Commentary Search

Commentaries

Commentary Comments Updated
1 ... 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
Default Air Force Logo Every unit needs a 'gung ho' reminder of why were here
Whether you've been in the Air Force for 6 months or 25 years, everyone has come across "that guy or girl." You know, the one who everyone thinks is too "gung-ho" and always corrects people for not wearing the uniform correctly or never let's anyone go unchecked for violating standards. You know the type. The one who everyone thinks takes things a
0 1/23
2009
Default Air Force Logo Digging into MacDill's past reveals much
I never knew I enjoyed history until I was stationed at Charleston Air Force Base, SC with the 1st Combat Camera Squadron. It took one trip to Fort Sumter, and then realizing that it was on that very ground, the beginnings of the Civil War began. I envisioned the soldiers frantically reloading the cannons. The blast must have been incredible. In
0 1/12
2009
Default Air Force Logo Tankers: From a Question Mark to Today’s Fight
Air refueling operations continue to be amazing aerial feats, especially for people who witness the process for the first time. As mobility Airmen, we consider it simply part of what we do but, in reality, it is quite remarkable to have two aircraft meeting less than 50 feet apart at more than 20,000 feet above the ground traveling at speeds close
0 12/22
2008
Default Air Force Logo Take the first step…
Every athlete knows the feeling. You know you need an early morning workout and you've reached the moment of truth. The alarm clock has squawked, you've hit the snooze button and you have a choice. Do I get out of my nice comfortable bed and step into the cold (hot, humid, windy, you know all the excuses!) world or just hit the button again and
0 12/18
2008
Default Air Force Logo Take care of your people throughout the holidays
I was 18 years old when I arrived at my first base, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. I was Airman Basic Clarke then, more than five years ago, and it was the first time that I had ever been away from home. I was like most new Airmen, arriving at their first base. I didn't have a car, I knew one other person from tech school and I was in a state
0 11/24
2008
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
1 ... 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
RSS