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Default Air Force Logo Are you a Proactive or Reactive Leader?
I often hear supervisors talking about taking care of their Airmen; how they backed their Airmen while they were in trouble, gave on the spot feedback after observing them doing something wrong, even how they would make sure their EPR was a strong firewall five when the EPR was due. Those supervisors are doing good things; we all should be there
0 8/30
2012
Default Air Force Logo We’ve always done it that way
Have you ever happened upon a new unit and as a part of your orientation your trainer explains how to do a process or procedure and you wondered to yourself, hmmm? When you ask the question, "Why do you do this?" The trainer says, "We've always done it this way." You accept the explanation because you're new. They've always done it that way so it
0 8/16
2012
Default Air Force Logo My Job is Prosecuting Sexual Assault
Here's a simple truth...sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are "blue on blue," or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting our core values, these undisciplined Airmen reject
0 8/15
2012
Default Air Force Logo Dental Anxiety: Do I Have It?
Do you fear the dentist? Do you feel that you have "white coat syndrome" where you fear any medical provider? If you have all or some of these feelings, you might have dental anxiety. Some of the most common causes of dental anxiety include, previous unpleasant experiences, hearing about unpleasant dental experiences from others and feelings of
0 8/08
2012
Default Air Force Logo What motivates you to be a better Airman
This year I had the privilege to attend the Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In Convention at Oshkosh, Wis. It was such a thrill to spend a few days with thousands of fellow aircraft enthusiasts, all ogling over the latest and greatest technology in general aviation, as well as some beautiful old aircraft. My favorite part about Oshkosh was
0 8/03
2012
Default Air Force Logo Integrity First, Last and Always
Our Air Force family has suffered more than its share of black eyes over the past few months, from major sexual assault scandals at Basic Training to cheating incidents at the Air Force Academy. I also have the sad duty to attend quarterly Air Combat Command fatality briefings. Almost all of the incidents briefed at those meetings were totally
0 7/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Leadership at all levels
The factors which differentiate a proficient leader from a superb leader among their peers can be illustrated by their ability to recognize the significance of inspiration as well as their aptitude for capitalizing on the power found in cultivating the aspirations of their fellow wingmen. Exceptional leadership is applied through pushing past the
0 7/17
2012
Default Air Force Logo Standards and Accountability - Who are you going to be today?
How you answer this one simple question can determine the course of your entire day. You see, who we are is not determined by what happens to us but rather in how we respond to what has happened. Therefore, we have the ability to determine who we are going to be every day.We are all accountable for our actions; he/she told me to, that is how it is
0 6/28
2012
Default Air Force Logo ‘Respect… give it and you’ll get it’
Respect plays a major role in our personal lives as well as our professional Air Force lives. We learn early on to respect our parents, our elders, our teachers, the police and laws. After joining the Air Force we quickly learned to respect our training instructors, our chain of command and in general, we learned the value of respect for
0 6/28
2012
Default Air Force Logo Thinkin’ and Blinkin’
'In the blink of an eye' is a familiar expression; it suggests that significant events in life can pass us by without warning and much faster than we can prepare. Applied to raising children; 'in the blink of an eye' they are grown and pioneering their own life story. Applied to a much anticipated event like a special trip to a far-off place; 'in
0 6/28
2012
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