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Maj. Mark Breed (Official photo) Privately owned weapons on Barksdale AFB
With hunting season in full swing and the number of personnel receiving "concealed carry" permits on the rise, it is a good time to discuss the rules of bringing and transporting privately owned weapons onto the installation. The topic is common in most workplaces around base, and I get asked the question on a frequent basis. Before you take advice
0 2/25
2013
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Mentoring: Moving from Programs to Culture
Squadron book clubs. Friday lunch groups. Monthly professional development seminars. These are just of few of the mentoring initiatives I have experienced in my career. Each was envisioned and designed by an organizational leader as a mentoring forum; and each was plagued by mediocre results despite the noble goal of developing Airmen through
0 2/19
2013
Default Air Force Logo MOS Analysts Dig Deep for Answers
Like most Airmen, members of the 2nd Maintenance Operations Squadron analysis section, led by Master Sgt. Deb Inovejas, quietly go about their work. They come to work early, work hard all day, and often stay late. This cycle repeats itself daily.Inovejas and her team typically work behind the scenes in relative obscurity. Their work often goes
0 1/09
2013
Default Air Force Logo Embodying ‘I am Air Force Energy’
October is Energy Action Month, the key word in that title being, "Action." We take this month to highlight the importance of energy in our daily lives, but throughout the year we, as individuals and as a Command, must be mindful of our energy actions, maintaining the mantra and this year's theme, "I am Air Force Energy."Part of ensuring Global
0 9/28
2012
Default Air Force Logo Do something good for your heart
For all that your heart does for you, isn't it time you did a few nice things for it? It's really not so hard. Here are some things you can do that will make your heart happy: · Move more - walk your dog (or your kids!), wash the car, get up during commercials and do a few squats, jumping jacks or sit-ups, ride your bike to the corner store or take
0 9/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Do’s and Don’ts for Airmen during this Political Season
With the 2012 presidential election only months away, please keep in mind that special rules apply to active duty Airmen regarding their political activities. Violation of these rules can have serious consequences and could result in criminal or administrative penalties. The purposes of these rules are to ensure the Department of Defense does not
0 9/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Dishonorable Dashing
A few weeks ago, I was leaving the Base Exchange and the first note of retreat began to sound off. Just as I would normally do, I immediately turned towards the music anticipating the playing of the national anthem. Through my peripheral vision, I saw two Airmen sprinting toward the main entrance and another individual, dressed in civilian attire,
0 9/21
2012
Default Air Force Logo The cost of a no-show appointment
A missed medical appointment means a physician, technician and nurse suddenly find themselves with time on their hands that should have been filled by a patient seeking health care. Although the brief break from a particularly hectic day and the chance to reduce the pile of paperwork may be appreciated, the access to appointments, productivity and
0 9/17
2012
Default Air Force Logo Wanting to be led
One thing I love about the Air Force is that it is made up of great folks from all walks of life and with backgrounds as varied as each individual nametag on their uniform. The people who make up our Air Force are a slice of American society and with those varied backgrounds each person brings a unique perspective to the part they play in
0 9/07
2012
Default Air Force Logo Are your Airmen ready for HYT changes?
Most Airmen affected by high year of tenure changes announced in December will have one more opportunity to test for promotion before changes take effect in September 2013. If they don't make it, they'll be separated from the Air Force.Are your Airmen ready? As commanders, first sergeants, supervisors, leaders and mentors, we all play a role in our
0 8/27
2012
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