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A Common Thread: Football fan CMSAF Rodney McKinley uses a football analogy, specifically the need for performing the basics of blocking and tackling well to highlight a leadership message in his latest "The Enlisted Perspective." In his words, "At [basic military training] and technical training [airmen] learn the basics, or blocking and tackling. … As leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure those basics our airmen learned are reinforced every day. … Leaders never walk by a problem. If you do, you are now part of the problem. You must never miss the opportunity to provide feedback to our airmen, positive or negative."