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  • Challenging experiences develop character, strength and confidence

    Challenging experiences present an opportunity and an occasion for personal and professional growth. When faced with these, will we let them defeat us? Will we decline the challenge? Or, will we seek them out and accept them, defeat them, and become stronger, more experienced and skilled individuals as a result?
  • Unleashing the innovative spirit of Airmen

    We’re doing it again. We’re taking the momentum of a renewed focus on innovation and beginning to squander its potential, making it “just the next thing.” While senior leaders continue to emphasize innovation, our Airmen are becoming frustrated with the pace of real progress and the disproportionate focus on innovation theater –i.e. exciting events that fail to deliver real capability.
  • Working toward yes: Shifting our culture to think beyond today

    During the recent all-calls Chief Crowder and I held, I emphasized that the 60th Air Mobility Wing mission, vision and priorities will remain unchanged. When we come to work each day, we aim to rapidly project American power anytime…anywhere. Each group, squadron and Airman has a role in the finest mobility force on the globe. You are first-class, working as a team with our families and community, multiplying our efforts to innovate and ensuring we are ready to meet our nation’s call at a moment’s notice.
  • Defenders: Protectors of the Force

    My grandfather served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and he was a large reason I joined the Air Force. I did not do it for glory or the accolades, but I wanted to serve my country like he did. With a degree in Criminal Justice, the most sensible choice to me was security forces.
  • Team Travis Year in Review

    Happy New Year! I hope each of you had an opportunity to enjoy some time off during the holidays. As we enter 2019 ready to tackle any new challenges the New Year may bring, I would like to take a moment to recall some of the outstanding accomplishments the 60th Air Mobility Wing achieved over the past year.
  • Be a Pro!

    What does the word Professional mean to you? If you haven’t really thought about what it means to be a professional, then perhaps you associate the term with the actions, plays or accomplishments of professional athletes
  • Leadership: There's an A.R.T. to it

    The common theme I’ve noticed in the leaders who’ve guided me is their understanding that leadership is an A.R.T. Most of us have heard at least once that leadership is a skill that most of us are not born with. My take is that leadership is a mindset; focused on attitude, relationships and tenacity.
  • Lead & follow with compassion, concern and competence

    Actions speak louder than words, a statement many of us have heard throughout our lifetime. Have you ever thought about what it means? Your words as well as your actions as a leader and follower illustrate to others the type of person you are.
  • Leadership is an art and science

    When I came into the Air Force, I had amassed 160 semester hours of college credit. Of the 160 hours, only three were in humanities and arts. The majority of my time in college was spent focused on what now is called STEM, science, technology, engineering and math. It took a mentor to set me on the path of life-long learning and professional reading.
  • Be ready for your 'Tap on the shoulder'

    One of the most inspiring quotes I’ve read is from Winston Churchill. He said, “To each, there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing…what a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared for that which could have been their finest hour.”
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