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Default Air Force Logo Staff sergeant leaders: What is successful?
I remember when I pinned on staff sergeant eight years ago. I was so proud and motivated, but I had a very hard time becoming a leader. I now had to supervise my friends. There was no animosity from them, just a lack of respect for me in a leadership position. I had to find a way to foster willing followership without demeaning them. Thankfully, I
0 6/02
2008
Default Air Force Logo What you can do for a friend in need
In the Air Force, we constantly talk about perception versus reality. I know it's easier to be the person deployed, rather than the spouse that stays home. I've deployed once and said goodbye to my husband three times for his deployments. Each time was harder as the wife at home rather than the Airman who left. Asking for help is hard for anyone to
0 5/15
2008
Default Air Force Logo Mentoring in today's Air Force
There are a lot of people who like to talk about mentoring. It has been driven into us at all levels for nearly a decade. It has been given to us as a tool to help develop Airmen and yet so many of us resist it. My favorite response NCOs say is, "Airmen aren't they same today as they used to be." That is true. Twenty years ago, people didn't spend
0 5/15
2008
Default Air Force Logo What does integrity mean to you?
Integrity is a firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.This textbook definition is fine and dandy, but integrity is doing what's right even when no one's looking. Those "no one's looking" occasions can be some of the most challenging.Integrity is so important, that it's the Air Force's first core value. Simply put: integrity
0 5/05
2008
Default Air Force Logo Why I bought the new Airman Battle Uniform
I recently purchased and started wearing the new Airman Battle Uniform. You may be thinking, "So...why is that such a big deal? We all have to get it sooner or later, right?"Well, in my case, I don't. I retire this summer after more than 25 years of service.So, why did I buy the new uniform? Regardless of the time I have left in, I want to be part
0 4/25
2008
Default Air Force Logo Wing dining out: History, heritage, tradition, legacy vital to Air Force way of life
Hopefully, you know by now that a 90th Space Wing dining- out takes place May 3.You may be saying, "A dining what?" or even worse, "Why do I care?"A Dining what? A dining-in is a formal event for military organizations believed to have began in 16th-century England, in monasteries and universities. The British Army incorporated it during the 18th
0 4/25
2008
Default Air Force Logo 90th FSS: It's your squadron too
Did you workout at the gym this morning? Did you take your children to the child development center or youth center?I bet you went by the education office not long ago to register for tuition assistance or take a test.There are not many days people don't interact with members and activities of the 90th Force Support Squadron.Warren was selected as
0 4/21
2008
Default Air Force Logo Twenty-four hour alerts return
It was in this spirit that Twentieth Air Force initiated an introspective review of the ICBM mission to strengthen our combat capability. By looking through the AFSO21 lens, we aimed at resolving inefficiencies in our processes and translating any potential savings into a more lethal, professional and capable Air Force of the future.In operations,
0 4/14
2008
Default Air Force Logo Every Airman an ambassador to all we meet
You never have a second chance to make a first impression. Especially as defenders of our country's freedom, we need to pay attention to how we behave on and off duty.The Air Force core values of integrity, service before self and excellence in all we do is an excellent guide for the way we are supposed to act as Air Force members.People look at a
0 4/01
2008
Default Air Force Logo Excellence begins with standards
How many times have you heard, "What does it matter if my uniform is pressed or my hair is cut? It doesn't affect the way I do my job."The simple answer is, "because those are the standards." So why is so much emphasis placed on these small details?These indicators are how we determine if we want to use a service or product. Would you eat at a
0 3/21
2008
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