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Common sense, simplicity play lead role

Posted August 21, 2015 by Master Sgt. JOSEPH CASTILLO

There are numerous resources describing the attributes of extraordinary leaders, and one could spend countless hours sorting through data to supplement their toolkit. However, as with most things, common sense and simplicity should play a factor in any leadership situation. Throughout my Air Force experience, I have witnessed the same basic and successful qualities in…

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This week in history

Posted August 21, 2015 by Rick Griset

1955: 56th FG reactivates Sixty years ago, the 56th Fighter Group reactivated as the 56th FG (Air Defense). Three years earlier, it had inactivated at Selfridge Air Force Base, Michigan. The 4706th Air Defense Wing activated at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Upon activation, the 4706th ADW assumed control of the 56th Fighter-Interceptor Group’s…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted August 21, 2015 by Father Ronald Metha

Many people have heard of Notre Dame University mainly because of their football fame. One of the most famous people associated with Notre Dame was Rev. Theodore Hesburgh who was president there for 35 years. In his prayers he often asked God, “To those who have hunger, give bread; to us who have bread, give…

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Fly Over: ‘Fantastic Four’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Posted August 21, 2015 by James Hensley and Luther Mitchell Jr.

‘Fantastic Four’ Why one star you might ask? To be honest I should give it half a star for wasting my time, but that’d be a little harsh since the movie wasn’t down-right awful. I was going to write a review about how amazing “Dragonball Z Revival F” was but then I saw this movie…

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‘Comm-Bats:’ Small unit, big job

Posted August 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. AARON NORFLEET

There is a relatively small, unknown building at Luke Air Force Base across the street from the base library. It houses nearly 50 individuals who make up a team of dedicated hard-working bats. These aren’t your run of the mill Chiroptera (Greek for bat). These are 56th Communications Squadron “Comm-Bats.” Inside the walls of Bldg….

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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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