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Col. Michael E. Gimbrone, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Force Protection director. (Courtesy photo) Make the Most of Every Groundhog Day in the AOR
As I was flipping through the television channels recently, I came across the 1993 fantasy comedy Groundhog Day. Appropriately, it was playing on a channel that routinely replays the same movie over and over again during a span of several days, which ties directly in to the movie’s plot. If you’re among what I would estimate is a tiny fraction of people not familiar with the movie, the basic premise is that the main character—TV Weatherman Phil Connors, superbly portrayed by comedic genius Bill Murray—somehow gets stuck in a time loop where each day is Feb 2, otherwise known as Groundhog Day.
0 12/20
2016
7th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron commander's commentary. A Higher Call
 The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.Welcome to Al Udeid!  I’d like to recommend a book that brings our 379th Air Expeditionary Wing’s heritage to life and provides a shining example of the “higher
0 2/20
2016
340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron commander's commentary. Taking Advantage of Turnover
 The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.Quick. Think. What is the most important thing that you learned this week at work?  Now, write it down or type it.  If your predecessor had taught you that, how
0 2/08
2016
Col. Ryan Samuelson, 379th Expeditionary Operations Group commander's commentary. “You failed...or did you?” Analyzing failure…realizing success
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.“We have an issue.  I’ll call him in and figure out why he failed to…” said the supervisor who walked into my office that sunny day.  “Stop,” I said, “find out the
0 1/25
2016
Brig. Gen. Karl McGregor, U.S. Air Force's Central Mobility Forces director commentary. Character
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, Department of Defense or the U.S. Government. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their
0 1/15
2016
Col. Todd L. Osgood, 379th Expeditionary Medical Group commander's commentary.
Take time to explain “why”
Good communication is a key element of successful organizations. As leaders, managers, or supervisors, we're sometimes so focused on communicating the "what" or the "how" that we fail to explain why the work someone is doing is so important.  Other times, we make decisions that impact work priorities or cause significant change, but don't explain
0 12/31
2015
Lt. Col. Melissa Brown, 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron commander's commentary. Finish Strong
I am a runner. Not because of the number of miles I write on my calendar each morning, not because I have more running clothes than regular clothes in my laundry pile and not because I have more T-shirts than my buddies. I am a runner because I run.   I arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar over six months ago and everybody said my deployment would
0 12/25
2015
Default Air Force Logo Resiliency: The key to surviving the deployed experience Part 3
Recently I sat down with Chaplain Lt. Col. Dan, Chief James, from the 380 Expeditionary Mission Support Group, Master Sergeant William, First Sergeant Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, and Capt. Kamy, Chief of the 380th’s Mental Health Clinic to discuss resiliency. What follows is the final part of our three part series on resiliency with a
0 12/23
2015
Default Air Force Logo Resiliency: The key to surviving the deployed experience Part 2
Recently I sat down with Chaplain Lt. Col. Dan, Chief James, from the 380 Expeditionary Mission Support Group, Master Sergeant William, First Sergeant Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, and Capt. Kamy, Chief of the 380th’s Mental Health Clinic to discuss resiliency. What follows is part two of our three part series.  Simms: Now that we’ve
0 12/23
2015
Default Air Force Logo Resiliency: The key to surviving the deployed experience Part 1
This is the first of a three-part series on resiliency. Each week, the members of our panel will discuss perspective, preparation, and the resources available at the 380 AEW to help Airmen become more resilient. Resiliency. We read about it in our computer based training and we hear about it during commander’s calls, but what does it actually mean
0 12/23
2015
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