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Default Air Force Logo Personal Creed
The James Farley Post Office in New York City has an inscription that reads, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." Most people assume this is the U.S. Postal Creed, but the Post Office has no official creed. Through the years, the statement has gained popularity
0 11/21
2013
Default Air Force Logo Attitude
Some time ago I read an article that rated attitude as the number one trait for success among leaders. I've observed that the vast majority of leaders and mentors I've known throughout my life, those who have helped mold and shape me into the person I am today, radiated a positive attitude. Each of them may have defined and exemplified success in
0 11/20
2013
Default Air Force Logo Attention Airmen: Air Force holds sexual assault offenders accountable, convictions now online
Our military justice system plays an indispensable part in ensuring good order and discipline among our Airmen and maintaining Operational and Personal Readiness in our Wing. However, for the system to be most effective, all military members and civilians must have trust in the process. In an effort to increase trust and provide transparency and
0 11/14
2013
Default Air Force Logo 55th Wing in the Fight
Nuclear weapons changed not only the course of war on the battlefield, but the very nature of strategic conflict. The U.S. and Soviet Union rolled straight from World War II into the Cold War and "Nuclear Deterrence" became the new buzzword for national security. Originally flying fighters during World War II, the 55th Fighter Group was reactivated
0 10/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo October is Cyber Security Awareness Month
As I sat down to write this, I wanted to start with a statement about how technology has found its way into every part of our daily lives, but every way I found to state that simple fact was followed by the voice in my head going, 'no kidding.' Putting on paper what is firmly in the category of stating the obvious seemed silly, but then it hit me,
0 10/03
2013
A car sits in the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons parking lot representing a drunk driving accident at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 15, 2013. The car is part of the squadron's campaign to bring awareness to the effects of drunk driving and help prevent similar incidents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty Chevalier/Released) 755th AMXS brings DUI awareness
Rarely am I able to pass through any of the base gates without my eyes being drawn to the status board showing the latest driving under the influence or alcohol related incident. Often the 'days counter' does not get above 30 days before another Airman is highlighted for failing to follow the law. It is hard to imagine any Airman that has not heard
0 8/01
2013
Default Air Force Logo Defined by actions
In July of 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed. America had asserted its rights and beliefs, and it was no accident that the Battle of Long Island, NY came immediately on its heels in August. This "first" battle in which an army of the "United States" engaged was to be the largest battle of the war with approximately 60,000 on both
0 7/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo What is your best?
What does best mean? We often hear comparisons to the best. It could mean the top, the peak, the most favorable, handpicked, luxury, the greatest, or something that's at a premium. Let's be honest, we don't always operate at our best. If one thinks about it, lots of us have thoughts about what it is to be the best.Above are thesaurus synonyms for
0 7/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo ‘Lucky’ people take personal responsibility for their own success
"She's so lucky!" "He has all the luck!" Just like you, I hear these terms thrown around from time to time. I've often been taken somewhat by surprise when I hear one of these phrases. Don't get me wrong, I think there are times when truly random events of good fortune happen. Take for instance the lady that recently won $590 million in the
0 6/21
2013
Default Air Force Logo An Airman’s leadership we can all learn from
One of my favorite topics is leadership; and because it comes in so many flavors and descriptions, writing about it can be difficult, but reading about it occasionally causes groans from those who are taught the subject often and at many levels throughout their career. Regardless of the base organization, the commander has a number of charges to
0 6/07
2013
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