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Default Air Force Logo Veterans Day...gratitude to those who serve
As Veterans Day approaches, we will undoubtedly read numerous messages from our Department of Defense and Air Force leadership. These messages of gratitude for your service to our great country are well deserved. With the ongoing war on terror, the sacrifices made by all those in uniform have been greater than ever. I'd like to echo those thoughts
0 11/05
Default Air Force Logo Just win, baby...but what does it mean to win?
Politicians, executives, and coaches all talk about it, you can buy books about it, and motivational speakers make money teaching you how to do it. What is it, you ask? Winning! Recently, Tiger Woods joined the legions of pundits touting the positive effects of winning when approached about the FedEx Cup standings. When asked what he needed to do
0 10/24
Default Air Force Logo The Air Force family taking care of each other
I have been a member of the Air Force family for over 47 years. That family was there to take me to school when I missed the bus as a kindergartner and decided to walk the two miles to school instead of bothering my mom. There were four young Airmen, probably on their way to Vietnam, which entertained four young children and their mother when it
0 10/18
Default Air Force Logo Hispanics, making a positive impact on America
In September 1988, Congress proclaimed that the U.S. would celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month each year from Sept. 15 thru Oct. 15. The term Hispanic is defined as those with hereditary roots to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central or South America. It is a regional identification rather than one of race. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated at this
0 10/10
Default Air Force Logo Airmen, we have an opportunity...
"Airmen, we have an opportunity..." My Airmen know that these five simple words often mean more work for them. The fact they readily accept the challenge is what sets them apart and makes a difference in our Air Force. We are all faced with daily obstacles and demands made upon us, stretched thin in both resources and manpower, and often are
0 10/05
Default Air Force Logo No need for first sergeants
I've always said and always will say, "There wouldn't be a need for first sergeants if first-line supervisors would do their supervisory duties." Just stop and think about this statement for a second. What is the difference between an involved first-line supervisor and a first sergeant? Both can make referrals to any base agencies: Life skills,
0 9/27
Default Air Force Logo The ties that bind our core values
Integrity, service before self, excellence in all we do. Airmen know these concepts as our Air Force core values. Personally, I think the concepts embodied by these values are extensions of each other and build upon one another. Let me show you what I mean. Integrity. Webster's dictionary says integrity is firm adherence to a code of especially
0 9/19
Default Air Force Logo A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America
September 11, 2001, was a defining moment in American history. On that terrible day, our Nation saw the face of evil as 19 men barbarously attacked us and wantonly murdered people of many races, nationalities, and creeds. On Patriot Day, we remember the innocent victims, and we pay tribute to the valiant firefighters, police officers, emergency
0 9/11
Default Air Force Logo Core Values – A Reminder
The United States Air Force adopted the core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do January 1, 1997 - barely 10 short years ago. At that time, Secretary of the Air Force Sheila Widnall wrote: "Core values make the military what it is; without them, we cannot succeed. They are the values that instill confidence,
0 7/26
Default Air Force Logo Great job Kadena
I've been in command for six weeks now and am continually impressed by the teamwork I see across the base. While the 18th Wing is the core of Team Kadena, it is only 5,500 people; it takes the other active duty members, civilians, host nationals and family members totaling almost 25,000 to make the base run as well as it does. The response to
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