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Chaplain’s Thoughts

Posted August 8, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

The slow days of summer are fading and moms and dads are working the logistics of getting their darlings out the door to school. Most families develop a morning routine to get the children out of bed, cleaned, dressed and fed before they usher them off to school. This can be an exasperating time for…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted September 26, 2014 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

The Defense Department, like all federal agencies, will start fiscal 2015 (beginning Oct. 1) without approval of the National Defense Authorization Act or the Defense Appropriations Bill. Both legislative bills are required to be passed by Congress and signed by the president in order for the DOD to operate. In lieu of a defense act…

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Fly Over: ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Fury’

Posted November 7, 2014 by Marcy Copeland and Grace Lee

On DVD: ‘Apocalypse Now’ The movie opens with a beautiful scenic view of a Vietnamese jungle. A guitar is heard softly playing “The End” by The Doors. Helicopters buzz past the jungle which then ignites in huge clouds of fire. This is the beginning of the critically acclaimed movie “Apocalypse Now,” directed by Francis Ford…

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Take ownership of your work

Posted January 23, 2015 by 1st Lt. SARAH DUGAN

“Ownership Focus Proactive” are the words that used to be pinned to the white board behind my desk as an assistant aircraft maintenance unit officer in charge. My OIC at the time had come up with the site picture for the Emerald Knights (strength and honor.) The first part of this site picture, ownership, is…

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Bring ‘invisible class’ into view

Posted March 20, 2015 by Jerold Haupt

When I was a young boy, my father explained to me that there was dignity in work. He told me to always respect the worker regardless of how thankless or menial their job may appear to be. He said that you never know the burdens a person may be carrying, or the family members that…

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Practice ‘essence’ of leadership

Posted May 8, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. JOHN BENNETT

Every day, everyone in the Air Force at all ranks has a chance to be a leader. We know leaders are involved with people and show a sincere interest in their problems and welfare. We also know as a leader it’s important to be accountable for your actions. However, I see the essence of leadership…

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The gift of leadership

Posted July 10, 2015 by Master Sgt. SAMUEL SIMIEN

Step back for a moment, and consider that you were given something that would make a difference to society. It’s a valuable possession that has the ability to set the tempo of work centers, units, communities and any environment encountered. The fact of the matter is all of us have the treasured gift of being…

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Fly Over: ‘Across the Universe’

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Macario Mora

“You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.” – John Lennon I’m rarely at a loss for words, rarely unable to detail my thoughts or express my views. Yet, this past weekend I found myself dumbfounded. I turned to my lady friend, disregarding the popcorn kernels wedged between my teeth and butter freshly splattered on my t-shirt…

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Doing little reaps big savings

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Gen. Edward Rice Jr.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Fellow members of the AETC team, thank you for all you do to keep our Air Force and our nation strong. As I travel around our command, I see firsthand how magnificently you are executing our recruit, train and educate missions, and I want you to know how proud I am to be on your team.

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Chaplain thoughts – August 10, 2012

Posted August 10, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theodore Wilson

"Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.” ~ Jesse Owens

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