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Fly Over: ‘Get On Up’ and ‘American Horror Story: Coven′

Posted January 30, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Marcy Copeland

On DVD: ‘Get On Up’ Several months ago, I rushed to the theater to watch “Get On Up” the latest music biopic on the big screen. My expectations were high as I found a seat in the theater packed with fans waiting to see the Mick Jagger-produced movie. “Get On Up” tells the story of…

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Fly Over: ‘LL COOL J’s PLATINUM WORKOUT’ and ‘Chappie′

Posted March 27, 2015 by Luther Mitchell Jr. and Nestor Cruz

In stores: ‘LL COOL J’s PLATINUM WORKOUT’ “Mama said, knock you out!” ~ LL Cool J LL Cool J is an award-winning hip hop artist whose songs have been heard all across the world. He has hosted the “Grammys” numerous times, is a mentor to many music writers and entertainers, and has starred on the…

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This week in history

Posted May 8, 2015 by

Courtesy photo May 8, 1949, Victory in Europe Day May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe Day On this day 70 years ago, Europe and America celebrated Victory in Europe Day, ending years of fighting, death and destruction. Depending upon the historian, World War II started in Europe in 1936 with the Spanish Civil War, or…

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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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It’s your career…take care of it

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Master Sgt. Christopher B. Huard

There once was a time where you could safely assume that if you did a decent job and stayed out of trouble you could carry your career out until 20 years or more and retire. If you had a few bumps in the road or slowly progressed through the ranks, no worries, your retirement was…

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3-M concept of leadership serves chief well

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. Steven Ferrell

Whenever I am asked about my leadership methods, I always say, “I apply my Three-M concept: mentor, motivate and monitor.” Most people will discover at one time or another they have been in a leadership role, whether as a sibling, parent, boss, coach or sometimes as a team member. Realizing the profound impact one person…

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Chaplain thoughts – August 17, 2012

Posted August 17, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theodore Wilson

“You must love soldiers in order to understand them, and understand them in order to lead them.” ~Henri Turenne

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Are you a great teammate?

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Maj. GREG COLEMAN

Accountability is the cornerstone of any organization. Accountability equals trust and each member of an organization or team must be able to trust that their teammate is accountable and will always execute the mission at the same high standard. The standard is excellence and as Airmen we should accept nothing less, but we often do….

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Knowing ‘why’ powerful motivator

Posted December 14, 2012 by Capt. DAVID BREUER

Recently I’ve been making my way through a book called “Start With Why” by Simon Sinek who believes absolutely in the motivating power of the people you lead knowing the why of what they’re asked to do. Although this book and the majority of the analogies within are business centric, the message they convey can…

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Chaplain thoughts …

Posted March 15, 2013 by Chaplain (Capt.) Joseph Fisher,

“No man can safely be a superior but he who learns to live in subjection. No man can safely command but he who hath learned how to obey well.” ~ Thomas Kempis A presidential advisor was seated at a state dinner and caught a side glance of blue trousers with yellow stripes nearby. The serving staff…

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