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Communication: So what you’re saying is …?

Posted August 14, 2015 by Capt. DAVID MUSGRAVE

“Genuine leaders have the ability to articulate, initiate and follow-through on their vision.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This quote from King epitomizes the importance of developing our communication skills as leaders and managers. As we get older, many of us get set in our ways and live by the phrase, “This is who…

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Be honest … choose to not lie

Posted August 14, 2015 by Master Sgt. SARA ABEL

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” ~ Albert Einstein What is your truest definition of honesty? Is it simply telling the truth? Is that all there is to honesty? If honesty is simply telling the truth, do you understand what telling the truth entails? We all…

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This week in history

Posted August 14, 2015 by Rick Griset

Aug. 8, 1940: FDR orders 12,000 pilots a year Seventy-five years ago Saturday, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the Army to train 12,000 pilots a year. On the same day, Aug. 8, 1940, German bombers began raids in what became known as the Battle of Britain. The president’s order was in response to a series of…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted August 14, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

What’s your name? This question sounds rather innocuous, yet it can be said that your name is your most valuable possession, for without a good name you cannot be trusted. And without trust your life will become extremely difficult. Consider the following observations. A child is born and given a name. The way that child…

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Fly Over: ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and ‘Trainwreck’

Posted August 14, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Grace Lee

‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Writer, producer and director Christopher McQuarrie recently said in an interview that actor Tom Cruise wants people to come to the movies and have a good time. With the recent release of “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” in theaters, McQuarrie and Cruise have certainly delivered. “Rogue Nation” is the fifth…

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Diverse organization offers many lessons

Posted August 7, 2015 by Maj. RON SLOMA

Luke Air Force Base has a rich history of training partner nation’s Airmen and continues to maintain this legacy today. Since World War II, we at Luke have been an example of how to effectively absorb differing cultures and create an environment conducive for the visiting airmen to learn the art of aerial warfare. As…

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Mentorship: Important at all levels

Posted August 7, 2015 by Master Sgt. KATHERINE MAHANA

I believe one of the greatest opportunities and responsibilities we as leaders have is mentoring Airmen at all levels. Mentoring helps Airmen understand how their ambitions fit into the Air Force mission, life and their career choices. Each of us have areas of expertise that we have acquired over our careers, and some of us…

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This week in history

Posted August 7, 2015 by Rick Griset,

Aug. 6, 1945: Hiroshima, Japan U.S. Army photo A giant mushroom cloud hovers over Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945, after an atomic bomb was dropped for the first-time ever. Seventy years ago yesterday, President Harry S. Truman ordered the first use of the atomic bomb. He wanted to end World War II as soon as…

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Fly Over: ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Posted August 7, 2015 by Devante Williams and Luther Mitchell Jr.

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Sequels to video games can sometimes be a bust. Video gamers all over the world expect an additional installment of a franchise to have that same “WOW” factor the original game had. Some games don’t even deserve a sequel, but game companies have to please their customers and deliver the product. There…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted August 7, 2015 by Maj. Larry Fowler

Why are you here? Despite the angst of family separation, most chaplains enjoy deployments; they are rewarding in so many ways. Yet even in the midst of service that we love, we can grow tired, despondent and question why we are here. Below is a composite account, with names, etc. changed, gleaned from a deployment…

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