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Default Air Force Logo Education: Don't quit, ever
I recently completed another step in my life's path, and this step was a long stride. How long, you might ask? The answer is, almost 25 years in the making with stops at 14 assignments and more than two dozen deployments. So, what was the step? I had the honor of receiving my Master's degree in Leadership and Management from Webster University June
0 8/21
2007
Default Air Force Logo Say thank you to our veterans
"I didn't know how important this was until now." These were the words spoken to me by a family member of a World War II Navy veteran following a short ceremony at the family home on the outskirts of Spokane Aug. 11. In September 1943, just shy of his 18th birthday, this veteran enlisted in the United States Navy and for the next three years sailed
0 8/16
2007
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- A KC-135 stratotanker prepares to refuel an F-15 Eagle over the midwest August 13. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chad Kellum) Graphics flight
My normal job usually consists of long hours in front of a computer drawing up amazing works of art and designing layouts for my customers. The most action I get to see is the laminator pressing some foam-core. So the opportunity of getting to fly on a KC-135 sounded like an awesome idea. So, I geared up and packed for the long flight. I arrived at
0 8/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo It's time to share the baton
When it comes to training, the Air Force does it right. Extensive technical school and officer preparation courses, immediate on-the-job training requirements, and constant training upgrades in a well-rounded breadth of job and leadership areas consistently meld our military into a skilled and ever-improving force. With the looming manning
0 8/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Congratulations staff sergeants ... now get to work!
On Aug. 15, Travis welcomed with open arms its newest group of the Air Force's best and brightest senior airmen into the non-commissioned officer ranks. On behalf of my fellow officers, I congratulate each one of our staff sergeant promotees on this most recent outstanding achievement and look forward to seeing you sew on this new stripe. Although
0 8/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo Life's lessons lead to appreciation of family, friends
Life has a funny way of teaching you its various lessons. For me, from events that took place in July, I learned a great deal about the importance of my family and what they mean to me and my military career. My life lessons began in late June during a lunch break from working during the Eagle Flag exercise the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center
0 8/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo Finding adventure in job is mindset
From vacations to errands, I like to think of activities in terms of adventures. It gives everything I do a much more 'Indiana Jones'-like feel! When I commissioned into the Air Force a little more than two years ago, I wasn't sure how long I would stay in or where I might end up, but did know one thing for sure -- I was embarking on one incredible
0 8/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Stay safe, the Air Force needs you
The Air Force Occupational Safety and Health program provides a safe and healthful work environment for the men and women who serve, work and play in the United States Air Force. I have always heard that the greatest form of flattery is imitation. Being a reservist who works safety in both the corporate and military worlds, I have seen the Air
0 8/08
2007
Default Air Force Logo A day in the life of aeromedical evacuation missions
My crew and I had an awesome mission the other night, one that reminded me just how much manpower, money and risk the United States military will put into saving one of its own.As a C-130 Hercules crew, we spend all our time hauling troops and cargo to and from the fight. After flying these missions every other day for a couple months, they start
0 8/07
2007
Default Air Force Logo When was your last real feedback?
Feedback comes in many forms and can be given by peers, superiors and subordinates. The most common form of feedback in the military involves the formal performance feedback worksheet which has just been revised for both officers and enlisted members. This feedback mechanism has specific directions to allow it to be used to its full potential of
0 8/02
2007
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