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Default Air Force Logo Remember your preventive maintenance
In today's Air Force of limited resources, preventive maintenance strategies are critical in aircraft, communications, vehicles, and space systems to prevent unexpected or complete failure. Preventive maintenance also decreases the strain on wing resources because of replacement or near replacement of these systems. In the medical field, the
0 1/14
2014
Default Air Force Logo Humor in the workplace
"A doctor, a JAG, and a chaplain walk into a bar. The doctor says to the bartender..." This is probably not the best way to start a staff meeting, but there definitely is a place for humor in the workplace. It has both individual and group workplace benefits, but also has some significant pitfalls to avoid.As a preventive medicine doctor, I feel
0 1/08
2014
Default Air Force Logo Air Force releases sexual assault conviction information
Be excellent to each other. I can't think of a better "prime directive" for a personal life philosophy. No matter where we go or where we are -- work, school, home or elsewhere - many of the problems we deal with on a daily basis would quickly fade away if we could simply "be excellent to each other." This philosophy also reflects my view on sexual
0 12/12
2013
Default Air Force Logo Key to success
As I've progressed through my career, I've come to know and have watched many people; one thing has become obvious to me. Individuals with the most chevrons on their sleeves or rank on their shoulders are not necessarily the most successful people. Why do I say that? I look at success not as much a level of achievement as I do a level of happiness
0 12/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo Nurture a spirit of gratitude
I love this time of year - a time to observe holiday celebrations, eat a lot of good food and gain weight for the winter! This season brings back fond memories not only from my childhood but also celebrations with family, the chapel community and friends. This is a season to express our thankfulness to God for all that is good in our lives and also
0 12/03
2013
Default Air Force Logo Micromanagement an imbalance between leadership, followership
Gen. George S. Patton Jr. once said to never tell people how to do things. Instead, he said "tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." Patton understood that setting a vision, providing direction and then getting out of the way of talented people taps a well of potential that often results in unforeseen success.However,
0 11/19
2013
Default Air Force Logo Feedback builds future leaders
Over my more than 16 years in the Air Force, I've occasionally been stopped by the intrepid young Airman who has informed me of an AFI 36-2903 uniform violation. I've always welcomed the feedback and like any good Airman, would correct the discrepancy, thank them and go about my business. Uniform standards are easy to enforce because they are
0 11/12
2013
Default Air Force Logo Don't forget to have fun - at work
When my task-oriented front office team allows me a little free time, which isn't often, I like to get out and roam the halls of the mission support building, or jump in my vehicle and visit base facilities to see how our Team Peterson members are coping with day-to-day challenges. Over the past year I have noticed a disturbing trend - we don't
0 11/05
2013
Default Air Force Logo Choose a focus and make it happen
Choosing a focus is essential to our mission success in the Air Force today. The importance of having a vision, simplifying and honing in on a significant task should be a primary goal in our units and key to the success of our organizations. Involving all of our team members in the process of selecting a focus will also play a significant role in
0 10/29
2013
Default Air Force Logo ‘Tis the season for winter safety tips
As the leaves begin to fall and the sun sets on summer, it is important to get prepared for the coming winter months. Whether you and your family will be staying at home relaxing in front of a cozy fire, enjoying the outdoors, or taking a trip to visit family and friends it is important to be prepared, be safe, and use sound judgment. Here are a
0 10/21
2013
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