Commentary

LT. COL. NELSON ROULEAU, 12 Airborne Command and Control Squadron
January 19, 2017
Robins Air Force Base, Ga. — I am of two minds when considering my time writing about leadership philosophy. On the one hand, I am bewildered as to what qualifies me to write about leadership. If I’ve learned anything from those who have taken time to teach me, it’s that leading is best done by the humblest of humans. On the other, I’ve been taught that a meaningful piece of leading is... Read more
CAPT. LOUIS A. PAGANO, JR., Robins Suicide Prevention Program
January 19, 2017
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. -Thomas A. Edison.Thomas A. Edison, is probably most well-known for his invention of the light bulb. What many don’t know is that he was a spectacular failure. He truly understood that no great success was achieved without failure along the way. Unfortunately, not everyone will be a prolific... Read more
LT. GEN. LEE K. LEVY II, Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center
January 12, 2017
Fellow Airmen — Happy New Year.This month we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights leader, a courageous patriot, and a man of integrity who espoused peaceful actions to obtain equality for African Americans in this country. Our nation’s founding fathers enshrined the idea of equal rights for all Americans in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident,... Read more
BRIG. GEN. STEVEN J.BLEYMAIER, Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander
January 12, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — I am extremely proud of the professional Airmen of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex. In 2016, this world-class team’s contributions provided readiness to the warfighter and helped defend our nation’s freedom. Last fiscal year, by working together with our enterprise teammates we exceeded mission requirements by completing 451 of 450 scheduled and 34 unscheduled aircraft... Read more


Commentary: An Airman’s evolution

AIRMAN 1ST CLASS DEREK SEIFERT, 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 5, 2017
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Swimming has never been a problem for me in the past, but this time was different. As I walked out of the locker room and saw the line of Soldiers and Sailors waiting and watching as fellow participants struggled to complete the swim, a feeling of anxiousness started to overwhelm me.I’ve never had to swim in full uniform. I also had physical training gear on... Read more
January 5, 2017
Q: What can be done to ensure motorists adhere to posted speed limits in base housing?A: Safety is our concern for all on Hill AFB. The 75th Security Forces Squadron has put out the speed cart on Liberty Way to put more awareness of the speed limits in base housing and to further deter speeders. The 75th SFS can push patrols into housing to focus on trouble areas; however, when other precedent... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN JOSHUA KING, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Public Affairs
January 5, 2017
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — Miranda A.A. Ballentine, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy, and Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff, the adjutant general of New Jersey, helped break ground on a 98-acre solar farm at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Dec. 21.The 16.5-megawatt solar energy project will be the largest military solar installation in the... Read more
DARREN D. HEUSEL, 72nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
December 29, 2016
Chief Master Sgt. Gary Sharp assumed his role as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Air Force Sustainment Center in July and has since hit the ground running.Chief Sharp replaces Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, who currently serves as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Materiel Command.After allowing Chief Sharp to become thoroughly immersed in the AFSC culture and mission,... Read more
MAJ. GEN. ANDREW M. MUELLER, Air Force chief of safety
December 29, 2016
WASHINGTON — As we enjoy a holiday season of celebrations and travel, I hope every Airman will take some time to reflect on the accomplishments of the year and take the opportunity to make some lasting memories with your families and friends.As you plan holiday activities, keep in mind the excitement and distractions of the season increase the risk of injury for you and your families. You can... Read more
LT. GEN. LEE K. LEVY II, Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center
December 22, 2016
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Fellow Airmen,As 2016 draws to a close, the holiday season offers us a time for reflection and celebration. As we look back over the last twelve months, you should be enormously proud of your accomplishments. Together, as one team, you helped the Air Force achieve Initial Operational Capability for the F-35, you celebrated 60 years of KC-135 operations, you broke... Read more

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