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Default Air Force Logo Think safety during the holiday season
Thanksgiving is coming, and with its arrival begins the holiday season and all that it has to offer -- travel, decorations, parties, cold, possibly even some snow and ice ... oh, and even more travel.Throughout the holiday season, expect commanders and unit safety representatives to discuss various safety topics. The intent is to help you identify
0 11/10
2011
Default Air Force Logo On the national anthem and why we serve
I'm rarely on base at 5 p.m. When I am, I usually need to remind myself to roll down the windows in my car so I can hear the national anthem and stop.The other day I had just put my cart in the corral outside the commissary when I heard music over the loudspeaker. I stood respectfully, with my hand over my heart, along with a dozen or so other
0 11/10
2011
Default Air Force Logo There when needed: Native Americans have always answered the call of duty
Native Americans serving in the military long have been part of one of the largest per-capita ethnic groups in the profession of arms. Young Native Americans have answered and continue to answer the nation's call of duty for many reasons. Some see it as a rite of passage, while others have been taught service, sacrifice and courage are virtues of
0 10/28
2011
Default Air Force Logo Fear-based leadership: Motivation matters a lot
Every leader possesses a motivating spark - the energy that drives a leader forward and determines how the leader's unique traits are actually brought to bear. When the spark of leadership is lit by a desire to make things happen and to make a difference in the lives of others regardless of personal cost, the outcome is usually positive.
0 9/30
2011
Default Air Force Logo Tenth anniversary of 9/11, A time to remember heroes who died as well as heroes who emerged
Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of one of the greatest tragedies to ever occur in our nation. It was 10 years ago we watched as terrorists attacked America and killed nearly 3,000 innocent people. The terrorist attacks taught us a hard lesson: we are not isolated from those who seek to destroy our precious freedom. Since then, we have grieved, we
0 9/09
2011
Default Air Force Logo The persistence of memory
59 bodies passed in front of me over the span of six months. All were enclosed within aluminum transfer cases, all were draped with immaculate and heavily starched star-spangled banners, and all passed by under the salutes of those who trod across a few acres of noisy concrete to pay their respects. They all wore a uniform. They all died for a
0 8/25
2011
Default Air Force Logo Assignments not sought
Rarely does a military professional's career consist only of assignments sought. Orders are issued, orders are followed and lives are changed. Such is the lot of military life. To those serving or who will serve, I predict there will be a time when you will be asked, or ordered, to go somewhere or do something seemingly undesirable. The use of the
0 7/22
2011
Default Air Force Logo DJs, Rock and Roll and the Club: A Test of Leadership
The officers' club, or O'Club, in Aschaffenburg, Germany, was the focal point for social and professional gatherings. It was ideally located among unit barracks and family housing areas. The building containing the O'Club was large and impressive. It had once been the O'Club for the German army, and if one looked closely, one could still discern
0 7/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo "Americanness"
On this 235th birthday of our nation, amid fireworks and parades, it is appropriate to take a few minutes to reflect on who we are, as a people - as Americans. The identifier "American" in this sense means citizens of the United States of America. I began work on this article several weeks past, because, as is with most Americans, I anticipate
0 6/30
2011
Default Air Force Logo Financial challenges stymie Gunter Fitness Center improvements
QuestionI have been trying very hard to embrace the fit to fight mentality and improve my fitness and well-being even though I am a civilian. I also have to try and maintain my fitness for my Reserve duty. However, the conditions at the Gunter gym make it very difficult to do that. Because the air is so hot, stagnant and humid in the main gym, the
0 6/30
2011
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