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Default Air Force Logo Airmen feedback and evaluation
One of the most important roles Air Force supervisors and rating officials have is to provide honest feedback and accurate assessments of the Airmen they lead. The professional development of these Airmen and our necessity to target individuals for career progression depends on this. With the introduction of new feedback and performance report
0 8/19
2007
Default Air Force Logo Meeting challenges while remembering family, friends
Last week the 35th Fighter Wing met the challenges of our IRRE (Initial Response Readiness Exercise). We put our game faces on and quickly mobilized troops for our deployment to a simulated contingency. Our Airmen were right on target as they worked hard to expedite people and equipment to a wartime arena with the professionalism and proficiency
0 8/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Integrity: Is Your Word Your Bond?
Integrity, this word is often thrown around as a catch-phase during Airmen Leadership School graduations or Dining-In Ceremonies to inspire and motivate audiences, but do we really understand this term. We often think about integrity as doing the right thing even when no one else is looking, which is true, but what about the integrity of your word
0 8/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo Stress, mental health, and suicide prevention
As Airmen fight terrorism in the far corners of the world, the sacrifices asked of them and their families have increased significantly. These sacrifices have been accepted with courage and valor, and I am very proud of their contributions both at home and abroad. Nevertheless, under such circumstances, it is natural for our people to feel the
0 8/12
2007
Default Air Force Logo Education: essential to professional, personal development
Over the years, Air Force leaders have placed increasing emphasis on the importance of education for the professional and personal development of all Airmen. Through base education centers and the Air Force Virtual Education Center, or AFVEC, the Airmen have countless educational benefits right at their fingertips. Secretary of the Air Force
0 8/12
2007
Default Air Force Logo What fitness means to me...in simple terms
Leadership, whether in a family, at work, or on a sports team, is best represented by one who is morally, intellectually, and physically fit. Being morally fit involves following rules, creating conditions for success, doing things right, and doing the right things. Intellectual fitness is enhanced by nourishing our minds through reading,
0 8/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo In the fight … outta sight!
Preface: I originally wrote this piece in 2006 as an article for the Northern Light, but it was never published. As I prepare to depart Misawa Air Base at the end of August, it seems appropriate to publish it now not only for education of base residents about the MSOC but also as a tribute to the tremendous men and women with whom I have worked for
0 8/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo Senior enlisted leaders meet to discuss issues
CMSAF holds Senior Enlisted Leader Summit Week of Aug. 1, 2007 - Aug. 8, 2007 Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley convened the first-ever Senior Enlisted Leader Summit last week at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., Gunter Annex, with more than 360 senior enlisted leaders in attendance from around the Air Force and the globe. According
0 8/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo Stay focused and remember security
As we continue with the summer permanent change of station cycle, I want to reiterate my policy on drinking and driving here at Misawa. Simply put ... don't do it. When you get behind the wheel while intoxicated, you not only take responsibility for your own life, but also put the lives of others at risk. When you drive, you must be alert to make
0 8/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Energy update from Secretary of the Air Force
There are some exciting and promising innovations in energy occurring throughout our Air Force. I wanted to make you aware and also ask that you consider what you can do within your area of responsibility, or one adjacent. We have all read about the energy crisis; and likely wonder how to sort fact from fiction. But we are also watching as
0 7/26
2007
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