Air Force

November 1, 2013

Wing commander stresses priorities at commander’s call

Tags:
Airman 1st Class Timothy Young
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office

Missy Cornish, wife of Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, leads stretches during a warrior trained fitness workout on the field at the track behind the Warrior Fitness Center Oct. 22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Participants warmed up and stretched before a workout led by Ben Booker, founder of Second Chance Fitness.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Air Base Wing Commander, Col. Barry Cornish, held three commander’s calls to explain his priorities and expectations to Airmen here Oct. 21 at the base theater.

According to Cornish, he expects all Airmen to be a well-trained, disciplined and an asset to a motivated team that shows pride, seeks excellence, and honors the profession of arms.

“The [training] I owe to you,” Cornish said. “If you’re not getting the best training, tell me.”

Other topics discussed during the commander’s call included the Air Force’s zero tolerance policy toward sexual assault and drug use. Airmen watched a video of an Army soldier recalling her struggle with sexual assault, and how she was able to seek help during the commander’s call.

The commander said there is no room in the Air Force for that kind of behavior, and there would be no hesitation to discharge and prosecute Airmen breaking the law.

He also had a number of priorities for Airmen that included inspiring and enforcing a culture and climate of respect, and emphasizing leadership by example.

“Rank is not the only thing that should imply leadership. Everyone in the Air force is expected to be a leader,” Cornish said.

Other priorities the commander highlighted are the encouragement of innovation, creativity and economy at the individual Airmen level and to be ready to fight at a moment’s notice. One way he is working to help Airmen meet these expectations through the Life of a Warrior initiative.

The Life of a Warrior initiative is a concept tailored by Cornish, designed to challenge Airmen to seek excellence in their everyday lives. He shaped the initiative after the Life of an Athlete, prevention and intervention based program used by athletes from youth sports to Olympic and professional athletes.

The idea of the initiative is to have Airmen make the personal choice to invest in positive growth rather than a destructive lifestyle.

“A warrior is someone that is able to tackle life’s challenges and become master of [his or her] own opportunities,” Cornish said. “You don’t have to wear a uniform to do that.”

Ben Booker, Second Chance Lifestyle founder, is a prime example of a warrior, was a guest speaker at the commander’s calls.

Booker, a recovering alcoholic, travels around as a guest speaker and fitness trainer telling the story of how he fights his addictions by focusing on staying fit and healthy.

According to Booker, he started drinking at a young age and soon started drinking every day. He came to a low point in his life and eventually realized he had to make changes. He found a way to do so through working out.

“I face challenges every day,” Booker said. “I found a way to learn my body through fitness.”

Booker founded Second Chance Lifestyle as a way to share his lessons learned in life, help people reach their physical potential and to help other people that may be struggling with addictions in life.

Booker also helped lead a high intensity workout during a warrior trained fitness workout session Oct. 22 at the field behind the Warrior Fitness Center.

The wing commander said all Airmen need to do to follow the Life of a Warrior initiative is strive to achieve their maximum potential.

“I sense that on this base, the Life of a Warrior initiative is going to change lives,” Booker said.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young

926th Wing activated at Nellis, Creech

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander, speaks to the crowd as Maj. Mckay Kingry, 926th WG inspector general, watches during the wing’s activation ceremony Dec. 5 at Nelli...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Guerrero

82nd Airborne integrates with USAFWS for JFE 14B

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Guerrero Eleven C-130H Hercules’ from various Air National Guard units and 13 C-130J Super Hercules’ from the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepare to...
 
 

‘Tis the season to drink responsibly

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — It’s that time of year when holiday parties and late night celebrations begin to fill our calendars and we look forward to spending time with family and friends to celebrate our own special reasons for the season. Every Christmas Eve, I celebrate my life and I give thanks for...
 

 

Asking for help is sign of strength not weakness

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Growing up I was a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He was the world heavyweight boxing champion and unashamedly referred to himself as “The Greatest.” I vividly remember a reporter asking Ali, “When did you know that you were ‘The Greatest?’” Before Ali could answer, the reporter offered, “Perhaps...
 
 
nellis-turkey

Nellis, Creech Airmen celebrate Thanksgiving, family

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Col. James Cluff, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, serves food during a Thanksgiving celebration at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 18. The wing hosted the e...
 
 

Nellis holiday celebration lights up night sky

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, pulls the switch to light up the Christmas tree and menorah during the lighting ceremony at the chapel parking lot at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 4. Approximately 100 people came out to witness of the...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin