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  • Veterans Day

    The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks a monumental time in the history of mankind. On that day, November 11, 1918, an armistice went into effect between the Allied Forces and Germany, effectively marking an end of hostilities in the First World War.President Woodrow

  • The legacy of leaving no one behind

    In the spring of 2006, I was deployed as the director of communications for the Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component as we moved forward into Iraq. During my time in the zone, I was privileged to be part of a ceremony in honor of a fallen Special Operations Forces warrior who upheld the

  • Andersen: One Team

    Team - my favorite word! As I sit here and contemplate what little nugget of wisdom this chief can share with Team Andersen, I can't help but think of the pride I have for being part of this great team. My fellow members of the Total Force understand there is so much more to our Air Force than just

  • That's Logistics

    I'm from a small Midwest town and when I go home to visit, I always get asked what I do for a living. When I mention I'm in the Air Force inevitably the next question is, "Do you fly planes?" "Nope," I say. "I don't fly planes. I'm in Logistics." For years, I have struggled to describe logistics to

  • Safety... again?

    Safety again? Really? It seems that is all we hear...Be safe. Be smart. Wear your reflective belt. Do not run on the roadways with headphones. Wear your Department of Transportation approved helmet when riding your bike. No swimming outside of the marked areas...shall I go on? No need to; I honestly

  • Lessons learned from BTZ boards

    Last week I had the distinct honor of sitting on the Below-the-Zone board for Senior Airman, where nine outstanding Airmen 1st Class BTZ nominees came before five chiefs and answered various questions concerning military knowledge, leadership and current events effecting the Air Force. Also

  • Being a Team Player

    There are many books written on leadership. Being that it is September, I feel it is only appropriate to write an article on leadership and motivation with a NCAA football perspective. Recently I discovered a book called "The Leadership Game," by Tom Mullins. It presents a type of leadership that is

  • COMPACAF Letter to Airmen

    To the men and women of Pacific Air ForcesThree weeks ago I was honored to have taken command of Pacific Air Forces.I'm truly humbled by the trust and confidence that our Secretary and Chiefof Staff have placed in me, and I hope to earn that same trust andconfidence from each and every one of you.

  • My job is prosecuting sexual assault

    Here's a simple truth...sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are "blue on blue," or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting

  • COMPACAF sends July 4th message

    Independence Day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our nations' rich history while also celebrating our 236th birthday. While we enjoy the holiday with our loved ones, or on far away shores and separated due to military duties, we should also reflect on the debt we owe to the Soldiers,

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