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  • Voter registration deadlines fast approaching – what you can do now!

    Get your flu shot. Get the tires rotated. Replace the batteries in the smoke detector. All things we know we need to get done, yet somehow let slip. The same goes for registering to vote.   Illinois, Nevada and South Carolina voters must register to vote no later than today. Alaskan voters must register by tomorrow, October 9, while voters
  • LET’S EXPAND OUR ‘WE’

    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.A little over ten years ago I was in the Distinguished Visitor’s room of the Manhattan Dining Facility as part of a Company Grand Officer Council mentoring lunch
  • Stop the Blame

    Eyes roll, irritation begins, and we can predict what will be said.  These are common reactions to the numerous Sexual Assault Prevention and Response briefings we all have to endure annually or more often as part of the Air Force….but why?  Why has SAPR become so hum-drum, so status quo, and so disregarded?Now, imagine the person you care for the
  • Take the time!

    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.  Many of us have a little more time on our hands than we do back home.  Why not use some of that time to challenge yourself by learning more about your people and
  • Developing from the ground up

    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. "Fire in the left wing, shutdown the refuel, emergency shutdown procedures, NOW!"This loud, urgent, and frantic statement startled me from a deep, cozy slumber
  • Where do I get trusted expert advice?

    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. Have you ever had a career question and wanted unbiased guidance on the best way to achieve your goals?  Have you ever had to deal with a situation and wished
  • 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
  • Don’t speak service, help it happen

    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.In the military, we often speak of service.  One of the Air Force core values is “service before self”.  Our military and, in a broader sense, our nation needs men
  • 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
  • “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
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