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Default Air Force Logo Too busy to remember, too tired to care?
This morning, like almost every other morning, my eyes open after bonking the snooze button at least of five times and finally I'll drag myself out of bed. In an hour or so, I'll climb my way up three flights of stairs, while panting reminding myself that the best is always at the top. I'll plant the same butt that just crawled out of bed into a
0 9/15
2008
Default Air Force Logo What will your legacy be?
While I was on nuclear alert at Juliett launch control center Aug. 29, my granddaughter, Emily, was born in Cameron, Mo. Later that weekend, I watched home-movie footage of my grandparents and their posterity that was filmed in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Watching those movies of my ancestors, and hearing my granddaughter's sweet cry, caused me to
0 9/05
2008
Capt. Garry Elliott, 90th Comptroller Squadron, and Col. Mike Morgan, 90th Missile Wing commander, register to vote. Rock the house; Voting officers here to help
Once again, it's that time of year -- the time for the best things in life. Fall brings us the turning of the leaves, the start of hockey season and most importantly, election day. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year for too many people to dust off their list of excuses why they don't vote. As the installation voting assistance officer, I
0 8/29
2008
Default Air Force Logo A different Air Force; Cultural diversity at large
The Air Force and DoD's policies promote diversity among their members and demand the use of Airmen based on merit, skills, abilities and performance -- not by the color of their skin, sex or national origin. These policies help the Air Force to become one of the most culturally diverse organizations in the world. To make the most of this strength,
0 8/29
2008
Default Air Force Logo Faith, family, coworkers help guide 30-year career
I am near the end of a 30-year Air Force career and I am still amazed that I was "that kid" who, in 1977, told his best friend who joined the Marines, "Man; that has to be the dumbest thing you ever did because I'm not saying 'yes sir' or 'no ma'am' to nobody." Well, I found myself eating my words - I still have not mastered the act of thinking
0 8/19
2008
Default Air Force Logo Service in our daily lives Do you practice wingmanship?
One of the Air Force's core values is "service before self," which service members adopt by joining the armed forces. All of us freely chose to raise our right hand and swear to defend our country. This is only the beginning of our service. Many of us will volunteer in either the local community or Air Force community. There is one service we are
0 8/18
2008
Default Air Force Logo How to stay safe for Sturgis, everyday riding
For those of you who are like me, the sound of freedom can come in many different forms: A passing fighter jet or a C-5 airplane landing or the playing of the national anthem. I think of motorcycles. I love when people riding motorcycles get together and ease down the road. All the pedestrians stop, stare and think to themselves, "I wish that was
0 8/01
2008
Default Air Force Logo Small-unit leadership a necessity in today’s force
Dwight D. Eisenhower once said "Generals move the pins on a map, but the front-line troops have to get the job done." That premise is as true today as it was then. Without good front-line leadership, organizations stumble no matter how skillfully the pins are moved on the map. The Mighty Ninety is no exception, and that's why we need to develop
0 8/01
2008
Default Air Force Logo MISTAKES HAPPEN: How will you handle them?
I approached Warren's main gate in my vehicle late one night. Just as I've always done, I touched my seatbelt to reaffirm it was there, withdrew my wallet from my back pocket, slowed to the correct speed limit and switched my headlights to only the parking lights. I'm a nice guy. All of these things I do so I don't cause trouble for anyone. It was
0 7/28
2008
Default Air Force Logo Are you committed?
I recently retired from the Air Force after more than 29 years of uniformed service. I distinctly remember being asked by many when I was going to retire after I reached my 20-year point. The thought of retiring never crossed my mind, so my response was always I was making it a career. Why? Because I was committed to uniformed service, the Air
0 7/21
2008
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