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Default Air Force Logo Total Force Initiative x2
Another "first" Total Force Initiative strikes Whiteman AFB again! Most of you are already familiar with working with someone from a Reserve component - probably a guardsman with the 131st Bomb Wing, in fact. But now, active-duty members will be working more closely with reservists also, but this time, as an active-duty associate detachment. The
0 8/15
2012
Default Air Force Logo Do you leave your life to maybe or definitely?
Getting right to the point, we had two DUIs last week by members of this base. There's nothing I can say that you haven't already heard time and time again. Nevertheless, I will digress a bit. It saddens me, and others, to see careers impacted permanently for what amounted to a few hours of fun! Sharp troops losing line numbers for promotions they
0 8/06
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 7/23
2012
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Veronica Pierce)
Air Force leaders issue Independence Day message
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following Independence Day message to the men and women of the U.S. Air Force:This Fourth of July marks the 236th year since the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of
0 7/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Leaders: Adapt or weaken
As a commander, every day I speak to people about their work, their lives, what's good and what's not so good. Recently, with all the talk surrounding budget cuts and doing more with less, one thing is clear, we need to adapt or accept weakening of our leadership effectiveness. Time and time again I hear concerns from leaders [at all levels] about
0 6/08
2012
Default Air Force Logo A year in safety
"Happy to do the job, but you know I'm more of a weapons and tactics guy right?" That was my response in December 2010 when I received the call telling me I needed to go to training to be the chief of safety. I had no idea at the time what an incredible and difficult job it would be. After a year on the job I've grown in my understanding of how the
0 5/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Commentary
Team Whiteman, In an effort to better understand what issues you see on the horizon on a daily basis, we are embarking on a journey together. I am opening a new forum for you to identify the three most important problems on the horizon. They can be on any subject relating to your mission or work area--regardless of your duty title, rank, military
0 4/27
2012
Default Air Force Logo Balance of supervision, leadership
Encouragement and expectation on supervising and leading are not new; they are not the same, nor equal, but complimentary to each other. Which one we allow to take center stage can be the differences in how effective we develop our Airmen. Here are a few of my guiding principles collected and put into action from supervisors, peers, leaders and
0 4/26
2012
Default Air Force Logo Not just someone’s boss
As with any endeavor that is done correctly, much time is required to do it properly. This is especially true when it comes to leading people. There is a tremendous difference between being a leader and merely being someone's boss or superior. The former takes commitment, while the latter is a function of position. In the Air Force this usually
0 4/26
2012
Default Air Force Logo Crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility
Too many people are caught up in the belief that because they are on a military installation it is automatically more secure than living and working off base.While it is true there is a measure of security provided by the fence and guards, they are not the only means of protection. Airmen and how they are involved in their community is the primary
0 4/24
2012
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