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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
Default Air Force Logo Battle Buddies
While traveling east along Interstate 10 outside of Tallahassee, Florida, Pvt. Samuel Najac and Pvt. Yanixa Hayes' expectations of a relaxing, non-eventful Holiday Block Leave came to an abrupt halt. In the early afternoon of Dec. 20, the driver of a 2000 Toyota lost control of the vehicle while traveling westbound on I-10. The vehicle crossed two
0 1/22
2009
Default Air Force Logo Welcome back!
Welcome back from the holidays Team Goodfellow. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and have come back refreshed and ready to tackle the opportunities and challenges we face in the new year. We are not starting from scratch; we had many noteworthy successes in 2008. We continued to turn out technical school graduates--our main mission--at
0 1/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo Lorenz on Leadership: At War in Cyberspace
"The stark reality is that the bad guys are winning and our nation is at risk." That's what retired Air Force Lieutenant General Harry Raduege, Jr., writes in an insightful article about cyberspace titled, "Evolving Cybersecurity Faces a New Dawn." As he describes our many challenges in cyberspace, General Raduege observes that "the list of
0 1/09
2009
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