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  • Every Airman is a sensor

    Every Airman performs an important role in fulfilling the 71st Flying Training Wing’s mission of developing Airmen, delivering pilots, and deploying warriors.
  • Take care of your people

    In the Air Force, we have many ways to take care of our people. A few that come to mind are mentoring, grooming, counseling and recognition.
  • Do you have a plan?

    We talk about having “successful careers” all the time, but you cannot measure success without first having a goal. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation.
  • Why I serve

    I decided to serve because I wanted to honor Captain Mickelson, Colonel Silva, General Risner and Airmen like them. Airmen who have served with integrity, selflessness and excellence before these were Air Force Core Values.
  • It's not a job -- it's a profession

    A job is a specific task with a defined beginning and a defined end. A profession is part of you - it helps define who you are. It is personal and your unique individualism contributes to it.
  • Military justice -- supporting the mission of national defense

    One of the many reasons the U.S. military is second to none is the unique construct of the military justice system.
  • None of us can make it alone

    None of us make it through our military experience without the help of a significant amount of others -- who are often smarter and more talented than we will ever know until they are called upon in a time of need.
  • Working to achieve excellence in all we do

    We hear the Air Force Core Values referenced so often that we know them by heart -- at least we should. But do we really work to live them every day?
  • The third man – help in times of crisis

    The "third man," an unseen presence, is thought to be everything from a guardian angel to a built in coping mechanism. The third man commonly appears during situations that encompass social isolation, extreme cold and high altitudes -- times of great need where the outcome is life or death.
  • Recipe for innovative Airmen

    In the very rigid and syllabus-constrained environment of Undergraduate Pilot Training, I keep looking for that one “golden nugget,” the one “best practice,” the one flight commander that obviously had a new and innovative way to produce the world’s best warriors for victory in the air.