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Default Air Force Logo 10th Air Base Wing commander to Airmen: remember your PBJ
A peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Simple -- but sustaining. A recognizable necessity -- everyone knows what it is and can relate to it. Basic -- all the ingredients are in the cupboard. When asked what my vision and focus are as I took command of the 10th Air Base Wing -- the answer is "PBJ." At my recent first 10th Air Base Wing Commander's
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2009
Lt. Gen. Mike Gould assumed the role of U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent in a ceremony June 9, 2009. He is pictured here with his wife, Paula. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Focus on key topics ensures mission success
My return to the Air Force Academy, and having assumed the role of superintendent here since June 9, has been a whirlwind. While at the same time, I might refer to it as the perfect storm. The entire Academy community has welcomed Paula and me with open arms, hearts and minds and we are most grateful for the opportunity to serve here with and among
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2009
Character Corner is an ongoing series of commentaries furnished weekly by the U.S. Air Force Academy's Center for Character Development during the academic year. (U.S. Air Force illustration) Character Corner: 'Big H' Honor
The military relies on the unquestionable honor and character of its members to function. It is this necessity that has resulted in such concepts as the Air Force Core Values and the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Honor Code. However, while these concepts are an excellent starting point, they do not encompass the full spectrum of honorable living. A
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2009
U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets from the Class of 2013 and their cadet cadre instructors march to Jacks Valley at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 13, 2009. Freshmen cadets adopted the motto "Best to be Seen ... big, bad and mean" while marching to activities shortly after inprocessing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) Class of 2013 'Best to be Seen'
The Air Force Academy Class of 2013 completed Basic Cadet Training last week and started classes this week. Shortly after inprocessing earlier this summer, they began chanting, "2013 Best to be Seen ... big, bad and mean," while marching and transitioning from activities; following a tradition to choose a class-specific motivational motto. And in
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2009
Cadets walk to class in the U.S. Air Force Academy's Fairchild Hall Aug. 6, 2009. Cadets must learn to balance academic, military and athletic duties during their four years at the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede) Surviving your 1st year: If I knew then what I know now
The transition from basic training to the rigor of academics is one of conformity to responsibility. As basic cadets, the teamwork mindset is drilled relentlessly; you rely on your classmates to walk anywhere, greet upperclassmen, and even use the restroom. Taking orders from cadre is second nature, and the thought of making a decision on your own
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Character Corner: Be courageous
According to Webster, Courage is a mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. At the Air Force Academy, Courage is one of our Tier II Outcomes and we focus on three aspects of courage: moral courage, physical courage, and mental courage. We have all displayed moments of courage in our lives -- whether
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2009
U.S. Air Force Academy Outcomes A Knowledge Outcome: Ethics and the Foundations of Character
Nothing is more important to success as a military officer than good character. Officers are the face of our nation. They develop and then execute polices on the employment of military forces. Air Force officers are responsible for safeguarding freedom, protecting the lives of their subordinates, and when they must, sending those same subordinates
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Character Corner: Interesting quotes on character
"Character is a word that seems to define almost all human activity and then some ... Power is what you do and character is what you are ... All leaders must face some crisis where their own strength of character is the enemy." -- Richard Reeves "The Greeks believed that character was formed in part by fate and in part by parental training, and
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Character Corner: The power of purpose
Nietzsche said that "he who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." "Why" is one of the most powerful words in our language. Add a "?" to it and you add even more power to it. Have you ever thought about why you do what you do? Why do you speak as you do? Why do you behave as you do? Why do you think the thoughts you think? Why are you
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2009
Default Air Force Logo AOG congratulates Class of 2009
On behalf of the Association of Graduates and its more than 26,000 members, I want to extend my hearty congratulations to the Class of 2009 and welcome you to the Academy graduate community. You have made it through four challenging years and now you will take your place in the most technologically advanced Air Force in the history of the world.
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2009
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