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Default Air Force Logo Do something
"What can I do to make a difference?" If you're like me, this is the question you ask yourself about sexual assault in the Air Force. As legal professionals we're trained to respond to any argument. But when you read so many conflicting reports about sexual assault in the media, when you hear differing solutions including some that don't address
0 2/18
2015
Lt. Col. Rob Bonner Back to Basics: Team Identity Changing "I" to "We"
We in the MacDill AFB community are all part of many teams. Be it in the smallest unit, up through the military echelons of the combatant commands; we are part of many groups culminating to "Team MacDill". But, do you really identify yourself as part of Team MacDill? Does your team have conflict with another team? As a leader at all levels, do you
0 2/11
2015
Lt. Col. Christopher Lambert, 573rd Global Support Squadron commander. (Courtesy photo) Adaptation a survival trait in modern days
Sir Winston S. Churchill once said, "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."If this is, in fact, true, I humbly submit that the Air Force is striving for perfection. From the birth of our service in 1947, we've experienced phenomenal changes in our equipment, capabilities and ourselves.Today, our senior leaders highlight the
0 2/06
2015
Default Air Force Logo I really shouldn't be here ... times two
A couple of feet, a half a second. These may seem like insignificant measurements; but when combined with fatigue, a couple of feet almost cost me my career, and that half a second almost ended my life.There was a time when I was an enlisted aircraft electrical and environmental systems specialist and was part of the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Unit,
0 1/29
2015
Default Air Force Logo Leadership - it's not rocket science, it's harder
Editors Note: On Jan. 27, 2015, the Air Force Public Affairs family lost one of its own, Col. Aaron Burgstein, a former 1st Combat Camera Squadron commander, to a hard fought battle with cancer. In memory of Col. Burgstein, we are re-running his commentary about leadership, as he was the ultimate leader.  "It's not rocket science!" How often do we
0 1/29
2015
Default Air Force Logo How the Military Pro Bono Project Saved My Family
I have been checking my mailbox every day since Thanksgiving. The letter I'm looking for is from the U.S. Department of State. When I open it, I will find the overseas birth certificate of my oldest son, who will be nine in March.There's a special reason why this is so significant. The birth certificate will have a different name on it. Not a new
0 1/28
2015
During mornings, “Reveille” signals the beginning of the duty day and is played at 6:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, followed by “To the Colors.” “Retreat” signals the end of the duty day and is played at 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Motorists should come to a complete stop upon hearing music during these times. (U.S. Air Force photo graphic by Airman 1st Class Taylor Curry) It's 1700 somewhere
Its side effects can range from confusion to induced sprinting for cover, to feelings of pride. It has the power to stop people in their tracks and causes self-induced paralysis for nearly two minutes at a time.Reveille and Retreat ceremonies occur on most military installations across the U.S. at the beginning and the end of the duty day,
0 1/06
2015
How to Live Life According to Capt. Brandon Cyr.  Information graphic by Karen Petitt. How to live life
There's a poster hanging at my desk entitled "How to Live Life According to Capt. Brandon Cyr."  On this poster are six simple suggestions for living life to its fullest, and while there have been many who have offered similar lists, this one is special.It's special because this list comes not from the former aerial refueling pilot who was
0 12/24
2014
Default Air Force Logo Strengthening Your Holiday Spirit
An elderly man in Miami calls his son in New York and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing. Forty-five years of misery is enough.""Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams."We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the old man says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of
0 12/17
2014
Default Air Force Logo Maintenance verses Repair... of our Airmen!
This commentary is not about aircraft, vehicles, or even any mechanical components. It's about our Airmen and how we manage their care and development throughout their careers. The Maintenance versus Repair concept is borrowed from the maintenance community and speaks to how maintenance managers plan, coordinate and execute scheduled maintenance
0 12/17
2014
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