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  • The second-most decorated American military member in history

    Despite incredible odds and adversity, it is possible to persevere and overcome. Resilience personified: Brig. Gen. George Day.
  • Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) and You

    The 301st Fighter Wing is a diverse team of capable warriors, smart in many areas of commerce and industry. In this commentary, Chief Safley speaks of the need for Airmen insight and focused efforts in order to continue being a flagship program in AFRC. Highlighting problem areas Airmen encounter or see allow the wing an opportunity to implement necessary changes to process and culture.
  • Decisions of a leader

    Chief Safley shares how decisiveness and leadership go hand in hand.
  • "The best of the best of the best, Sir!"

    Col. Mitchell Hanson, 301st Fighter Wing commander, addresses his Airmen in the August edition of the wing's publication, The Fighter Line, after they completed their last two deployments this year.
  • Through life's hardships please don't isolate yourself

    Command Chief Safley shares some words on resilience and encourages Airmen to seek out help as well as look for others who made need help too.
  • Deliberate talent management

    The Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command Lt Gen Richard W. Scobee's second strategic priority is developing resilient leaders. The new AFRC Command Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White Jr. has established a line of effort (LOE) of deliberate talent management to align with the commander’s intent. The crux is hiring ‘the
  • “Hey dude, are you okay?”

    301st Fighter Wing Commander Col. Mitch Hanson's commentary from April's edition of the FighterLine, the wing's official publication. Service before self, excellence in all we do and taking care of each other like good Airmen do.
  • Know what your Airmen are looking for professionally and strive to get them there

    Command Chief Master Sgt. Rob Safley shares his thoughts on refocusing culture, training and retaining quality Airmen in this month's commentary.
  • Update on the Wing Innovation (WIN) program

    I was sent a FighterLine, from February 1973, after former 301st Fighter Wing Commander General John Taylor passed away. I noticed a blurb on page two about submitting ideas to the policy council of Tactical Air Command (TAC). It noted the council met twice a year and considered around 100 recommendations. Super cool that the Wing/Command/Air Force
  • "The Sky's No Limit"

    Those are not my words, that slogan actually comes from a cold war era U.S. Air Force recruiting poster. Other recruiting slogans have included “A Career in the Air Awaits You,” “Go Higher, Farther, Faster” and of course, “Fly, Fight, and Win.” What do all of these slogans have in common? Their purpose is to inspire young men and women to join the