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  • If everything is a priority, then nothing is

    The word priority originated from the Latin word 'prior', meaning first. At some point in the 20th century, priority was demoted to its current plural form--priorities--but has rebounded some and is now typically used with top, first, highest, or most-important.  No matter how we use the word, it's

  • The importance of mentoring to leadership development

    My mentor memorized my phone number. Not on purpose. It was simply because I call a lot. From then on, whenever I call, he answers in a certain tone and with a particular phrase, knowing it is I.  He was my boss. Now, he’s my mentor. Everyone needs a mentor. Someone who challenges you to be the best

  • Resiliency, culture, and work/life integration key for Airmen

    As your Command Chief, I want us to focus on resiliency. I want to ensure our warriors are prepared for whatever obstacle is placed before them. We have a lot of great resources at our disposal, more now than ever before. Work and life can be challenging at times, which we all deal with differently.

  • Vietnam veterans honored decades after sacrifice

    The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Ceremony that took place in a hangar at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas April 22 helped me understand the impact of that war on service members and their families.

  • Chief's View: Own Your Career; Own Your Path

    I believe it is absolutely critical for you to know what I value as your chief and what we are doing at the headquarters to help our Airmen succeed. My job is to provide you the tools, training and support you need to have a successful Air Force career, but to do that, you need to be proactive and

  • Don't go back to sleep

    Please take time to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and the sacrifices of our military and family members.Ask yourself, if 9/11 was America's wakeup call, then why have so many Americans gone back to sleep? It has been 14 years since the worst terrorist event occurred on American soil; people

  • Safety, wellness remain key

    September marks the end of this year's 101 Critical Days of Summer (CDS), but safety should remain our priority. Our mission to train and deploy combat-ready Airmen requires the utmost vigilance, and we cannot do that without you. We need to be alert and conduct risk management assessments - assess,

  • 301st Fighter Wing 2014 Vector Check

    The beginning of a new year gives us an opportunity to re-cage our vector and set goals to work toward. While it is important to reflect on our successes, and we have many to be proud of, it is imperative we continue to build on our successes in 2014. Our mission remains to train and deploy

  • Rape: A personal perspective on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

    (Editor's note: this is the second of a four-part series defining and outlining the importance of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program, resilience, and the "Wingman" concept, from the personal perspective of a rape victim. This second part focuses on the benefit of a Victim's Advocate