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How do you win?

Posted December 20, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. MARK ADAMS

Aim High … Fly, Fight and Win! Our motto … our mission. However, if you think about it, not everyone flies and not everyone fights. So how do we win? Only 5 percent of our Air Force flies. Moreover, up to 12 percent are involved in direct combat operations. So what do the other 83…

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Are you carrying the FLAG?

Posted February 21, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. JOHN BENNETT

With so many challenges and distractions hitting us every day, it can sometimes be difficult to keep focused and maintain a healthy perspective. Many things can affect your outlook – the daily grind (“Ground Hog Day”), changes in processes and procedures, a different work environment or just knowing it’s your turn to deploy. Occasionally when…

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Chaplain’s Thoughts

Posted April 11, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) David Barns

Courtesy photo Cicero “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ~ Cicero The thirst for knowledge was incredible during the days of the Roman Empire. In that day and time, even for the commoner, acquiring books was nearly on par with buying clothing. Today, a lack of knowledge can often lead…

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Paying it forward

Posted May 30, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JOSEPH ANSELMO

With tax season upon us, I had a weird thought. Being in the Air Force is in many ways similar to the process of receiving a tax return. Now bear with me on this one, and I will try to break it down for you. I’m not saying the two directly correlate or are completely…

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Chaplain’s Thoughts

Posted July 18, 2014 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson

Courtesy photo John Wooden “There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience.” ~ John Wooden How do you sleep at night? Are you so troubled with life and its situations that you find it hard to sleep? One of the best pieces of advice I can relay to you is the quote above….

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Dollars and Sense

Posted August 29, 2014 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

Have you contributed to the Thrift Savings Program? Are you now considering taking a TSP loan? Before you do, consider the total costs of the loan and the impact upon your future benefits. TSP loans borrow from your contributions and accrued earnings. Additionally, you are charged a $50 loan fee that is taken from your…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted October 17, 2014 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

Effective Nov. 1, temporary duty travel for less than 30 days will not have per diem rate changes. However, TDY travel greater than 30 days will be limited to 75 percent of the maximum lodging rate and per diem rate. If you go TDY more than 180 days, travelers will be limited to 55 percent…

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Fly Over: The Hunger Games

Posted April 13, 2012 by Denise Willhite

The Hunger Games, a sci-fi novel, is the first book in “The Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins and was released in 2008. The Hunger Games is written for the young adult, which is not my age group, but I found myself unable to put it down and stayed up all night reading it. It was an easy read and fast-paced.

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Newcomers train from get-go

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Maj. Chistopher Chestnut

I have the great honor and privilege of commanding the 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron, aka Team Roadrunner — “beep beep!” Over the last 24 years I have learned a thing or two that I usually share with my new squadron teammates at our monthly newcomers’ orientation. Now, these items are my opinion and may not…

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Know people part of leadership

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Sean Routier

The U.S. Air Force and military as a whole face a challenging future. They are fiscally constrained, resource constrained and in the process of restructuring the military and civilian force.

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