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Mr. Mark Pieschke (right), Northern California Friends of the American Fighter Aces director, talks to Col. Steve Arquiette, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander, and Col. Timothy Zadalis, 60th AMW vice commander, during the Aces Symposium Sunday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andre Mansour) Leaders want to understand base needs
This week Chief Johnson and I had to opportunity to travel to our nation’s capitol in Washington D.C. and meet with the members of the Congress who represent those of us who live and work here at Travis. Your daily sacrifices and contributions to our nation are greatly appreciated by the Congressional members and their staffs, and they were
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Take the radical LEAP
Today in the Air Force we are living in times of uncertainty. It seems as if the operations tempo continues to rise with no end in sight, force shaping, manpower reductions, budget cuts and 365-day TDYs are a reality. During these intense times more than ever, leaders must find opportunities to communicate with subordinates and with each
0 6/09
2006
Chief Master Sgt. Carol Johnson, 60th Air Mobility Wing interim command chief, speaks to Staff Sgt. Tarue Broady, 60th Aerospace Medicine Squadron hyperbaric medicine medical technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andre Mansour) Travis sponsors – prepare yourselves for PCS season
I’m not sure how often you and your families have moved during your careers, but I have nine times. And I’m sure most of you would agree a great sponsor can make or break your move! My hat goes off to all of you who have been sponsors here. Each week I speak to at the newcomer’s orientation briefing and one of the first questions I ask is “how was
0 6/09
2006
Col. Steve Arquiette, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander, performs the Tinikling, the Philippines’ national dance, with Carrie Basaca, Travis Youth Center school age coordinator, during the Asian Pacific American Heritage Banquet May 30. The Tinikling is a fast rhythmic dance that mimics the movements of the “tikling” birds in the rice fields in their effort to avoid being clipped with the bamboo traps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nan Wylie)





Set goals, be the best you can be
Thank you for keeping Safety at the forefront of your activities as we all took time to relax and reflect over this past Memorial Day weekend. Please be sure to not let your guard down throughout the 101 Critical Days of Summer and continue to watch out for your Wingman. As our ops tempo continues to move full speed ahead into the summer and we
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Are you ready for change?
Everyday something in our lives changes whether we want it to or not. An important question to ask yourself is how well did you handle it. It isn’t a secret we are about to embark on a major change in our Air Force. Our leaders are still working hard to ensure whatever changes are made will be in the best interest of the Air Force, to include our
0 6/02
2006
Default Air Force Logo Prevent Little League Elbow
It’s that time of year again … the smell of a fresh cooked hot dog in the air, the crack of a bat in the distance, the thundering roar of the crowds overhead. That’s right sports fans; it’s baseball season. Most of us have children who are already playing. Some of us may even be close to the end of the regular season. But as we close in on yet
0 6/02
2006
Default Air Force Logo Success requires more than just box checking
About a year ago, I was having a discussion with a fellow Airman when the subjects of promotion and advancement came up. He firmly held to the belief that promotion and success relied heavily on what is commonly referred to as “ticket punching” or “box checking;” that is, “meeting your prerequisites.” I argued that devotion to duty and something
0 6/02
2006
Chief Master Sgt. Carol Johnson, 60th Air Mobility Wing interim command chief, greets members at the main gate and reminds them to have a safe Memorial Day weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy)
Is your home emergency plan in place?
While this week we geared up for the 101 critical days of summer with wing and unit safety briefings. We primarily focused on work center safety. But we would be remised in our duties if we didn’t talk about home safety. At school, our children go through drills to prepare for emergencies. At work, we initiate exercises to practice emergency
0 5/30
2006
Col. Steven Arquiette, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander, places a swab in an envelope to be placed on the national bone marrow donation registry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy) Safety key during 101 critical days
I hope everyone got as much out of this week’s Safety Day as I did. With Memorial Day and the start of 101 Critical Days of Summer next week, it is important we stay aggressive when educating our Airmen and families about the dangers and trends we are observing. Unfortunately, DUIs, suicide attempts and domestic abuse are on the rise among the
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2006
Staff Sgt. Joie Manog, diagnostic imaging quality control monitor, shows Chief Master Sgt. Carol Johnson, 60th Air Mobility Wing interim command chief, chest X-rays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andre Mansour) Giving credit only where credit’s due
Have you ever wondered why some personnel get decorations and some don’t? Does there seem to be no set standard? If for no other reason I think it’s important for us to take a good hard look at our military decorations program. The 60th Air Mobility Wing processed more than 1,196 decorations this past year [May 2005 to May 2006]. Do you think this
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2006
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