Commentary

Sharon R. Hamilton, Director, Aerospace Sustainment Directorate, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
April 10, 2014
  My organization, the Aerospace Sustainment Directorate (ASD) within the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, was formed by direction of the Secretary of the Air Force in an effort to reduce the potential impacts of the Air Force Material Command’s five center re-organization. Each ASD is charged with ensuring “horizontal integration” across Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC),... Read more
Skytina Felder-Jones, 8th Fighter Wing
April 10, 2014
 KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — As a young child the horrors of sexual violence arrested my sense of safety, security and the sanctity of my home — robbing me of self-worth, my voice and the development of healthy boundaries.At the age of four I became a guilt-riddled, withdrawn and a painfully shy child. I was frightened of the world outside of my mother and was petrified by almost all men.... Read more
LT. COL. DARIN HUMISTON, 729th Air Control Squadron commander
April 3, 2014
  It’s been a tough year, in the last twelve months we’ve struggled with sequestration, our retirement was reduced by Congress in November, and fourteen force shaping programs continue to evolve to posture our service for the future. To say the last twelve months have been difficult is an understatement, and this stress and uncertainty has affected all of us. We will always have stress... Read more
Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, USAF Commander, AFSC
April 3, 2014
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The President’s proposed Defense Budget for Fiscal 2015 was released recently, and as predicted, the Air Force Sustainment Center will experience some of the effects. While the budget we’re currently operating under has brought more stability and new workloads to AFSC, the newest budget was forced to make some difficult choices, which will require adjustments to... Read more
March 20, 2014
To the Airmen of the United States Air Force:Being an Airman is more than a job. When we voluntarily raised our right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, we became members of the profession of arms. Underpinning that profession is the sacred trust given to us by the American people. To meet their expectations, we must build our lives and shape our... Read more
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... Read more


Commentary: Think before you act:

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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more

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