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Default Air Force Logo Never underestimate your impact
Every day I visit our great Airmen and every day I come across more than one that underestimates their impact to the mission.There's the one-stripe maintainer, "just repaneling an aircraft," for the next day's flight, or the young personalist, "just issuing another identification card," or the defender, "just guarding the gate." The list could go
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Default Air Force Logo Self-Awareness and Humility … two ingredients for success
Do you ever stop to carefully evaluate how well you've lived up to expectations? I don't mean expectations levied upon you by supervisors, by our Air Force, or a by a friend and or loved one. I mean how well are you living up to the expectations you have of yourself.Presuming that you've taken the time to establish goals, I'd recommend you pause a
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Default Air Force Logo Importance of balance
As a squadron commander, my main priority is to make sure the 728th Air Mobility Squadron is trained and ready to execute Air Mobility Command's or Transportation Command's mission requirements. It requires my whole unit to work 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week all year as a cohesive team.Even though we work hard to meet our mission and propel
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A man waits for bread to bake at a local bakery July 9, 2014, near Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. This month marks the holy month of Ramazan for Muslims. During the month, most Muslims participate in fasting during daylight hours, which they abstain from food and drink. Bakeries offer specialty breads during this time for their evening meal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Veronica Pierce/Released) Ramazan
Starting Thursday, June 18,  you will notice that most of your Turkish friends will stop eating and drinking during day time. Your gardner working in your yard under summer sun and soaked with sweat will refuses to accept any food or drink during day time; don't get upset. That means they are fasting during the holy month of Ramazan.Thursday, more
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Default Air Force Logo The Military Spouse
As a military brat, I've had the honor of watching both parents serve more than 50 years between their active duty service. When my mother was a squadron commander, my dad wrote a great article about the importance of the military spouse. The force support squadron is all about family and I couldn't agree more with my dad's assessment. Please enjoy
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Default Air Force Logo Women In Leadership: Leaning In
As the only female commander currently assigned here, I'd like to share my thoughts and personal experiences as a woman in a leadership position, as well as offer advice for the up and coming next generation of female leaders. A lot of people don't realize that the presence of women serving in leadership roles is a fairly new concept for the Air
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Default Air Force Logo Aviate, navigate, communicate
Aviate, navigate, communicate!  This is the first lesson we are taught in Air Force pilot training.  Does this seem simple?  Yes it does, but when things can go drastically wrong in less than a few seconds this prioritization is ultimately the formula that will save our life, keep the aircraft safe and prevent us from hitting our wingman or the
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Default Air Force Logo Incirlik: A dynasty of success
Have you ever wondered how some sports teams have had many years of great success, known as a dynasty? I am reminded of my beloved Huskers, who had a dynasty back in the 90s.  I argue that the same is true for the U.S. Air Force and more specifically Team Incirlik.  So, what is it that makes us successful year in and year out?  It is a simple
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The 728th Air Mobility Squadron provides expertise in three core competencies Aerial Port Operations, Aircraft Maintenance, Command and Control and delivers robust staff support. The unit provides safe and effective en route support for transient Department of Defense and Allied country aircraft. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Danielle Brooks) 728th Air Mobility Squadron: Providing velocity from the front
If you have watched the news over the last few months you have probably heard of Incirlik Air Base and its close proximity to the world's troubled spots. Incirlik AB is an important base in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's southern region and is also the home of the men and women of 728th Air Mobility Squadron.The 728th AMS is a traditional
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Default Air Force Logo Leadership words of wisdom
Being a leader can be one of your most rewarding experiences or one of your greatest failures. According to the Air Force Pamphlet 36-2241,Professional Development Guide: "Leadership is the art and science of motivating, influencing, and directing Airmen to accomplish the Air Force mission in joint warfare. This highlights two fundamental elements
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