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Default Air Force Logo NASCAR provides great family experience
Before moving to Dover, Delaware, I had never watched a NASCAR race. Even though I have worked a couple of them, this year was the first year I was able to be a fan.I have never really been a huge fan of NASCAR, but after interacting with some of the drivers and being able to sit and feel the vibrations of the stands and the roaring of the cars, I
0 6/03
2014
Default Air Force Logo Care for mental health like any other health issue
It's time for you to do your mock physical fitness assessment and you only get 73 percent. What would you do? If you're like most Airmen who want to pass their test, you go to a gym and do strength training, maybe get on the treadmill or go outside to start improving your run time.You may take a class at the Health and Wellness Center or at the
0 5/29
2014
Chief Master Sgt. Troy Ballard Stand on your own two feet
In the coming weeks, supervisors of all ranks across the Air Force will begin gathering information, formulating bullets and populating AF Form 1206s to recognize a select few of our Airmen. Arguably, the Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Award is, among all "blue suit" awards, one of the most coveted. After all, only four nominees are selected for
0 5/22
2014
Default Air Force Logo Memorial Day: A new Airman’s perspective
As a newly minted second lieutenant, May 26 will mark my first Memorial Day in uniform. I may still be sporting butter bars, but my recent transition into military life has already offered a new perspective on the holiday.The last Monday of May is reserved to celebrate our most distinguished heroes, the service members who sacrificed their lives
0 5/19
2014
Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Jones, 60th Logistics Readiness Squadron superintendent Feedback best fuel to help Airmen
Catch phrases, mottoes, and vision statements give us a peek into the values of an individual or organization. They also are great ways to start a conversation. Every time I permanently change station, one of the first catch phrases written on my white board when I setup my workspace is "Feedbacks are more important than performance reports." Then
0 5/16
2014
Default Air Force Logo Trendy workouts--what's all the hype about?
Do you remember when Jazzercise and Jane Fonda were popular? Or what about the Richard Simmons' aerobic videos? In the fitness world, like anything else, there will be workout programs that come and go. Some will become the trend for a few years and then slowly dwindle.When a workout program is introduced to the fitness industry, some individuals
0 5/14
2014
Members from the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing Honor Guard team carry photos of fallen crew members of Shell 77 during a memorial service held in their honor May 9, 2013, at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. The three crew members perished May 3, 2013, when their KC-135 Stratotanker crashed in northern Kyrgyzstan. All three were deployed to the 376th AEW's 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephanie Rubi) Fairchild's fallen remembered... One year later "Freedom is Never Free"
On Saturday, May 3, 2014, we will pause at 10 a.m. on our memorial walk near the chapel to unveil the Shell 77 memorial. It will be a short ceremony, it will be simple, it will be elegant--it will mirror the monument itself. The purpose of us gathering a year later is two-fold.One, we as a Fairchild family are gathering to tell the families, to
0 4/29
2014
Chief Master Sgt. Thomas B. Mazzone, 6th Air Mobility Wing command chief.

Professional Development - It's Everyone's Responsibility
The U.S. Air Force requires much of us these days, and members of our profession of arms are busy meeting these demands. We must ensure we're not too busy to ignore our responsibility of continually developing each other. Mentoring, feedback sessions and counseling are all forms of professional development, often leading us to the thought that it's
0 4/21
2014
Chaplain (Col.) Robert Cannon, 60th Air Mobility Wing Chaplain Hope, signs of it, abound all around us
Rummaging through a pile of unread books in my office one day, years ago, I came across a little volume by the author Michael Downey titled, "Hope Begins Where Hope Begins." Intrigued by the title, I found myself drawn in a personal reflection of which I have had countless times over the years, meditating on the power and importance of living life
0 4/18
2014
Chief Master Sgt. John Evalle Dedication to others helps us shine as individuals
I have been an avid reader of leadership and motivation authors for many years and themes spliced together from two of my favorite authors have become integral to my approach to leadership success in the Air Force as well as life. As described in "Habit Two" in Stephen R. Covey's top-selling book, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," a
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2014
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