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‘Short Term 12’

Posted August 30, 2013 by Macario Mora

Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Short Term 12” is a simple film – short, concise and gut-wrenchingly real. At roughly an hour and half long, you find yourself completely engrossed in the nocuous youth led by Grace (Brie Larson) and the rest of the 20-something staff members at a short-term foster-care facility – hence the title. Grace,…

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Fly Over: ‘Captain Phillips’, and ‘Machete Kills’

Posted October 25, 2013 by Jayson Burns and Macario Mora

‘Captain Phillips’ Remember when Tom Hanks could act? Well, thanks to his most recent effort, it appears he’s back. “Captain Phillips” is the retelling of the true-life events of a 2009 Somali hijacking of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship off the Somali coast. The recent history captured the public’s attention for the duration of Phillips’…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted December 13, 2013 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

• Military annual leave, or ordinary leave, begins and ends in the local area. All supervisors should ensure that leave is charged for duty days and nonduty days (for example, Friday through Monday) when members take leave on the day before and the day after nonduty days. This applies to leave taken in the local…

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Chaplain thoughts

Posted February 14, 2014 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson

Courtesy photo Booker T. Washington “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” ~ Booker T. Washington How much do you really know about the people around you? Do you know of their past?…

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Culture trumps strategy any day

Posted April 4, 2014 by Col. YOLANDA BLEDSOE

With more than 24 years in the military, I have come to realize the old adage, “Culture will eat strategy for lunch every day of the week” is a true statement, and we as Airmen have a responsibility to cultivate an inspiring and healthy workplace culture. Every organization has a culture. Some are very toxic…

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Good foundation must for leading

Posted March 27, 2012 by Maj. Michael Blowers

In its simplistic form, leadership is defined as getting others to do what you want. Those who follow this thought process typically revert to using conniving tactics to persuade their followers. Many view this as a shortcut to leadership and find it being an ineffective way to lead, without any long-term value. To build a…

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Lessons in leadership

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Senior Master Sgt. Dave Merris

As leaders we are often faced with the dilemma of how to get the most out of our folks. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, there are a few basic human motivations that we all need satisfied. Among those are esteem and self-actualization. Since everyone is different, so is each of our triggers for motivation….

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Fly Over: ‘Warrior’

Posted July 6, 2012 by by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

While there may be a few female characters in “Warrior,” the testosterone-charged 2011 drama set against the backdrop of a high-stakes mixed martial arts tournament, there’s no question this movie is set firmly in the world of men.

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Fly Over: “The Bourne Legacy”, “Fifty Shades of Gray”

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Jayson Burns and Denise Wilhite

While not as numerous or historic as the Bond films, the Bourne series has become an example of how secret agent movies are done right. They put together all the ingredients like action, espionage, tension and the like without burning it to an inedible mess. So, with their success, it’s no surprise that they wish…

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What is your word worth?

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Master Sgt. SCOTT HARRIS

Your word, promise and integrity are worth something. The value placed on them is different for everybody. The old saying, “my word is my bond,” is a powerful statement that builds confidence and helps you become known as a reliable person. Disregarding your word not only adversely affects those relying on you, it also depletes…

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