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  • Air Force Leaders send Veterans Day message

    (Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, sent this Veterans Day letter to all Airmen in Nov. 7, reminding them to proudly uphold the legacy of service interwoven in the Air Force's fabric. Airmen were thanked for their service and
  • Letter to Airmen: Taking care of each other is our 'bedrock'

    Fellow Airmen, last month I was lucky enough to join amazing Americans during the Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs. As Betty and I watched the competition, we could see the passion and drive on each athlete's face and it made us even prouder to serve in the world's greatest Air Force.As is usually the case, our Airmen
  • Stay alert: See something, say something

    Let's talk about ISIS for a moment.No, not the Egyptian goddess. I'm not here to proselytize. I mean the terrorist group, more accurately known as ISIL, or the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant, which is neither a state unto itself nor, for that matter, Islamic.So what? What makes ISIL worth paying any attention to?First, ISIL is on social
  • National Disability Employment Awareness: Vets say support program is worthwhile cause

    October marks the 69th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Observance and this month, we celebrate the contributions those with disabilities bring to the workforce. Despite the positive attributes people with disabilities have to offer, many still struggle to find employment that empowers and recognizes their skills.Luckily, a
  • Thanks, USAFA!

    Teammates, I wanted to take a moment to send you a great big "thank you" for all your work these last couple weeks. I visited with multiple senior leaders on base last week and to a person they had nothing but great things to say about their stay at the Academy. They were impressed by every facet of our installation and commented on the great work
  • To stay or go: Domestic violence is inexcusable, complex

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The subject of domestic violence has drawn the attention of millions after a video recently surfaced showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer Rice.The video shows the couple arguing in an elevator, followed by Ray punching Janay in the face. Janay falls to
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating the 'American Mosaic'

    What makes America great? Some say it's the freedoms American citizens are guaranteed. Others may say it's the opportunities available at our fingertips. If you ask me, I say this country is great because of its diversity.My parents immigrated to New York City in the early '80s. My father is Honduran and my mother Costa Rican. They came to the U.S.
  • The U.S. Air Force Academy: A call to the future

    The U.S Air Force Academy celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, coinciding with the 67th Anniversary of the Air Force. It's remarkable to think how quickly the Academy was established after the Air Force's founding. In less than a decade, Air Force leaders, with the support of  President Dwight D. Eisenhower, recognized the importance of a
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: A Legacy of History

    America is great for a vast number of reasons. Although we can point out many reasons why our country so remarkable, I say we owe our success largely to our diverse backgrounds and culture within our nation. This history of diversity has cast adaptability within our nation while forging the strength our country bears today. The Defense Department,
  • Not Just another survey: Chief of staff on RAND survey

    Many of you have recently been invited to participate in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study. This Web-based survey assesses your recent experiences with military workplace relations, professionalism and personal safety. It's not just another survey. This one is part of our newly designed, recurring set of surveys that will allow the Air Force