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Is being good, good enough?

Posted July 18, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. JAMES CASH Jr.

In today’s Air Force can you settle with just being good? I say, “No.” With the Air Force executing the deepest force cuts since the end of the cold war with programs such as the Quality Force Review Board and the Enlisted Retention Board, what you do and how well you do it matters more…

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Balance, key to successful AF life

Posted August 29, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. ANDRE PARKER

I believe proper balance is the key to a successful life in the Air Force. Over the years I’ve come to realize that it takes a concentrated effort to maintain balance between a professional life as an Air Force member and personal or family life. Both require constant learning, adjustments, development and attention. It’s easy…

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Moral courage takes action despite consequences

Posted March 31, 2012 by by Lt. Col. John Bosone

Physical courage is a quality rightfully associated with military members. Tales of battlefield heroics from Greek mythology through present day are replete with names synonymous with great physical courage. Hearing names such as Hercules, Perseus, Levitow, and Sijan summon powerful images of…

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Chaplain thoughts June 1, 2012

Posted June 1, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

“And I’m proud to be an American, Where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died Who gave that right to me.” ~ Lee Greenwood   Memorial Day was earlier this week. Now what? How many times did you hear Lee Greenwood’s song on the radio? How many times…

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Fly Over: Magic Mike: Mike not nearly so magic

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Master Sgt. Cindy Dorfner

I had no real intention of going to see “Magic Mike.” To be honest, I didn’t even know it was a movie until a few days before I saw it.

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Make life after death choices now

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Lt. Col. TIMOTHY FARR

The concept of life after death can vary from person to person. As the Luke Air Force Base mortuary officer, this concept has a new meaning for me. One of my principle responsibilities is to take care of the people who will care for you and your loved ones if you were to die while…

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Street Beat – October 26, 2012

Posted October 26, 2012 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 12 through 18: Tickets Security forces issued citations for three moving and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 12: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident adjacent to Bldg. 897. There were no injuries. Oct. 16: Security forces responded to a…

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Servant-leadership style worthwhile, effective

Posted January 25, 2013 by Maj. SCOTT LAFONT

I’ve spent 21 years in the military, serving as both an enlisted member and an officer. I’ve seen “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” of leadership styles. However, the most worthwhile and effective styles of leadership I’ve seen is the servant leader. I have read many books on the servant leader style, and I…

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Making challenges into opportunities, hard work

Posted March 29, 2013 by by Senior Master Sgt. SANDRA NUNES

We all ask, “What’s the secret to success?” I wish I knew the answer, although my standard reply is “hard work.” Hard work may sound simplistic, but trust me, it stems from a lifetime of trying harder. You see, I have attention deficit disorder. This article is not about ADD, rather how I overcame my…

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Setting goal, staying course reap reward

Posted May 31, 2013 by Master Sgt. Ida Bushey

I have always enjoyed running. In elementary school, I won countless field-day blue ribbons for fastest runner. In high school I ran track and cross country. Cross country quickly became my favorite. I was extremely excited when the U.S. Air Force did away with the bike test and started the 1.5 mile run to measure…

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