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Default Air Force Logo When the time comes, have “you” made yourself promotable?
Whether a new Airman or senior master sergeant, it is important to understand what it takes to reach your Air Force goals. One of the most misunderstood systems is the senior and chief master sergeant board-score portion of the Weighted Airman Promotion System. I was lucky enough to have some very good senior non-commissioned officer mentors in my
0 5/07
2009
Default Air Force Logo Saluting: A courteous exchange of greetings
Being the proud mother I am, I tell everyone my son is a second lieutenant. Usually, officers respond with, "What's that like having to salute your son?" and enlisted members ask, "Chief, do you HAVE to salute your son?" Hmmm, since the salute is steeped in military customs and courtesy, and is probably the most widely known courtesy of all, what's
0 4/21
2009
Default Air Force Logo Information assurance protects our network
Information Assurance has been high on the agenda lately. Our wing Information Assurance Awareness Day was a great success and I thank you for attending the discussion sessions at the consolidated club. Rather than repeat the same information you already heard, I'd like to focus on one particular threat to network security: antivirus protection.
0 4/21
2009
Default Air Force Logo Helping those who need a shoulder to cry on
According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network Web site, one in six women and one in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. In the United States alone, there is a sexual assault every two minutes. Most of these assaults are not reported. I recently went through the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program's Victim
0 4/16
2009
Default Air Force Logo 10 minutes ‘til freedom
Glasses starting in the sixth grade, contacts in high school and more than 15 years of dependence on both. Ten minutes staring at a laser reversed all that; that's all it took to see clearly. The journey of sight has taken me different places over the past 15 years, but the path to seeing clearly without assistance was a road travelled in less than
0 4/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo Our CDC rocks!
You may have heard the great things the Incirlik Child Development Center has been doing the last eight months. If not, let me give you a quick rundown. Since June, our CDC has opened five new rooms and has added 72 more children into their program. That's a 138 percent increase! Some of you may be thinking, what's the significance of that? Isn't
0 3/27
2009
Default Air Force Logo Rocks and bubble gum
The other day I had someone in my office who said, "I feel overwhelmed. Things just seem to be coming at me from all sides." It reminded me of how I felt in school at the beginning of each semester. I would take a look at the syllabus and think, "There is no way I can accomplish all this in just four months!" So, I told my Airman the same thing I
0 3/20
2009
Default Air Force Logo Success comes in small, large packages
First, congratulations to our newly promoted senior master sergeants. I am sure some of you are probably still celebrating your achievement. Unfortunately, some will have to hit the books again next year. I read the article "Secrets of Leading a Fulfilling Life" by Sir John Templeton, a successful author. In it he stated, "Success is not a set of
0 3/17
2009
Default Air Force Logo Women’s History Month: The Turkish Reformation
When I told my parents I would be on a temporary duty assignment to Incirlik, Turkey, my mom asked if I would have to wear a headscarf. I explained that Turkey is actually a very modern country and that type of headgear is not a mandatory accessory. My dad agreed, citing the social reforms spearheaded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the 1920s and
0 3/06
2009
Default Air Force Logo Conquer your bad habits before they conquer you
There are lots of bad habits out there. We all have them, but do you really know what yours are? One of mine, which I do know well and can't seem to beat, is my tendency to procrastinate when I have a particularly unsavory task at hand ... like writing. I was tasked with writing a commentary and, like I've done in the past, I procrastinated to the
0 3/02
2009
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