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Courtesy Photo It Might not Always be This Way
“Look at the size of that flag,” I exclaimed, pointing at a massive Stars and Stripes that nearly blocked out the sun as it unfurled. It was flying high above a car dealership, one of many that dot New Jersey’s busy state highways. My father was driving, and without letting more than a moment pass, responded by telling me that if I joined the
0 5/18
2018
Staff Sgt. Adam Pruitt, 790th Maintenance Squadron missile maintenance technician topside instructor, shows a group of local educators the inside of a payload transport on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., April 19, 2016. The educators teach and look after many of the children of on-base residents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Wiese) What Lessons Will You Teach?
You're likely wondering, "What lessons could be taught from a simple personal encounter?" Well, upon arrival to work each day I greet my front office staff with a hearty “good morning” and ensure I follow each task request with a “please” and “thank you.” It’s just a small thing, but I personally believe that simple gestures such as saying "please"
0 5/09
2018
Courtesy photo What Makes a Good Wingman?
In my office, in a tattered picture frame, I keep a small black and white copy of an old photograph. To many people entering my office the photo of six young men standing locked arm-in-arm would seem unremarkable. However, the photograph means so much more to me.  The picture was actually captured right before my uncle and his fellow Marine’s
0 4/19
2018
Courtesy photo See Something Say Something
Everyone, from Squadron Commanders to our First Term Airmen, spouses, dependents, civilians, contractors, mission partners and community, all play an important role in safety and security, including operational security (OPSEC). It is the responsibility of all base personnel to contribute to the defense of the installation. All personnel must
0 4/16
2018
Default Air Force Logo Perspective
On a recent trip abroad, we had the pleasure of meeting a humble man from India. He was married with five children and spent the last 18 years separated from his family. He chose this lifestyle so he could financially support his family back home. In terms I could equate to the Air Force, he is voluntarily serving an 18 year remote assignment away
0 4/03
2018
Lt Col Dismukes You are Always on Parade
General George S. Patton, in a letter written to his son during World War II, shared with him a simple sentiment. The thought was a mere five words, “You are always on parade”, but it was meant to guide his son through his training at West Point and beyond, into his future career. It was a thought that resonated, and would help to guide the careers
0 3/19
2018
Official Biography Photo of Major Elmore Make it Better, Make it Happen
Facility Management…Not just an additional duty. You arrive at work early in the morning, go to the entrance of your building, yanking the door open as it screeches and scrapes along the pavement and frame, then pull it shut because you know it won’t close by itself. Next, you walk past the always beeping alarm panel and proceed to fumble in the
0 3/09
2018
U.S. Air Force Maj. Brian Rutt Stop Admiring the Problem
How many times have you caught yourself continuing to talk about the same problem time after time after time? We've all been there. Unfortunately we have all been in circumstances where something is broken or not working properly. Almost everyone recognizes there is a problem, but how many take action to fix or resolve that problem? All too often
0 2/16
2018
Default Air Force Logo The Seven Pillars of Accountability
Have you ever considered accountability as it relates to culture? We are all accountable to uphold certain ethical and performance standards. As Airman we have a culture based on our shared core values. Accountability is an ancient concept to which even Socrates in 5th century BC postulated that “to move the world, we must first move ourselves.”
0 2/02
2018
Default Air Force Logo Remember
Armistice Day is celebrated every year on 11 November to commemorate the armistice signed to end hostilities on World War I’s Western Front. The peace took effect at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. Whether it is now known as Remembrance Day, as it is here, or as Veteran’s Day, the importance of remembering the sacrifice of military servants and civilian heroes should not be forgotten. As we approach the 99th anniversary of peace, let us remember the sacrifice of the men and women whose footprints we walk in today.
0 10/23
2017
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