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Default Air Force Logo Leadership Lessons: Who is second place?
When it comes to sports, you always hear two different points of view: "if you are not first, you're last," and the "soccer mom" mentality of "everyone wins a trophy!!" All of you sports fans know it is a competitive spirit that drives us as individuals and teams to be the best we can be. Like many of you, I joined the Air Force to be a part of
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Leadership Lessons: the duty to intervene
America has always had enemies. For our entire existence as an American people, there have been those who opposed us on political, economic, or ideological grounds. While the identity and character of the enemy has changed over time, every enemy has shared the same goal: to degrade and/or destroy us. As Airmen we are our "nation's sword and
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Leadership Lessons: Air Force Clubs are a tradition worth supporting!
Air Force Clubs have a very proud history which dates back to when "clubs" were first established by Army regulation in 1835. Originally clubs served as dining facility (messing). It wasn't long before clubs became the natural hub of Army social functions and official events, like promotion and change of command ceremonies.Over the past 50 years,
0 2/09
2015
Default Air Force Logo Leadership Lessons: Being a Mentor (Leaving an Impression)
Throughout my almost 20 years in the Air Force, I've met people from all walks of life, all ranks and positions and of all ages. They almost all contributed in some way to helping me become the SNCO I am today, but there are a few that I will never forget. The one who left the most lasting impression was a former supervisor. Not only was he my
0 2/02
2015
Default Air Force Logo How the Military Pro Bono Project Saved My Family
I have been checking my mailbox every day since Thanksgiving. The letter I'm looking for is from the U.S. Department of State. When I open it, I will find the overseas birth certificate of my oldest son, who will be nine in March.There's a special reason why this is so significant. The birth certificate will have a different name on it. Not a new
0 1/28
2015
Default Air Force Logo 'Who is it We Are?'
One of the best things about Air Force Airmen is our diversity. We all come from different places, cultures, ethnicities, and some from different countries. These strengths make us unstoppable and world renowned. How we use this strength enables us to gather many ideas on accomplishing the mission at hand and see a situation from another's
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Leadership Lessons: Make your change... and maintain!
"Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes." - Johann von GoetheIt's a new year and that normally lends itself to people making changes in their lives. These changes can be any form of self-improvement, health, habits, focus, and career. Although these are all important parts of being productive individuals, the key
0 1/26
2015
Default Air Force Logo Leadership Lessons: Success through motivation
Leaders are in a constant struggle to determine how to drive people to feel personal satisfaction from accomplishing their job resulting in highly productive workers. One concept to accomplishing this goal comes from author Dan Pink in his book Drive. He investigates the relationship between high job performance and worker satisfaction through
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Reserving a new spot in the Air Force
Do you remember your very first job interview? I remember mine; when the interviewer started asking me questions about what qualities I bring to the table, I could feel a sudden rush of nervousness run through my veins. I try to stay calm by breathing, but I can sense my Filipino accent trickling out with every word I say, my eyes start burning and
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Leadership Lessons: We are all more than our uniforms
This past December marked the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914. On Christmas Eve and Christmas of 1914, only a few months into World War I, thousands of British, French, and Belgian soldiers, and the opposing German soldiers, laid down their weapons, emerged from their trenches, and celebrated Christmas together.  It is poignant
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2015
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