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 Little Rock Public Affairs
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Little Rock AFB, AR 72099

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Default Air Force Logo What motivates you?
Motivation doesn't always come easy. You see it from time to time, you expect it from others and sometimes you look deep within yourself to find it. For me, it manifests itself within my children, when I put on the uniform or when I witness a selfless act. It's been said that if you want to make things happen the ability to motivate yourself and
0 6/30
2009
Default Air Force Logo Celebrate Independence Day safely
As we celebrate our independence, I want to thank each one of you for bravely serving our country and providing this nation's blanket of freedom. We all agreed to serve our country during a time of war, accepting the risks and dangers involved--and our country needs us now more than ever. As we celebrate our country's 233rd birthday, we'll take to
0 6/25
2009
Default Air Force Logo Preventing the next suicide
In January 2009, the number of Army deaths from suicide outpaced the number of soldiers killed by al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. The Air Force has also seen an increase in suicides from the previous year. Little Rock Air Force Base has had an increase in suicide-related behaviors since the beginning of the year. Life difficulties or
0 6/25
2009
Default Air Force Logo Gifts are for sharing
Today, after another busy day on "the Rock," a few of us sat around the office and began to discuss what we respect in good leadership. Mrs. Cheryl Fraser, the 19th Airlift Wing commander's secretary, made the point that the best leaders understand that their gifts and talents are to be used to take care of those around them. I believe each of us
0 6/24
2009
Default Air Force Logo Adversity...it's not if but when
Life often brings with it unforeseen events. Perhaps you've heard the saying "life is what happens when you have other plans". It's easy to appreciate the unexpected change if it's a better job, winning the lotto or a long awaited promotion. However, the unexpected often comes in the form of adversity. Whether the challenge is illness, family
0 6/24
2009
Default Air Force Logo Are you growing Tiggers or Eeyores?
President Obama recently thanked veterans of the D-Day landings in France saying "our history has always been the sum total of the choices made and the actions taken by each individual man and woman. It has always been up to us." Amen. Our lives and our organizations are what we decide to make them. I have talked to people attending the same event,
0 6/19
2009
Default Air Force Logo When did you decide not to be an Airman?
I was talking to Mrs. Pat Sheppard, secretary for the 19th Airlift Wing vice commander, this week about how we can improve on being the best base in the Air Force. Her response was everyone needs to understand that service to our nation is vital. She further relayed that being an Airman is not just a statement, but a way of life. Even though we
0 6/19
2009
Default Air Force Logo An ounce of creed and a dose of humility go a long way
During our Commander's Call last week, I had the privilege of reciting our Airman's Creed with the men and women of the 314th Airlift Wing. The next day, when I had time to reflect on what it meant to me, I recalled a statement made by the late and honorable Dr. Martin Luther King: "If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But
0 6/10
2009
Default Air Force Logo Mentor or “tormentor”….it’s all supervision
During your career you have heard what it is to be a leader and mentor, but at some point we may have needed that "tormentor." The "tormentor" can change our behavior when we become halfhearted. I remember back in the day when my first supervisor was not only a mentor, but an excellent tormentor. When I strayed off course, he was right there to put
0 6/10
2009
Default Air Force Logo Each one teach one
Yesterday, I was talking to my neighbor, Senior Master Sgt. Mark Misewicz, and I was blown away for his concern about his fellow Airmen. While many people focus on their next promotion or things that bring personal accolades, Sergeant Misewicz focuses on developing those behind him. I've heard it said that success is no good without a successor. My
0 6/10
2009
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