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Default Air Force Logo Resilient leadership
There is no cookie cutter approach or silver bullet slide presentation that will give you everything you need to know to be successful in life. Likewise, the definition of success is different from one person to the next. My path to success is a continuous process; however, I firmly believe resiliency has been a key factor in my life.Whether you
0 4/10
2015
Lt. Col. Joseph Musacchia (U.S. Air Force photo) We are grading diamonds
The U. S. Air Force is going through a dramatic change and has been for the last 10 years. At the onset of my Air Force career, an officer could retire with 20 years as a major and I have personally retired staff sergeants with 20 years of service. Those are now things of the past. Our officer performance report and enlisted performance report
0 4/08
2015
Default Air Force Logo Sexual assault survivor: ‘You are not alone’
 I remember the day like it was yesterday. My heartbeat echoed in my head as I attempted to dry my sweaty hands on my jeans. I was 21 years old, sitting in a Korean court room, waiting to be questioned by prosecutors. How I ended up there was unreal. Just a few months earlier I was happy; I had a loving husband, amazing friends and arguably the
0 4/07
2015
Just as you would lock the front door of your home or secure your wallet, social media users should aim to lock-up and secure their online personal information and do regular check-ups of their social thumbprint. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines) What’s your social thumbprint?
We've all done it; in a vain sense of curiosity to see if our social presence has made any kind of impact on the world. Just admit it - you've Googled yourself.Since entering the golden age of social media, it seems that now it's not hard to gather a handful of information on just about anyone, even ourselves.But isn't that the point? It's why we
0 4/06
2015
Lt. Col. Emanuel Cohan Invest in yourself
Over the years I've been fortunate enough to receive great advice and I want to take an opportunity to share some of the things that have worked for me and others.  This short read covers a few lessons I have learned about savings, education and health.  It is meant to provide just a few tactics that has worked well for me.Your savingsI get many
0 3/30
2015
Default Air Force Logo Overcoming failures
You will fail. The question is, how will you respond?This reminds me of a parable of the carrot, egg and coffee.A senior airman was distraught when he learned he did not make staff sergeant after his first time testing. His staff sergeant supervisor saw a teaching opportunity and the next day he filled three pots with water and placed each on a
0 3/27
2015
Chief Master Sgt. Laura Klaczyk
(Courtesy photo) From start to finish; lessons learned
Today is Friday, March 13, 2015.  Today, makes 23 years and three months since I arrived at basic military training to start my military service.  Today is also the day of my retirement ceremony, the symbolic end to my military career. As I look back at my time in the Air Force, I'm extremely grateful for the opportunities I've had.  I've been
0 3/13
2015
Default Air Force Logo Pursuing dreams to fly, fight and win
Have you ever been told you didn't have what it takes while pursuing a goal? Did you believe it?I did.My final year in college, the Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment commander met with each senior to discuss our Air Force future. When asked what I hoped to do, like most of my peers I responded, "I want to be a pilot."I'll never forget the
0 3/11
2015
Default Air Force Logo Our Air Force - diverse in thought, word and deed
 The Air Force has a rich heritage built on the pillars of diversity and innovation. After African American History Month came to a close and we look on to honor women's history this month, I'd like to reflect on the word "diversity."Diversity is often equated to minority, but it's more than that -- diversity is a reflection of what makes us
0 3/09
2015
(Courtesy photo) There is no substitute for hard work
One of the questions I am often asked is, "How did you get promoted to chief master sergeant so quickly, with less than 20 years of service?"  Although there is no easy answer or one specific event that has led me to being in this humbling position, I normally answer by attributing making the rank of chief master sergeant to good old-fashioned
0 2/27
2015
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