"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2016

Listen to the Explosions Tonight and Remember the Sound

Think about what your service is about.  Think about the serenity destroying sound of the fireworks and what they signify.  Public service isn't supposed to be easy and placid.  It's supposed to involve risk.  It does if you're doing it right.

Don't treat this Fourth of July like just another commercialized holiday.  Ponder.  Reach back and remember.  And BE the greatness of America.

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