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Default Air Force Logo 'Disipline is the soul of an Army'
Then-Colonel George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of Virginia Forces, said "Discipline is the soul of an Army." This piece of wisdom is as true today as it was in 1757. In order to establish discipline, commanders and leaders must cultivate an environment of respect so that their subordinates have confidence in them. The guidance for enforcement
0 7/11
2008
Default Air Force Logo Transforming Andrews’ Landscape
It seems everywhere you look on Andrews lately, something is under construction, major renovation, or extensive repair. In concert with several other agencies on base, on May 28, we provided the installation's combined leadership a comprehensive update on the major facility and infrastructure projects going on around the base. While the prospect of
0 7/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo What bonds us?
I am constantly amazed at the character of our military people who secure our nation's liberties. As an Individual Mobility Augmentee, people often ask "When are you going back to your civilian job?" and the first thing I ask myself is why would I want to leave a job where I can be around great Americans? What is it about our military personnel and
0 6/30
2008
Default Air Force Logo The Hard Right
Jane is traveling 63 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone when she is pulled over by a patrolman. She: a. scolds him for not going after real criminals. b. ekes out a few tears and tells him she is on her way to the hospital to visit a dying relative. c. says, "You know, you're right. I was speeding." Dave spots a wallet full of cash on the ground in the
0 6/12
2008
Default Air Force Logo It's been an honor
To the men and women of Team Andrews, I have come to a crossroad in my career where I must move on to another assignment. I want to pause to reminisce on the accomplishments of Team Andrews during this period. Shortly after I arrived to Andrews, I challenged each of us to sync our goals with the Chief of Staff of the Air Force's top 3 priorities,
0 6/02
2008
Default Air Force Logo Thanks to Team Andrews
Andrews is a place like no other. It is very hard to sit back and relish the amazing success of this past weekend. As we closed the gates to the public and marshaled them off the installation, Team Andrews was working at a feverish pace to bring the airfield back into "normal" operations and it didn't stop there. That very night, we had security
0 5/27
2008
Default Air Force Logo The road less traveled
At the end of his poem "The Road Not Taken" the American poet Robert Frost exhorts us to break away from the herd with the oft quoted lines: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. There has been a lot of discussion recently about creative thinking and finding innovative solutions
0 5/12
2008
Default Air Force Logo Job well done, Team Andrews
One week ago today as we said goodbye to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, we closed another chapter in Andrews Air Force Base history. I would like to personally thank each one of you for your support and efforts during this significant and truly successful event. While His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI's ceremonial arrival and departure were both
0 4/25
2008
Default Air Force Logo Leadership lessons ... Just look around
I thought I would be awed and humbled by Air Force One and our mission, the prospect of airlifting the President of the United States on time, every time, without fail. Doing so in a 231-foot aircraft that is spotless to the last inch inside and out, with hundreds of complex systems all working to perfection - and being responsible for it - should
0 4/25
2008
Default Air Force Logo Earn this
In the summer of 1998, there was a lot of discussion in the media about the opening 10 minutes of the film "Saving Private Ryan" and how traumatic it might be for our greatest generation, those who actually stormed the beaches at Normandy and lived to tell us their tales. As I sat in a very cold theater in the Pentagon City Mall in the midst of a
0 4/17
2008
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