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Commentary by Maj. Traci Bowman, 60th Logistics Readiness Squadron You will never regret the time you spend with people
This March I reached a milestone of 24 years of service - one I never thought I would achieve when I left my home as a young kid not sure exactly what I wanted to do, but knowing I didn’t want to do it living at home with my parents. While I have had amazing adventures and been given incredible opportunities, there is a fairly common lesson I learn each time my family packs up our home for the next assignment: regret.
0 4/19
2017
Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Raul Cabral, 60th Maintenance Squadron 10,000 steps a day made easy
As one of the last Air Force members that wore the utility green uniforms that I was issued in basic training over 28 years ago, I have seen our great service evolve. I remember the day we got that first green screen computer in our shop so we could start documenting aircraft maintenance actions versus the pad of Form-349s and a pencil.
0 4/14
2017
Commentary by Lt. Col. James Duke, 60th Civil Engineering Squadron Investing in your future
Compounding interest. Stocks. Mutual funds. Individual Retirement Accounts. 401K. Retirement plans. I hope your eyes haven’t glazed over. The preceding words mean something. They mean being better prepared for your future than the vast majority of your peers. Financial independence and peace of mind are your rewards, but you won’t get there unless you start looking. The “buzz” words of investing in your future by having a fitness plan come to mind, but just as important is to realize the earlier you start, the better off you are.
0 4/12
2017
Commentary by Lt. Col. Claudio Covacci, 60th Maintenance Squadron
Leadership is an attitude, not a rank
Do you want to inspire others, make an impact and leave a legacy behind? If the answer is yes, then you are probably committed to being a leader. However, you may be feeling apprehensive to lead, as I did when I was a young Airman. I used to think leaders are supposed to be higher in rank and older than I was. Alternatively, I heard the word leadership tossed around a lot in an undefined manner and was not sure what it really meant.
0 4/12
2017
Commentary by Col. Tonia Dawson, 60 MDOS Time is precious – spend it wisely
Some of us are task-focused and consult as many time management methods as possible to maximize, optimize and organize our time. Then there are those of us who are much more relaxed in our approach to time. We go with the flow and have a less restrictive, more impulsive and spontaneous approach to managing our day.
0 4/04
2017
Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Donald “Brent” Cook, 60 MDOS Run a marathon
Many of my friends, coworkers and yes, even my family think I am crazy and even question my intelligence when I talk about doing a marathon. I have learned that preparing for a marathon’s 26.2 miles is very similar to my personal life. As I pondered my marathon training, I realized that in order to accomplish life demands and marathon training I need three elements: Training, fueling and recovery.
0 4/04
2017
Default Air Force Logo Do you know your Airmen?
Airmen are our greatest resource and without them we wouldn’t be the most powerful and most respected Air Force in the world. Today’s Airmen are smarter, more diverse and more technically advanced than ever before; however, that doesn’t mean they don’t need the support and encouragement of their supervisors. In fact, now more than ever, Airmen not only need, but deserve the absolute highest quality leadership and mentorship we can provide.
0 3/29
2017
Commentary by Lt. Col. Cory Damon, 22nd Airlift Squadron A journey of innovation… Over 75 years of heritage and trust
A few weekends ago, I found my father-in-law’s written memoirs of his life, including his time in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. I had only skimmed his personal history once before in the same type-written, simple-bound folder that represented his humble, kind nature. As I read it again, I realized connections of heritage, trust and innovation between heroes of the past and those serving today. This time, his writing reflected special meaning to me.
0 3/29
2017
Commentary by Col. Rhett Champagne, 821st Contingency Response Group Own your mission
When I talk to our airmen in the 821st Contingency Response Group, I constantly emphasize that I want them to “own their mission.”
0 3/21
2017
Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Vanoss, 821st Contingency Response Group
Overcome your fear of failure
Merriam-Webster defines the word ‘failure’ as “a lack of success or a falling short.” This is certainly negative in connotation, but I bet at one time or another, each of us has tried something and failed.
0 3/21
2017
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