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Default Air Force Logo A message for AEDC's 60th anniversary
As I thought about an appropriate topic for this special "birthday edition" of High Mach, I was drawn to a sign I have in my home. The message fits today's events perfectly. A new year, a fresh crop of New Year's resolutions (some already broken!) and the cold, harsh reality that I'm one step closer to the "half century" mark. Today, the immortal
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Default Air Force Logo There's no such thing as a typical day at the office
On countless occasions, I've been asked "What's the best thing about being the Commander at AEDC?" I don't have to think for a second...the answer is easy... "It's the people." Now, usually I'm thinking about the amazing work we do here, how we always find a way to get the job done, or how we've innovated our way out of a tough problem. But on this
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Team AEDC rocks as local host for T&E Days
What a week! The team absolutely hit the ball out of the park as we hosted the annual AIAA "T&E Days" in Nashville. This is the premier event for the test community, industry and our AIAA partners and serves as the springboard for a year of renewed energy across our enterprise. As the local hosts for this year's event, AEDC had a chance to shine,
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2011
Default Air Force Logo A Christmas I'll Never Forget...
In just a few days, many of us will celebrate Christmas. As a nation, we have made this synonymous with the whole month of December, and declared this time of year "the Christmas season" or for some just simply "the holidays." But when your country is at war, for many it's a little harder to celebrate, as so many of our deployed members are about
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2011
Default Air Force Logo The holiday season … will your light shine brightly?
With Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and a host of other celebrations underway, it's become a tradition to decorate our homes, offices and public places. Nearly every holiday theme includes colorful lights. Drive down main street, and you'll see countless displays in shop windows, hanging on the street posts and adorning homes everywhere in the
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Inspire someone
Welcome back!! I'm thrilled to report that everyone in Team AEDC (minus a few deer) is safely back in the saddle following our Thanksgiving holiday. Trust me, this is no accident, and I applaud everyone's efforts in making this happen. I've been in too many organizations when this wasn't the case, and it's tragic. I'll never forget my freshman year
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2011
Default Air Force Logo The season to care for others is here
Just prior to the Thanksgiving weekend, I asked all of our leaders to re-double efforts aimed at ensuring the report I submit to HQ read NSTR (Nothing Significant to Report), and I'm thrilled to report that I was able to do just that. We often pay close attention to the "100 critical days of summer" but with the change in the weather, shorter days,
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Developing leaders ... the gift that keeps on giving
If there's one thing I've learned in the two-plus decades I've been on this ride, it's an often overlooked phrase..."Leadership matters." While the debate rages on between the "leaders are born" and "leaders are made" camps, we can't lose sight of the fact that there are practical leadership skills we can learn in a wide variety of settings, and we
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Default Air Force Logo Never, ever, leave your Wingman!
"Top Gun" fans remember this line all too well. The scene was epic. "Maverick" and "Goose" had just returned from a mission, when reality struck and they realized that in their haste to score a "victory" they left their wingman vulnerable, and in the end they too fell victim to the "Jester." In the locker room, they get a tongue lashing from their
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Default Air Force Logo Spring showers ... what are you planting?
They tell me spring has finally sprung here in middle Tennessee. So now that we've put the shovels and scrapers away for good, it's time to turn our thoughts to the warmer days ahead and the rejuvenation we always look forward to this time of year. Some know this time of year as the beginning of the planting season, and I'm no different. Except I
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