Commentary Search

Commentary Comments Updated
1 ... 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Default Air Force Logo Retirement ceremony fitting end to AF career
Today, Lt. Gen. Christopher Kelly, Air Mobility Command vice commander will retire a great Airman, Col. Chris Coley, the 62nd Airlift Wing director of staff. His retirement has made me reflect on the many retirement ceremonies I've attended and presided over throughout my years in the Air Force. Retirements are unique ceremonies, different from any
0 3/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo ‘Airmen first’ concept reality for changing Air Force
Putting on your uniform and wearing your stripes is not something to be taken lightly. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney McKinley said it best: "Serving as an Airman is an honor that thousands of young Americans want, but do not attain ..." There are currently more than 38,000 enlisted Airmen serving in more than 100 career fields in
0 3/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo The U.S. Constitution: A document worth defending
"We the people ..." You probably recognize these words. They are the first three words on the document we swore to support and defend -- the Constitution of the United States of America. "In order to form a more perfect union ..." Almost 230 years ago, on Sep. 17, 1787, 39 sons of liberty signed this historic document establishing our basis of
0 3/09
2007
Default Air Force Logo Testing for promotion requires dedication, determination
How badly do you want that next stripe? Testing for promotion should not be taken lightly. Planning, concentration and determination are the keys to successful test-taking. The material covered in both the promotion fitness exam and skill knowledge test require the individual's complete understanding. It's your responsibility to prepare yourselves.
0 3/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo MOBEX will train Airmen to meet AF needs
Next week, the wing will undergo an initial response exercise, testing our ability to get our Airmen out the door and to the fight, wherever it may be. With nearly 600 Airmen currently deployed from McChord, we are proving our ability to bring the fight to the frontlines of freedom everyday. While deploying may seem second nature to us now, so many
0 3/02
2007
Nancy Harkness Love Women aviators: Role models for Airmen
It's that time of year when we celebrate the accomplishments of some of my favorite people -- women. With Women's History month approaching, I thought I'd take this opportunity to introduce you to someone who should figure as a role model for any of us in the airlift business and add to your understanding of Air Force history as a whole. Her name
0 3/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo Improvements, innovation require every Airman
These past two weeks, Team McChord was honored with visits from a number of Air Force leaders. We welcomed Gen. Duncan McNabb, the Air Mobility Command commander; Maj. Gen. James Hawkins, the 18th Air Force commander; and Maj. Gen. Scott Gray, the Air Mobility Warfare Center and Rodeo commander. Throughout the course of their visits, McChord Airmen
0 2/23
2007
Default Air Force Logo Top enlisted members become influences for success
Tonight we will recognize seven of McChord's new chiefs and chief selects. Planning for the responsibility of a promotion is not limited. It's an ongoing mission that continues all the way to our highest enlisted tier, including the promotion to chief. Assuming the highest enlisted grade is a big step. You must be prepared to distinguish yourself
0 2/23
2007
Default Air Force Logo Presidents Day provides perspective to Airmen
We paused this third Monday in February to celebrate Presidents Day, a day set aside to principally honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, both born in February. Their contributions are timeless, and each overcame obstacles that set our country on its path to greatness. But, Presidents Day has evolved to celebrate all presidents, and
0 2/23
2007
Default Air Force Logo Recognize, reward all Airmen’s achievements
Last month the Air Force announced a new combat action medal will be unveiled in April to recognize Airmen who have participated directly in active combat, on the ground or in the air. The new medal is designed to highlight the combat part of being an Airman, a part of an Airman's accomplishments that is currently not officially recognized.
0 2/09
2007
1 ... 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
RSS