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Chance of a lifetime; getting the most from volunteer experience

Posted March 22, 2013 by Maj. Dear Beloved

We all hear about the myriad of volunteer opportunities available on and off base. Our leaders encourage us to get out in the local community and represent the Air Force.

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Combating stress

Posted July 26, 2013 by Lt. Col. Paul Tombarge

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many…

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Stepping forward

Posted January 10, 2014 by Lt. Col. Chad Nichols

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Recently I came across an interesting quote from Admiral Togo Heihachiro, Commander of the Japanese Fleet during the Battle of Tsushima in 1905: “If your sword is too short, take one step forward.” Given the environment of reduced budgets, fiscal challenges and potential manpower shortages facing the Air Force, this quote…

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It takes Airmen from every specialty to get job done

Posted May 4, 2012 by Commentary by Lt. Gen. David Goldfein

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — Recently, two of our U.S. Air Forces Central Command Airmen were criticized online by other Airmen for receiving Bronze Star decorations after completion of their deployments to Afghanistan. I’d like to take this opportunity to explain the rigorous awards board process and emphasize the meticulous manner in which we ensure each…

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Behind the red line

Posted October 26, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., — Members working in the Operation Room at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center strive to provide the best medical support to military members and their families, and authorized DOD and Veterans Affairs beneficiaries. From preparation to the end of surgery, these Airmen and civilians work around the clock,…

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Never walk past a problem

Posted May 17, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Robert Mueller

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — Sometimes the lessons we learn as children prove helpful to our careers. My dad worked for a Fortune 100 company for many years. One day he told me how dozens of the company’s leadership had been fired because a low level employee sent a personal email using a company computer. His…

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Leadership about everyone moving ‘up’ together

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

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — 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…

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Airman celebrates top one percent

Posted February 28, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Joseph S. Netti

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — When asked to be part of a chief master sergeant recognition ceremony here, I happily accepted. I love celebrating the accomplishments of our Airmen; it reminds me that we are part of the profession of arms. At the time, I had never been to a chief’s recognition ceremony, and…

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Air Force leaders issue Independence Day message

Posted July 3, 2012 by anradmin

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy...

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“Red”

Posted January 25, 2013 by 1st Lt. David Liapis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps Though red pens are often seen as leaving negative remarks on one’s career, they are in fact used as tools to help better Airmen. From fixing aircraft to correcting papers, each stroke makes a mark in pursuing excellence. INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — You could say…

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