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  • 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
  • Chance or Choice?

    People say all the time, "life is short, make the most of it," and it's easy to agree with that adage. Unfortunately, most people don't take advantage of the opportunities afforded to them. I see many people every day who have a wide array of decisions they would like to make but are unsure of the outcome or too worried to take the chance. It's
  • 373rd TRS, Det. 4: Birthplace of a C-130 crew chief

    Little Rock AFB is known as across the Air Force as "Home of the Herc." One organization that has contributed directly to this honor is the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 4, and could be called "birthplace of the C-130 crew chief." "Students first spend 4 months training at Sheppard AFB and then come here for 10 academic days," said Senior
  • Loyalty up and down the chain

    It never ceases to amaze me  how successful the U.S. Air Force  is. We have the most motivated and well-trained Airmen in the world. We are fortunate to have the support of our countrymen as well as incredible technology. Inherent in our ability to succeed is the loyalty that we must show both up and down the chain of command. Webster's defines
  • Maintaining a Proud Legacy

    As we have recently reflected on those that fought and died for our country during the Memorial Day weekend, my question is are you maintaining a proud legacy? We realize that our nation was founded and maintained by the lives of countless patriots. Each day we lace up our boots and put on our uniforms, or in some cases civilian clothes, we either
  • A weekend to remember

    While Team Little Rock Airmen were participating in Sports Day activities April 17 and the Eagles were beating the Chiefs in softball, two prominent honorary commanders from the base and I were heading out on our own great adventure. That day, Mr. Phil Davis, honorary 19th Airlift Wing commander, Mr. Paschal Gagliardo, honorary 314th Operations
  • All accidents are preventable

    I recently had some discussions with personnel from my squadron. We talked about safety incidents that we'd heard of and experienced. We talked about working in industrial areas like the flightline and we discussed accidents that happen on our highways and in our homes. To sort of "stir the pot" and get people talking about safety, I proposed my
  • Renewing our commitment

    Chief Master Sgt. Richard Turcotte, 314th Airlift Wing command chief, and I had the opportunity to review the Basic Military Training graduation at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, April 24. I had not previously had the opportunity to witness the accession of the world's greatest Airmen, and I was impressed by their professionalism, enthusiasm and
  • Leadership: Accomplish the mission

    An experienced veteran told me about a welcome he received stepping off a plane at his newly deployed location. As was customary, the deployed commander met arriving personnel. Expecting words of welcome and encouragement, the Airman was surprised by his new commander's first words. "I've given 14 Article 15's since I've been here. Don't be the
  • Good Pain

    As I debated hitting the snooze button the other day at 5:15 a.m., I began to ponder, was it really necessary to get up and go for an early morning run? I quickly decided to move out versus rolling over and got up and ran. While running around the track I started to ponder the concept of good pain.Good pain is the things that may not feel good to
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