Karen Ochsner, Hill AFB Commissary Manager
March 6, 2014
The Hill AFB Commissary provides military personnel, retirees, and their families a safe and secure shopping environment, professional service, and an average savings of 30 percent or more! In addition to the benefits, commissary patrons can acquire a Commissary Rewards Card. With your Commissary Rewards Card you can redeem coupons electronically at the commissary checkout. No more...
Christa D’Andrea, Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs
March 6, 2014
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Have you ever done something you wish you could take back? Said something mean ... wrote something inappropriate ... behaved in a way that was disrespectful? I’m sure you have or you wouldn’t be human. However, in today’s society some of these behaviors never go away, even if you tried to delete them. They are documented in Facebook...
Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield
February 20, 2014
Team Sustainment,We are just six weeks into the new calendar year, but the pathway to success is already much clearer than it was for most of 2013. The budget has passed and we pretty much know what to expect. The Air Force Sustainment Center, like other organizations across the defense department, is transitioning from more than a decade of war to a peacetime readiness stance as we draw down our...
Lt. Col. Lonnie Hammack, 21st Mission Support Group
February 20, 2014
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As I contemplated this article and the fact that it would be published during February, which is African American History Month, I thought at first that perhaps I’m not the best candidate to write this.After all, I’m not African-American or any other ethnic minority.Upon further reflection, I decided that some of the experiences I had growing up may be applicable...
Master Sgt. Peter Perez, 4th Maintenance Group
February 13, 2014
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — Recently, I volunteered to write an article on mentoring, thinking I was pretty good at putting words on paper. If only it were that easy. The honest fact is I’m not really sure how to explain mentoring. After 19 years in the Air Force, I just know it when I see it.My first military experience as a mentor started when I graduated Airman Leadership School 13...
By John Cullinane, 75th Force Support Squadron Director
February 6, 2014
The 75th Force Support Squadron’s chant during award ceremonies, commander’s call and other public events is We Do That! In 2013, we lived by that motto and had a very rewarding year.This year we set the standard at command and Air Force. Our changes in military personnel processes led to our Military Personnel Section being ranked No. 2 of 40 large bases in the Air Force and #1 of 8 in Air Force...
By Capt. Bret Evans Jr., 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron
February 6, 2014
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — In the fall of 1988, the hair metal band Cinderella delivered to the world a pearl of wisdom beyond their years when they melodically destroyed our eardrums with “Don’t know what you got (till it’s gone).” This power ballad’s intended message refers to the harsh reality lovers face after parting ways, but can also be applied to the relationship all Airmen face...
Chief Master Sgt. Jason L. France, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 30, 2014
2013 was a whirlwind of amazing accomplishments, historical changes and incredible challenges for our Air Force. Last year at this time no one would have believed that sequestration, furloughs and a government shut down would become realities, but they all did. As we enter a new year we are faced with new challenges that will continue to test our leadership and the commitment of our Airmen, both...
Lt. Col. Patricia Tate
January 23, 2014
DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Have you ever had one of those days that it seems like you are working harder than your coworkers? You made 100 widgets and your coworker has only made 50. So, what do you do when you perceive the workload as unfair? Do you go home and blast your frustrations out on social media for all to see or do you sit in your duty section and complain about it so all can hear...
Ron James, 75th Air Base Wing Safety officer
January 9, 2014
Each year there is a campaign that focuses on 101 days of summer when injury rates traditionally increase. This is a time of increased outdoor activity and exposure to hazards associated with those activities; however, the greatest injury period is during the winter months when 65-70 percent of injuries occur. For those of us living in Utah, increased awareness of winter hazards and efforts to...