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Default Air Force Logo Wing commander sends holiday greetings
As 2006 winds down, Lisa and I and my family would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for all your efforts in making Eielson Air Force Base the best place to live and work in our Air Force and to wish all of you Happy Holidays, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It's been an honor and a privilege to work alongside each and every
0 12/14
2006
Default Air Force Logo Additional Duties are Not Four Letter Words
There are so many opportunities in the Air Force to prepare yourself for success as you move up through the ranks or transition to your post military career. The Air Force teaches us technical skills, pays for college degrees, develops in us a positive work ethic and the list goes on. These opportunities are readily shared with us by everyone.
0 12/08
2006
Default Air Force Logo December 7, 1941: The sleeping giant awakens
On an early Sunday morning 65 years ago, America changed forever. Shortly before 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, the skies over the Hawaiian island of Oahu were darkened by 353 aircraft from the Imperial Japanese Navy--their mission: to destroy America's military establishment in the Pacific ... and with it, our national will to wage war. Despite heroic
0 12/07
2006
Default Air Force Logo Leadership challenge: Empowering your folks
It's a dilemma we all face. Do you complete a task yourself, or empower someone else? You may know how to do the job, but should you always accomplish it? Empowering someone may require training, but isn't grooming your subordinates as technicians, managers and eventually, leaders, one of your primary leadership responsibilities? There are costs
0 11/16
2006
Default Air Force Logo Teamwork equals success
"It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit." Teamwork: we all have a passion for what we do, but rarely do we have the capability to succeed alone. As you review your plan for next week, take some time to consider what you'll accomplish without any help. Whatever you do, whether it's repairing aircraft,
0 11/16
2006
Default Air Force Logo Get in the wheelbarrow
After completing a highly dangerous tightrope walk over Niagara Falls in appalling wind and rain, 'The Great Zumbrati' was met by an enthusiastic supporter, who urged him to make a return trip, this time pushing a wheelbarrow, which the spectator had thoughtfully brought along. The Great Zumbrati was reluctant, given the terrible conditions, but
0 11/16
2006
Default Air Force Logo A salute to first impressions
Ever heard the saying, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression?" Do you ever think about the first impression you make walking around the base? Most of you will probably be thinking about how your uniform looks. But have you ever thought about the impression you leave on another person when you exchange salutes?The salute is
0 11/01
2006
Default Air Force Logo Fighting through difficulties of war
Tears rolled down my face. The casket was heavy and the slow walk up to the C-17's cargo ramp seemed much longer than it was. We all knew his name, but it didn't matter. He was an Airman. He was one of ours.To say I was honored to carry the flag-draped casket of Senior Airman Adam Servais would be understating what all of us felt that day.Serving
0 11/01
2006
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