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Apply 6S for leadership success

Posted July 17, 2015 by Master Sgt. JAMES CASTILLO

Over the last 20 years of my Air Force career, there seems to have always been a common theme regarding our resources: reductions, reductions and more reductions. Some of the cutbacks to our resources have included less money in our annual budgets, fewer aircraft added to our inventory and fewer personnel added to our overall…

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Legacy shaped by today’s actions

Posted July 17, 2015 by Master Sgt. COREY QUINN

Webster’s dictionary defines legacy as “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor, a predecessor or from the past.” What will your legacy be? Most people do not think about their legacy until it is too late or never at all. They think about their good deeds, their regrets and what difference they made in…

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Move up in world with education

Posted July 17, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Education — it’s something that’s important not only to be competitive in one’s military career but also in the civilian sector. “A diploma or college education shows you not only have the education but you also have critical thinking skills, and that you can analyze, be objective and have a perspective on different issues,” said…

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This week in history

Posted July 17, 2015 by Rick Griset,

1945: Gadget detonated, history made Courtesy photo Hopeful observers stood in the dark 70 years ago at a calculated safe distance of 10,000 yards from Trinity. About a half an hour before dawn, at 5:30 a.m. July 16, 1945, a plutonium device named Gadget detonated over a stretch of New Mexican desert known for centuries…

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Receiving, passing baton wins relay of life

Posted July 17, 2015 by Retired Master Sgt. JEROLD HAUPT

It’s funny, but as you grow older you occasionally find yourself reflecting on the life you’ve led. Through that reflection, you develop a deeper appreciation of the many people who over the years have “passed the baton” on to you. They influenced you, invested in you, encouraged you and most importantly believed in you. I’ve…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted July 17, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) David Barns

On the brink of disaster I found myself this past week with an unusual load of people going though “life storms.” Dealing with those situations I’m reminded of two things: first, we need to take time to be thankful for all the blessings of life — big and little. Second, sometimes when dealing with heavy…

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Fly Over: ‘Four Rooms’ and ‘Spy’

Posted July 17, 2015 by Marcy Copeland and James Hensley

‘Four Rooms’ “Four Rooms” is an anthology film directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino with each director filming one segment of the movie. “Four Rooms” begins with Sam (Marc Lawrence), the previous bellhop of the Hotel Mon Signor, instructing his replacement, Ted (Tim Roth), about being a bellhop and the…

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Leadership by walking around

Posted July 10, 2015 by Lt. Col. MICHAEL DUNN

“…to learn and not to do is not to learn. To know and not to do is not to know.” ~ Stephen Covey “The Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons to Personal Change” Stephen Covey is speaking of action-action that can be a part of a leadership style known as “Leadership by Walking Around.”…

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The gift of leadership

Posted July 10, 2015 by Master Sgt. SAMUEL SIMIEN

Step back for a moment, and consider that you were given something that would make a difference to society. It’s a valuable possession that has the ability to set the tempo of work centers, units, communities and any environment encountered. The fact of the matter is all of us have the treasured gift of being…

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This week in history

Posted July 10, 2015 by Rick Griset,

1975: From SOW to FW Forty years ago, the 56th Special Operations Wing ended its participation in the war in Southeast Asia. For eight years, the wing had operated from Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. For its efforts, the wing earned 13 campaign streamers, three Presidential Unit Citations, and four Air Force…

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