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Members of the 1st Combat Camera Squadron participate in a live-fire training exercise during Threat Management Group's Advanced Weapons and Tactics Training in Charleston, S.C. The two-week training focuses on marksmanship fundamentals, integrated with shoot-move-and-communicate training, as well as land navigation and patrolling elements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandra Minor) Advanced Weapons and Tactics Training – Not for the faint of heart
There are many requirements we all face when tasked with a deployment. These can range anywhere from medical screenings to weapons qualifications. Each deployment has its own set of special instructions for Airmen to follow.A few months ago, I was tasked with a deployment to Southwest Asia. I was kind of disappointed because I thought it would be a
0 2/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo The courage to maximize
The word leadership may conjure up visions of many people or attributes we believe a leader should possess. Certainly, I prefer some leaders to others, and the few examples here may be extraordinary individuals. My favorite leaders are the successful wartime presidents and other leaders who were committed to their cause for the greater good of
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2013
Col. George Farfour, 90th Missile Wing vice commander, speaks at the 2012 Global Strike Challenge send-off Nov. 8, 2012, in the Fall Hall Community Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matt Bilden) Setting the Right Tone
As a leader, you are judged constantly by supervisors, peers and subordinates. Your actions, dress and appearance and your presence evokes a time-honored military axiom -- you lead first and best by example. My father once told me, as long as at least one other person has sight, you are a leader. What he meant was others are always watching you.
0 2/01
2013
Default Air Force Logo Budget despair! What can we do to help?
Recently, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley published a series of four opinion editorials, each alluding to the upcoming budgetary constraints. Unfortunately, our weapons inventories are aging while budgets and manpower are shrinking. Donley, in the first op-ed dated Jan. 8, summed it up: "Crafting the right mix of people and weapons to
0 1/25
2013
Default Air Force Logo Listen to the doctor!
One of the greatest memories I have is reading to my children when they were younger. Their favorite books were always from Dr. Suess. Two of my favorite Dr. Suess quotes are, "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are
0 1/25
2013
Default Air Force Logo Stress: don’t let it gain control
It is the job of commanders and first sergeants to ensure Airmen are physically and mentally fit to both deploy and perform their home station mission. We all know the importance of physical fitness, but mental fitness is often neglected and daily stressors can become overwhelming. Stress can affect sleeping and eating habits and work performance.
0 1/18
2013
Default Air Force Logo Rebooting Yourself for the New Year
It's a new year! A new year brings many new things to us, our families and our units. New challenges, new opportunities and if you are willing to take on a challenge: New Year's resolutions. From eating healthier and following an improved workout regimen, to participating in making your workplace better, to pledging to finish your Community College
0 1/18
2013
Default Air Force Logo Preparing for the unexpected
Throughout the year, the Wing Plans and Programs office at F. E. Warren oversees the preparation of the wing for local and major command inspections. Whether it is a Nuclear Surety Inspection, launch facility recapture, Consolidated Unit Inspection, or an active-shooter scenario, we go to great lengths to prepare ourselves for the unexpected. For
0 1/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo Servant leadership — a secret weapon for challenging times
There are some obvious trends for leaders at all levels within the nuclear enterprise as we begin 2013. The government fiscal environment will be highlighted by less available funding. Airmen entering our Air Force will continue to max the quality scale but will arrive in fewer numbers than past decades. The American people will expect that we
0 1/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo It takes strength to seek assistance
We talk a lot about resiliency, and rightfully so. Life is full of unforeseen difficulties: our careers don't go as we planned, we experience relationship troubles and we get non-volunteered into retraining or assignments. However, so much of how we perceive our situation is based on how we react to life's unforeseen events. I'm not pretending that
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2012
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