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Default Air Force Logo What I learned in command
On June 2, I will hand over command of the 21st Mission Support Group after two eventful years filled with highs, lows and everything in between. When I took command I was like a lot of new commanders - impressed with my newfound importance and a little full of myself. I was sure I would be the one doling out wisdom, but what I quickly realized is
0 5/21
2014
Default Air Force Logo Answering the task
Taking charge of a special project can be overwhelming, especially if it is your first time. Like any new skill, there seem to be challenges on all sides, and whether they're based on inexperience, or a genuinely complex task, those distractions break your concentration. Fear not, because everything you need to learn about being an action officer,
0 5/13
2014
Default Air Force Logo Don’t blink
Greetings fellow Knights! For you music fans out there, the lyrics and insight behind Kenny Chesney's song, "Don't Blink" was my inspiration in writing this commentary -- I've even borrowed a few of his words to help me tie it together.As my three-year tenure at the helm of your 21st Medical Group winds down and I near retirement this year, my
0 5/06
2014
Default Air Force Logo Evolution
After 18 years in the Air Force, conversations with peers sometimes steer toward the topic of "the good old days." During these conversations, we reminisce about Friday nights at the packed base club, crud tournaments and Guardian Challenge events. I don't know exactly when it happened but I have become one of the "old guys" who still brags about
0 4/30
2014
Default Air Force Logo Thanks for the support
You may already know that some of the C-21s seen flying around Peterson AFB are a tenant to the 21st Space Wing. The 311th Airlift Squadron has belonged to the 375th Air Mobility Wing at Scott AFB since 2005. But what you may not know is the rich history of C-21 flight operations at Peterson AFB started in 1984 and the paths of the squadron flying
0 4/22
2014
Default Air Force Logo It’s all about 'accountability'
Accountability is a word that we in the Air Force have been hearing a lot lately. We are assured that our leaders intend to hold offenders "accountable" for their criminal behavior in the wake of a rise in sexual assault reporting across the service. Additionally, the cheating allegations at Malmstrom Air Force Base remind us all how critical
0 4/22
2014
Default Air Force Logo The four Cs
Units are made up of hundreds of thousands of interpersonal interactions daily. When new members arrive to our unit we discuss four important Cs: competency, compassion, courage and communication. These are important to any unit and to any interpersonal interaction.Competency in what you do is essential. Your level of competency grows with
0 4/14
2014
Default Air Force Logo Honoring our military children
In 1986, Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger designated each April as "The Month of the Military Child." The purpose of the month is to reach out and recognize the contributions that military children make as they support their parent, or parents, in service to our country. Accordingly, at military installations serving all branches of
0 4/07
2014
Default Air Force Logo Stay connected during deployments
As military members, we are sworn to defend the nation against all enemies. Over the last 20 years, this has increasingly meant deploying to a foreign land and executing the mission. Deployments are a stressful time for the military member and their family involving the completion of myriad checklists, computer based training and (eventually)
0 3/31
2014
Default Air Force Logo Weathering the storm
I recently read an article which talked about how the seasons change. We enjoy the freshness of spring, the sunny days of summer, the changing of the leaves in the fall and snowy days of winter. The article also pointed out we all have seasons in our lives. Some days are sunny and everything falls into place. Other days may not be as sunny and we
0 3/25
2014
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