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Influence others to aid, support mission

Posted May 8, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. MICHAEL CARMINE

Leadership … it’s a word we hear almost every day in the Air Force. It’s the backbone of our military structure and way of life. It’s how we better ourselves as we progress through ranks and responsibility. It’s how we motivate our peers and subordinates to be better Airmen. What does being a good leader…

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This week in history

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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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Fly Over: ‘Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Posted May 8, 2015 by Timothy Boyer and Nestor Cruz

On Amazon: ‘Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders’ There are books out there that claim to teach people the skills they need to be successful. There are books out there that claim to teach people to become leaders. I just so happened to stumble upon a book I truly believe can make good…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted May 8, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

Thursday was America’s National Day of Prayer. Since you and I did not get a day off work you may have missed this national observance. Yet it is a long-standing observance, both formally and informally. In his 2015 Presidential Proclamation, President Obama declared: “Throughout our nation’s history, Americans have come together in moments of great…

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Every Airman has a voice

Posted May 1, 2015 by Master Sgt. GARY LILLEY

While Gen. Mark Welsh III was here at Luke Air Force Base, he discussed the importance of listening to your young Airmen, and making sure they feel empowered to have open dialogue and share ideas within their chain of command. As the NCO in charge of my section, I took General Welsh’s words to heart…

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Off-base activities build your CAF

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman SPENCER BROCKMAN

The Critical Days of Summer draw near. I know that in our shop this kicks off a slew of safety briefings about how to minimize the chance of injuries and stay out of danger. However, this shouldn’t discourage you from going out and exploring the Valley of the Sun. Luke is an amazing base because…

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This week in history

Posted May 1, 2015 by Rick Griset,

April 30, 1975: The fall of Saigon Forty years ago this week, Saigon, the capital of the Republic of Vietnam, fell. The republic was also called South Vietnam. In 1973, United States combat troops left Vietnam, and though diminished, American support continued. Therefore, several thousand Americans still worked there. In March of 1975, the Democratic…

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Fly Over: ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Mortal Kombat X’

Posted May 1, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Devante Williams

On Netflix ‘Daredevil’ Add another hit series from the good people at Netflix. “Daredevil” joins the growing roster of original programming from the movie streaming service, including “House of Cards,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Knights of Sidonia” and “Marco Polo.” Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) is a lawyer working and living in Hell’s Kitchen, New…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted May 1, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

Confessions of a nonCatholic chaplain: Why I love attending mass Last Sunday I had the privilege of attending Mass at Fowler Park. Twice a year Luke’s Catholic parish holds an outdoor Mass. The service is followed by a fellowship meal, games, door prizes, the “whole nine yards” of ecclesiastical fun. It’s enjoyable on so many…

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The gift of leadership

Posted April 24, 2015 by Master Sgt. PERCEL CRUDUP

Gen. Mark Welsh III may have said it best, “Leadership is a gift. It’s given by those who follow. You have to be worthy of it.” As the people of this nation give their children up to serve in the armed forces we as leaders need to be ready to lead them as they are…

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