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Default Air Force Logo "Tricks or treats?"
It seems that no matter what I put into a crime prevention article, when it comes to Halloween we can't get away from the same old common sense tips for safety and security for our children, homes and ourselves. This year, as I researched police Web sites for information regarding the latest "tricks" people are using to harm our children, I came
0 10/27
2009
Default Air Force Logo Run for fun: New club at Whiteman in full stride
Do you love to run? Hate to run? Have trouble motivating yourself to run? Need to lower your 1.5 mile time? Want someone to run with? Tired of treadmills? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the Whiteman Running Club wants you to run with us on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Where/when will we run? There are many routes in
0 10/27
2009
Default Air Force Logo The best things about the Air Force
I joined the Air Force some 29-plus years ago. Little did I know I would be in 30 years and retire as a chief master sergeant. Wow, what a journey it's been. I grew up in the country about seven miles from Jacksonville, Ark., and had little knowledge about the Air Force or the military. For those of you who don't know, Jacksonville is  home to
0 10/20
2009
Default Air Force Logo AF core values - a way of life, not just military education
I have always known that the Air Force core values were important; it's been drilled into our brains since basic training. I just thought of it as military education, not as a way of life. Every Airman should have them memorized: Integrity, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do. I did not realize the depth of these words until my first
0 10/20
2009
Default Air Force Logo "Because of" or "In spite of": The choice is yours
If you're in a position of leadership, have you ever asked yourself if your followers are performing because of you, or in spite of you? That's difficult to answer because the military expects its members to perform to the best of their abilities regardless of their supervisors' leadership style. Furthermore, military culture demands
0 10/13
2009
Default Air Force Logo Why are we called Whiteman?
George Allison Whiteman, the eldest of ten children of John and Earlie Whiteman, was born at the Wilkerson farm near Longwood, in Pettis County, Mo., on Oct. 12, 1919. In 1935, following graduation from Smith Cotton High School in Sedalia, Mr. Whiteman enrolled in the Rolla School of Mines in Rolla, Mo., to get a degree in Chemical Engineering. To
0 10/13
2009
Default Air Force Logo Wingman Concept
I received a phone call very early one morning with a familiar voice on the other end of the line. Unfortunately, as many first sergeants will attest, it's rarely good news when you receive a call at 0330. This time was no exception. "Master Sgt. Davis, we need you to come down here" said the voice at the other end. "One of your Airmen was picked
0 10/07
2009
Default Air Force Logo Mentoring
"Do you have a mentor?" "Are you a mentor?" "Everyone should have a mentor." Mentoring seems to be the new buzz word these days. The art of teaching or counseling is how Webster defines mentoring. In real terms, mentoring is taking an interest in ones future and steering them in the right direction. I like to think of mentoring on two levels:
0 10/06
2009
Default Air Force Logo October is Energy Awareness Month
Whiteman is engaged in an energy battle. With October being Energy Conservation Month, all members of Whiteman need to consider how they are assisting in the war to conserve energy. The base is committed to reducing energy consumption and reducing energy intensity by three percent annually through the end of fiscal year 2015 or a total of 30
0 10/01
2009
Default Air Force Logo Preparation
Have you ever worked for a supervisor or peer who is always prepared for any situation or question? Someone who always provides an on-target answer to simple questions or complex issues? Benjamin Franklin said "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Every member of the Air Force, from an entry-level civilian and airman basic to a senior
0 9/30
2009
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