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  • Protect your reputation and go places

    I have a friend who passed on a bit of information when she had the opportunity to sit in on a developmental team. She said people don't realize how important their reputations are, and that your reputation alone will take you places where your feet never have. Now, I'm sure nothing I am about to

  • To honor with dignity

    When joining the Air Force many of us look forward to the opportunity to serve, pursue our education or seek job security. All of these thoughts plus a few others crossed through my mind as I signed on the "dotted line," and committed the next six years to serving in the Air Force. Little did I know

  • Maintaining an 'Appropriate Questioning Attitude'

    In the critical business of nuclear operations and especially at an ICBM strike unit like ours, it is absolutely essential every team member always maintains an "appropriate questioning attitude." This is one of those fundamental necessities that must be ingrained in our culture and exercised daily

  • Things I've learned

    I have been in the Air Force my entire life. I was born into the Air Force family in 1964 and served as a dependent for 22 years. One of the proudest moments of my life was June 9, 1987, when I was sworn in as a lieutenant. On that day, I became a third-generation member of the greatest Air Force

  • Heroes for all Americans

    February, as African-American Heritage Month, is a time to reflect on the contributions of African-Americans to our country. Though no single article can adequately cover African-American history justly, there are few areas that can rival the vast participation of African-Americans in war.

  • What is your unit's culture?

    Every unit, organization and group of people who work together for a common goal develops a culture. In the Air Force, it could be your section, flight, squadron, wing, etc. Even the Air Force itself has a different culture than the other service branches. The best explanation I ever found is from

  • Leadership is achieved at all levels

    When I was presented the opportunity to write this article, a number of things immediately came to mind as potential topics. I could talk about core values. I could discuss my experiences here as a squadron commander. I could write about the ongoing war on terrorism. I could quote people who are a

  • 'If it isn't broken, don't fix it'

    As each new year begins, many people set new year's resolutions. Everyone has that one particular facet of his or her day-to-day life he or she wants to improve or change. Modifying our lives is good, but as the old adage goes "if it isn't broken, don't fix it."So many times, new year's resolutions

  • To the Airmen of Global Strike Command: Happy Holidays and Thank You

    It was a remarkably busy year for Air Force Global Strike Command and we're proud of everything you've accomplished for the U.S. Air Force and our Nation. You've sustained professionalism in the most demanding of missions--the disciplined execution of nuclear deterrence and global strike. Your

  • Do you have what it takes to be a ‘new monkey’?

    My boss sometimes calls me the new monkey.I hope that sentence has you asking, "What in the world does that mean?" If it does, I can't think of a better time to explain it, so here's the story.Some scientists put three monkeys in a big cage. The monkeys are placed on one side of the cage without