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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
Default Air Force Logo Take time to analyze fitness
"They don't pay you to do this in private practice," I told a doctor who was unhappy about a wing run at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.In the end he agreed and he decided to enjoy the wing run.It is easy for me to point out to medics the benefit of working for an organization that cares about your health and wellness as opposed to one that just makes
0 10/20
2011
Default Air Force Logo Survival checklist: Are you ready?
Are you prepared to protect yourself or your family from an active shooter? An active shooter is defined as "... an armed person who uses deadly physical force on other persons and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims." "Active shooter" incidents are more common place in today's society. Community size,
0 10/13
2011
Default Air Force Logo Recognition
Ours is a profession where recognition can present itself in great spectrum - everywhere from being wrapped in bright ceremony by the masses carrying banners of appreciation, to the subtle handshake from an unknown admirer at a cafe.All of it, we have learned is to be taken in with great modesty. When we are asked to express our feelings about our
0 10/13
2011
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