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Default Air Force Logo AMC commander, chief send well holiday wishes
As we continue through this holiday season and approach the new year, Ricki and I, along with Chief Kaiser and Debbie, want to share how extremely proud we are of you - our mobility Airmen and the mission you accomplish every day. Thank you for all you do in support of our great nation.Whether you're at home station or deployed to a forward
0 12/20
Default Air Force Logo Your security clearance and you
You just submitted your security clearance package, what happens next? Your clearance package is sent to the Central Adjudication Facility to conduct checks in the following areas: financial, criminal, residences, psychological, foreign travel, Central Intelligence Agency, education, drug, alcohol, references and Federal Bureau of Investigation. A
0 12/13
Default Air Force Logo How are your motorcycle riding skills?
Being a motorcycle rider for many years - first on a sport bike and now a cruiser - I have been asked many times, "How long have you been riding?" And my answer has been, "It's not the years that count but the miles you have ridden that gains experience." Motorcycles are fun to ride, but that's not news to anyone who's ridden one. The cold fact is
0 12/09
Default Air Force Logo We need to get back to basics with our communication
Have you ever been blindsided by your boss wanting to know why you didn't get something done that he or she sent to you via email? Have you ever blindsided one of your Airmen? How effective was the communication? In today's day and age, it is easier to send an e-mail request than it is to pick up the phone or go to the person directly. Or is it?
0 11/27
Default Air Force Logo To have a "perfect" Thanksgiving, focus on what really matters: the mistakes
If you want the perfect Thanksgiving, remember this: what time you eat doesn't matter, the table setting doesn't matter, who wins the football game doesn't matter, and most importantly, the food doesn't really matter. What matters are the shared moments with our friends and families, and the warm memories that will live on in those around us. Very
0 11/22
Default Air Force Logo Dinosaurs and Baseball -- a Lesson in Innovation and Heritage
Congrats to the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox! Now, before I get inundated with calls from die-hard Cardinals fans (the hometown team for our very own Air Mobility Command at Scott AFB, Ill.), let me explain where I'm going here. The Red Sox latest championship reminded me of the 2011 movie "Moneyball." Without ruining too much of the
0 11/15
Default Air Force Logo Have you “made it”?
Back where I'm from, it is believed that once you have gotten into the Air Force you've made it.Do you feel like you've made it? In the past, I have leisurely debated that question in my mind. But it wasn't until this week that someone asked me if I feel satisfied, fulfilled, accomplished, or do I feel as if I have made it?The definition of "making
0 11/12
Default Air Force Logo Being there
While I was attending a chief leadership course, years back, I was dismayed to here my class mentor tell me that when his daughter called home with a problem, she would never ask to talk with him, she would always ask for her Mom. This sad fact of their family life was a result of him never being there when his daughter was growing up. This
0 11/01
Default Air Force Logo Change is inevitable and resistance futile
Think about this, 22 years ago I walked into my first unit, got the tour and was introduced to the aircrew scheduler. Sitting in front of him was a three-ring binder and set of colored pencils. Each pencil color represented a different event (blue for leave, red for mission, green for training, etc.) That was how they kept track of who was doing
0 10/25
Default Air Force Logo Ready for war
Are you ready to go to war? As Air Force members, we should all be prepared to deploy and serve in a combat zone. But are you totally ready? Are you physically, medically and mentally prepared and ready to serve in the capacity your country expects of you?In the Air Force, we're expected to maintain certain physical standards to be able to perform
0 10/17
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