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Default Air Force Logo COMACC sends holiday safety message
In preparation for the 2009 holiday season, Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, sent the following message to Airmen, emphasizing the importance of family, friends and safety.Fellow Airmen,The holiday season gives us the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, reflect on the past year, and look forward to future
0 11/23
2009
Default Air Force Logo Thanksgiving, 'Black Friday,' what's it all mean?
So there you sit, the turkey has turned to a bare carcass, you most likely ate too much, again, despite telling yourself you wouldn't, and you're pondering why once again, we have to watch the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving. The day most likely started the same as it had for millions of Americans, with traditions that date back
0 11/20
2009
Default Air Force Logo Followership
All of us have been part of some task that required someone to make a decision for everyone else to follow. Followership is a cornerstone of leadership and mission effectiveness. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that we all must be leaders to have mission effectiveness. If this were true, we would have a tough time accomplishing the simplest
0 11/17
2009
Default Air Force Logo Rise of the Cyber Wingman "10 guiding principles "
As our Cyber Space Mission increases so does our guidance; taking the Wingmen concept that we all know and applying it to the cyber realm is just another step in the right direction. With the forming of Cyber Command, and more dedicated information coming from the upper echelons it's easy to see how security across our networks is such a great
0 11/17
2009
Default Air Force Logo Attributes of leadership
We have all experienced different types of leaders. There are those we choose to emulate and those we choose to forget. Certain leaders are personable while others are removed and quiet. Some leaders are open-minded while others are stubbornly resolute. In the movie Miracle, the coach of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team, Herb Brooks, told his
0 11/10
2009
Default Air Force Logo Complimentary issue
"Ding" - the seatbelt sign goes off as soon as the plane comes to a stop at the gate. Already annoyed by the number of passengers who think they are so important they have to turn their cell phones on the exact moment the wheels touch the runway, I watch in amazement as they now push the elderly aside and leap over young children to get to the
0 11/03
2009
Default Air Force Logo Recycle, reduce, reuse: doing your part, properly disposing of compact fluorescent light bulbs
What are those weird looking light bulbs that consumers are starting to use that look like a weird ice cream swirl cone or a pig tail? They are compact fluorescent lights, and a hot item at hardware stores and super stores across the country for their energy and cost saving benefits. According to Energy Star, a program that was created by the
0 11/03
2009
Default Air Force Logo Military benefits from struggling economy
We have it pretty good in the Air Force. A steady paycheck, health insurance, education funds, a free gym membership, and lawyers on retainer. Even if you only have a couple of stripes, you make enough money to live comfortably. As the U.S. economy continues to nosedive, and unemployment rates climb higher and higher, your old buddies who thought
0 11/03
2009
Default Air Force Logo "None of us is as smart as all of us"
The old adage "none of us is as smart as all of us" suggests that individual effort may not be as intelligent or effective as team effort. Our recent success with the Nuclear Operational Readiness Inspection is testimony to the powerful results of intelligent and focused teamwork. Through numerous demanding nuclear operational readiness exercises,
0 10/28
2009
Default Air Force Logo Area Defense Counsel moves to new location
You've seen our photos. You've read the posters, "the Area Defense Counsel works for you, not the command." But who are we? And what do we do? As you might have guessed, we are active duty attorneys and paralegals. But unlike the legal professionals at the legal office, we don't work for the command. The Area Defense Counsel, or ADC, was
0 10/27
2009
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