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Execution through Engagement

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo --
8/14/2010 - WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- A relentless focus on execution--combined with total engagement of an Airman's heart and mind--leads to mission accomplishment. Strategic execution is shared and formulated to build upon the future vitality of our force. Without a doubt, engaged Airman are on the pursuit of excellence!

Embracing and fostering a culture of diversity endears us to each other and forms lasting relationships that bond us together. On the other hand, when misunderstanding of diversity is found lacking in an organization, the absence can damage the institution's ability to respond appropriately to members' needs.

Mission failure then becomes a very real possibility. Proactively supporting diversity and leadership initiatives begins with our teammates and fellow Airmen. We have invested valuable time and limited resources on every unit member -- civilian, enlisted and officer. In today's challenging times everyone matters...everyone! We should always treat people with respect and dignity.

We should all make every day count by giving 100 percent effort all the time - our Nation expects no less. Care for your mission; put the maximum effort into your work as though someone's life depends on it, because in many of our duties someone's life does depend on our actions.

As Airman, and especially the leaders of Airmen, it is important to remember we possess a valuable resource that is never-ending, abundant and valuable - the ability and responsibility to cultivate a culture of diversity for our Airmen. In the words of former President John F. Kennedy, we must "...think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation."

"What you are will show in what you do." ‐‐ Thomas A. Edison