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Lt. Col. Sharon Gober Use of urgent care centers and emergency rooms
How well do you know the benefits available to you through your Tricare plan? Some insurance directives are specific to your local military treatment facility. Through past experiences, our population has grown accustomed to having all expenses related to medical care, prescriptions and tests paid, not giving too much thought to seeking urgent care
0 4/24
2014
Mr. Robert Hughes Are You Prepared
Every day, every hour, and for the most part, every minute we have a decision or choice to make. We strive to stimulate a culture of responsible choices throughout the Air Force. In our wings and squadrons, we stress the importance of making responsible choices, both on the job and away from the work centers. As leaders, we remind people during
0 4/24
2014
Tamara Parker, U.S. Central Command’s Communication Integration directorate program manager, holds Dylan, son of Sgt. Fredrick J. Coleman, USCENTCOM public affairs, up to the lectern to let him see the camera and teleprompter at the media briefing display during USCENTCOM’s Family Open House at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 18. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Fredrick J. Coleman/Released) Family Day at USCENTCOM
When I first heard about the U.S. Central Command leaders opening the doors to the headquarters April 18 to host families of USCENTCOM during the first ever Family Open House, I couldn't wait to show my family what makes this headquarters a unique place to work.After months of planning, hard work and preparation with directorate representatives,
0 4/24
2014
Chief Master Sgt. Thomas B. Mazzone, 6th Air Mobility Wing command chief.

Professional Development - It's Everyone's Responsibility
The U.S. Air Force requires much of us these days, and members of our profession of arms are busy meeting these demands. We must ensure we're not too busy to ignore our responsibility of continually developing each other. Mentoring, feedback sessions and counseling are all forms of professional development, often leading us to the thought that it's
0 4/21
2014
Lt. Col. Sean Jones Strength through Diversity
In an uncertain world full of potential threats to peace and stability, it's good to know that there are strong forces that help counterbalance those threats...forces like the United States Air Force.The recently released document, Global Vigilance, Global Reach, and Global Power for America (GV-GR-GP), highlights airpower's role in maintaining a
0 4/16
2014
Lt. Col. William Baez Why we do what we do; it can inspire us
Why we do what we do can inspire us. Getting to defining "why" has many leaders and industry consultants focusing on cultivating the "why" of an organization to improve performance and the company culture.The theory is that we make decisions based on what we believe about a company and product, not just what it is. Think of BMW and their "Ultimate
0 4/16
2014
Airman 1st Class Vernon L. Fowler Jr., 6th Air Mobility Wing honor guardsman, presents the flag at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 14, 2014. The base honor guard prides itself in showing the utmost dignity and respect in all the services it provides. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Shandresha Mitchell/ Released) Honorable and Faithful Service
"On behalf of the President of the United States, the United States Air Force, and a grateful nation please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your loved one's honorable and faithful service."It would be difficult for someone to imagine the feeling of staring into the eyes of a grieving family member while presenting them a
0 3/14
2014
Career Development Courses are part of an airmen’s upgrade training, which is needed to receive the next skill level in a career field. CDCs are important to every airmen’s success; they teach airmen the skills needed to progress in a career field and in the U.S Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tori Schultz/Released) Testing to the next level
Career Development Courses are mandatory for every Airmen to finish within the first 12 months of their time on station. In order to pass the end of course exam, you are required to score 65 percent or higher. CDCs are part of an Airmen's upgrade training, which is needed to receive your five-skill level in the career field. CDCs are important to
0 1/23
2014
Col. Scott V. DeThomas, 6th Air Mobility Wing commander Take care of our military children
As the MacDill Air Force Base installation commander, I appreciate this opportunity to share my perspective on the unique challenges facing our military children and thank our great community for their overwhelming support for our military. A military family lives a very different lifestyle than most civilians can imagine. We, as a country, often
0 12/04
2013
Default Air Force Logo Walk a mile in their shoes
Death. Work. Stress. Divorce. Custody disputes. Finding a balance.Everyone has problems in their lives and everyone handles their problems differently. When I had substantial problems in my life, I didn't handle them like everyone else.I cut myself.I thought I was dealing with everything well. I felt like I was okay and still wore a smile. However,
0 11/27
2013
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