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  • SOS transforms education of CGOs

    On Jan. 9, Squadron Officer College opened its doors to a new Squadron Officer School, extended by three weeks.Last June, Air Force senior leaders gathered at the CORONA-Top conference and, among other decisions, chose to revise the manner in which company-grade officers are developed for future leadership opportunities. Recognizing the changing
  • Transformed CGO PME for New Era

    On Jan. 9, Squadron Officer College opened its doors to a new Squadron Officer School. Last June, Air Force senior leaders gathered at the CORONA-Top conference and among other decisions, chose to completely revise the manner in which company-grade officers are developed for future leadership opportunities. Recognizing the changing needs of the Air
  • Memories matter

    All my lifeThough some have changedSome forever, not for betterSome have gone and some remain..."- from the song "In My Life"by John Lennon and Paul McCartneyThe journey back to Al Waleed, in Iraq's Al Anbar Province, took three days. Flying on various helicopters, usually with open doors and without windows, I was both frozen and exhausted. I had
  • AU, 42 ABW commanders send holiday message

    During this holiday season, we reflect on all the good work everyone at Maxwell AFB has accomplished in 2011. We achieved successful results on our compliance inspection in September. We continue to flourish in executing our daily missions, which include producing the future as the intellectual and leadership center of the Air Force and ensuring
  • OTS flight commander: Best job in the Air Force

    This fall, two events occurred which made me especially proud to be a flight commander at the United States Air Force Officer Training School. In October, the Academy of Military Science, which commissions line officers for the Air National Guard, celebrated the 40th Anniversary of its first graduating class. The following month, Commissioned
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
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