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I am an Air Force first sergeant

Posted August 9, 2013 by Master Sgt. Eric Jackson

“Everyone is My Business” That’s the first sergeant’s creed. That’s what we strive for, each and every single day. There are very few enlisted personnel in our Air Force with more authority, more responsibility and a downright busier day than a first sergeant. My job is people – everyone is my business. I dedicate my…

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The leader’s greatest harvest

Posted November 15, 2013 by Lt. Col. Matthew T. Fritz

“Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.” – Marcus Aurelius Seeds are curious things – small, innocuous . . . overlooked. Incredibly, they are filled with an amazing power for growth. A growth for greatness. So, too, is your capability for seeding leadership potential! I learned from a…

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Have your say in sexual assault prevention

Posted February 7, 2014 by Carolyn Graves and Kim Shirley

How many times have you sat through mandatory Sexual Assault Prevention training classes and said “I thought we were going to talk about this or “I wish we had the chance to discuss that.” Since 2005, when the Air Force stood up the SAPR program, we were given guidance and a curriculum. In the early…

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Final CC Log

Posted June 8, 2012 by by General Hoffman

AFMC Warriors, It is with mixed emotions that I write my final Commander’s Log. While I am excited for the adventures ahead, I am also saddened to leave the fine men and women of our AFMC family. I will miss that sense of community and mutual trust that exists instantly in every Airman I meet….

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Customs, courtesies still apply in electronic communication

Posted November 2, 2012 by

Modern communication is quick and convenient, and has dramatically altered the way the Air Force fights. Air Force information systems provide each Airman with direct and immediate access to the world. While information systems such as email, webpages, electronic transfer points and data links vitally enhance productivity by providing massive amounts of information to each…

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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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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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