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Default Air Force Logo Recognition: leader’s basic tool
What do your peers most appreciate that's easily within your reach - recognition and praise! Recognition and praise are powerful motivators and effective methods of increasing morale while reinforcing a unit's expectations and goals. As a leader, acknowledgement of a member's contribution or achievement can positively influence the perception of
0 12/15
2009
Default Air Force Logo Wherever you go, there you are
Wherever you go, there you are. This is something my wife has said to me many times throughout our 13-year marriage. Typically I would just smile and nod, pretty much ignoring her. However, I've realized I never really understood the concept ... until recently.The concept is really quite simple. No matter where you go in life, you are who you are.
0 12/07
2009
Default Air Force Logo I couldn’t be more proud
I could not be more proud to be leading this team! I wish I could name every reason why, but that would take all day. So let me just say during the past few months, Team Incirlik has done a superb job demonstrating its dedication to excellence. Every Airman has contributed countless hours to making our mission run as close to perfect as possible,
0 11/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo The Year of the Air Force Family
From July 2009 until next July, the Air Force has officially proclaimed this year the "Year of the Air Force Family." This declaration gives us the opportunity to focus on the outstanding programs and support the Air Force provides to Airmen and families, and allows us to get the word out on how to access these great services! Here at Incirlik, we
0 11/06
2009
Default Air Force Logo Fit, Focused, and Fighting: Supporting the Mission of the 39th Air Base Wing
The 39th Air Base Wing's mission is to support and protect U.S. and NATO assets and people throughout Turkey while providing a full spectrum of capabilities to the warfighter. I think the mission statement can be a little hard to understand; so, what does it mean? It means every member of team Incirlik doing his or her job to the best of their
0 11/01
2009
Default Air Force Logo October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Did you know that 54 million people in the United States live with some sort of disability? Initially, that number sounds almost unrealistic until you stop and look at your own family history. Chances are you may find at least one member of your family challenged by some sort of a disability. When I took a moment to look at my family tree, three
0 10/30
2009
Default Air Force Logo Supply and demands
With American unemployment at its highest in recent history, it's no surprise that more and more people of all ages are considering military service. This rise of new applicants is impacting those of us already in the service. As the pool of potential recruits grows, the Air Force can be more selective about who it accepts and what standards it
0 10/30
2009
Default Air Force Logo The value of your ABC's
I'm sure everyone has examples of who they believe are outstanding leaders. For me, it was simple, my grandfather, Reverend Thomas Grant, Sr. He was a preacher at the church in our neighborhood and was affectionately known throughout our community as "Rev." If he were here today, he would not consider himself a leader and would only think he did
0 10/22
2009
Default Air Force Logo Leading in Challenging Times: Integrity Also Means Consistency
Every Airman knows that "Integrity First" is the foundational pillar of our core values, and we all understand what it means. We will always strive to do the right thing and be honest in all that we do. I also believe integrity carries with it the idea of consistency in how we conduct every aspect of our lives. Recently, I took the out brief of an
0 10/22
2009
Default Air Force Logo Pride in Ownership
Take care of what you've got, an adage we learned when we were kids with our toys. This adage still rings true as adults, however, the things we must care for are worth much more and are sometimes not ours alone. An example of this is taking care of the grounds and facilities we share here at Incirlik Air Base. As I ride my bike to and from work, I
0 10/22
2009
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