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The Air Force Core Values guide us in all of our decisions as we rise
to meet any challenge presented. These enduring values anchor and bind
Airmen together each and every day. Any compromise diminishes the
character of our service.
With input from each of the military services, Congress is now
considering changes to the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. As military
men and women, the American people count on us to adhere to the laws of
the land, and we now stand ready and able to follow any decisions made.
The success of implementing any changes in policy rests on the shoulders
of our Air Force senior leaders, commanders and the NCO corps. We're
confident that as professional Airmen, we will let our Core Values guide
us in meeting challenges resulting from any changes.
Airmen must serve with the utmost integrity. We need to be honest in
all things and have respect for ourselves and each other. It is
necessary that we act with integrity both in our professional lives as
well as our personal lives because our word is our bond.
Service Before Self
All of us volunteered to serve our nation and put the needs of the Air
Force before our own. No matter the issue or task, you have always
overcome challenges with conviction, confidence and professionalism.
This time is no different. Serving in our Air Force is a higher calling.
We commit to following our leaders and protect our wingmen every day.
Excellence in All We Do
Excellence means respect for each other and value of individual
contributions. We need to understand that people depend on and trust us
to give our very best. As others value our contributions, we must
recognize the worth of fellow Airmen.
The Air Force Core Values are what we live by, and they will continue
to guide our standards. I'm proud to serve alongside you in the world's
finest Air Force. I know we can handle any challenge we are faced with.
JAMES A. ROY
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
Jason Rees wrote:So, I'm curious: how fast do you think the legal curtain is going to fall for other types of marriage between consenting adults, once we have homosexual marriage?
Procreation, again, is obviously irrelevant with regard to the right to marry.
As for polygamy, I am actually quite sympathetic to the idea that people might want to live in a polyamorous type arrangement. Now, you can even go to poly summer camp, apparently with respectful and nice people:
There are a few hurdles for me. How does one handle the increasing complexity of legal entanglements?
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