• Leadership comes from every level

    Are people born with natural leadership traits or are they created? Is this ability based on position, rank and/or even character? Do you believe the Air Force has an effective career progression plan in developing leaders? Although leadership is defined in many ways, the best definition heard to date and a myth is that leaders are born.Short of
  • Who, what do you serve?

    How many articles are there in the Constitution of the United States of America? How many times has the Constitution been amended? Why do we have an Air Force when only an Army and Navy are specifically mentioned in the Constitution? If you do not know the answer to these questions, I would submit to you that you haven't taken your oath of office
  • Integrity first to the core

    Integrity: the first in line of the three Air Force Core Values. This value is inscribed into every Airman from day one of basic military training. According to Webster's Dictionary, it is an "adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character, and honesty." We also know it as doing what is right when no one else is
  • 'Domestic violence can't happen to me' -- it can

    Too many people believe that domestic violence can't happen to them. In fact, perhaps even you may be a member of that group.I am referring to those who prefer to think they are different from the rest of the pack -- smarter, more aware and somehow protected from unhealthy people who might otherwise target and injure them. I will admit that I was
  • Air Force leaders issue holiday message

    The holiday season is a perfect time to celebrate the many blessings that we enjoy in our country and spend time with the people who are most important in our lives. As we gather around those we love, we encourage you to strengthen the relationships that enrich your life and sincerely thank those who steadfastly support your service to our Nation's
  • NCO tells of hurt caused by drunk driver

    Some things occur in life that you never forget, things that leave a scar and others that never even heal. There are lessons to be learned from those experiences, and I learned a big lesson on drinking responsibly at the tender age of 11.I volunteered to share a part of my life normally reserved for those close to me - to share a time that will
  • Strong, positive leaders engage Airmen

    The stripes, bars, oak leaves, eagles and stars on our uniforms tell the world that we are leaders. Strong, positive leadership is crucial in today's ever changing Air Force and the rank on our uniform illustrates visible symbols of our leadership authority that the Air Force has placed on us. But being a leader consists of much more than the rank
  • Lorenz On Leadership: Accountability in Public Life

    It is cruel, this accountability of good and well-intentioned men."On the Collision of the Wasp and Hobson" Editorial in the Wall Street Journal, 14 May 1952"Accountability" is a loaded word in public life. It is usually associated with failures and firings (and, some might add, "scapegoating"). Given this negative connotation, if we were asked if
  • My journey back to normal

    Between August 2009 and March 2010, I lost myself during my deployment to Afghanistan. I remember coming off the airplane and seeing my family and knowing that my world would never be the same again. It took me almost 1.5 years to put my life back together. My family and co-workers greeted me coming out of the secure area of the airport and as I
  • Back from the depths: Court martial, jail time, return to duty - What I learned through it all

    When the military judge told my defense counsel and me to stand for the announcement of my sentence, my heart stopped, and my stomach sank. I thought about my son, my brothers and my fellow Airmen. I hoped and prayed that my 18 years of service were not about to end. And I felt sadness and regret about what I had done and the impact it had on

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