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Default Air Force Logo Private organizations and booster clubs
With summer just around the corner, many private organizations are beginning to plan various fundraising events in support of normally, their holiday parties. The majority of the POs will support these events by soliciting gifts and contributions from off-base businesses in San Angelo. While this article can shine some light as to the do's and
0 3/20
2009
Members of the 17th Training Group black rope drill team salute the folded United States flag after delivering the flag to Maj. Hunter Sawders, 17th Security Forces Squadron commander, during a special retreat ceremony Sept. 5. The retreat was held in honor of Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson, the first female Airman killed in the line of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, who was deployed to Camp Bucca, Iraq, from the 17 SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. John Barton) Honor and respect
How many of you run for your cars or run for the building at about 4:58 p.m., right around the time Retreat begins to play? How many times have you tried to excuse your way out of retreat ceremonies? To be honest, we have all probably done it at one time or another, but let's take a moment to think about what the ceremony actually represents. We
0 3/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo Key items for an Outstanding rating
As a former Air Force Mobility Command inspector, I would like to back-up the words you are hearing from 17th Training Wing Plans and Programs office and your unit commanders. You should be hearing how enthusiasm, confidence, professionalism and knowledge are all key factors in showing that your programs deserve an outstanding rating. I have
0 3/03
2009
Default Air Force Logo Respect as a leader
In my tenure as an enlisted professional in the United States Air Force, I have seen many types of leaders and I have definitely formed my opinions on what is good leadership and what is not. That being said, I would like to briefly focus on a criterion that begs the question, "Are you a respected leader?" Too many times I have seen leaders, at all
0 2/26
2009
Default Air Force Logo Here to serve
"When will I be seen?" This is a common question coming from folks needing the services of the 17th Medical Group. The answer is dependent upon many factors beginning with the type of appointment you need. A recently more challenging event is making an appointment. By now you have likely experienced the problems with our appointment line at the
0 2/26
2009
Default Air Force Logo Choices, decisions and consequences
Every morning we wake up not knowing what the day ahead holds; so many things to do, decisions to make, long hours to work. For the great majority of Airmen, we take our Air Force career extremely serious and push hard to exceed the standards set for us; while others may not consider our duty as Airmen as top priority. In reality, our daily actions
0 2/23
2009
Default Air Force Logo Progressive discipline
Have you heard the term Progressive Discipline? If so, before you read any further, take a minute and explain it to yourself (stop here and pause). Ok, let's go forth. If you are a supervisor, I hope what you explained to yourself is contained in this article. Why? Because we can always do more to prepare our Airmen for success and the core to that
0 2/18
2009
Default Air Force Logo Standards: are you meeting them?
Are you meeting the standards? "What standards," you ask? All of them. The Air Force expects us to meet (and preferably, exceed) all of the standards that apply to us. And there are lots of them - Department of Defense Instructions, Air Force Instructions, MAJCOM Instructions, General Orders, Operating Instructions, Technical Orders, Local Policy
0 2/05
2009
Default Air Force Logo Marine Corps moves into the future
General James Conway, United States Marine Corps, is the 34th and current Commandant of the Marine Corps. A primary focus of the Commandant is to "Posture the Marine Corps for the Future." The Commandant's Planning Guidance states, "History has proven that we cannot narrowly define the conditions for which our military must be ready. With little
0 2/05
2009
Default Air Force Logo Back to "basic blue"
Nothing feels better than marching in formation. After all, everyone loves a parade. The music, the sound of cadence, and heels pounding together. That might sound strange to some, but hear me out. Anyone who has been in the military remembers their first time, probably while in Basic Military Training, that they experienced that special moment out
0 2/05
2009
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