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AF chief of staff releases 2013 reading list

Posted February 8, 2013 by

The Air Force chief of staff published his professional reading list Feb. 1. In a message on the website, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said, “We are the world’s greatest air force because of our Airmen … and we must continue to strengthen that team.” He asks Airmen to take a look at the list…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted June 14, 2013 by

- A sense of purpose can overcome adversity. The Hanoi Hilton inflicted terrible suffering on hundreds. ┬áBut from the ashes of POWs came 16 general officers, six admirals, two ambassadors, two college presidents, two U.S. Senators, one U.S. Representative, 3 MDs and many other CEOs and leaders.   Through our prayers — an opportunity to…

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Leadership about everyone moving ‘up’ together

Posted September 13, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Stiles

You can find leadership lessons in the strangest places. Some people search high and low, far and wide for mentors and wise sages with the hope of finding leadership enlightenment, the moment when everything in your supervision tool box finds a purpose. For me, that moment didn’t happen during a weeklong seminar, conference or executive…

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Develop a study plan that works for you

Posted December 13, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Patrick Edem

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – The weighted airman promotion season is back; chief master sergeant promotion testing period has just ended while senior master sergeant, master sergeant, technical sergeant, and staff sergeant cycles are fast approaching. My message, if you don’t read any further, is to study for promotion – I mean really study…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert
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Distracted driving: ‘I never thought it could happen to me’

Posted March 14, 2014 by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert The wreckage of one Airman’s vehicle rests on the access road near the Spangdahlem Main Gate after a distracted driving accident Feb. 19. SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – We all think, “That’ll never happen to me.” We’ve all read the statistics and heard the slogan, “Distracted…

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Thank you, for now

Posted June 6, 2014 by Maj. Jeremiah Hammill

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland – Capt. Thomas Hammill was a Green Beret who served in Vietnam and Cambodia. I knew him as an uncle and hero; however, society had a different perception of him and the rest of the men and women who fought in Vietnam. Vietnam veterans returned to America and found protests, hate…

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Are your Airmen ready for HYT changes?

Posted August 24, 2012 by Dr. Todd Fore

Most Airmen affected by high year of tenure changes announced in December will have one more opportunity to test for promotion before changes take effect in September 2013. If they don’t make it, they’ll be separated from the Air Force. Are your Airmen ready? As commanders, first sergeants, supervisors, leaders and mentors, we all play…

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412th TW Climate Assessment

Posted November 21, 2012 by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer

Thank you in advance for participating in this assessment of the human relations climate within the 412th Test Wing. This assessment provides you an opportunity to express your thoughts, opinions and feelings regarding our organization. This assessment is being conducted by the Equal Opportunity Office and will address morale; communications between unit members and their…

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Resilience, excellence in all you do!

Posted March 29, 2013 by Nancy Koch-Castillo

Shona Wood has presently worked at Edwards Air Force Base for the last 12 years as a dental technician and the 412th Test Wing plans management analyst. She was also recently selected to be an installation master resilience trainer. Members considered as MRTs should already demonstrate a high degree of personal resilience. Master Resilience Trainers,…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted July 12, 2013 by

- “If I look at the mass (collection) of people I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.” – Attributed to Mother Theresa. It is easy to become numb to the news of all the hurting people in the world because we realize we can do little to help and we…

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