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  • The overlooked core value, a call to excellence

    From the moment we enter the United States Air Force, our unique set of core values are instilled upon us by numerous leaders.Regardless of how we enter - the Air Force Academy, basic military training, the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or Officer Training School – Integrity first, Service

  • Will the real servant leaders please stand up?

    Every organization requires good leadership in order to thrive and be successful. Many military members express their reason of joining the military as a way to serve their country. But how many people really mean that?Service Before SelfIn order to serve, you must first take on the role of being a

  • Remembering why our job is important: People

    Stress, unhappiness, life situations and world events can weaken a leader’s motivation and make it hard to their jobs. We question why we still do what we do. As we contemplate which direction to go, the answers sometimes comes to us in subtle ways. Assurance often comes when we least expect it.

  • Cooler heads prevail: All about perspective and adjusting

    Some people get spun up about the smallest things. They allow the actions and behaviors of other people to upset them, and they lose their cool. Getting mad is a personal matter, and gaining a cooler head takes perspective and the ability to adjust.Individual values, expectations, norms and cultures

  • Humble leadership advances team ahead of ‘self’

    There are instances in life that demand we subdue our pride to ensure the overall advancement of the team or institution. These situations require humble leadership.Harnessing impulses and reactions will require much restraint, strength and discipline to pull it off, but doing so is important.Airmen

  • ‘Right’ is about Air Commando pride, dedication, achievement

    In my commander’s calls on base and my speeches out in the community, I often highlight the accomplishments of our Air Commandos. You are doing some amazing things and I am truly moved by what I see. So what is ‘right’ about what we do?‘Right’ is when our Air Commandos step up to the plate and

  • Air Commando family mourns loss of hero

    Our Air Force family lost a hero in Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force #9 James Binnicker. Along with all our Air Force brothers and sisters, we mourn his loss. The chief was so very close to our Air Commando family here at Hurlburt Field and he touched the lives of so many Airmen at Hurlburt

  • America’s Air Commandos: Postured for success in 2015

    Air Commandos: As we say goodbye to 2014 and look ahead to 2015, the Command Chief and I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your incredible dedication, hard work and selfless sacrifice over the past year.  We are extremely impressed and proud of your successes on and off the battlefield. 

  • Black Eye Campaign highlights hidden hurt

    What would you do if you saw someone standing in line in front of you at the commissary or the headquarters building with a black eye or bruises around their neck?  What would you do if a co-worker or supervisor arrived at work complaining of pain or acting distant?October is National Domestic

  • Cannon recognized as top-notch stateside base

    After years of battling the negative perceptions that have plagued Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., the reality about the base of today is finally making its rounds within the Air Force community.Tongues started wagging across the force when Cannon cracked Air Force Times' top 10 in a ranking of 68