Lt. Col. Peter Reinhardt, 30th Medical Operations Squadron Commander
November 15, 2012
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Many authors have written about how to develop leadership. Leadership development typically divides into two categories: natural talent versus practiced skills. The latter is similar to when a person makes the concerted effort to improve their fitness skills. This would typically include visiting a personal trainer who would give advice that would boil down to...
Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command, Commander, Veterans Day, Air Force Materiel Command, Commander
November 8, 2012
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --- Because we are Airmen, and are surrounded by the military on a daily basis, it can sometimes be easy to forget how incredibly significant it is to be a veteran. The approximately 22 million living veterans in this country make up only about 7 percent of the population. And less than 1 percent of Americans actively serve in the military at any time.Less...
Maj. Nicholas Sabula, Communications Plans officer, Defense Media Activity
November 8, 2012
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- Recently I had the opportunity to serve on a Defense Department advisory panel dealing with special needs issues across the military.The panel's meeting last month in Alexandria, Va., was the third of its kind conducted by DoD's Office of Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs, or OSN, in the past year to address the Exceptional Family Member...
DLA Aviation at Ogden
November 1, 2012
Air Force Col. Deirdre Mahon assumed command of DLA Aviation at Ogden, on June 29. Mahon serves as the single DLA face to the customer for all DLA organizations at Hill AFB and is responsible for the daily operations of all retail-level supply, storage and distribution support. Prior to assuming command of DLA Aviation at Ogden, Mahon was the 460th Mission Support Group commander, 460th Space...
Lt. Col. Kevin D. Hickman, ICBM Ground Systems Division, Materiel Leader
October 25, 2012
In October, missileers and missile maintainers from past and present gathered at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Minuteman Missile system's going on alert for the first time. There, in October 1962, the first ten Minuteman Missiles came on alert and became President Kennedy's "ace in the hole" for the duration of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The...
Lt. Col. Patrick Suermann, Air Force Academy Civil, Environmental Engineering Department
October 25, 2012
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- "I am Air Force Energy" is more than just a catchphrase at the Air Force Academy. Those words, provided by Air Force Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Dr. Kevin Geiss as the theme for Energy Awareness Month, resonates at the Air Force Academy, whose faculty are innovating across the spectrum of academic departments to further educate and develop future leaders...
Col. Sarah Zabel, Installation and 75th Air Base Wing commander
October 18, 2012
October is Energy Action Month a time for all of us to think about the importance of energy in our daily lives, the lives of our families,and in our ability to accomplish our mission. Our colleagues in the Area of Responsibility know how critical energy is as they fly missions to resupply aircraft in the skies, drop barrels of fuel to forward bases, and ensure our installations...
Maj. Don Tasker, 75th Comptroller Squadron, Commander
October 11, 2012
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Budget, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Al Flowers, used to profess that remaining calm through fiscal and financial uncertainty will allow leaders around our service to clearly identify the best way to continue mission success through tough times. Quite often we hear the equivalent of "the sky is falling," in reference to Continuing Resolutions, reductions...
Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander
October 4, 2012
Today is a great day to fly ... as we look ahead to soaring tomorrow!Each and every member of the Air Force Sustainment Center should take tremendous pride in what we accomplished this past fiscal year. Working in unprecedented partnerships, we constructed a leaner, more responsive sustainment organization; and we did it while never losing focus on our first priority -- delivering airpower to the...
BILL “TOP” PARSONS, Air Force Safety Center (AFSEC), DAF Air Force Chief of Ground Safety Headquarters
October 4, 2012
In fiscal 2012 the Air Force lost 18 Airmen due to motorcycle mishaps.Eleven
of those 18 operators were found to be at fault. Additionally, we had
two Private Motor Vehicle-Motorcycle (PMV-2) mishaps resulting in
permanent total disability. More
than 200 motorcycle mishaps (Class A, B, C and D) have been recorded in
the Air Force Automated Safety System for fiscal 2012. The difference...