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Winning ways, culture lead to victory

Posted May 2, 2014 by Lt. Col. GREGORY COLEMAN

After several years of being unable to put the right pieces together, the Boston Red Sox figured it out. They developed a system, a strategy and a culture that led them back to victory. A shared vision between owner, general manager and manager resulted in the execution of their strategy and a new winning culture….

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Chaplain’s Thoughts

Posted June 20, 2014 by Chaplain (Capt.) Joseph Fisher

“In life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with your problems. Are you going to fail forward or backward?” ~ John Maxwell How are you doing at failing forward? What, you’ve never failed? Just wait, you will fail at something at some time. It’s part…

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Intentional leaders make things happen

Posted August 8, 2014 by Lt. Col. MATT LILJENSTOLPE

As I write this column I am within 48 hours of closing out my squadron command. Like most people who find themselves at the end of a long journey, I am retrospective about what I’ve learned. As such, I feel I have a unique perspective on command, more specifically on leadership. So I think it…

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Knowledge equals power

Posted September 19, 2014 by Senior Airman JEFFREY MAKI

The phrase “knowledge is power” is said to originate from Sir Francis Bacon in 1597. Personally, I remember learning the phrase from the old television show “School House Rock” theme song. The key idea behind the phrase is the more knowledge you accumulate, the more “power” you will have. Here is a simple breakdown: knowledge…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted November 7, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

I just received a phone call with a recorded message telling me that my son’s school was in a “soft” lockdown, the police were on hand, the students were in their classes and there was no need to come to school.” That is not my idea of a great phone call. Despite my very logical…

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Fly Over: ‘Pita Kitchen ‘Get your Greek on’’ and ‘American Sniper′

Posted January 23, 2015 by Luther Mitchell Jr. and Nestor Cruz

‘Pita Kitchen ‘Get your Greek on’’ I checked in on Yelp last week at a local sushi spot and I’m proud to report I earned my “Global Domination” badge (given to Yelpers who check in at restaurants of various cuisines). My latest gourmand journey brought me to the Pita Kitchen Mediterranean Grill located at 9915…

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Recognizing issue key to resiliency

Posted March 13, 2015 by Staff Sgt. MARIA ABELLO

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” ~ Vince Lombardi Whether it is a financial issue, family or significant-other problem or difficulties at work, everyone goes through some sort of struggle throughout their Air Force career. Each day we are tasked with important jobs and duties to ensure that…

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Every Airman has a voice

Posted May 1, 2015 by Master Sgt. GARY LILLEY

While Gen. Mark Welsh III was here at Luke Air Force Base, he discussed the importance of listening to your young Airmen, and making sure they feel empowered to have open dialogue and share ideas within their chain of command. As the NCO in charge of my section, I took General Welsh’s words to heart…

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Solve problems at lowest level

Posted June 26, 2015 by Master Sgt. SARA ABEL

Crucial in our Air Force environment today is having the proper tools and skillsets available to deal with problems. There is literally something new almost every single day that will invoke problem solving skills. When faced with a problem, an important mindset to have is to resolve the issue at the lowest possible level. Some…

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AETC Commander: Airmen must eliminate sexual assault

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Gen. Edward Rice Jr.

Integrity First — it’s our first core value and the cornerstone of our ability to eliminate sexual assault from our service. Integrity is about doing the right thing and as we focus our attention on sexual assault this month, we must renew our commitment to uphold the dignity of, and respect for, every human being….

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