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  • Our part in history

    Dec. 7 marked the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. On that fateful morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet docked there. Unprepared for war, we entered World War II. Like our nation, the U.S. Army Air Corps was unprepared for war. But those early Airmen, our forefathers, stepped up
  • Partners — not communists

    As part of our ongoing discussion on leadership themes, we looked at standards that are high and without apology. Prior to that, we examined mission as theme number one. Today, I would like to discuss our third leadership theme: Partnerships. Our mission is either pointless or impossible without them. Pointless because we must be responsive to our
  • Message of thanks

    As we enter the holiday season, I find myself reflecting on the many blessings for which I am thankful. I give thanks for the love and support of my family, the many joys of the season, for the opportunity to work with the wonderful members of Team Little Rock and for the freedoms which we Americans enjoy.In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a
  • AMC commander: 'We have a lot to be thankful for'

    As we gather together with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, we have a lot to be thankful for. As Mobility Airmen, we are fortunate to be able to help others, extending our nation's reach around the globe for good causes! Today, in large part because of your efforts, our nation, and the world, is a safer place to live. You
  • Never miss an opportunity

    Never miss an opportunity to have a positive impact on someone's life.In today's Air Force, we find ourselves extremely busy - deploying, fixing , loading, and flying aircraft, processing travel vouchers, making new ID cards, preparing for the next inspection - the list goes on. Even in our busy lives, we must find the time to impart our wealth of
  • Yacht Club reunion

    While the surrounding communities of Little Rock AFB enjoyed the Thunderbirds screaming overhead, the Golden Nights silently falling from the sky as our National Anthem played, and a multitude of other attractions that came with this year's "Thunder Over the Rock" airshow, behind the scenes another time honored tradition took place. On Oct. 8, the
  • Respecting reveille

    Each morning the night sky fades away, and as dawn breaks on Little Rock Air Force Base, a familiar sound is met with equally familiar greetings. Starting this month reveille found itself echoed by "To the Colors", a not uncommon pairing. We use this pairing as an opportunity to pay respect to our nation's flag; and a glimpse back reveals that
  • High Standards -- No Apologies!

    Last month we discussed our perspective on the mission as leadership theme No. 1. As you recall, our mission is one that we take personally as a reflection of individual contributions to our Air Force during these challenging times. For the 314th Airlift Wing, that sense is embodied in the phrase, "Everyone is an instructor."Let's springboard off
  • The Enlisted Perspective: Even one suicide is too many

    An alarming trend is happening in our Air Force and we need your help. We've had a drastic increase this year in the number of suicides among our total force Airmen - active duty, guard, reserve and civilians. Last year we lost 84 Airmen by suicides; this year, we've nearly reached that number and it is only October. Even one suicide is too many.We
  • Undercover Boss and the value of partnerships

    Perhaps some of you have seen that new television show, "Undercover Boss." For those of you who haven't, the premise is that the CEO of a company goes undercover and works in a couple different positions far removed from the office furniture, staff meetings and power lunches we normally associate with the term "CEO." While watching a CEO try to man