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Default Air Force Logo Don’t take the shortcut to life
Life is a marathon race and sometimes the going can get tough. We sometimes want to take a shortcut through life's difficulties. This is illustrated in the life of the man whose farm was failing, his wife needed surgery and his bills were all past due. His credit wasn't strong enough for a loan so he decided to take a shortcut. He decided to rob a
0 9/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo Patriots for a lifetime
In preparation for the Sept. 11 Patriot's Day Parade in Spokane, I found myself marching on the lot across from the White House. The sun blazed down on the backs of the flight in formation, the heat permeated our uniforms and our skin became moist with perspiration. Falling into the steps with ease, as though I had been marching since birth, I let
0 9/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo AMC commander’s greeting
To the Men and Women of Air Mobility Command: As we return to AMC, my wife, Chris, and I are humbled and honored to serve beside the professional and dedicated mobility warriors who make our nation's Global Reach a reality. As your new commander, I look forward to serving with you as we carry forward the enduring legacy of our command. Right up
0 9/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Air Force 60th Anniversary a time to celebrate
We're about to celebrate a very important birthday. On Sept. 18, the United States Air Force will celebrate its 60th anniversary. The Department of Defense and the Air Force were created on the same day as a result of the National Security Act of 1947. Before that, the Air Force was part of the United States Army and was known by many different
0 9/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo Turn knowledge into wisdom
Our human fabric is woven with the desire to learn and understand. Our minds set us apart from animals ... We analyze, discuss, theorize, conceptualize and debate everything from religion to science. We build schools, institutes and universities where teachers and professors can teach us about the world and life. The pursuit of knowledge has become
0 9/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Glorifying God, Honoring Airmen, Serving All
The vision statement of the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Service is expressed in six simple words, characterized by three short phrases: Glorifying God, Honoring Airmen, Serving All. One can appreciate the brevity and depth of these few words. "Glorifying God" speaks of the free exercise of religion as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the
0 8/30
2007
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Ball: Food, fellowship, celebration
Fairchild's Air Force Ball is scheduled for Sept. 8 and I want to encourage everyone to come out and participate in this great event. The Ball isn't just for wing leadership and senior enlisted folks - it is for everyone. This is a chance to come together and celebrate our proud heritage, commemorating the 60th anniversary of our Air Force and our
0 8/30
2007
Default Air Force Logo CCAF degree important career milestone
I recently attended the Community College of the Air Force graduation and wanted to take a few minutes to relay the importance of reaching such a major milestone in your military careers and lives. Gaining a CCAF degree is more than a piece of paper; it's a significant accomplishment that reflects the priority you place on education in your life
0 8/28
2007
Default Air Force Logo Chaplain: 'It's all about endings and new beginnings'
The 92nd Air Refueling Wing has experienced a great many leadership transitions since May. The change-of-command ceremony is the formal manner in which the Air Force acknowledges a change in leadership. The narrator of these ceremonies normally begins with an announcement to silence all pagers and cell phones to prevent unwanted interruptions
0 8/23
2007
Default Air Force Logo Education: Don’t quit, ever
I recently completed another step in my life's path, and this step was a long stride. How long, you might ask? The answer is, almost 25 years in the making with stops at 14 assignments and more than two dozen deployments. So, what was the step? I had the honor of receiving my Master's degree in Leadership and Management from Webster University June
0 8/21
2007
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