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  • Trust and Leadership

    Anyone who knows me knows there are two things I am most passionate about when it comes to my career; taking care of Airmen and leadership. As the daughter of a retired senior master sergeant and aircraft maintainer, I have always loved the Air Force and the Airmen who serve in it.
  • Career Transitions

    Over the past year, and a half I have had the privilege of leading Air Mobility Command’s largest and most diverse operations support squadron. This unit is truly one of a kind, providing premier operations support via 14 different Air Force specialties.
  • Passing on a few of life's important lessons

    A seldom used, but favorite quote is attributed to entrepreneur Mary Kay Ash, who said, “Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.”
  • Living healthy is simple, but not easy

    “If you do what’s hard, your life will be easy. If you do what’s easy, your life will be hard,” said Les Brown. Over my years as a leader and executive director of a wellness company, I’ve been saddened by how many people I meet who struggle with their health, weight or their fitness.
  • My Journey: South Korea to the United States

    I was born in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and I lived there until I graduated from college. I also served in the South Korean army as an assistant operations officer for two years to fulfill my duty to my people. I was responsible for disseminating command level information to subordinate units.
  • Hold the line

    I grew up in China as an only child. Six years ago, I moved to the United States because my mother wanted me to get the best education. I promised myself that while I pursued my education, I would make a difference worthy of crossing the Pacific Ocean.
  • Smell the roses/regrets

    With 25 years in the military, I quite often sit back and reflect over the course of my career. I think back to special experiences, specific deployments and most often the personal relationships I’ve built over this time.
  • Intelligence is welcomed; Growth mindset

    My daughter is in the scraped-elbow phase of learning to ride her bike. Anyone who has embarked on this journey knows it’s a series of frustrating falls followed by tears. As I pick her up after a fall, a concept that has helped me get through many “falls” in my career comes to mind. It’s called the “growth mindset,” and it changed the way I look at failure.
  • End of Watch, A Tribute to Sgt Terrence Carraway

    On October 3, 2018, I received a frantic phone call from my very dear friend Mike, a brother in arms, telling me I needed to call him back immediately. I had just finished working out and when his phone rang, he hurriedly answered the phone and said, “Terrence is gone, V—they killed him.” It took me a minute to realize what Mike was saying, and after repeating it several times, I finally understood what he was trying to get across.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    In our busy society, people don’t always take time to articulate what they expect from their leaders, but they certainly know the difference between a good leader and a less-than-optimal leader when they work for them.
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The Shooting Stars Drones will launch again at around 10:20 p.m. and we will do another live video stream at that time. Thank you for your patience.
#TeamTravis, As we get closer to tonight’s festivities, what part of the celebration are you most looking forward to? In addition, we’ll also be hosting a bounce house, a beer and wine truck, a hotdog and burger food truck, and an on-site DJ. We will also be allowing families to bring in their own food and water as long as the water is in a clear container. Hope to see you all out there!
#DidYouKnow the United States Air Force has a new Airman Against Drunk Driving app available on the App Store and Google Play? Just another way the U.S. Air Force is committed to #NeverDUI
**Edited for clarification*** #TeamTravis, As weather updates continue to come in, the Intel® Shooting Star Drone Light Show show portion may not happen. As of now, the show is still happening, but we're monitoring tomorrow's weather on a minute-to-minute basis and will continue to update you all as we get closer to the event. No matter what, festivities are a go! Airmen and the public are still invited to celebrate with bouncy houses, food trucks, a DJ, and a rock climbing wall! Below are maps to the parking areas and entrance for the event as well as the event location.
Due to forecasted high winds, the scheduled July 3 rehearsal, which was open to DoD ID Cardholders, has been canceled. Please stay tuned for more updates as we monitor the weather for the 4th of July event.
#Repost Visit Fairfield, California -- "There are no active fires near Travis AFB or Solano County. . . . Good morning friends! Solano County photographer James Guzzo was up early for the sunrise and captured these images from our hills. The smoke cloud you can see is from a fire burning in Yolo County. There are no active fires near Fairfield and Solano County. #VisitFairfieldCA"
To all of #TeamTravis and our local community, please be safe! For continued updates, please sign up with alertsolano.com to get them sent straight to your device.
"Anything that is an extension of, what I call, America's power, promise, or ideals, is done through logistics and transportation." --USAF Gen. Darren W. McDew, U.S. Transportation Command commander. Travis #Airmen deliver on that promise...anytime, anywhere. And we're proud it. #NoBounds | #TeamTravis
🎶This is ground control to Major Tom...🎶 Always on the cutting edge, #TeamTravis has recently entered into talks with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration to establish a research collaboration leading to advances in medical support for deep space missions as well as warfighters. Read more about Travis' potential role in the future of space exploration in the article below. United States Air Force | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | Airman Magazine | Air Force Times | AFMS - David Grant USAF Medical Center - 60th Medical Group, Travis AFB | U.S. Military | #NoBounds
Congratulations SMSgt Lucero Stockett, 6th ARS, for being named one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2018! It is a honor to call you a member of #TeamTravis!
This 4th of July, #TeamTravis is partnering with Intel to put on a #patriotic light show with the help of more than 500 individual drones. Check out the video below and visit our event page, Travis AFB 4th of July ft. Intel® Shooting Star Drone Light Show, for a taste of what's to come during next week's jaw-dropping spectacle. United States Air Force | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) | Airman Magazine | United States | Air Force Times | Military.com | #FourthofJuly ***The DoD does not endorse Intel***
Team Travis Defenders teamed up with #SpecialOlympics athletes to run through Travis AFB and Vacaville, California last week for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.
A KC-10 crew recetly completed a mission in the pacific refueling fighters supporting Exercise RED FLAG-Alaska and strengthening relationships between the USAF and the Japan Air Self Defense Force. To learn more click on the photos below. #NoBounds | #EngagingGlobally | #GotFuel
Not only is 2018 the 75th anniversary of Travis but also the 9th Air Refueling Squadrons #75thAnniversary. The diverse history of the 9th ARS includes operating in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations, flying the F-4U Corsair as well as the P-38 Lightning. Click on one of the photos below to see what it means to wear the 9th ARS patch. #GucciPride | #Universal | #Travis75th
This week we salute SrA Steven Fing for being named the #TeamTravis Warrior of the Week. Fing is a Nondestructive Inspection Technician in the 60th MXS. His leadership skills as a shift leader enabled 22 maintenance acts ensuring 620 sorties. #WoW | #Maintenance
#TeamTravis is kind of a big deal in Fairfield, California! On Tuesday during a city council meeting, leadership received a proclamation from the city in honor of celebrating the 75th anniversary of the base. #Servinglocally | #Travis75th
During a recent KC-10 Extender mission, two flying crew chiefs kept the aircraft serviced enabling it to complete a roundtrip journey of more than 9,000 nautical miles and offloaded more than 200,000 pounds of fuel to eight F-15s. #FueltheFight | #RapidGlobalMobility | #NoBounds
The rumors are true! #TeamTravis is celebrating #IndependenceDay with a special light show featuring the Intel Shooting Star Drones. We are opening our gates to the community for this event. Stay tuned for more information! #NoBounds | #PoweredbySpark | #75thAnniversary | AFWERX | Air Mobility Command | Heather Wilson
Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is no stranger to Travis. He has commanded a squadron and a group here in the past. Last Friday #TeamTravis was honored for him to return to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Travis and the 9th ARS. #Travis75th | #NoBounds Check out more images here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmnD5ga6
#PhoenixSpark, Travis's grassroots innovation program is kindling connections and spreading ideas on their new LinkedIn page! Airmen, community members, and business leaders alike, join the conversation as we deliver tomorrow's tools to the Warfighter today! #PoweredBySpark https://www.linkedin.com/company/travis-afb-phoenix-spark/
RT @AirMobilityCmd: Acting as air bridges that enable our joint force to respond anywhere and anytime, it's no wonder why the @SecAFOfficia
RT @PACAF: @Travis60AMW #Airmen loaded equipment on a #JBER C-17 Globemaster III bound for #Saipan in support of #TyphoonYutu recovery effo…
Check out this cool timelapse of our 60th APS Airmen loading aircraft staircases and cargo onto a 517th Airlift Squ… https://t.co/fszWktt9di
“Like Crossfit, but with coding,” Phoenix Spark encourages Airmen interaction through computer skills https://t.co/Vylr2c6v23
RT @DeptofDefense: 👻 #HappyHalloween 🎃! Do aircraft carriers even have candy 🍬🍭? Petty Officer 3rd Class Isreal Cornejo, assigned to #USSTh
Airman leaves Dominican Republic to pursue the American dream https://t.co/OWmnGMI902
RT @49ersCommunity: In partnership with @the_USO #49ersPREP hosted a day of football drills and fitness for military families at @Travis60A
#ICYMI, #TeamTravis participated in the annual @CARFTF earlier this month. At 150 miles, the run consisted of placi… https://t.co/KXxBCDRbEb
RT @usairforce: #ICYMI: #USAF #KC135s refueled @JBLEnews #F22 Raptors that were conducting flying operations w/Finnish Air Force F/A-18 Hor…
To be a #raven you have to learn to #fight like one. #hoorah for our ravens to be! @ Travis AFB https://t.co/w8RKPUqdUc
Phoenix Spark coding challenge https://t.co/N2zaDxishm
A legend in the wild blue yonder, Tech Sgt. Manny Tarango aka Coach T has been busy changing the gridiron mentorshi… https://t.co/xHgC8bhmjv
DGMC begins flu vaccine campaign https://t.co/UGDqNzURJi
RT @AirMobilityCmd: AMC's #WingspanOfHope continues to deliver critical resources & dedicated personnel during the #HurricaneMichael respon…
#TeamTravis, The 2018 Great California Shakeout earthquake drill is upon us! The base will be participating Thursd… https://t.co/H0RAaoWfKI
RT @60MDG_DGMC: Resilient Kids, ready #Airmen. One thing Airmen worry about after deployment is the well-being of their family, especially…
He is here to pump you up! Check out how this @usairforce master sergeant and current Mr. USA is inspiring his squa… https://t.co/PhO61v8JPL
When it comes to getting a community back on its feet, sometimes it takes a whole village to do it. @TeamTyndall's… https://t.co/g4W0854kE6
#TeamTravis is on the ground in Florida, helping to open @TeamTyndall and bring #relief to the region in the wake o… https://t.co/cEGnT9y9tO