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The Psychology of Leadership

Posted September 4, 2015 by by Lt. Col. GREGORY FRANA 62nd Fighter Squadron

Lt. Col. Gregory Frana When given the opportunity to lead, how do great leaders ensure people want to follow them? In the military it is sometimes the case that followers simply have to follow, but what makes people “want” to follow? The study of leadership has been taking place since the beginning of time. Great…

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Refuse to fear change

Posted September 4, 2015 by Master Sgt. TRACEY BUECHLER

Are you afraid of change? Most people are. Every day we experience change in our lives, and we certainly can’t hide from it. We learn and grow from changes; that’s what makes the world go around. With all of the Air Force and day-to-day life changes, learning to deal with change must be one of…

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This week in history

Posted September 4, 2015 by Rick Griset

Forty years ago, I stood with 4,400 other academy cadets listening to a motivational speech about patriotism. It was a short speech because Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. knew he stood between us and our allotted 20 minutes for lunch.

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted September 4, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) David Barns

No one is perfect Last week the news broke about indiscretions in the life of reality TV personality Josh Duggar from the show “19 Kids and Counting.” Duggar is an avowed Christian and worked as a political lobbyist for conservative family values. Aside from the personal cost to him and his family, is the greater…

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Fly Over: ‘Breaking the Vicious Cycle’ and ‘Rick and Morty’

Posted September 4, 2015 by Grace Lee and Pedro Mota

‘Breaking the Vicious Cycle’ This is the year I put my goals into action, so I thought it would also be good to get my health in check. There is something I have that not many people have heard of. It’s a disease that selects its targets at random and is not caused by known…

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People — Air Force’s greatest asset

Posted August 28, 2015 by Senior Master Sgt. SHAWN THOMPSON

As I reflect on almost 25 years of military service, I find it easy to remember my assignments, the multiple jobs I’ve had and duties I have performed. I have served on four continents and for four presidents. Within that same time period, our nation has been in numerous campaigns ranging from operations Desert Storm…

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Character, good or bad, will be passed on

Posted August 28, 2015 by Master Sgt. JUSTIN KRUITHOF

Your character is who you are when no one is watching. At the same time, your character is who you are when everyone is watching. Your character is the sum of your morals and values and the quality of your character is of the utmost importance when leading others. In addition to your own values…

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This week in history

Posted August 28, 2015 by Rick Griset,

1990: Operation Desert Shield Twenty-five years ago, Saddam Hussein ordered the Iraqi military to invade Kuwait. He wanted to annex what he called Iraq’s 19th Province. The country of Kuwait was Iraq’s small neighbor on the Persian Gulf. President George H.W. Bush reacted by sending the military to the gulf. With that action, he announced,…

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Fly Over: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ and ‘Banjo Kazooie’

Posted August 28, 2015 by Marcy Copeland and Pedro Mota

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ The much anticipated premiere of “Fear The Walking Dead” airs Sunday, giving new life to fans of “The Walking Dead.” The prequel was created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson who gave us “The Walking Dead.” Featured as a pilot series and set in Los Angeles, six episodes in total will…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted August 28, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

“I have $1.50 in my pocket. All other monies are ear-marked for other obligations.” That’s a line from my personal journal dated Jan. 10, 1997. I’ve kept a journal for my entire adult life. It helps my nostalgic nature be able to look back and remember where I’ve been. So here’s a snap-shot of where…

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