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Default Air Force Logo New civilian performance management and appraisal program on the horizon
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.-- The Defense Performance and Appraisal Program fosters a high-performance culture by linking the organizational mission and goals to individual performance plans.  This new program encourages regular communication and feedback during the appraisal cycle between employees and supervisors, resulting in increased employee
0 7/27
2016
(Courtesy graphic) My experience with Green Dot training
I volunteered to teach this new program, Green Dot, without really understanding what it was all about. All I really knew was that it involved bystander intervention, in some way, shape or form.I searched online, read a few articles and saw the program was designed to stop personal violence, which includes bullying, abuse, stalking, dating
0 7/01
2016
Default Air Force Logo Fairchild Youth Center’s hard work reaps rewards and awards
Recently, the Fairchild Youth Center was honored three times for its efforts and achievements in the areas of outdoor adventure programming, daily participation increases, and desire for science, technology, engineering and mathematics outlets.Through the Youth Center’s affiliation with the Boys and Girls Club of America, the Youth Programs section
0 6/29
2016
Default Air Force Logo PTSD awareness leads to positive treatment
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time.Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years.“Twenty years
0 6/28
2016
Default Air Force Logo Training for new civilian performance management program now available
Educational training is available to civilians and their supervisors in advance of the Air Force's April 2017 transition to the new
0 6/28
2016
Maj. Anita Shade, 375th Dental Squadron dental residency program director, joined the Air Force almost a decade ago.  Shade grew up in India and moved to Doha, Qatar when she was 23, where she planned on going through training to be a harbor pilot like her father. However, she moved to the U.S. a few months later, where she spent the next 10 years struggling.  Then, she got her U.S. dental license and became an Airman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman) An Indian woman's journey into the Air Force
Growing up on Willingdon Island, nine degrees north of the equator along the shores of the Arabian Sea, I had the privilege of living childhood in paradise--warm ocean breezes, swaying coconut palms and wild monsoons. I spent my days chasing crabs, swimming, waving passing ships and letting my imagination run wild. I would stare hard into the
0 5/25
2016
Default Air Force Logo The Grass is Green Where We Water It
"Man, I can't wait to get outta here. It's gonna be nice to get away from all this nonsense. I wish my boss was like..."How many times do we say or think something along these lines? It's easy for us to have a "grass is greener on the other side" approach to life. Escape seems easy because it requires no effort. However, we eventually find
0 5/18
2016
Commentary by Senior Master Sgt. Claus Peris, 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron People first, mission always
If you've been around long enough, you've heard the phrase "mission first, people always."Today's Airmen are busy. Whether its high ops tempo, constant deployments, or low manning, our Airmen are being asked to do more and more every day. Nothing is more important than accomplishing the mission - except for taking care of the people you
0 5/18
2016
Default Air Force Logo Before leading Airmen, leaders must first lead themselves
How many times have you said to yourself, my supervisor couldn't lead themselves  out of a wet paper bag? However, as you say that to yourself, how do you prepare yourself to lead others? Before you supervise others, you must first be able to lead yourself. This article describes five key points of self-leadership. The first trait for a leader is
0 5/17
2016
Default Air Force Logo Hold the Rope
Years ago, I heard a quote that has stayed with me throughout my career. I can't remember the author's name, but I'm sure his words have been in numerous inspirational speeches. The piece is titled, "Hold the Rope.""Hold the rope. On every team no matter what sport, game, occupation or gathering there is that one person. This person is not
0 5/17
2016
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