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Is being good, good enough?

Posted July 18, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. JAMES CASH Jr.

In today’s Air Force can you settle with just being good? I say, “No.” With the Air Force executing the deepest force cuts since the end of the cold war with programs such as the Quality Force Review Board and the Enlisted Retention Board, what you do and how well you do it matters more…

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Balance, key to successful AF life

Posted August 29, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. ANDRE PARKER

I believe proper balance is the key to a successful life in the Air Force. Over the years I’ve come to realize that it takes a concentrated effort to maintain balance between a professional life as an Air Force member and personal or family life. Both require constant learning, adjustments, development and attention. It’s easy…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted October 17, 2014 by Chaplain (Capt.) Joseph Fisher

Courtesy photo Booker T. Washington “I have learned that 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 I was one of a handful of religion majors at my undergraduate college….

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More to leading than meets eye

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. ALICIA WILLIAMS

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we think about leadership? Is it the seniority of an individual or the the number of stripes on the sleeve? Or could it be their personal ability to transform another’s vision into reality? Leadership is much more than what meets the eye. A simple word such…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Posted February 13, 2015 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal

Although the American economy appears to be rebounding and most American households are more financially stable, we must not forget the lessons learned in the Great Recession. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is an independent bureau within the Federal Reserve System that empowers consumers with the information they need to make financial decisions in the…

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LEAD offers new programs to develop Airmen

Posted April 3, 2015 by Senior Airman SPENCER BROCKMAN

Leaders Empowering Airmen’s Decisions Council has undergone a transition in its scope and operation. We are excited to offer some new programs for Airmen to gain exposure and develop. Some of these programs are just getting started, and we need your help to make them a success. The first opportunity is the shadowing program. This…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted June 19, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

“Resiliency” is the present day focus of our military service. Leaders at all levels want their followers to be resilient. Why? Because, resilient people bounce back from the adversities of life more quickly. In our Air Force “resiliency” is embodied in the Comprehensive Airman Fitness program. CAF has four domains, four key aspects, that when…

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Mentorship: Important at all levels

Posted August 7, 2015 by Master Sgt. KATHERINE MAHANA

I believe one of the greatest opportunities and responsibilities we as leaders have is mentoring Airmen at all levels. Mentoring helps Airmen understand how their ambitions fit into the Air Force mission, life and their career choices. Each of us have areas of expertise that we have acquired over our careers, and some of us…

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Moral courage takes action despite consequences

Posted March 31, 2012 by by Lt. Col. John Bosone

Physical courage is a quality rightfully associated with military members. Tales of battlefield heroics from Greek mythology through present day are replete with names synonymous with great physical courage. Hearing names such as Hercules, Perseus, Levitow, and Sijan summon powerful images of…

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Chaplain thoughts June 1, 2012

Posted June 1, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

“And I’m proud to be an American, Where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died Who gave that right to me.” ~ Lee Greenwood   Memorial Day was earlier this week. Now what? How many times did you hear Lee Greenwood’s song on the radio? How many times…

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