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Ribbon Chart A mighty mentoring tool
Get mentored or get left behind. Air Force development opportunities are becoming more competitive and without proper guidance an officer stands the chance of missing important milestones. While still a mystery to most, Air Mobility Command's ribbon chart is a mighty, yet highly underutilized developmental tool for mentorship. Officers must embrace
0 5/29
2013
Default Air Force Logo Tips for thriving as an active duty military mom
You've had a good day. Before most people even got out of bed, you packed three healthy lunches (or, at least, mostly healthy lunches), one for you and two for your kids, found two hats for the school's "funny hat" school spirit day, signed up for parent volunteer activities you could do at home; and got your kids to school and yourself to work on
0 5/13
2013
Default Air Force Logo A tough road home
Coming home from a deployment can be tough. I've been on six so far, but the last one was by far the hardest to come back from. Not because I had such a great time but because so much had changed in my life while gone. Before I finished Combat Airman Skills Training, I found out my wife was six weeks pregnant. I hadn't even started my year-long
0 5/03
2013
Default Air Force Logo The importance of timely, honest feedback
Throughout our careers, we've all been told the importance of timely and honest feedback. In fact, it's required to be documented on every performance report. Although a date is almost always on the performance report, many of us have known individuals that haven't received feedback, or their supervisors told them, "I give you feedback every day."
0 4/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo Need a change? Try a special duty assignment
Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a rut and not being challenged on the job? Like you come to work every day and nothing changes? You may be eligible and qualified right now for one or more Air Force special duty assignments that are sure to change up your current routine. I have been extremely fortunate to have worked in three special duty
0 4/19
2013
Default Air Force Logo How deep is your bench?
Some short-lived Cinderella stories and truly excellent teams competing at their best during the NCAA basketball tournament last month were a college basketball fan's dream come true. As each team strived for a win to advance to the next round, it became clear that star players don't always get the job done, become injured, or the glamour goes to
0 4/19
2013
Default Air Force Logo Balancing AF and you
Our organization is without a doubt the greatest on the face of the earth. We recruit, mold, and retain energetic highly competent driven professionals with "can-do" personalities and attitudes. Otherwise known as you! Each of you is the reason our Air Force succeeds. You get the job done no matter the personal cost. When lives are at stake and the
0 4/12
2013
Default Air Force Logo OG chief praises change of command
The 62nd Operations Group recently held a change of command ceremony, where we bid farewell to Col. Paul Eberhart and his wife Lori, and welcomed our new commander Col. Andrew Hird and his wife Alicia. The change of command ceremony is a long-lasting tradition and is the formal symbolic passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of
0 4/03
2013
Default Air Force Logo New IG at McChord Field outlines purpose
As your newly appointed wing inspector general, I wanted to introduce myself and provide a brief overview of the IG office complaint inquiries function.The term "inspector general" has been used historically in various governments and militaries throughout the world to denote an independent agency that ensures combat readiness of subordinate units.
0 3/28
2013
Default Air Force Logo Your Air Force career is what you make of it
Years ago when I joined the Air Force, I was just looking for a way out so that I would not become one of the societal statistics. Right after graduating high school, I went to the recruiter's office and asked for a "job" that would get me around airplanes and he said, "I have the perfect job for you; it is air transportation." The only question I
0 3/22
2013
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