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Default Air Force Logo Promoting Cultural Awareness: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
November marked the 21st anniversary of the observance of American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month. President George H.W. Bush made the proclamation in 1990 and declared 1992 as the "Year of the American Indian" by way of congressional legislation.The U.S. Military has a long and storied tradition of extraordinary contributions from
0 12/14
2011
Default Air Force Logo 70th Anniversary Attack on Oahu
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the December 7, 1941, attacks on Oahu. It is important that we take a moment to reflect and remember this seminal event in our nation's history. December 7th is the day that lives in infamy. It is the day we got caught with our guard down. And it was tragic, to be sure. On that fateful Sunday morning more than
0 12/07
2011
Default Air Force Logo What will be your legacy?
One of a leader's greatest responsibilities is to make sure their subordinates are given the opportunity to acquire skills and tools to go as far in their careers as the leader, if not further. If this responsibility is not met, then the organization and its most valuable resource, people, go underserved by leadership. For the Air Force, this means
0 12/05
2011
Default Air Force Logo Legacy, Foundation, Destiny
Almost five months ago when I took command of the 354th Operations Group, I said to the Airmen gathered for the event that our Air Force was going to change in the coming months and years. In a speech I expected no one to remember, I mentioned our coming fiscal constraints and challenged us to view these as something other than a threat. As many of
0 11/30
2011
Default Air Force Logo Proven Air Force Core Values
The Air Force Core Values were established for us as a guiding light along a path that is of a higher standard than other professions because of the awesome power and responsibility entrusted to us by the American people.Under the veil of Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do, is our own personal interpretation of what
0 11/09
2011
Default Air Force Logo COMPACAF sends Veteran's Day message
Each year we take a moment to remember the sacrifices of those who have worn the uniform in defense of our great nation. This year, Veterans Day falls just weeks before we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Oahu--that fateful day which led our country into World War II in the Pacific. The battle scars that still mark our PACAF
0 11/07
2011
Default Air Force Logo Empowerment
Have you ever served in a leadership role or supervised a project? I'm sure most of us have or will soon be given the opportunity. Having responsibility for a group of people or project can bring excitement and reward, but at the same time can lead to frustration and stress.The intent of this article is to introduce empowerment as a tool to assist
0 10/31
2011
Default Air Force Logo Consequences of tobacco use
When you visit the 354th Dental Clinic for your annual exam, we are obviously interested in the condition of your teeth and gums. However, there is more to your dental exam than us asking, "How often do you floss?"It may surprise you to learn that you also receive a comprehensive oral cancer screening during your examination.Do these questions
0 10/31
2011
Default Air Force Logo To mammogram or not to mammogram...that is the question
In 2009 the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new guidance regarding the recommended frequency of mammograms. USPSTF are experts funded, staffed, and appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They examine and review evidence and make recommendations regarding preventive services.Among the changes made was a
0 10/27
2011
Default Air Force Logo Setting the Example
Quite often the phrase "lead by example" is used in reference to taking specific actions that are intended to set a particular example for an organization or subordinates. However, whether it is desired or not, the reality is that leading by example is something that happens all day, every day.Failing to understand this fact can have significant
0 10/27
2011
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