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Default Air Force Logo Hispanic Heritage Month: Uniting diversity through celebration
As you know, many of the Airmen serving our nation are of Hispanic heritage who have courageously answered our nation's call to serve. The U.S. Air Force, and our country, is stronger today because of their service. So for those of you who have family member or friends currently serving, let me begin by saying "thank you." We are honored by your
0 9/21
2012
Default Air Force Logo Air Force as family
Recent events in the 354th Security Forces Squadron have reminded me of the incredible importance of every Air Force member adopting the concept that the Air Force is an extended family.We recently had a member of the Eielson Defenders wounded in action in Afghanistan. In the hours and days after the event, the Air Force family rallied to the side
0 9/13
2012
Default Air Force Logo Make the time
I hear every day that winter is coming soon and think to myself, "I've only been here a few weeks. It can't possibly be coming that quickly!" But like it or not, it is coming and we have to get ready.I still have to winterize my vehicles. I'll get to it. Then there's that mountain of boxes in the garage waiting to be moved to make space for
0 9/10
2012
Default Air Force Logo Loyalty: A personal commitment to the organization
Loyalty is a pillar of organizational strength. I believe it is vitally important to the military enterprise, and I assert that we find it throughout our military organizations. We should expect to give it and to receive it daily, and we can rely on its powerful effects to bolster our military effectiveness in peacetime and in combat.You may be
0 7/26
2012
Default Air Force Logo To the Airmen, warriors and leaders of Eielson AFB
Thank you for the warm welcome to the 354th Fighter Wing. Tanya and I already feel at home here. Having spent the past several years at Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces Headquarters, I've watched the Iceman Team's performance and accomplishments from afar and now get to meet and work with the Airmen who lead this great wing. Your
0 7/16
2012
Default Air Force Logo What are your values?
Many of us in uniform have traveled the world and have been introduced to different cultures, but have you noticed different values of the world? I was very fortunate to be raised by a wonderful family that taught me a value system. The Air Force also teaches values in AFPAM 36-2241, Professional Development Guide, as an ethical value system:
0 7/06
2012
Default Air Force Logo COMPACAF sends July 4th message
Independence Day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our nations' rich history while also celebrating our 236th birthday. While we enjoy the holiday with our loved ones, or on far away shores and separated due to military duties, we should also reflect on the debt we owe to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen who made
0 7/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Cyber Readiness Is Everyone’s Responsibility…and an Inspection Is Coming July 9th
Air Force Chief of Staff, General Norton Schwartz, emailed everyone in the Air Force on May 27th, 2009, "...in the past, we've regarded network protection and security as the 'comm guy's job,' and as a user inconvenience. This must no longer be the case. As Airmen, civilians and contractors, you must understand your responsibility in this cultural
0 6/28
2012
Default Air Force Logo Instilling pride, ownership important in developing next generation of leaders
In a previous commentary I wrote about leading by example and the importance of realizing that all actions, whether intended or not, are seen by others throughout the organization. One of the most important examples a leader can set is displaying trust, faith and confidence in subordinates by allowing them the opportunity to make decisions for
0 6/21
2012
Default Air Force Logo Fighting fatigue through prevention
It is getting late in the evening and you are trying to decide if you should watch a movie or go to bed. The movie looks interesting, but you will only get five hours sleep before you need to get up in the morning for work. You are working night shifts, but it is your weekend and you want to go fishing with a group during the day. What will you
0 6/14
2012
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