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Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Robert Johnson 570th Contingency Response Group Superintendent Take look inward with honesty, responsibility
Honest self-evaluation is something you must actively do, it is not something that just happens. During my time in the Air Force, I have found that truly outstanding Airmen are often their own worst critics. They constantly evaluate their overall performance, from supervising and leading, to how well they follow and carry out the orders from those
0 8/21
2014
Commentary by Maj. Peter Abercrombie 60th Aerial Port Squadron Commander Deeds not words make 'quiet professionals'
As I was preparing for my assumption of command of the 60th Aerial Port Squadron, I was learning as much as I could about the squadron. One thing I immediately looked at was our squadron patch, because I wanted to see the emblem that represents the squadron to the rest of the Air Force. Directly above our squadron patch is our squadron motto,
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2014
Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Albert Novelli 60th Maintenance Group Revisiting, examining four elements of leadership
Whenever I see a new revision of the Professional Development Guide, I find myself reflecting on an experience I had meeting an awards board almost 20 years ago. I was a young staff sergeant and my flight chief was a panel member. He came up with a question from the 1993 revision of the PDG, formerly known as the Professional Fitness Examination,
0 8/15
2014
Commentary by Col. Mark Weber 60th Maintenance Group Air Force building its championship team
"Brains without competitive hearts are rudderless."- Vince LombardiIt is time to reload and rebuild. It's time for each squadron, group and wing to refocus on what it needs to do to stay on top. The list of awards from 2012 and 2013 is long and distinguished and 2014 is looking to yield another banner-hanging year as well. To use a football
0 8/15
2014
Default Air Force Logo When Customer Service Meets Patient Care
"Why is there always a line at the Pharmacy or the Lab?" "What do you see on the X-ray?"Anyone working in Radiology, Pharmacy or Lab has heard these questions any number of times. Patients who are tired of waiting, confused, concerned or simply don't want to be there often have these feelings.In the world of ancillary healthcare, we work to serve
0 8/12
2014
Col. Michael Eppinger, 60th Surgical Operations Squadron commander Don't let slip ups distract, focus on good
As I come to the end of my term as commander for 60th Surgical Operations Squadron and prepare for my retirement, it's a good time to reflect back on the last couple of years. This has been my first real command position. I've served as a flight commander for several years and have served as deputy and interim squadron commander, but it's different
0 8/07
2014
Chief Master Sgt. Michael Murdock, 60th Operations Support Squadron Promotion ceremonies not just about promotee
As we go through our busy duty days, there might be an accidental inclination to downplay the importance of some of these ceremonies, such as the promotion ceremony.We should all remember that promotions are not automatic. To be promoted to the next rank requires supervisor recommendation and commander approval. Yes, the promotion rate to some of
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2014
The United States Air Force was founded by the aviators who learned their tradecraft in WWI, like Capt. Frederick Libby who became the first American ace. America's first aviation hero was Maj. Eddie Rickenbacker who, with 26 kills, was the most successful American ace in the war and a Medal of Honor recipient. WWI also saw the coming of Maj. Gen. Billy Mitchell, who is regarded as the founder of our Air Force. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Luis Loza Gutierrez) Leadership Lessons: Do you know our Air Force Heritage?
On June 28, 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist. One month later on July 28, the Austrian-Hungary Empire declared war on Serbia and by mid-August the great powers of Europe would be embroiled in war. Within a short time war would encompass the globe and nations as diverse as
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2014
Default Air Force Logo DADT repeal strengthened AF integrity
Integrity (in-ˈte-grə-tē) 1: The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles2: The state of being whole and undivided Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. I have been living these concepts my entire life. However, living them became problematic during my time at the U.S. Air Force Academy when I realized
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2014
CMSgt Victoria Gamble, Air Mobility Command command chief Air Force investment in professional development: more than you might think
The General Electric Women's Network sponsors a conference each year. It has become quite noted within many Fortune 500 companies, not only in the United States, but abroad, making attendance highly sought after. So you can imagine my surprise when I received an invitation to this year's event. GE decided to invite active duty military women for
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2014
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