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  • 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
  • Do you know your Air Force Credit Score?

    Do you know your Air Force Credit Score?  Were you even aware that EVERY single one of us has one?  It is our individual actions that either raise or lower our score….so where do your actions put you on a scale of good to bad, high to low, trusted or avoided?  Here are some things to consider: Which one of the following four categories do you fit
  • Know your resources: Sexual Assault

    Are you a survivor of sexual assault? Know your resources and where to seek help.If you are ready to talk to someone, you should know the difference between restricted and unrestricted reporting. Reporting OptionsA restricted report allows a survivor to confidentially disclose the assault, to specific individuals, receive medical treatment and
  • Things to do in Cheyenne without breaking the bank

    I have lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for more than twenty years. When I chose to write this article, I thought that I knew nearly everything there was to know about the city and the surrounding area. After a bit of research, though, I found that there are a lot of things I did not know and there is a lot more to do than some might realize.Yes, we all
  • Getting ENERGIZED on Coffee Talks

     I’ve been thinking a lot about teamwork during my first six months here at the Mighty Ninety. As you know, my three priorities remain:  Executing the mission, supporting our Airmen and families, and of course, teamwork. Teamwork is really the support mechanism enabling us to both execute the mission and provide support to our folks. It seems
  • Heels through the museum

    Taking trips for work are a routine occurrence for me as a Public Affairs Airman, but my most recent trip was the first time I regretted my shoe choice.Let me break this down for you. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has four hangars filled with aircraft and artifacts and on the first day, I walked nearly five miles in high heels.For all
  • Five minutes could save a life

    If you were to imagine someone with the personality blend of Oprah and Ellen, you might just think of Aiesha Bass. She immediately gave off the impression of one who is ambitious, resilient, determined – and wants that means. Aiesha grew up in Texas, never imagining that her life experiences would lead her to where she is today, or the Air Force.