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Default Air Force Logo Safety is a combat skill
All combat skills require constant training and practice. Failure to do so amounts to the deterioration of the skill and, ultimately, the loss of proficiency. Our monthly Airmen's Time initiative is a wedge toward retaining proficiency in some of the things we need to train on and practice less frequently than our core tasks. In the flying
0 1/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Our first 100 days and the vision for Incirlik's future
"Vision is a process that allows you to think ahead to where you want to be and what you want to be doing, and to create workable plans to lead you there." "Exercising vision is developing an understanding of where you are and where you're heading ... both as an individual and as an organization." This article is the first of a three-part series on
0 1/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Mission: Inspiring every how
Mission or purpose is not simply a target an organization chooses to aim for; it is the organization's reason for being. Mission is an image of purpose that inspires action, determines behavior and fuels motivation. Last week we talked about our vision, to project the most respected and versatile mission support capability in U.S. Air Forces in
0 1/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Setting goals: creating the roadmap to achieve vision
Imagine a pilot coming over the intercom and announcing, "I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is we have lost one engine and our navigation aids are not working. The good news is we have a tail wind and wherever we are going, we are going to get there really fast." For most of us, the notion of flying along like that plane,
0 1/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo The risks of bungee jumping
Eric, a twenty-two-year-old Reston resident and fast-food worker, taped a number of bungee cords together and strapped one end around his foot before making the 70-foot jump from the railroad trestle. Eric remembered to measure the length of the cords to make sure they were a few feet short of the 70-foot drop, and he had the foresight to anchor
0 1/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo Can you handle the truth
In one of my favorite movie moments, Col. Nathan Jessup, Jack Nicholson's character in A Few Good Men, tells Lt. Daniel Kaffee, Tom Cruise's character, that he should "pick up a weapon and stand a post," inferring that it would be honorable/dedicated to do so. While I don't necessarily agree with everything Col. Jessup said or did in the movie, I
0 1/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo Corrective counseling
A few weeks ago, I approached a couple of Airmen that in my opinion were not being all they could be. I decided to take an approach that was successful in the past. The approach was to confront the individuals and correct the infractions. The twist is to have the Airmen and supervisor report to their Chief to discuss the infractions, and then have
0 1/08
2007
Default Air Force Logo New Year, new requirement
Happy New Year everyone; I hope you all had a great 2006 and made plans for a prosperous 2007. I am sure you all achieved most of your goals and set new ones or at least reviewed and adjusted your previous goals for this year. One area that continues to be important for everyone when setting goals both personally and professionally is education. In
0 1/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo A Baffling Thought
The Phoenix Field airport in Fair Oaks had been subject to recurring petty thefts from neighborhood teenagers, so a security firm was retained to patrol the grounds. Thefts decreased sharply, but aviation fuel consumption appeared to be higher than it should. This puzzling situation continued until late one night, when a passerby noticed a flaming
0 1/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo New Year, New You
Jim was pushing 40 when youthful memories of days gone by brought him to the local Harley-Davidson dealership. "It was a mid-age crisis," he told the reporter. "I'd see dudes with women and thought a motorcycle would be the perfect addition to the new me." When the dealer delivered the gleaming new hog to Jim's front door, his eyes lit up like a
0 12/27
2006
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