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Default Air Force Logo Don’t let it happen on your watch
As an Air Force Airman for many years, I've developed many philosophies, as well as leadership and management styles based on my experiences. Examples include such things as: "learn from the actions of your 'good' bosses and learn what not to do from your 'bad' bosses," "there is an opportunity to learn and grow from every person around you, from
0 12/16
2009
Default Air Force Logo Remember others this holiday season
As we begin the holiday season all of us need to take a break, to find time to recharge our mental and physical batteries. In light of last week's tragic events that left one of our young Airmen dead, I want to emphasize the importance of taking care of each other... now more than ever.The concept of watching out for our brothers- and
0 12/15
2009
Don't forget to set your clocks FORWARD an hour!!  

Daylight Savings Time begins Mar. 8.at 2:00 a.m. Time Management
Throughout our careers we are constantly told to do this or do that if you want to succeed. We are told we must set goals, prioritize work, complete tasks on time, work on education, maintain our fitness level, volunteer, mentor others, support unit events, spend time with our family and a host of other competing interests. It can all be very
0 12/04
2009
Default Air Force Logo Taking Care of People
One of the biggest responsibilities we have as military members is to take care of our people. Even though that is easy to say, it is something that is often easily forgotten. As a military member, this is a concept I have been aware of and tried to develop my entire life. The Air Force has further developed taking care of people with the Wingman
0 12/01
2009
Default Air Force Logo Future leaders
Commanders, chiefs and first sergeants from the 55th Operations Group had the opportunity recently to sit down and talk with our Air Force's "next generation" of leaders at the James M. McCoy Airman Leadership School. Two prominent themes and their antitheses emerged from our conversation.Change and constancy. Complexity and simplicity. We talked a
0 12/01
2009
Veterans Day Poster.  This poster is 7.5x10 inches @ 300 ppi and was created by Steve Ingram of the Air Force News Agency. Air Force Link does not provide printed posters but assistance can be provided in acquiring posters through your servicing DAPS. A PDF version for printing on office printers is also available. Requests can be made to afgraphics@dma.mil. Please specify the title and number. Giving thanks for veterans
Two significant holidays occur during the month of November every year - Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. In the United Kingdom, Veterans Day is called Remembrance Day, but the sentiment is the same. Remembrance Day or Veterans Day is a day to think about veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice in past wars, and sadly - but heroically - those who
0 11/20
2009
H1N1 virus, "swine flu" 2009 H1N1 Flu and You
The 55th Medical Group Public Health Office provides the following facts regarding the H1N1 strain of influenza. With knowledge and understanding, individuals and families can increase their chances of staying healthy during the upcoming months.What is 2009 H1N1?2009 H1N1 is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This contagious virus is
0 11/12
2009
Default Air Force Logo Reaching lifelong goal: An amazing moment
More than 10 years ago I promised myself to run a marathon before I turned 35. Time slipped by and I had all but forgotten my youthful promise to myself. In January, I dusted off my old promise when I overheard one of my family members deciding to run the Lincoln half marathon. As I was to turn 35 in December I decided to see if my goal was still
0 11/12
2009
Default Air Force Logo Snake on the Plane
Imagine you're flying straight and level at 5,000 feet in a single- engine Cessna when out of the instrument panel pops the head of a snake. I think most of us would call this a crisis or at the very least an unexpected event. What would you do in this situation? Maybe a better question is how do you respond to and manage crisis? During my limited
0 11/03
2009
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Capt. Susan Nail, a contracting officer with the 55th Contracting Squadron, poses for a photo recently. Six years after signing up for the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, Captain Nail was notified she was a match for a 2-year-old girl diagnosed with sever aplastic anemia. Photo courtesy of Capt. Susan Nail                              Donate marrow, save a life
Six years ago while donating blood, I was asked if I would like to be on the bone marrow registry. "Sure," I said, "why not?" I have been a blood donor for many years. Fast-forward six years, when a piece of mail arrived from the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, the DOD subset of the National Bone Marrow Registry. The
0 10/14
2009
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