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Default Air Force Logo Change: Something to think about
I've often been asked about my experiences over 20 years of service and how our Air Force has changed. Although I could easily take on a host of issues, today I'm feeling sentimental ... mostly about my core competency as a Transportation Officer. With the advent of the Logistics Readiness Officer career field some eight years ago, combining
0 7/31
2009
Default Air Force Logo Starting at Yes
It's show time at the 39th Air Base Wing. Our upcoming inspection is the opportunity we've been waiting for to showcase our talents after multiple exercises and countless man-hours of preparation and practice. We are razor sharp and ready to execute. At this point, the only thing to add is a little faith -- something to believe in. I believe in
0 7/25
2009
Default Air Force Logo Four golden rules of leadership
Ask any leader and I'm sure they have a leadership book or philosophy that's impacted who they are as a leader. I've read a lot of different ones throughout my career, but while there are many principles or "rules" I think help make an effective leader, these four are some of the most common and most important. They are gleaned from a book entitled
0 7/16
2009
Default Air Force Logo Interdependence an integral part of mission
Last week, Americans across the globe celebrated the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The 39th Force Support Squadron put together a full day of activities that ended with a great fireworks show for all to enjoy. They deserve our thanks and kudos. But I'm not here to discuss independence; rather, I am going to
0 7/10
2009
Default Air Force Logo Sexual assault: Prevention is key
It's often been heard, "Air Force training in sexual assault prevention is overdone." We get it. However, if sexual assault prevention training is taught too much, why do we still have to respond to sexual assaults? Is it because we must continually try to change assaulters? The fact is everyone has the ability to avoid the mistake of assaulting
0 7/10
2009
Default Air Force Logo Speak up, make your healthcare safer
Know your healthcare. You and your family members are key to making your health care safe by being an active, involved and informed member of your health care team. Research shows patients who take part in decisions about their own health care are likely to get better faster. To help prevent health care mistakes, speak up. Speak up if you have
0 6/29
2009
Default Air Force Logo Dealing with change
The subject of handling change in policy or procedures from a leadership perspective has been a subject all of us have dealt with or will deal with at some point in our careers. I've been in the Air Force for quite a few years now, and I've had the opportunity to witness many changes in our service. From the uniforms we wear to the physical
0 6/17
2009
Default Air Force Logo Every Airman a part of the fight – special thank you to 3rd Air Force Communicators
Every Airman within 3rd Air Force plays a critical role in executing the Air Force's overall mission, taking the fight to the adversary. The individual contributions of each individual Airman is the determining factor between mission success or failure. As 3rd Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Philip Breedlove and I travel throughout the European
0 6/10
2009
Default Air Force Logo Take Courage - Get Involved
I recently had the opportunity to represent the wing at the Air Force's first Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Senior Leaders Summit. While there I heard firsthand the Air Force's position on sexual assault from the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force: We will not tolerate it. What struck me most in those two days of
0 6/02
2009
Default Air Force Logo STRIPES: a vision of leadership
When I first assumed my responsibilities as the 425th Air Base Group superintendent, I wondered what would be the best way to introduce myself to the enlisted men and women of the group. After some considerable thought, and a few deftly placed prayers, it finally struck me. The best way I could introduce myself to the exceptional Airmen assigned to
0 5/14
2009
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