SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE Colo. --
Gen. Ronald Fogleman created the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Professional Reading Program in 1996 to develop a common frame of reference among Air Force members -- officers, enlisted and civilians -- to help each of us become better, more effective advocates of air and space power.
These are not boring books about military strategies. My last three reads from the list were "Outliers," a book about success and one I wish I had read when my kids were much younger, "Catch-22," a classic about a bomber squadron after WWII and "Unbroken," which was much better than the movie version. In fact, I don't think I've gotten a book from the reading list I didn't enjoy.
For those of you who know me, I like to listen to audio books when I run. I can get lost in a good book and next thing you know, I'm on Mile 10 and don't want to stop until the book is done. I personally like to mix the CSAF books into my listing rotation. Last time I was on the site looking for my next read, I noticed a link for the Air Force Digital Media Program and followed it. I was presently surprised to find out the Air Force has a library of e-media (audio books, Kindle books, PDF e-books, streaming videos) for free. It's not just military related books, it's everything. Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien...if it's in a library, it's probably there. The books I mentioned above would have cost me around $60 in an audio book store, but all were there for me to borrow. Check it out, try a book from the CSAF reading list. You won't be disappointed. Get smarter and save money.
CSAF Reading List: http://static.dma.mil/usaf/csafreadinglist/
AF Digital Media Program: http://af.lib.overdrive.com/D612E7D8-B74F-4670-BA10-40F91639AE08/10/50/en/CSAFReadingList.htm