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Default Air Force Logo Leadership: It’s all about character
A digression before I begin: Bonus points if you recognized that the title of my article is an adaptation from the title of Edgar Puryear's book "American Generalship: Character is Everything: The Art of Command." If you haven't read this book, I highly recommend you put it on your reading list. One of the best compliments we can extend to an
0 3/21
2011
Default Air Force Logo Why some energy drinks amount to living on edge
The energy drink industry has spread like wildfire, which means energy drinks and the highs they offer are available to pretty much everyone regardless of dangers and side effects. You don't have to be a certain age to buy an energy drink like you do with cigarettes, alcohol or lottery tickets. Even children are getting their hands on them.Many
0 3/21
2011
Default Air Force Logo Tragic events at Frankfurt remind us to stay vigilant
Like the rest of you, Betty and I were deeply saddened by the senseless attack at Frankfurt International Airport that claimed the lives of two of our Airmen and left two others seriously wounded. Our hearts and prayers remain with all those affected by this tragic event. I've been touched by the outpouring of sympathy and support to the victims,
0 3/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo DUI: Former NCO, Airman shares his story
Listen to my story. Do you want to be in my shoes? After serving almost 12 years in the United States Air Force, I have amassed several lasting memories; but one particular night will live with me forever. On the evening of Nov. 24, 2010, a few friends and I decided to go to a hookah bar in Wittlich, Germany. Our intentions were to relax and have a
0 3/15
2011
Default Air Force Logo What we believe about 'responsible drinking'
Focus on responsible drinking ... teach it ... don't just talk about it ... don't just say "drink responsibly" ... what does that mean anyways? Teach people what it means. This was one Airman's answer to a survey question about drinking and driving. When asked what could be done to prevent driving under the influence, this Airman focused on
0 3/12
2011
Default Air Force Logo 'The Fog:' Simple tips to survive Eifel driving, leadership positions
"A Northern California fishing town, built 100 years ago over an old leper colony, is the target for revenge by a killer fog containing zombie-like ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths."Such was the trailer for the horror movie titled "The Fog." A 1980 John Carpenter film, "The Fog" would roll in and the killings would begin. No matter what
0 3/09
2011
Default Air Force Logo Reading: Why we should do it
In recent months, I started paying extra attention to the subjects of my conversations and have noticed an interesting trend. I found an astounding number of conversations involve the latest version of an electronic device, a new video game with outstanding graphics, or the best way to upgrade this or that on a computer. While I don't intend to
0 3/02
2011
Default Air Force Logo Calling all informal leaders
I attended an NCO Academy graduation to watch three members of my squadron graduate and congratulate them on their accomplishment. Some parts from the guest speaker's speech really resonated with me. He focused on the application of leadership in three ways: intervention, pride and honor. What really stuck out in my mind is how, in every one of his
0 3/01
2011
Default Air Force Logo DOD program offers leadership development opportunities
Department of Defense officials seek active-duty officers to participate in the 2012 Executive Leadership Development Program beginning in September.This DOD program is designed for officers who have demonstrated strong leadership, commitment to public service, integrity and who have an interest in moving into senior management positions.According
0 2/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo 52 Lines of Leadership: Resolve to be re-inspired
All of us have heard a great line, quote or saying from someone wishing to pass on his or her words of wisdom. I propose simply one resolution -- to stop, reflect and be re-inspired by something you have heard or read that had such a profound effect on your senses it stuck with you and has shaped your leadership style and perspective. If you run
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2011
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