be successful. There are books out there that claim to teach people to become leaders. I just so happened to stumble upon a book I truly believe can make good…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted May 8, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

Thursday was America’s National Day of Prayer. Since you and I did not get a day off work you may have missed this national observance. Yet it is a long-standing observance, both formally and informally. In his 2015 Presidential Proclamation, President Obama declared: “Throughout our nation’s history, Americans have come together in moments of great…

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