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Little Rock AFB, AR 72099

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Default Air Force Logo The choices we make
Have you seen the recent British public service announcement video on YouTube about the teenager texting on a busy highway? It's a graphic, poignant crash reenactment. The driver's critically injured and her two passengers are killed, as are others caught up in the accident. The point? Texting while driving is a poor choice, and her recklessness
0 9/15
2009
Col. Chris Hair, 19th Maintenance Group commander There are no metrics for “Saves”
"Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself." Sir John Vanbrugh. This quote sounds simple enough and won't get much argument from people. However, that isn't much comfort when we have tried to do good and it seems to have had no effect--there are no measurements kept for those whom we help to avoid
0 9/14
2009
Gen. Arthur J. Lichte, Air Mobility Command commander Air Force birthday is an opportunity to recognize 62 years of success
On Sept. 18, 1947, our Air Force became a separate branch of the military. Since then our unequalled accomplishments have helped provide a beacon of hope for men, women, and children all over the world. Throughout our command's rich history, we have evolved from Air Transportation Command to Air Mobility Command, which now encompasses airlift, air
0 9/08
2009
Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Brinkley, 19th Airlift Wing command chief Be part of the solution
As I ran at about 5:30 a.m., problem solving became the focus of my thoughts. You see, I didn't realize skunks like to get up early and forage around my normal running route. So, as I faced off with one of those furry creatures, I began to ponder how we deal with problems when we are faced with them. Do we engage the situation or do we change our
0 9/08
2009
Col. Greg Otey, 19th Airlift Wing commander Make safety priority one this Labor Day weekend
We as an Air Force have experienced a very tragic week. Five Airmen were lost in a variety of mishaps: two automobile, one motorcycle, one drowning and one light plane crash. We don't know the causes of these mishaps because they are still under investigation. However, we know that one vehicle blew a tire, causing the operator to lose control. Was
0 9/02
2009
Col. C.K. Hyde, 314th Airlift Wing commander Silent in many languages: Valuing people through listening
General Ulysses S. Grant was the hero of the Civil War battles of Fort Donelson, Tenn., Vicksburg, Miss., Chattanooga, Tenn. and the campaigns in Northern Virginia which culminated with the Confederate Army's surrender at Appomattox Court House, Va. He was not flashy, physically imposing or charismatic like many of his predecessors at the head of
0 9/02
2009
Maj. Constantine Tsoukatos, 19th Component Maintenance Squadron commander One team, one fight
You've all heard the battle cry at a commander's call or after a wing staff meeting: "Team Little Rock -- Combat Airlift!" But have you ever really thought about what it means? Well I have, as I had the opportunity to transition from Air Education and Training Command to Air Mobility Command and be part of two great teams, supporting the same
0 9/02
2009
Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Brinkley, 19th Airlift Wing command chief Own your process
While shopping at the base exchange this week, Ms. Bonita, who works there, got me thinking about what it means to own what you do. Whenever I go there, she seems intimately knowledgeable about what she is responsible for and she has a great attitude in doing her job. Each one of us plays a key part in what we do for our nation, and we must do all
0 9/02
2009
Command Chief, Air Education and Training Command. Fitness lies I told myself
As we prepare for the revised Air Force fitness testing program, I've spent the last couple of months educating myself on diet and fitness - subjects I thought I knew plenty about. I was mistaken. Throughout my career I've prepared for and passed each physical training test. Although I never scored high, I felt good because I always passed, and I
0 9/02
2009
Default Air Force Logo Attitude—it really is everything
Ever wondered why some people are more successful than others? Maybe you've noticed some people handle stress or overcome challenges easier than the rest of us? While there may be many reasons, one key ingredient you will find in almost all successful people is a positive attitude. I've read successful people view failure as learning opportunities
0 8/27
2009
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