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Default Air Force Logo AMC Commander: Thank you for a tremendous year
The holidays present us with an opportunity to reflect on the past year, recognize the accomplishments of our incredible team, and refocus for even greater prospects in the new year.  To all of our Total Force mobility Airmen and families, thank you.  Thank you for your dedication to delivering our country's rapid global mobility, 24/7/365.  I look
0 12/16
2014
Airmen from the 22nd Training Squadron clear trail paths with family and friends as part of their resiliency and team-building activity on Tubbs Hill in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, August 11, 2014. A team of about 30 volunteers from the 22nd TRS and SERE Solutions Inc., along with family friends, participated in a two day team building and resiliency event that ended with an overnight stay at a local campground, followed by a 15 mile bike ride down the historic Hiawatha Trail in Wallace, Idaho, that crosses the Montana border.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes/Released) A greater impact
- If you've been in the Air Force for at least a month, you've probably heard someone say Airmen should get out and volunteer, and that's great advice. However, what usually follows that statement causes some concern for me and other Airmen.It's not something we want to admit because it doesn't sound good, but most supervisors have probably
0 12/15
2014
Lt. Col. John P. Hartigan III The "Lone Wolf" Threat
In the news lately has been a lot of discussion about terrorist groups such as ISIS encouraging "Lone Wolves" to attack US military members in America. I take this threat seriously, because during my last assignment, ten people were killed after making themselves easy targets through their use of Facebook.Before I was stationed here at MacDill in
0 11/19
2014
(U.S. Air Force graphic) Do you 'really' know who you are talking to?
When you're young, you don't think much about online safety. At 19, I didn't have a care in the world; I just wanted to meet new people. Little did I know my care-free attitude online would change my life forever.In January 2013, I made an account on a social media site my friends recommended. At first I just wanted to see what it was about, then
0 10/27
2014
Team Dover Airmen and USO officials pose with Jon Stewart, after a recording of “the Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Oct. 9, 2014, in New York, N.Y. The Airmen were in New York for a four-day all inclusive trip provided by the USO. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachary Cacicia) Escape to New York
Last week, if you were to ask me what I knew about the USO, a few things would have come to my mind: Bob Hope of course, but also their centers at major airports and military installations, their seemingly unlimited supply of Girl Scout cookies, Bob Hope, care packages for deployed troops, morale boosting travelling tours featuring popular
0 10/15
2014
Col. Peter P. Santa Ana Effectively Communicating
Successful outcomes depend heavily on effective communication. History illustrates this perspective in individual and family life, the workplace, desperate situations, and on the strategic world stage. Military leaders understand the importance of effective communication in relation to successful mission accomplishment and strive to provide tools
0 10/14
2014
Default Air Force Logo A Cyber Security Vignette: The Unwitting Victim
You are concluding a busy day at work and you receive an auto-email reminder that your ancillary training is due.   After a few minutes of negotiating the training module, you are congratulated on the completion of your annual Information Assurance training.  What this means to most is that you are able to log back on to your government computer
0 10/10
2014
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) See, say, do
"Head's up!" "Keep your head on a swivel." "Have good situational awareness." "Be aware of your surroundings."Do any of these admonitions sound familiar? If you've played sports, been in the military or attended personal security classes, one or all of them probably do. So, why bring them up now?The reality is that there's not any specific reason
0 10/09
2014
Default Air Force Logo 62nd AW achieves notable milestone
The 62nd Airlift Wing achieved a notable milestone with the closeout of fiscal year 2014, the 62nd Maintenance Group ended the year with an overall mission capable rate of 87.1 percent, which marks the highest yearly rate ever achieved for C-17 operations at McChord Field. The mission capability rate is an important metric because it measures the
0 10/09
2014
Default Air Force Logo Who's on my team?
Fantasy football players do it before draft day.  They evaluate and appreciate the talents, skill sets, and winning attitudes of the players they hope to draft in forming their dream team.  Leaders do the same thing when they evaluate and hire people for their office "team."  Wing commanders look for the right mix of talents in a person to hire as
0 10/09
2014
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