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Default Air Force Logo If you take care of your troops, they will take care of you
In my 30 years of service many things have changed, but one thing has remained constant: the professionalism of our Airmen.I have been in many circles when today's Airmen have been compared with the Airmen of the past in a negative light. This perception bothers me, because with a few exceptions, the Airmen of today are virtually the same and in
0 1/28
2008
Default Air Force Logo Returning from deployment: Military members, families cope with difficulties
A section of the Airman and Family Readiness Center is the wing's focal point for assistance to military members and families during separations and deployments.The Personal and Family Readiness Planning and Support staff believe proactive programming generates many services and activities to support and expand resiliency in families during
0 1/28
2008
Default Air Force Logo Wyoming AFA chapter extends helping hands
The Air Force Association continues to meet the challenges presented in a changing world. We are truly mindful of young professionals spread across the world. Today, more than ever, it is important we ensure our populace is keenly aware of the need to support our national defense posture and particularly our young men and women in uniform.The
0 1/18
2008
Default Air Force Logo Returning from deployment: Military members, families cope with difficulties
A common expectation is that the family will be exactly the same as it was before the deployment. However, during deployments, families naturally change. Children have grown and spouses have taken on new responsibilities and may be hesitant to relinquish these responsibilities upon the members return. New friendships and family alliances may have
0 1/18
2008
Default Air Force Logo Training imperative to mission success
Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur once said, "In no other profession are the penalties for employing untrained personnel so appalling or so irrevocable as in the military." As our weapon systems become more complicated, our duties more diverse and our enemies more sophisticated. This statement is truer today than it was when General MacArthur first said
0 1/11
2008
Default Air Force Logo What an honor to serve
More than a year ago, my nephew was serving in Iraq when an enemy sniper killed a comrade. My nephew carried his body to a priest for final sacraments, although my nephew is not Catholic and he must have known that the man in his arms was already dead.Several months ago, I attended the funeral for one of my Airmen. I had the honor of presenting the
0 12/26
2007
Default Air Force Logo Military culture of responsibly — community policing
Over the years, I have read numerous books dedicated to the philosophy and theories of community policing: the interaction between neighborhoods and police with the attempt to draw communities together to reduce crime, and bring safety and security to homes and families. Only selective environments with close coordination between police and
0 12/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Tenants ensure mission success
Everyone in our Air Force is both a follower and a leader. While the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is our senior Air Force member, he follows the direction of our nation's civilian leadership. A junior Airman may not supervise anyone, but their actions, ability to follow orders and attitude certainly demonstrate leadership abilities.As we learn
0 12/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo Avoid holiday stress
Well, it's that time of year again. It seems as though the commercialism starts earlier every year. In fact, I'm not even sure my children unloaded their Halloween candy bags before the toy commercials started on television. You may be asking yourself, can I handle another year of gift buying, fruitcake, baking, in-laws and all the financial
0 12/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo Dealing with change
Over the last few months, the 90th Space Wing has been asked to undertake some significant changes. These changes may have manifested themselves in the form of new offices, redistribution of manpower and even the loss of some services. The Air Force senior leadership has directed major changes in our processes and asked us to think outside the box.
0 11/30
2007
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