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Memorial Day a time to celebrate and reflect

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II

As we approach Memorial Day weekend, I want to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to our important mission. For most Americans, Memorial Day has become the traditional start of summer, but this special day is much more than that. Memorial Day began after the Civil War as a way to…

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Reflection, gratitude befit Memorial Day

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Gen. Donald Hoffman

As I prepare to retire, I once again find myself reflecting on what it means to serve. Foremost in my thoughts are those who have risked their lives to preserve freedom and democracy. Even as we are hosting barbecues this weekend, or just enjoying extra time with our families, brave men and women are demonstrating…

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CC Log

Posted May 18, 2012 by General Hoffman

AFMC Warriors, The 2012 AFMC Air Force Assistance Funds (AFAF) campaign is drawing to a close. This year’s campaign has been a shining example of “Wingmen taking care of Wingmen” throughout the command. The outpouring of generosity to support the four AFAF charities has been nothing short of phenomenal. While the AFAF is run by…

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Protecting your family’s critical information

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Ryan Finnegan

Vacation and permanent change of station time is quickly drawling upon us once again. As the weather warms up and kids are getting ready to get out of school, many of us will be leaving the area, some for good. With that being said, it is important to remember to practice good family Operational Security….

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AFMC Commander’s Log – Drunk Driving

Posted May 4, 2012 by Staff

AFMC Warriors, The number of drunk driving incidents within our command has doubled what it was at this time for each of the past three years. Already at too high of a rate, this number of DUIs/OVIs is very alarming. I expect each member of AFMC to make the responsible decision to not drink and…

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Time to change our EPR culture

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Master Sgt. Lee Hoover

The second I pinned on staff sergeant I knew I could do it. I could be the NCO the Air Force wanted me to be. I could write fair enlisted performance reports and prove the naysayers in airman leadership school wrong. Sure, what we learned might “not be the way it’s done in the real…

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Sexual assault message to Airmen

Posted April 20, 2012 by Gen. Norton A. Schwartz

Fellow Airmen: Sexual Assault Awareness Month reminds us to renew our collective and individual commitment to our core values and to focus on promoting an environment that prevents sexual assault. Sexual assault is criminal behavior that violates the basic tenets of our profession. There is no place in our Air Force for this crime. All…

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Chief’s perspective: Now is the time for bold leadership

Posted April 20, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy

Enlisted Airmen, A week ago I sent an email message titled Leadership vs. Policy to Command Chiefs and Career Field Managers. You may have seen that message, or parts of it, but I’d like to take the opportunity to address it with you directly. The theme of the message was that too much arbitrary guidance…

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Hold the line: Truth is hard to hear, but can set you free

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. Ben Caro

As a master sergeant and the newly appointed squadron superintendent, I felt it was important to provide our unit’s Airmen with an honest assessment of their performance. Seizing an opportunity, I asked a staff sergeant to come by my office for a chat. The staff sergeant was one of our hardest working NCOs and the…

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Hold the line on timeless leadership

Posted March 30, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. Eric Jaren

Before I transferred from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., I had an incentive ride in an F-16. At 15,000 feet, the view of Rogers Dry Lake Bed was surreal. The moment made me reflect on history, and I considered the many changes since the birth of the Air Force in 1947: the advent of personal…

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