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  • AMC commander: 'Air Mobility Airmen continue to answer the call'

    When the President announced 30,000 more U.S. troops were needed in Afghanistan, it was no surprise that mobility Airmen would play a major role in helping make this a reality. In fact, many of you at home and abroad have already worked overtime to ensure the first wave of troops reached Afghanistan safely and quickly.Without affecting your
  • C-130 Summit report

    At a Pope Air Force Base, N.C., C-130 Summit this past week, active duty, Reserve Command and Air National Guard leaders, both fliers and maintainers, discussed our part in helping steer the Air Force's C-130 community in the next few years. In no specific order, here are a few topics worth sharing with those of you teaching, producing and
  • Team Little Rock!

    Despite many changes, The Rock is still the Home of Combat Airlift, and Jodie and I are excited to be a part of Team Little Rock. As the newest wing commander, I would like to share my thoughts about the mission and my vision for the 314th Airlift Wing.Mission: Train the world's best C-130 and C-21 Airlifters to fly, fight, and winI believe in the
  • 314th Airlift Wing Goals

    In a previous article I shared my thoughts on the mission and vision for the 314th Airlift Wing. In this article, I want to give a brief description of the goals that support and enable our mission and vision.The goals for the 314th Airlift Wing are: produce the world's most professional, highly-skilled combat crew members, accomplish our mission
  • Wingman: Protection Against Unseen Danger

    Fixed wing aircraft entered combat in World War I, but first encounters between rival Airmen brought chivalrous waves rather than direct hostilities. As the impact of airpower's potential was felt on the battlefield, combatants realized the enormous advantage that control of the air provided, and chivalry turned into a life-or-death struggle in the
  • The value of the 314 AW brand

    For over four decades now, the 314th Airlift Wing and Little Rock AFB have been home to the world's premier C-130 Flying Training Unit (FTU). When people around the world talk or think about the mission of Little Rock AFB, they mention the world-class classroom, simulator, flying and maintenance training that goes on every day at the Rock--this is
  • Alice, Balanced Scorecard and Wonderland

    I love military history and reading about the exploits of the warriors and units that left us with a rich legacy of character, service and heroic defense of our republic. A storied history, however valuable for learning and development of the warrior ethos, does not predict success on future battlefields. Future success depends on a well-understood
  • What to Do in 2009

    General Patton said "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." Airmen thrive on this principle; we are known as being an innovative and adaptive service that is willing to empower our people and embrace new technology. Armed with a vision and mission, Airmen will demonstrate ingenuity
  • Warrior: affirming the Air Force ethos

    The United States Air Force is the dominant global force in history--deterrence, global strike, global mobility, combat delivery, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, special operations--our Air Force brings unprecedented capabilities to combatant commanders and our nation. We possess cutting edge technology, outstanding facilities, and
  • Lick 'em Tomorrow--Never Give Up

    Several weeks ago at the AETC Commander's conference, we went to the Civil War battlefield at Shiloh, TN to focus on leadership. The combatants at Shiloh would not recognize the tactics and weapons of modern warfare and would be awed by the application of air power, but the leadership required to lead Airmen is just as applicable today as it was on