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  • The world today

    Maintenance Nation,First and foremost we want to say how proud we are of all the work you have done in the last few months.  You have NO idea the amount of accolades we get from 20th AF and AFGSC on the job you have done during these trying times. Chief Mayberry and I are so lucky to be part of such a great team.Together we are capable of great
  • Teleworking Resiliency Skills

    Who would have thought three months ago that I would be doing my job while working from home? I never would have dreamed it, but the reality is that a lot of us are doing just that. Another fact is that while teleworking, it can become very easy for every day to seem like Groundhog Day. The days begin to blend together and seem like today is just
  • Someone's always there to talk to

    Perhaps the hustle and bustle of Air Force life has your head spinning or the new way of life created by the current pandemic has you in need of someone to talk to.The Military and Family Life Counseling Program is always there for you and your family members.“F.E. Warren has three licensed MFLC counselors that that can help with non medical
  • Staying fit during chaotic times

    During this time of craziness, it's easy to get down in the dumps. You're cooped up at home and you're not able to get out to do the things you normally would.In my case, I would be going to the gym and riding motorcycles with my friends, but I can't right now (dang you COVID). However, that doesn't mean you can't make gains from home.The Air Force
  • Hoaxes, cyberattacks and scams - oh my!

    During this COVID-19 outbreak, we face unprecedented challenges touching every aspect of our lives.  This has brought out the best in many of us, including McConnell’s military and civilian personnel and their families. Sadly, these challenges also provide an opportunity to bad actors looking to take advantage of others.  This ranges from people
  • Caring Through Chaos

    The world has seemingly plunged into unprecedented turmoil, with fear and uncertainty driving behavior that would be unlikely never be seen in “normal times.”COVID-19, or the coronavirus, has thrust the U.S. into a state of mind that has been at times unsettling, but at least in some instances, encouraging.I would call upon anyone reading this to
  • The importance of followership

    Our society embraces the pursuit of leadership.  If you want to be successful in the military, you need to be a strong leader, right?  Read any performance report, and you will have the highlights of a person’s demonstrated leadership.   If we are all leaders, who are we leading?  Leadership is essential but so is its opposite: followership.  Our
  • Selfless Leadership

    When I was asked to write a leadership commentary, instantly, nearly two dozen topicslaunched into my head all swimming around with stories and anecdotes of which could have the bestimpact, which could truly influence the reader, and which could teach and improve our Airmen.  Thingslike: genuine care for people, respect, trust, empathy,
  • Adopt an Airman Program Enriches Lives of Community Members

    When Troy and Melissa Amick joined the Adopt an Airman program as a Host family, they were focused on providing support, but soon discovered their lives would be enriched.“We joined the program because we wanted to ease the adjustment process for someone else,” states Melissa, recalling their own experience as a young family, new to Cheyenne, and
  • Permission to Lead

    When can I lead? Do I need to wait until I’m supervising someone? Do I need to have a leadership moniker i.e. leader, chief, commander, etc. in my duty title? If not, what exactly is my role? How do I fit into the leadership structure? Throughout my career I’ve heard so many people tell me that they’re frustrated because their superiors haven’t