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  • Get-R-Done Right

    Sure you've done this job a thousand times before back home; you're at the top of your game and you know that you're good at your job. You are...the "Pro from Dover" and so good that you know the technical orders and operating procedures like the back of your hand. In fact, you think you know them so well, you have developed your own "short cuts"
  • Adherence to the standard

    One of the topics I frequently address with members of the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group is "adherence to the standard." In order to accomplish the mission with power and precision, we must adhere to the standard at all times without hesitation or question. A standard can often be found in guidance documents, such as our Air Force Instructions.
  • Dog days of fatigue

    Welcome to the Dog Days of summer at the 379th! If you combine this month's 110-degree temperatures with the sun, dust and humidity, you have an extreme type of Dog Day that few of us have ever experienced back home. These hot, sultry days are great for lounging around the pool, but they're certainly tough conditions to work in. In fact, if you mix
  • Engineering experience

    As a military engineer, the opportunity to deploy in my core career field is very slim. Once the opportunity arose to deploy as the depot liaison engineer here, I immediately volunteered for my once-in-a-lifetime chance to directly support the war-fighter. In mid March, I arrived at the 379 Air Expeditionary Wing for the start of my rotation. My
  • Are you Ready?

    As military members, we continuously strive for readiness. When we entered the service, our trainers readied us for military life and for our particular skill sets. When we joined our operational units, those units prepared us for contingency taskings and for deployment duty. We readied ourselves and our families for deployment. As we arrived in
  • My depot liaison engineering experience

    As a military engineer, the opportunity to deploy in my core career field is very slim. Once the opportunity arose to deploy as the depot liaison engineer here, I immediately volunteered for my once-in-a-lifetime chance to directly support the war-fighter. In mid March, I arrived at the 379 Air Expeditionary Wing for the start of my rotation. My
  • Ten soldiers I met one night

    The war in Afghanistan can often seem far away -- even here in our deployed location. Yet recently, the cost of war became very apparent. I did not know the soldiers' names that night. They were simply passing through -- 10 soldiers who had finished their tour of duty in Afghanistan. Yet none of them were going home the way they intended. They were
  • 379 AEW excellence

    As my second week serving as the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing commander draws to a close, I am incredibly impressed with the exceptional level of performance I have seen and the professionals I have met across the base. Every 379 AEW Airman is totally focused on contributing to the wing's core mission of conducting the full range of theater-wide
  • Are You Smarter Than an Equal Opportunity Advisor?

    What do you know about sexual harassment? This question is often asked in equal opportunity briefings, and most people explain the definition without hesitation. But would you know what to do if you believed you were sexually harassed? Would you know how to assist a subordinate or co-worker if they told you they were sexually harassed? Let's test
  • Important notes on professional and unprofessional relationships

    After a long day here at work, what else can you do at night besides go to the Desert Eagle Lounge with everyone you work with and have a few drinks? Maybe, even play some dominoes or cards? Or on your coveted day off, you and one of your troops head downtown to shop at the souks and eat a little local fare. All of the above tends to happen in a
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