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  • Define moments with human approach

    An actor in the movie "Tin Cup" said the world is full of defining moments. The question is whether the moment will define you or you will define the moment.Young leaders may not know this, but those defining moments are constantly happening. They are not always on such a large scale as the movie makes them out to be.When a troop approaches you
  • Taking our nation's patriotism with us while we serve

    While traveling across the country, or even while in their hometown, most people would agree there is an incredible amount of patriotism being displayed through the flying of our nation's flag. Since Sept. 11, that patriotism has been more apparent to me everywhere I turn, but never more so than in the men and women I serve with in the Air
  • AEF: It won't work if you're not ready

    You've heard it said many times: our Air Force is expeditionary. What does this mean? Quite simply, that the Air Force is organized and prepared for military operations abroad, and that everyone of us is a warrior and should be ready to go anywhere on the planet to fight our nation's battles.While the great majority of our people are ready, we
  • Commentary: AEF -- It won't work if you're not ready

    You've heard it said many times: our Air Force is expeditionary. What does this mean? Quite simply, that the Air Force is organized and prepared for military operations abroad, and that everyone of us is a warrior and should be ready to go anywhere on the planet to fight our nation's battles.While the great majority of our people are ready, we
  • Attitude -- you own it, control it

    Each of us has something that no one can control or take away from us: our attitude.Our attitude is the soul of our being. It can change how we look at ourselves, how we look at our environment, how we act and how others perceive us. Attitude can affect our health, our goals, and how we deal with successes and failures.Attitude is the difference
  • Leading through a loss

    These are the top 10 things I learned when one of my troops committed suicide:1. There is no checklist. There are checklists for mortuary affairs, casualty notification teams and others but none that I found for commanders. It will seem like you're feeling your way in a pitch-black room searching for a light switch. You were given command
  • Good communications can improve care

    One of the greatest barriers to communications between physicians and patients is time. No one seems to have enough of it, these days. However, there are things you can do to enhance communications and make the most of the time you spend in your doctor's office.Listen to your body. Take time to make a self-assessment, and before your
  • Good communications can improve the care you receive

    One of the greatest barriers to communications between physicians and patients is time. No one seems to have enough of it, these days. However, there are things you can do to enhance communications and make the most of the time you spend in your doctor's office.Listen to your body. Take time to make a self-assessment, and before your
  • Watch what you're saying, someone is listening!

    Did you know that a simple phone conversation with your loved one in a deployed location could put him or her in danger?When you send e-mails or faxes or have a phone conversation, did you know a spy or terrorist could be listening? Even when you are on a government computer or a DSN line?"Everyone wants to know what you are talking about," said
  • Lots of fun coming, but lots of risk too

    Memorial Day kicks off the "101 Critical Days of Summer" and I can't stress to you enough how important it is to make safety a priority in everything you do, at work and during your personal time.The summer months increase opportunities for outdoor fun and family vacations but they also increase risk of injury -- or worse. Over the past year, the
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