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  • Key principles to help you win in 2010

    Like many of you, I enjoyed the college football bowl games that occurred over the past week. Each team that competed had a winning season, and you can believe that none of them became successful by accident. The coaches and staff of these teams did more than hope for success; as a wise man once told me, "hope is not a plan." These leaders spent
  • General North Addresses Pacific Airmen

    Fellow Airmen, I am grateful to return to Pacific Air Forces and for the opportunity to once again serve alongside many friends, partners and allies in this vast and important region. It has been my privilege to serve among America's finest Airmen throughout the region and alongside our counterparts in the Pacific Command area of responsibility. I
  • Female Airmen celebrate Women's History Month -- Training for war to defend peace

    Women at Osan Air Base paused to celebrate Women's History Month combat-training style, during the two-week Key Resolve/Foal Eagle (KR/FE) peninsula-wide military exercise here. Korean and American women supporting KR/FE at Osan AB take President Barack Obama's theme for Women's History Month seriously: "Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet."
  • AFAF - Taking care of our own

    I am most proud of the priority we place on taking care of our fellow Airmen and their families. A great example of taking care of our own is the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) annual fundraising effort. Through the AFAF, the Air Force Village Foundation, Air Force Aid Society, LeMay Foundation and the Air Force Enlisted Village provide tangible
  • Why do we have Chief's and First sergeants?

    The other day while a member of a first sergeants panel was at the First Term Airman's Center, an Airman asked, "Why do squadrons have both chiefs & first sergeants?" Hopefully, I can give you enough understanding to clear up any questions. First, let's take a look at leadership. Air Force Pamphlet 35-49, Air Force Leadership, defines Leadership as
  • Plan early for financial security

    "If you wait for perfect conditions, you'll never get anything done" (Eccl 11:4). If you haven't set some goals for this year, it is not too late ... go for it ... today. Report card time--are you making the days count or are you just counting the days? Have you made progress on the personal and professional goals you set for yourself ? How are you
  • What it takes to be a leader in today’s Air Force

    The Air Force structure that we operate within today is in a constant state of transformation. In the 90s, we operated under a Total Quality Management concept. Now, we operate while keeping the Air Force Transformation Flight Plan in mind. The AF Transformation Flight Plan serves as a guide for AF operations as an individual service and as part of
  • I found my extended 'familia' in the Air Force

    I came to the United States of America, in 1994. I came as an immigrant looking for a better way of life. I came looking to share in the "American Dream". The debt I owe my mother for bringing me to this great country is insurmountable. The debt I owe America for accepting me is unimaginable. This year's theme for Hispanic Heritage Month, "Getting
  • PACAF commander sends message to Airmen

    Fellow PACAF Airmen, Eva-Marie and I are excited to be back in the Pacific - a place we have been previously assigned and enjoy greatly. We deeply appreciate the warm welcome. The Pacific is a place of vital interest to our Nation and Air Force and will continue to grow in importance. I am certain you will continue to provide our Chief of Staff and
  • COMPACAF Commentary

    Fellow PACAF Airmen, Eva-Marie and I are excited to be back in the Pacific--a place we have been previously assigned and enjoy greatly. We deeply appreciate the warm welcome. The Pacific is a place of vital interest to our Nation and Air Force and will continue to grow in importance. I am certain you will continue to provide our Chief of Staff and
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