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131111-F-CP692-023 Col. Carl Jones, 90th Missile Wing vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Mike Garrou, 90th MW command chief, render a salute after laying a wreath at a Veterans Day Ceremony at Beth El Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 11. More than 200 people attended the ceremony to pay tribute and remember the nation’s veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Eydie Sakura) Remembering the past to understand the future
My wife once told me a story about her grandmother, Eleanor Teigen. Grandma Teigen was at a doctor's appointment, and the nurse who was checking her in noticed her birthday was Nov. 11. The nurse said, "Your birthday is on Veterans Day!" Grandma Teigen pointed out the year of her birthday was 1909, and she let the nurse know Veterans Day was on her
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Fly, Fight, Win
It was 95 years ago at precisely 11 a.m., Nov. 11, 1918, the "war to end all wars" came to a termination of hostilities after the death and wounding of millions of veterans. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as Armistice Day with this statement: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Process improvement
Have you ever been to a restaurant and remarked how the service was slow or otherwise not to your liking? You probably thought there was a smarter, more efficient way to do business; one that would make customers happy and increase the restaurants overall revenue. Well, there is one way and that way is you. When was the last time you looked at your
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2013
Default Air Force Logo What does the Air Force family mean to you?
When the three words "Air Force family" are spoken, they mean something very different to each person who hears them. To a person who has never served in the Air Force or military, they might think it is just a way of getting people to buy into a concept bigger than themselves. When new Airmen are going through boot camp or a commissioning source,
0 10/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo Being prepared: train for the known, educate for the unknown
Throughout our careers we have all attended training, whether it is for pre-deployment, annual ancillary or new ideas the Air Force has developed. This past October, while at the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Ala., I was sitting in a lecture given by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua Hurt, a SNCO Academy
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Mentorship: building others for success
Being prepared is the key to the Air Force and its culture. We need to be prepared for many different types of events - from natural disasters to deployments, inspections to challenges in life. Throughout my career, the focus has been on emotional, spiritual, and physical preparedness. These are all important aspects to be prepared for, but instead
0 10/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo Leaders must empower Airmen; foster innovation along the way
In these times of austerity and adverse fiscal conditions, uncertainty is high. Not just for the present situation, but for the future viability of the world's greatest Air Force. Traditional solutions are not well suited for the non-traditional issues imposed upon us. It will be our ability to adapt and overcome, our capacity to create and
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2013
Default Air Force Logo My leadership philosophy
Over the course of my 21-year career in the Air Force, I've had the opportunity to observe the leadership practices of many officers and enlisted leaders, from the enlisted perspective as an Airman and non-commissioned officer, and from the perspective of a commissioned officer. Through daily interactions with leaders at various levels within the
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Different sides of service
Furloughs, continuing resolution, the debt ceiling and promises of a Department of Defense budget are all issues that can chip away at the careers and sense of commitment we have established while serving our nation. Amidst the turmoil we must remember that service was our choice, voluntary and distinct from other careers. Regardless of the uniform
0 10/07
2013
Default Air Force Logo President addresses government shutdown
To the dedicated and hard-working employees of the United States Government:The Federal Government is America's largest employer, with more than 2 million civilian workers and 1.4 million active duty military who serve in all 50 States and around the world.But Congress has failed to meet its responsibility to pass a budget before the fiscal year
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2013
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