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CMSgt Towberman, 25th Air Force Command Chief Flight 1268 and the Art of Leadership
One day I will stop being surprised by the unusual times and places life chooses for its leadership lessons, but that day was not last Saturday. I was headed home from TDY, finally boarding my flight after spending eleven hours at DFW … it had been a long day to say the least, and I was ready to get home.I found my seat and quickly got settled. I
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Default Air Force Logo March Madness
WARNING! I’m about to talk about sports … maybe the March Madness title gave that away, but maybe you are so into your “League of Legends” game you didn’t notice, or perhaps you’ve been out ‘LARPing’ all day and your helmet hat blocked your view of the top of the page.Whatever the case, you’ve been warned.The 2016 NCAA College Basketball National
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Default Air Force Logo A Living Room, a Lamp, and a Lesson Learned
Growing up, my brothers and I were no strangers to getting into mischief. In fact like most closely spaced sets of brothers, we were pretty much Subject Matter Experts in prepubescent hijinks.From Evel Knievel bicycle jumps (banana seat? Yes, please!), to stunt falls from the barn roof (blame that on the summer trip to Universal Studios, Mom!) to
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Default Air Force Logo Ten ways to be successful
- JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - LACKLAND, Texas -- -- I was asked a while ago for a 'top 10 list' of suggestions for Airmen who want a successful career. I finally found time to answer this Airman and I decided I'd do it open letter style. The list is certainly not all inclusive, but you may find it useful. In no particular order, here are 10 ways to be
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Default Air Force Logo Bridging the 'generation schism' via Bowie
This week we said goodbye to a music and pop icon. Like many of you, I've been listening to a lot of David Bowie the last couple days. Since I believe you can find leadership lessons wherever you look, I'd like to share with you one of my favorite Bowie lyrics and how I think it applies to taking care of our Airmen and the mission they love.From
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Col. John McKaye, the 16th Intelligence Squadron commander, dresses in a Santa suit during the squadrons holiday party on Nov. 14, 2015. (Courtesy photo) A New Perspective
Every year as the leaves start to turn and the air becomes crisp; the anticipation of events to come always sets our blood to boil. It's a wonderful time of year and this year I was lucky enough to spend it with the 16th Intelligence Squadron.My name is Clayton Winspear. I'm from a small town outside of Buffalo, NY, and a relatively new addition to
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Students from Ms. Michelle Agard's 4th grade class at Endeavour Elementary Magnet School in Cocoa, Fla., pose with retired Lt. Col. Susan A. Romano Nov. 12, 2015.  The students paid tribute to local servicemembers for Veterans Day and invited Romano, the class' reading and writing mentor, to be a part of the festivities.  (Courtesy photo) When the mentor becomes the mentored
My organization is unique.  If you've ever seen the sitcom, "The Big Bang Theory," you'll be able to relate to what it's like here at the Air Force Technical Applications Center.I work with nuclear engineers, chemists, physicists, mathematicians and countless other hard-science geniuses.  We have a radiochemistry lab and a clean room and all sorts
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Default Air Force Logo Do the right thing when EVERYONE’s looking
I spoke recently to a group of Airmen about our core values.  There was a phrase that came from the has to do with integrity...and courage...and I wanted to share it with you."Do the right thing when no one is looking"When we are taught about integrity, many of us are taught this simple phrase to define "integrity."  While it is
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Default Air Force Logo Preventing sexual assault in the Air Force is our enduring responsibility
As we begin Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, clear signs point to the progress we have made in combating sexual assault. We can cite encouraging numbers in the areas of prevalence, reporting and convictions; however, this serves as only the beginning of an enduring effort. This effort must continue without pause and we must not lose
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Jarad A. Denton) 

Are you the best you can be?
Resiliency in the Air Force is based on being spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially fit."Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality," reflects the poignant quote by Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., on the
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