Commentary Search

Commentary Comments Updated
1 ... 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 ... 48
Default Air Force Logo Closing the deal
It takes commitment to see any project through to completion. While those Florida Marlins fanatics who were hanging their sign on the Metro Rail overpass obviously lacked forethought, they were at least committed enough to see the project through to completion -- much to their chargin in this case. In baseball, "closers" -- pitchers who pitch only
0 1/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo A sense of urgency
A sense of urgency. This phrase accurately describes everyone from quarterback Vince Young as he drove his Texas Longhorns to a come-from-behind victory in the 2006 Rose Bowl/BCS Championship game to Rocky Raccoon as he dodged bullets being fired from a balcony by Leon and his drunk friends. I'm sure many of you have heard the words "you need to
0 1/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo New CV shares views
By Col. Ken Stefanek 39th Air Base Wing vice commander Members of Team Incirlik, I'm honored to join all of you at the "Tip of the Sword," thank you for making me feel welcome. Although I've only been on base a week, I've had the privilege of meeting many of you and I'm truly awed by your expertise, dedication, and 'espirit de corps.' You all
0 1/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo A Balancing Act
A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend the retirement ceremony of a well-known three-star general. I've been to quite a few military ceremonies and can accurately predict what the speakers will say at each type of ceremony. In all honesty, I've forgotten 99.9 percent of what I've heard at these ceremonies, but this day was different, as
0 1/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Nobody is Immune - A True Story
I first met "Sticks" early in my career; he was a fighter pilot's fighter pilot. Supremely talented, "Sticks" quickly upgraded to flight lead and instructor pilot and was selected to attend and eventually teach at the Air Force's prestigious Fighter Weapons School. A regular at the O' Club on Friday nights, young wingmen flocked to "Sticks" to
0 1/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Band of Brothers, Sisters
There is a scene in the movie "Band of Brothers" where the company commander pulls one of his platoon lieutenant's aside and tells him that gambling and taking money from his platoon mates jeopardizes his position as the platoon leader in combat. For me, it is a memorable scene that struck a chord. The key to mission success is nurturing strong
0 1/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo The 3 F's of Incirlik
Many of you will recall from my "What I Believe" series of articles and my first briefing to the team as well as every newcomer, the priorities of Family, Fitness, Focus ... the "3 Fs of Incirlik." I'd like to take this topic to the next level and operationalize it so that the priorities hit home in practice and deed. The "3 Fs of Incirlik" help to
0 1/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Put safety first
It takes all of Team Incirlik to stop the poor judgment calls that lead to many of the mishaps on and off base. The safety office has implemented the Knock it Off program to give each one of us a way to recognize when there is a potential for a mishap and stop it before it happens. Remember the five Ss when it comes to mishap prevention: Start -
0 1/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo On air
Starting Monday, I will attempt to reach out a little more through a weekly AFN morning show (radio station 1590 AM) bright and early at 7:30 a.m. This is another opportunity for us to connect on the issues and concerns that are important to you. I will attempt to answer any and all questions on-the-spot or get back to you with a prompt response
0 1/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Personal force protection
Team Incirlik, a couple months ago we discussed interest in a headphone-approved running course. Our team from the civil engineer squadron and the safety office have been working extremely hard on the new headphone-approved running course with money that U.S. Air Forces in Europe sent us to support the initiative. The course is on the interior of
0 1/11
2007
1 ... 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 ... 48
RSS