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Default Air Force Logo Stress: Don't let it control you
Your air expeditionary force cycle is coming up. You just received permanent change-of-station orders. An exercise is around the corner and you still need to prep for the Unit Compliance Inspection. And that's just work. Add a home life, and your demands and stressors seem endless. It's impossible to eliminate everyday stress factors from our
0 6/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Adapt or Die
The three words stood emblazoned on the small plaque behind the Colonel's head. In his typical freight-train style he was explaining his philosophy to me - the new LT. We have those moments early in our careers when we hear something from a senior leader that sticks with us. I was having my moment. Heard well before the flat world described by
0 6/26
2007
Default Air Force Logo FOURTH of JULY
The FOURTH of JULY...even saying it out loud makes me feel good and smile! The Middle of the Summer...baseball....hotdogs...ice cream...maybe a Parade or a round of Golf...BUT always ending with FIREWORKS! Yes, the Misawa Airmen will remind me of the sea fog and fireworks sometimes pushed off to Labor Day...but you'll be thinking of FIREWORKS!
0 6/26
2007
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
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