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  • Reflecting on 2019, Travis AFB ready for a new decade

    Happy New Year! I hope that each and every one of you had an opportunity to rest and recharge over the holiday season, and are ready to hit the ground running in 2020. If it is anything like 2019, it should be a challenging but rewarding year for the 60th Air Mobility Wing.
  • Know your buy-in

    When did you buy in? It is almost cliché discussing “buy-in,” but hear me out. We all have many reasons to serve and if you ask any Airman you will be presented with a variety of answers. Sometimes it comes in a single moment, ranging from the moment you march down the bomb run at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, or the moment you are presented with your first set of master sergeant stripes. I found that it was more of a realization, than a “gotcha” moment, of how we fit into the mission.
  • Lessons learned, lessons shared

    Throughout our careers and lives, we all have instrumental moments where lessons are learned that ultimately shape and develop us as Airmen and people. I’d like to share some of the moments that I have had and the lessons I learned which have influenced and developed me both personally and professionally.
  • Opportunity doesn’t call ahead, make sure you have a plan

    When opportunity knocks, it usually doesn’t call ahead of time to schedule an appointment. At least it never did for me.
  • Reflection – Pen to paper

    As some of you might be able to relate, the other night I was reading a story on the internet, which led me to another story that led me to another that led to another.
  • ‘Travis 100’ lays the groundwork for the next 25 years

    If I asked you what your plans are for next month, would you be able to answer? A year from now? How about in the next 25 years? That’s exactly what I asked Travis and community leaders to think about last November. Over a three-month period, we developed a 25-year vision for the base that was complementary, compatible and contiguous with our partners in the local area.
  • Uncle Mike, invisible soldier

    This is the story I have been able to piece together regarding my Uncle Mike and his service to his country. This Veterans Day remember those in your family who have served. Take an interest in their story if they are willing to tell it and try to write it down if you can so that it may be passed on to future generations. The Vietnam War generation is aging and they won’t be around forever to tell us how it really was.
  • Everybody matters

    People are our greatest asset. You may have either heard or said this many times throughout your career. This statement means one thing to me, it is a reminder of what my parents taught me growing up, everybody matters.
  • Being prepared to ask the tough question

    As the Air Force grapples with the increasing number of suicides, how to determine the underlying causes, and how to respond, I encourage each of us to be ready to ask the tough question to our coworkers, friends and family members. While this is by no means “the” answer to our challenges, it may help save someone or at least show them you care about them.
  • The power of a positive attitude

    “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude” – Maya Angelou.
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