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  • You can accomplish anything when you set goals

    Have you ever felt like you were just spinning your wheels? You work hard every day but never seem to accomplish anything? If this sounds familiar there may be a simple fix and the secret is anyone can do it. So what is this magic formula? Simply stated: setting goals.Research has shown that people

  • A commander’s tricks of the trade

    During my career, I've had the opportunity to work for phenomenal leaders; I've also had the chance to observe and discover their so-called "Tricks of the Trade" for success. Many of these tricks are straightforward; yet folks constantly ignore them, so I would like to share them with you.1. Make

  • Discipline: Little things really do matter

    As you probably know, this month's Year of Leadership theme, as articulated by Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander, Air Force Space Command, is a trait all military services depend on more than any other. And that's discipline.Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in All We Do may be the

  • New mission statement: simple, to the point

    "The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win ... in air, in space and cyberspace." Our new mission statement, announced by Acting Secretary of the Air Force, Michael Donley and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Norton Schwartz is simple. To the Point. Spot on.We were also

  • Discipline is NCO Business

    This month, as part of the Air Force Space Command "Year of Leadership", we've been focusing on "Back to Basics and Heritage". Starting in October we'll turn our focus to another core competency of leadership...Discipline. In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, discipline is defined in three ways:

  • Let’s all help the ‘big boss’

    Gen. Norton Schwartz was recently confirmed as our new Air Force Chief of Staff. Can you imagine the pressure he must feel taking over on the heels of the unprecedented firing of our previous Secretary and Chief of Staff? Needless to say, the road ahead will not be easy as General Schwartz tries to

  • 9/11: We remember and we've answered the call

    My belief is that everyone reading this can remember exactly where they were, exactly what they were doing and exactly how they felt when they got the word - and saw the horrific images we can still see in our minds of what happened Sept. 11, 2001.It is hard to believe that seven years have passed

  • Thanks to all who kept us going

    My nearly two months as the commander of the 45th Mission Support Group have been very exciting and, simply put, I'm amazed at our Mission Support Group's level of preparedness and professionalism. Let me share just a few of my observations and why I feel this way.Being hurricane season, we first

  • Year of Leadership: Back to Basics

    A few weeks ago, General C. Robert Kehler, commanding general, Air Force Space Command, announced the AFSPC "Year of Leadership" directive. In that memorandum, he announced the Air Force would adapt a monthly focus area and also wrote "I expect leaders at all levels to accept responsibility, take

  • Many methods of stress management

    As a result of conflicting demands at home and work, in combination with high cost of living and gasoline prices, the stress level experienced by today's Airmen is at an all time high.Supervisors are advised to watch their subordinates for signs of stress, but what exactly is "stress"? Researchers