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  • Focus on Wildfire Safety: Protect Yourself and Your Community

    Did you know Smokey Bear is turning 72 years old this year and has over 330,000 friends on Facebook and more than 24,000 people following him on Twitter?Yes, the fictional character and his long-running ad campaign to create awareness about preventing wildfires is still going strong. Most of us

  • Citizen Airmen providing superior global reach

    That’s the 302nd Airlift Wing’s mission statement and it succinctly sums up who we are and what we do. When given the opportunity to present our wing’s mission briefing to distinguished visitors, elected officials and community leaders, I place emphasis on the phrase “Citizen Airmen.” I remind them

  • "Under Pressure"

    We saw 2016 begin with the loss of rock-n-roll legend David Bowie, and while listening to my satellite radio's "Bowie tribute" last month I was inspired to title my article after one of his hit songs. I find it particularly relevant because everyone, whether yourself, co-worker, family member, or

  • Diversity: A defining strength

    In the history of American society, our diversity has been one of our greatest strengths and greatest struggles. The concept that our forefathers had for this country, one that is free and diverse, has been doubted many times. For example, Adolf Hitler believed that the melting pot nature of the

  • Twenty Seconds of Courage and the Hard-Right Thing

    We Bought a Zoo. Have you seen it? In the movie Matt Damon's character tells his son that sometimes all you need is "just twenty seconds of insane courage..just twenty seconds of embarrassing bravery..and I promise you, something great will come of it."As a father myself, I am instilling in my son

  • 2015 Senior Leaders' Winter/Holiday Safety Message

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody send a holiday safety message to highlight the importance of taking care of yourself and taking care of each other during this winter/holiday season.

  • Bloom where you’re planted

    It happens all the time; we've all heard it. "This job won't get me promoted," or "If I don't get the stratification, I have no chance of promotion." I've heard it from both officers and enlisted. I've heard it from old and young. And now with the forced distribution of ratings in the new Enlisted

  • Innovation: Never stop improving

    "Another article on innovation?" you say. I don't have to tell you that there are more challenges across the Air Force than any time that I can recall: manning reductions, reduced budgets, infrastructure we can no longer afford, new requirements; response to advanced cyber threats, and the cherry on

  • Simple steps to being more effective

    Our Air Force and the world seem to be in a constant state of commotion right now. Significant events are happening all around us at a rate that can cause even the strongest individuals to experience uncertainty. It's easy to get distracted from our primary objectives, so to that end I share with