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Default Air Force Logo Installation Acquisition Transformation; changes coming
Installation Acquisition Transformation (or IAT) is changing the way operational contracting squadron supports CONUS Air Force Bases. If you are in any way involved in expenditure of funds or development of requirements (which should encompass just about everyone), you should be familiar with the upcoming changes in fiscal year 2010 with full
0 5/08
2008
Default Air Force Logo Follow your gut; it usually points to your destiny
I've always heard people say "follow your gut instinct because it's probably right." As long as I can remember, every time I was asked the question "what do you want to be when you grow up" the answer was different. It seemed my dream job changed as often as the seasons and was probably as diverse. When I got to college I decided I should finally
0 5/08
2008
Default Air Force Logo IF IT MOVES – SALUTE IT; part II
Greetings Team MacDill Warriors! I am going to continue with my theme from the last commander's commentary on enduring truths of military life, training and other lessons learned that make a successful leader. I mentioned in my first article that supervisors and members must capitalize on all the training they have had throughout their career in
0 3/28
2008
Default Air Force Logo AF Decision Making 101
As Commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, I have the great honor of leading what I feel is the best wing in the command...period. This should come as no surprise to anyone, as our wing is made up of all of you; the best Airmen in the Air Force. Our Airmen are spectacular; they find a way to successfully accomplish every mission, no matter how
0 3/21
2008
Default Air Force Logo Are you ready?
Seriously, are you ready? The Air Force of today is significantly different than the Air Force I joined 18 years ago. I can't imagine how different it is for our Senior Leaders. Part of that difference is that we are a more expeditionary force, a more fit force and a more intelligent force. Today I will focus on the expeditionary aspect. So back to
0 3/07
2008
MSgt Jeremy Sutfin Diamonds; What are they for?
You can't imagine how many times a day, at MacDill AFB alone, First Sergeant's call a work center to let a particular Airman know they need to speak with them and if they have a few minutes to come to the office and see them. Immediately on his or her way to the First Sergeant's office, the Airman runs through things in their mind like; did I miss
0 1/30
2008
Default Air Force Logo An Airman’s viewpoint: Air Force developing Airmen
We're the Air Force's most important asset, a hot topic discussed at every all call, commander's call and in Air Force news publications. Millions of dollars are invested in our development and care annually; we are Airmen. Of course, at all levels of leadership nothing is stressed more than our development, but what about actions? Since being
0 12/21
2007
Default Air Force Logo Are we raising crippled leaders?
"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger" -- President John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 20 January 1961 In his excellent commentary on the importance of the Air Force's principal core value, Integrity First, (Thunderbolt, 12 October 2007), Lt. Col.
0 12/19
2007
Default Air Force Logo Chipping away at the to-do list
As 2007 draws to a close, this is a great time to reflect on the past 12 months and look forward to what the next 12 months has to offer. While it's impossible to change history, it is possible to shape the future. By shaping the future, you in fact can have an impact on history. No, I haven't "lost it" nor am I trying to "go deep" with this
0 12/19
2007
Default Air Force Logo Look our future in the eye, support your Wingman
Imagine more than 550 young Airmen, our nation's most precious resource, dressed in their blues and standing in formation with the hot San Antonio sun beating down, speaking in one proud enthusiastic voice - reciting the Airman's Creed. Now our nation's "sword and shield", "sentry and avenger." Beautiful young kids from every state of the Union,
0 12/19
2007
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