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  • Times are changing at the 380th AEW

    "The Times They Are A-Changin'" Bob Dylan sang back in 1964. Well things are certainly changing here at the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing and we all need to ensure that we are enabling the changes and not impeding them. Although those of us deployed here may not be able to directly participate in these upcoming and ongoing changes, we all need to be
  • Lessons from a chief

    Several years ago I traveled to Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. to attend the First Sergeants School graduation of a co-worker. Little did I know, but this two-day trip would have a profound impact on me and on the way I approach life.My trip started out as you would expect, with crowded airports full of busy people. I arrived at my connection in
  • Perspective

    Often times, as members of the Air Force, we develop a perspective that our creature comforts are required for our success in the combat theater. Here at the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, we are fortunate to live in a college dorm type complex with a running track, swimming pool, basketball court and many other amenities that make our lives here
  • Be a quitter

    Be a quitter. Yes, that's what I wrote. I think you should be a quitter. I think you should be proud to be a quitter when it comes to smoking. There are many, many reasons why you should quit including your health. However, I would like to offer a few not so common thoughts on the subject.I don't know why, but no one ever really talks about the
  • Force support...up your morale!

    EFSS...Up Your Morale! This is the chant members of the 380th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron proudly bark at all group and wing events. A prime mission of the EFSS is to help wing leadership maintain the morale of the men and women of the 380th AEW at the highest level possible. This is achieved by serving the most varied and highest quality
  • Delegate

    Delegate - to assign responsibility or authority; good managers know how and when to delegate. ~ Merriam-WebsterMary, a mid-level executive assistant, well into her first year of working for her boss, constantly received incoming and outgoing tasks as the department's focal point of contact. After being inundated with tasks, some of which seemed
  • Reducing your 1.5-mile run time

    If you are a consistent jogger, and you are trying to drop your 1.5-mile run time, this article is for you. I have some practical tips that will help the average runner reduce their time from 10 seconds to over one minute. First and foremost, everyone should work on a strong foundation of distance running. Hopefully, most people are runningĀ 2-3
  • Why do you wake up?

    I submitted my first commentary after being here less than a month and facing down another eleven-and-a-half months away from my family. I wrote on perspective and how I would define my time here over the course of the upcoming year. If I dare say, it is worth reading: http://www.380aew.afcent.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123208302. Not only because
  • Leave it better than you found it

    "Leave it better than you found it." It's a saying many of us learned growing up, especially anyone who spent time enjoying the great outdoors. The concept has grown from being the mantra of campers to being the sentiment captured in the environmental movement of today. The Air Force has developed many robust environmental programs over the past 30
  • It's all about TLG!

    When this deployment is all said and done, I will have been deployed 19 out of the last 21 months, working on staff at United States Forces-Afghanistan, and now serving as the Dragon (U-2) Aircraft Maintenance Unit Officer in Charge. In that time I have seen many different leadership styles and learned much about how and how not to lead. For myself
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