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Default Air Force Logo The Real Unsung Heroes
In the fast paced tempo of today's often high operations environment, I often find myself thousands of miles away from home due to temporary duties, deployments or training. As I am off doing what I have loved for over twenty-five years in these various locations, I often find myself stopping to ask; "Do I thank my spouse and family enough, or even
0 8/22
2014
Default Air Force Logo Sustaining a marriage with deployments
A good marriage requires dedication, love, understanding and togetherness. My marriage involves two career-oriented individuals, and my husband and I are rarely in the same spot for more than a few days at a time. It's still a good marriage, just unorthodox as far as societal standards are concerned. In the year we've been married, we've spent less
0 8/14
2014
Default Air Force Logo Helping hands ensure mission success
Returning to Whiteman following three years of service at two other bases, I have had the opportunity to reflect on what this base and it's people meant to me during my nine years here, prior to leaving in 2011.In short, I think Whiteman represents the best of what the Air Force demands of its people. In 2002 arriving at Whiteman for the first
0 8/08
2014
Lieutenant General Stephen W. "Seve" Wilson Aug. 7 marks five years of deterring, assuring
In a 2009 speech in Prague, President Barack Obama stated as long as nuclear weapons exist, "the United States will maintain a safe, secure and effective arsenal to deter any adversary, and guarantee that defense to our allies." This is what Air Force Global Strike Command does, and has successfully carried out since 2009.Upon stand up, this
0 8/07
2014
Default Air Force Logo Standards are the minimum
There is no such thing as "minimum" standards. Standards are the minimum. There are standards and there is non-compliance with standards. No one wants to be on the non-compliance side of the ledger -- everyone wants to meet standards. However, in meeting standards, we should always strive to do the best we can and far exceed the standards in every
0 8/01
2014
Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bell Jr. is the Superintendent for the 509th Force Support Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Released) Leadership -- helping others achieve success
I would argue that many of our Air Force careers started in similar fashion, even though there are numerous reasons people elect to join the Air Force. I'm sure for most of you it was a calling to do something different than you were currently doing or an opportunity to serve something greater than yourself. Mine was certainly no different.
0 8/01
2014
Default Air Force Logo Putting integrity first
Over the past few months one of the Air Force's Core Values has been in the public spotlight...Integrity First. With the recent cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base, it has become evident to even the most casual observer that Integrity was not "First" for 90 some missile officers. In his last letter before resigning, Malmstrom Air Force
0 6/25
2014
Chief Master Sgt. Stuart Allison is the command chief of the 509th Mission Support Group at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. He is currently deployed with the 407th Air Expeditionary Group as its superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Focusing, Inspiring, Motivating and Developing Airmen
We all know the importance of feedback. Feedback facilitates a meaningful and purposeful dialogue between supervisors and the Airmen they lead. Feedback forces supervisors to get to know their subordinates by asking deeper questions about finances, relationships and other things that can impact an Airman's career.In this week's commentary I want to
0 5/09
2014
Default Air Force Logo Leadership: dreaming, learning, becoming more
In the words of President John Quincy Adams, "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." Adams explained the essence of leadership in fewer than 20 words by stating that a leader is one who motivates others to be more than they thought they could be. What Adams meant by dreaming did not
0 5/09
2014
Default Air Force Logo Days of Remembrance 2014: A time to remember
The U.S. Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust. This year's theme is "Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses." Days of Remembrance is from April 27 to May 4."The 2014 Days of Remembrance provide an opportunity to reflect on the relevance of two important events in Holocaust
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2014
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