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Airmen: Ambassadors of Air Force core values

Posted January 16, 2015 by Senior Airman SPENCER BROCKMAN

Airmen are tasked and trained to keep up with myriad tasks that sometimes venture outside the scope of their assigned jobs. One of these tasks that often goes unnoticed or rarely spoken about is the job of an ambassador. Every time you are in uniform and travel off base, whether to go home for the…

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Heritage thought

Posted January 16, 2015 by Maj. Scott Smith

On Jan. 16, 1991, the war against Iraq began as Allied aircraft conducted a major raid against Iraqi air defenses. The air raid on Baghdad was broadcast live to a global audience by CNN correspondents announcing the start of Operation DESERT STORM. The initial conflict to expel Iraqi troops from Kuwait continued for five weeks….

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted January 16, 2015 by Chaplain (1st Lt.) Ben Skelton

What would your life look like if you saw obstacles and setbacks as stepping stones to a greater maturity and a stronger faith? There is nothing more motivating and encouraging than seeing a real-life underdog on the big screen! No greater example of this is the movie “Rudy,” a story about a small guy with…

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Fly Over: ‘PCU’ and ‘Home Alone′

Posted January 16, 2015 by Marcy Copeland and Nestor Cruz

On DVD: ‘PCU’ PCU is about a band of college misfits who are known as The Pit. The movie stars Jeremy Piven (James “Droz” Andrews), Jon Favreau (Gutter), David Spade (Rand McPherson), Jessica Walters (Ms. Garcia Thompson), Megan Ward (Katy), and Chris Young (Tom Lawrence). Rich, preppy Tom Lawrence (Young) travels to the Port Chester…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted January 9, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) David Barns

Guided missiles and misguided men As I get older I find myself asking the question, “What happened to our moral standards?” Watching the news and personal observations of how people respond situationally continue to raise concern in my mind about the moral climate of our nation. I guess every generation has struggled with this dilemma,…

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My personal leadership philosophy

Posted December 19, 2014 by Maj. SCOTT HALL

My personal leadership philosophy can be summed up in just a few words — people first, mission always. Some may mistake the phrase “people first, mission always” as a dictum to coddle unit personnel through adversity, but actually, my focus is on preparing them to overcome adversity. The mission will always press on, but without…

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Work, family balance success marker

Posted December 19, 2014 by Master Sgt. DANIEL CARTER

“Being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” — Zig Ziglar In our careers, we frequently hear about the importance of having balance in our life and job. Some common…

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It’s a way of life

Posted December 19, 2014 by Maj. RONALD MARQUEZ

Maj. Ronald Marquez Air Force Instruction 1-1 Paragraph 1.5 states, A way of life. “The mission must be accomplished.” Luke AFB is taking a small break from that mission, back-to-back four-day weekends for some. This means a little holiday cheer is in order. I grew up spending Christmas Eve waiting for my father to get…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted December 19, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

Courtesy graphic Do we have the humility and strength to hear the truth from those beneath us? “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field … All they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.” ~ Luke 2:8, 18 Someone once said, “If you…

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Fly Over: ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ and ‘Home Alone′

Posted December 19, 2014 by Nestor Cruz and Devante Williams

On DVD: ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ I love Westerns, both dramatic and comedic, and I was eager to watch this movie with the tagline “From the guy who brought you ‘Ted.’” That alone should have been enough of a warning for me. “A Million Ways to Die in the West” is…

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