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Default Air Force Logo Have faith in the Air Force system
Throughout our Air Force careers, we have all received extensive training covering the Air Force core values -- integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. We talk about them on a daily basis in one capacity or another using them as buzz words to drive our point home or steer a wayward Airmen back within standards. They are
0 4/27
2015
Default Air Force Logo The gift of leadership
Gen. Mark Welsh III may have said it best, "Leadership is a gift. It's given by those who follow. You have to be worthy of it."As the people of this nation give their children up to serve in the armed forces we as leaders need to be ready to lead them as they are the future leaders that will lead our grandchildren. This is especially true for
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Make time to mentor your Airmen
The Air Force is comprised of Airmen with many skills and talents. The backbone to our continued success is our men and women who strive to be excellent on a daily basis. However, there are times when our focus is derailed by our own personal and professional guidelines.I was taught as a young Airman that the mission always came first, and my
0 4/16
2015
Default Air Force Logo 308th FS rich history, poignant ending
After 21 years of continuous service as an F-16 Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, the 308th Fighter Squadron, recently recognized the 2014 Top Fighter Squadron in the 56th Operations Group, will close its doors this summer.Given this sad fact, it is only appropriate that this week's Thunderbolt commentary focus on this highly decorated and
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Bring 'invisible class' into view
When I was a young boy, my father explained to me that there was dignity in work. He told me to always respect the worker regardless of how thankless or menial their job may appear to be. He said that you never know the burdens a person may be carrying, or the family members that may be relying on them for financial support.My father told me about
0 3/20
2015
Default Air Force Logo Set S.M.A.R.T. goals for success
"Goals are dreams with deadlines." ~ Diana Scharf HuntWhat personal or professional goals do you want to achieve this year? Do you want to run a marathon? Do you want to make that next rank?Goal setting is a powerful tool that can turn a vision of the future into reality. Top athletes and successful people in all fields set achievable goals. As
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Find inspiration all around for daily grind
SHAZAM!That is the war cry of the 56th Operations Support Squadron. It comes from the comic book character Captain Marvel, who was introduced back in 1939.SHAZAM is an acronym of six Greek and Roman gods and heroes, each defining a special ability that the superhero possesses. There is Solomon for wisdom, Hercules for strength, Atlas for stamina,
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Forgetting past leads to repeating it
On Jan. 17, 1991, Operation Desert Storm was initiated by the U.S. to liberate Kuwait from the forces of Saddam Hussein, the Iraq dictator.Leading up to this event, Hussein had invaded the country of Kuwait Aug. 2, 1990. He targeted Kuwait due to its extensive supply of oil and his belief that Kuwait was conspiring with other oil-producing
0 2/13
2015
Default Air Force Logo Raise a hand to volunteer
When you hear the word volunteer, you usually associate it with fundraisers, Red Cross organizations, community projects or base functions. We do not usually think about the work itself.From the time I entered the Air Force I remember being told never to raise your hand to volunteer until you knew if it was something you wanted to do. I followed
0 2/06
2015
Default Air Force Logo Invest in leadership development
A few months ago during a breakfast with the squadron commander and a group of Airmen, an airman first class asked the commander, "What are some traits of a good leader?"I was amazed that a young Airman was thinking about leadership at 7 a.m. on a Friday. It was not only that she was thinking about leadership, but also that she was actually seeking
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2015
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