Accession Number : ADA331357

Title :   Core Values: Foundation for the Twenty-First Century,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Simmons, Daniel R.

PDF Url : ADA331357

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : On New Year's Day, 1997, the Rose Bowl parade and football game in Pasadena, California, included salutes to the United States Air Force (USAF). This salute was just one of many tributes in a year-long celebration of the USAF's 50th birthday. It is a refreshing change to see favorable publicity regarding the Air Force, because some aspects of recent history have not been kind to the nation's youngest service. Claims of gross negligence in numerous tragic incidents-a B-52 crash at Fairchild Air Force Base (AFB), a CT-43 crash in Croatia, a US Army Black Hawk helicopter shoot-down in Iraq, to name just a few-have minimized the overwhelming success the Air Force enjoyed during Operation Desert Storm. It is also a sad irony that the Air Force's greatest publicity event of recent history-the rescue of Capt Scott O'Grady-actually involved a major USAF mission failure, for example, getting shot down, and the real heroes were the Marine Corps rescue team members.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE, *LESSONS LEARNED, *LEADERSHIP, *MISSIONS, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY HISTORY, UNITED STATES, EDUCATION, TRAINING, FORECASTING, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, PUBLIC RELATIONS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, PUBLIC OPINION.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE