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  • Got feedback?

    Have you heard about this new thing called innovation? It seems to be quite the buzzword lately.

  • Failing forward

    It is completely natural for the Air Force to incentivize compliance and conformity. We were established and gained significant achievements during the industrial era which depended on those same qualities. While this formula worked well and many standardization positions are still necessary, the

  • No place on the sideline

    As a young Airman I was not promoted to staff sergeant on my initial try. I was despondent and thought the promotion system had worked against me. I scored significantly higher than my peers on the career knowledge portion of the promotion test and because of my expertise, assumed I was entitled to

  • Own your actions

    Growing up, I didn’t have the best childhood. I grew up very poor, with alcoholic parents and we were neglected often. This had a dramatic effect on me and I took my anger and frustrations out on others often getting in fights. I was expelled from school multiple times.

  • Persistent pursuit of passion

    In the 60th Force Support Squadron, we have dedicated time for real talk: unscripted conversations with various groups ranging from professional development and personal hobbies to better parenting techniques.

  • Our Journey in Life

    Life is full of changes that bring different chapters in our lives. There are the carefree early childhood days, awkward adolescence, high school, and for some, college. Our 20s, 30s, 40s and for those lucky enough, even wiser ages of life.

  • It’s all about how you respond

    “There are no secrets to success,” said retired U.S. Army General Colin Powell, “It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” None of us can go through life without failing at something at some point. Whether it’s at work, at home or anywhere else, you simply aren’t going

  • Let your people do their jobs

    Recently, while deployed, I came in one morning and saw things were more hectic than usual. The two master sergeants on shift gave me the morning update and the day wasn’t starting off well. Planes were broken, the flying schedule was a mess and my people were running around with their hair on

  • Standing up for your convictions

    Have you ever found yourself in an awkward situation where you know the circumstances are illegal, immoral, unethical or for self-gain? The juices inside you start to boil and you become upset that such a thing occurred. You tell yourself, “Go, talk to the person about the problem; make it right.”