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  • 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 servant. That means putting the needs of your team
  • 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. People remind us why what we do is important;
  • 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 often influence the manner how each person deals
  • 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 demonstrate humble leadership in many ways, but
  • ‘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 stop at nothing to get the mission done. In 2013,
  • 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 and Eglin. Chief Binnicker came in contact with
  • 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.  Chief Caruso and I are extraordinarily proud to
  • 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 Violence Awareness Month, and the Hurlburt Field Family
  • 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 stateside bases. Though reactions to the standing ran
  • Air Commando Concepts (part one): Unnecessary Risk Taking

    Being an Air Force Special Operations Command Air Commando requires mature preparation and a focus on technical expertise, wise actions, personal development and leadership. An Air Commando consciously considers pros/cons and consequences of various courses of action and plans accordingly. There are several elements which impair a person's ability