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Default Air Force Logo Humble service: Going the second mile
In one way or another we have all chosen a life of service to others. As an active-duty member, civilian, spouse or family member, we serve alongside one another across various units, joined with a common purpose of mission success at Aviano Air Base. What a great reward this life of service can be. We interact with one another frequently in
0 11/15
2011
Default Air Force Logo For success, attitude is where you start
There is no question that if you are successful in the important endeavors of your life, you will be happier. Whether it be a career, a life nurturing and raising a family or anything else you choose to do, it is more satisfying to be successful. In the military, success equals lives saved and missions completed. But success is an end result. Where
0 11/04
2011
Default Air Force Logo On that day ...
It was a hot Tuesday afternoon. I was leaving Building 402 after updating my base vehicle sticker.As I walked toward the double-glass doors leading to the parking lot, I encountered a small group of people standing just inside the door -- two Airmen, a civilian employee and one captain. As I reached for the door, the captain said, "You don't want
0 9/09
2011
Default Air Force Logo Why we say 'Integrity First'
I'm a lawyer. Far more than that, I have the honor of serving in the world's greatest Air Force. The legal profession can be the subject of jokes and good-natured ribbing but, I can tell you with absolutely no hesitation that my line of work has taught me a tremendous amount about the value of integrity and what it means to military service.I
0 9/02
2011
Default Air Force Logo Maintaining internal balance key to performance
I have heard the phrase, "Take care of yourself." For many years, I viewed it as an overused cliché. Throughout my career, I have realized no matter the assignment, there is one constant: the demand the Air Force places on me, and that I place on myself, to do my best every day. I have also realized that the key to maintaining my best, is taking
0 7/22
2011
Default Air Force Logo Now, that is mentoring
About ten years ago, after enlightening me with, no doubt, another gem of wisdom that went over my head, the colonel said to me, "now, that's mentoring!" Years later, I'm beginning to understand what mentoring really is and that we can easily miss it, even when it's right in front of us. We often seek mentoring from the wrong sources, we don't
0 7/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo Classified message incidents affect everyone
A classified message incident is when classified material or information is sent through e-mail over an unsecured work center computer such as the one I am using to write this article. A CMI is a foundational break down in our ability to protect classified information and results in a loss of man-hours, money and time. We as a team must focus on
0 6/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo Personal readiness: What does it mean to you?
Great wine, great food, amazing travel opportunities and friendly people. All are key aspects of being assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing. But is that why our country maintains this base in northern Italy?In 1999, the 31st Fighter Wing executed combat operations from Aviano Air Base, Italy, in support of Operation Allied Force. The base population
0 6/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo Remember those who served
June has special significance for Americans and Europeans. On June 6, 1944, allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy. As I reflect on the sacrifice "The Greatest Generation" made some 67 years ago, I can't help but think about a young man who I had the distinct honor to receive back home in Colorado after his untimely death during Operation
0 5/25
2011
Default Air Force Logo Tragic events at Frankfurt remind us to stay vigilant
Like the rest of you, Betty and I were deeply saddened by the senseless attack at Frankfurt International Airport that claimed the lives of two of our Airmen and left two others seriously wounded. Our hearts and prayers remain with all those affected by this tragic event. I've been touched by the outpouring of sympathy and support to the victims,
0 3/20
2011
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