Air Force

August 8, 2014

Air Force News – August 8, 2014

Guatemala

Six Airmen are facilitating a subject matter expert exchange with the Guatemalan air force focusing on preventive health, individual readiness and aerospace medicine, to help them expand and enhance their military medical capabilities.

Wyoming

The newly formed 20th Air Force helicopter operations group at F.E. Warren Air Force Base assumes control of the helicopter squadrons across 20th Air Force sometime next year after it ends its provisional status.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Aircrew members from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, have been flying data-gathering missions into Tropical Storm Bertha out of the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix.

Afghanistan

A joint trauma system is a vital link to saving lives. The nine-line report comes across the net as the wounded receive their first care from a medic aboard a medical evacuation helicopter. The medic also completes a tactical combat casualty care card and a patient care record. These forms are the first step in data flow to the Joint Theater Trauma System.




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Staff Sgt. 
STACI MILLER

CMS aircraft fuel systems provides push for pilot

Staff Sgt.STACI MILLER Airman 1st Class Gary Esposito, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, prepares to inspect a 370-gallon external fuel tank on Luke Air Force Base. Esposito inspected the tan...
 
 
Senior Airman 
GRACE LEE

Latest F-35 has fastest induction to ALIS

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE The 14th F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter to arrive at Luke Air Force Base is shown Dec. 5 on the flightline. Airmen at the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit worked quickly to get the aircraft ready to...
 
 

Gratitude cultivates exceptional leadership

Several months ago I was inspired by the phrase “cultivate an attitude of gratitude.” The topic was presented in a religious context; however, I found these words significant and profound when considered as a tenent of exceptional leadership. Cultivate is an action verb. The word brings to mind images of an experienced gardener patiently tending...
 

 

Leadership vs. management

Have you ever had a boss or someone that made you want to come to work every day, someone you would do anything for without question? Then you were probably working beside a leader, not a manager. The biggest difference between managers and leaders is the way they motivate people who work for or follow...
 
 

Decking the halls …

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer Andrea Mathis, 56th Force Support Squadron Fighter Country Inn accounting clerk, decorates a Christmas tree Dec. 4 in the lobby at the Fighter Country Inn at Luke Air Force Base. Base lodging is available to active-duty service members, retirees and dependents on a space-available basis. For more information, call 623-856-3941.
 
 

Safety begins with asking ‘What could go wrong?’

I’m sure most of us have been told to “be safe” at some point either by a commander, supervisor or even a co-worker. This holiday season will probably not be any different. Someone will use this simple phrase in the next few weeks, and it will feel like a cliché to you, but what does...
 




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