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  • A premier alliance: 425th Fighter Squadron

    Aug. 9, 2015 marked the 50th Anniversary of Singapore's Independence. The 425th Fighter Squadron is an operational squadron comprised of elite United States Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force personnel designated by an agreement between the U.S. and Republic of Singapore as PEACE CARVIN II.   December of 2013 marked the 20 year
  • Joint Security at Luke AFB

    Following force reductions in 2014, career fields around the Air Force likely experienced manpower strains in daily operations - the 56th Security Forces Squadron was no exception to these cuts.  In September 2013, the squadron was authorized 185 active duty members. By October 2014, the unit was reduced to a mere 136 active-duty members.  With
  • Embracing Change

    Are you afraid of change? Most people are.  Every day we experience change in our lives and we certainly can't hide from it.  We learn and grow from changes, that's what makes the world go around.  With all of the Air Force and day-to-day life changes, learning to deal with change must be one of our biggest priorities.Some ways to successfully
  • The psychology of leadership

    When given the opportunity to lead, how do great leaders ensure people want to follow them?  In the military it is sometimes the case that followers simply have to follow, but what makes people want to follow? The study of leadership has been taking place since the beginning of time.  Great philosophers and warriors like Plato and Sun Tzu have
  • Embracing Change

    Are you afraid of change? Most people are.  Every day we experience change in our lives and we certainly can't hide from it.  We learn and grow from changes, that's what makes the world go around.  With all of the Air Force and day-to-day life changes, learning to deal with change must be one of our biggest priorities.Some ways to successfully
  • People

    As I reflect on almost 25 years of military service, I find it easy to remember my assignments, multiple jobs and duties I have performed. I have served on four continents and served four different presidents. Within that same time period, our nation has been in numerous campaigns ranging from Operations Desert Storm to Iraqi Freedom and Enduring
  • The little unit that could

    There is a relatively small, unknown building at Luke Air Force Base across the street from the base library. It houses nearly 50 individuals who make up a team of dedicated hard-working bats. These aren't your run of the mill Chiroptera (Greek for bat). These are 56th Communications Squadron "Comm-Bats."Inside the walls of Bldg. 122 resides the
  • Common sense, simplicity play role in leadership

    There are numerous resources describing the attributes of extraordinary leaders, and one could spend countless hours sorting through data to supplement their toolkit. However, as with most things, common sense and simplicity should play a factor in any leadership situation. Throughout my Air Force experience, I have witnessed the same basic and
  • What’s your name?

    This question sounds rather innocuous, yet it can be said that your name is your most valuable possession, for without a good name you cannot be trusted. And without trust your life will become extremely difficult. Consider the following observations.A child is born and given a name. The way that child lives and conducts himself lends character
  • Communication: So what you’re saying is …?

    "Genuine leaders have the ability to articulate, initiate and follow-through on their vision."~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.This quote from King epitomizes the importance of developing our communication skills as leaders and managers.As we get older, many of us get set in our ways and live by the phrase, "This is who I am." That mindset can easily
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