U.S. Air Force photo by Abner Guzman
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Setting standards consistently, every day

Posted September 20, 2013 by Master Sgt. David A. Kolcun

U.S. Air Force photo by Abner Guzman Senior Airman Angela Duff, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron, runs on a pathway along Heritage Hill April 19, 2010, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. as part of her daily routine. Cutting corners on daily routines and physical training requirements can set a poor example and lead subordinates to mirror…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B.
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Airmen learn about country, commitment, honor at VFW meeting

Posted September 13, 2013 by Staff Sgt. N.B.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. Retired Lt. Col. Richard E. French, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, recounts a time in his career when he was wounded, during an interview at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 20. His most serious injury was during his time in Vietnam when he was…

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Leadership about everyone moving ‘up’ together

Posted September 13, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Stiles

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — You can find leadership lessons in the strangest places.  Some people search high and low, far and wide for mentors and wise sages with the hope of finding leadership enlightenment, the moment when everything in your supervision tool box finds a purpose.  For me, that moment didn’t happen during…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
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Hunted: Desert evasion with SERE

Posted September 6, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Capt. Bret Cove (left) and Capt. Kyle Wamser (right), 66th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk pilots, establish coordinates on a map during a survival, evasion, resistance, escape familiarization training Aug. 23 at Area 2, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The training educates Airmen who have been…

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Get along lil’ doggie: PA rides on with CAF day

Posted September 6, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Being in the military can often bring on unique stressors that may cause challenges in the way we do our job, how we interact with our family and friends, and how we cope with the stress ourselves. Thankfully, the Air Force understands this and has implemented a day for Airmen…

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Get to know your Airmen

Posted August 23, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Anthony Hyatt

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — “It all starts with great NCOs and great supervisors who understand every Airman does have a story,” said the general. A part of taking care of people is knowing their stories. “Learn their stories. I am absolutely convinced that if we knew each other better, we would care for each other more,”…

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A place for everything; everything in its place

Posted August 23, 2013 by Col. Brian Smith

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Just like some of you, my family and I are right in the middle of yet another move, our ninth in our Air Force career. There are boxes everywhere in our house. Life simply doesn’t slow down enough to make it as smooth of a transition as we would like it…

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Airman’s Creed embodies Air Force Core Values

Posted August 16, 2013 by Master Sgt. David A. Kolcun

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Gen. T. Michael Moseley, the 18th Chief of Staff of the Air Force, introduced the Airman’s Creed April 18, 2007. It provides Airmen a tangible statement of beliefs that we cherish. The Airman’s Creed was not created to regain some ideal that was lost or never otherwise identified, rather, it was…

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United States defined by its actions

Posted August 9, 2013 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David W. Depinho

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — In July of 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed. America had asserted its rights and beliefs, and it was no accident that the Battle of Long Island, N.Y., came immediately on its heels in August. This “first” battle in which an army of the “United States” engaged was to be…

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Airman slowly kills himself by smoking

Posted August 2, 2013 by Airman Ryan Conroy

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — I’ve been slowly killing myself for the past three years. I intentionally inhale toxins that destroy my lungs and heart. I smoke cigarettes. But, I’m quitting — again. According to the health and wellness center’s tobacco cessation class, the average smoker will attempt to quit five to seven times before achieving…

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