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You Can Be Whatever You Want To Be April 11, 2008 — Thirty years ago, I was an Airman at my first duty location. I had enlisted in the Air Force out of high school and thought I would spend four years in the Service while I figured out what I wanted to do in life. Working in the Consolidated Base Personnel Office, the predecessor to today's Military Personnel Flight, Airman Basic Geuting was a good MORE

Success through great mentors March 28, 2008 — I am a very fortunate person. In May I will have 20 years of commissioned service in the United States Air Force and I have had some really amazing opportunities in that time and I've also faced a couple of really difficult challenges. Much of what I've enjoyed though is a very direct result of women who served before me and women I had the honor MORE

Malcolm Grow Medics ...The Face of Air Force Medicine March 21, 2008 — My name is Col. Bob Miller, and I took command of the 79th Medical Group Malcolm Grow Medical Center on Jan. 17. As a Uniformed Services University School of Medicine graduate, some 20 years ago, I could not have been happier to return to my old stomping grounds in a different role. It has only been two months since my arrival from RAF Lakenheath MORE

The Little Blue Book March 14, 2008 — On my desk is a simple reminder of what it is that we, as members of this United States Air Force, are about. A small pamphlet titled, "United States Air Force Core Values, 1 January 1997." This is my technical order for providing Superior Service each and every day. On the first page it reads:"The Core Values exist for all members of the Air MORE

Air Force Reserve An Unrivaled Wingman March 6, 2008 — President Harry Truman directed in the National Security Act of 1947 that the services revitalize their reserve programs. Since its inception in April 1948, the Air Force Reserve has evolved from a mobilization-only force into an Operational Reserve integrated 24/7 with the Active Duty Air Force. Dedicated Citizen Airmen stand ready to fly and MORE

Celebrate, recognize diversity daily March 4, 2008 — "The power of excellence is overwhelming. It is always in demand and nobody cares about its color." These hallowed words are from one of our greatest original Tuskegee Airmen, General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr., who flew 101 combat missions in Korea, and 78 more in Vietnam. These words are inscribed on the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., MORE

Airmen and Ambassadors February 22, 2008 — A critical component of the greatest combat force in the world today, the United States Air Force gains its unparalleled strength from its people. We are well trained, equipped and organized to meet our leaders' objectives in an ever changing domestic and world climate. An all-volunteer force, our people are motivated to succeed by the very freedom MORE

Resolutions and discipline February 15, 2008 — It's been a few weeks since you started your New Year's resolution, how are you doing? If you're like me, you've had your ups and downs. Don't be discouraged, you might be surprised, but what you think, and how you think about it, are key factors for your success in achieving your New Years resolution and just about anything else you want to MORE

The Secret to Success February 11, 2008 — The Super Bowl is now in the record books and over the next year people will expend vast amounts of energy and emotion debating the outcome. What is it that separates the champions from the rest of the pack? If you are not a football fan, you can substitute whatever endeavor appeals to you and the question remains the same - "Why is it that some MORE

Diversity in the workforce creates ingenuity January 24, 2008 — As I enjoyed time at home with my family over the long weekend and read the numerous newspaper articles about the life and struggle of Dr. Martin Luther King, I thought about the progress that has been made and how the nation and the Air Force have benefited from the dreams of a man whose life was taken too early. We remember grade school Social MORE

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