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Default Air Force Logo Focus, discipline, caring key assets to success
The demands of serving in today's Air Force are great. High operations tempo, limited resources, fewer people, and multiple AEF deployments challenge us to be at our very best. When I was asked to provide a leadership perspective, I reflected not only on a few great leadership books I've read, but more so on leadership lessons that have come from
0 6/19
2007
Default Air Force Logo SECAF Letter to Airmen: Force Reduction Update
Probably the most difficult part of my job as your Secretary is releasing patriotic Americans from serving in our Air Force, but it is a step we nevertheless must take. One of the duties we have as Airmen is assuring future Airmen that they will be as capable and confident to accomplish the mission as we are today. We are faced with the need to
0 6/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo We are called Airmen
What do we call a person who drives trucks in the Marines, regardless of rank or position? No, this isn't a joke. You call them a Marine. Every Marine is trained and ready to perform as a member or leader of a rifle platoon. What do we call a food service specialist in the Army? This isn't a joke or a trick question either. You call them a Soldier.
0 6/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Are you fit to fight?
Are you physically ready to meet the challenges of the Air Force? For some, this is a very easy question to answer. For others, it is not. We are now in the third year of the current fitness standards. When this program was introduced, I was not ready. Thankfully, we had a one-year grace period to get ready. The Air Force chief of staff directed
0 6/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Air Force doctrine informs Airmen
It is critically important that we as Airmen understand how we contribute to the Air Force Mission to "Deliver sovereign options for the defense of the United States and its Global interests-- To Fly and Fight in Air, Space and Cyberspace." Every Airman provides a capability that integrates with other capabilities to enable our mission. However,
0 6/05
2007
Default Air Force Logo Step into Spring
Approximately, fifty people "Stepped into Spring" with a non-competitive 5k May 1. People came out to enjoy the great weather and to jump-start their fitness programs. As people prepare for a more active lifestyle this summer there are fitness guidelines to follow to help make it injury free and effective. May is National Sports and Fitness month,
0 5/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo A fireman's story
You never think it could happen to you. According to the National Fire Protection Association, candles are becoming an increasingly prevalent cause of home fires. Candles start fires in more than 18,000 homes and the numbers are rising every year. According to the National Candle Association, seven out of 10 households use candles. Many people
0 4/24
2007
Default Air Force Logo Give your paralegals a smile May 1
May 1 is Law Day, a day set aside by our nation to recognize the importance of law and legal professionals in our nation. Years ago when my kids were little, they asked me, "Daddy, so what is your job?" I had to think on that one, and finally I told them, "I help people solve problems." Satisfied, and understanding, they went off to play. That's
0 4/24
2007
Default Air Force Logo Tips to prevent colon cancer
Colorectal cancer is the medical term used to describe cancer that develops in the colon and rectum. The colon, commonly called the large intestine or large bowel, is a muscular tube that is roughly five feet long. The function of this organ is to absorb water as well as mineral nutrients from the food we eat. The rectum is the final six inches of
0 4/24
2007
Default Air Force Logo Children regardless of age may still need booster seats
Sierra, my nine year old daughter loves to let me know that she is growing and getting taller every day (as if I couldn't tell!) She is now a whopping 59 pounds and 4'5" tall. When most of us were that age, we were calling "shotgun" and fighting over the coveted front seat in the family car. The only reason we used phone books as boosters was to
0 4/17
2007
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