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Default Air Force Logo Quiet heroes among us
A member of my church recently died, and not until reflecting at his funeral were we aware of the magnitude of his contributions. The kind-hearted, good-natured quiet man always had a smile and a sense of peace about him that put you at ease. His inner strength provided solace and security in a world of disorder and confusion.A veteran of World War
0 9/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo As 101 Critical Days of Summer end, continue to focus on safety every day
Children have already started school; Labor Day is almost here, an indicator that summer is drawing to a close. For many parents, back to school may be considered the most wonderful time of the year. With school back in session, remember to watch your speed not only in school zones but in housing areas as well. There are many bicyclists,
0 8/30
2007
Default Air Force Logo Good leaders communicate face to face
Effective communication is critical to leadership, unit cohesion and mission accomplishment. Having been a commander for only two months, I wouldn't say that I have a lot of experience in command, but I do have experience in leading large groups of people. In jobs like mine, you get a lot of practice learning how to effectively lead and communicate
0 8/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo July 4 is time for family, fun, safety
The Forth of July is very special to me, when my family and I join the rest of the nation in celebration of the freedoms we hold so dear. As people who dedicate our lives to protecting those freedoms, we share a sense of how important our responsibility is to keeping our country safe--for us and for our families.That responsibility is not easy. We
0 8/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Passion and caring preserves
As I started to think about writing this article, I asked myself what I look for in an Airman (meaning all ranks) and what I believe has allowed me the success I've had in my career. I say that because I believe I have the best job in the Air Force--squadron commander.Obviously, we are influenced by our family upbringing and surroundings. Col
0 8/28
2007
Default Air Force Logo Do not become weary
There's a famous quote in the New Testament of the Bible which states, "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9. This quote is a great reminder to all of us that, as we approach Labor Day and the end of the 101 Critical Days of Summer, we should not grow weary in our
0 8/28
2007
Default Air Force Logo I am the leader I am today because...
A couple years ago, at a previous medical group promotion ceremony, our deputy group commander gave some of her perspectives on leadership. She borrowed one theme from US Coast Guard Admiral James Loy in 1993: "I am the leader I am today because...." Of the several reasons ADM Loy gave were his role models. These are some of the role models in my
0 8/28
2007
Default Air Force Logo What the Airman's Creed Means to Me
I am an American Airman. I didn't realize I was an Airman until I deployed with the Army. Although we serve toward the same end, I found the Army's culture very "grounded." As Airmen we are brought up with a far ranging vision. We project power. We are encouraged to spread our wings, take chances, and think outside the box. I love the Airman's
0 8/28
2007
Default Air Force Logo Leadership philosophy from my perspective
Leadership is "job one" for all Air Force members. It is also fundamental to every organization including church and youth groups, non-profit organizations, small and large businesses, and any other entity united by common interest. Most successful organizations enjoy even more success with effective leaders at all levels within the
0 8/28
2007
Default Air Force Logo All it takes is a mentoring moment
As I thought about taking command of my first squadron, I reflected back to all the people that had mentored me throughout my career thus far. The faces and words became visible and vibrant again.There is one mentor (my first) that comes to mind and stays at the forefront of my thoughts--Col. Oswaldo Mullins. I was a second lieutenant and he was my
0 8/28
2007
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