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Servant-leadership style worthwhile, effective

Posted January 25, 2013 by Maj. SCOTT LAFONT

I’ve spent 21 years in the military, serving as both an enlisted member and an officer. I’ve seen “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” of leadership styles. However, the most worthwhile and effective styles of leadership I’ve seen is the servant leader. I have read many books on the servant leader style, and I…

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Call to action – Three ways to combat sexual assault

Posted January 25, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Krystal Tomlin

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas — While moderating the U.S. Air Force Facebook page recently, I came across a question I found personally difficult to answer. The question was asked by a concerned parent preparing to send a daughter to basic training in light of a widespread sexual assault investigation. She asked, “Will my…

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Chaplain thoughts – January 25, 2012

Posted January 25, 2013 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson,

“I look upon the spiritual life of the soldier as even more important than his physical equipment … the heart, spirit and soul are everything.” ~ Gen. George C. Marshall I encourage you to read Psalm 91 which is often referred to as the “Soldier’s Psalm;” it is more than good enough for Airmen too….

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Fly Over: ‘Broken City’, ‘Mistborn: The Final Empire’

Posted January 25, 2013 by Jayson Burns and Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

In theaters: ‘Broken City’ Personally, I occasionally have a hard time following plots that involve politics or business, mostly due to all of the little technical details that get thrown around. Because of that, I can get disinterested fairly quickly while watching these movies. Fortunately for Broken City, despite some of these same issues, its…

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Dissent, better part of loyalty

Posted January 18, 2013 by Lt. Col. MATTHEW LILJENSTOLPE

How many of us have heard a new commander say, “I expect your loyalty, and I hope to earn your respect?” I believe that the meaning of this saying is often misinterpreted by its audience. The second half of that statement is easy enough to understand, but what do military commanders mean when they demand…

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Lead from the front

Posted January 18, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. AARON BARRIERE

I recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. During the seven-week course we were given helpful tools meant to guide us on the path to becoming unit managers and senior NCOs. The course focused on topics from the profession of arms and team building concepts, to resource stewardship and negotiating….

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Fly Over: ‘Halo 4’, ‘Call of Duty’ Black Ops 2

Posted January 18, 2013 by Senior Airman Kate Vaughn and Airman 1st Class Devante Williams

In game stores: ‘Halo 4’ – Master Chief back for more Over the last decade, one video game has continuously raised the bar for all others. From its emotionally charged story line, to its unparalleled graphics and online experience, the Halo video game series continues to blow video gamers expectations out of the water. The…

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Chaplain thoughts – December 21, 2012

Posted December 21, 2012 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson,

“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.” ~ Mother Theresa How do you give hope to others? What actions do you take that instills hope in the people around you? During the business and “busy-ness” of the holidays,…

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Chill out, not stress out during holidays

Posted December 21, 2012 by LARA SMITH

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many, it’s anything but. “If the holidays have you overwhelmed, you are not alone,” said Kristin Musch, TriWest Healthcare Alliance Behavioral Health educator. “Expectations are high, to-do lists are long and the budget tight, which can result in sadness, anger, frustration and…

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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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