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Senior Airman Shelby Horn poses for a portrait with her daughter Sadie Commentary: 3lbs, 11oz of Resiliency
In 2016 my husband and I found out I was pregnant with our second child and we were ecstatic. We had just bought our first home and the age gap between our first and second child would be three years, our "ideal" age gap. It was another girl, which is exactly what we were hoping for. We decided to name her Sadie Jean, after my husband's grandma. We were so excited for her to complete our family. We anxiously awaited her arrival, which was estimated as December 29, 2016. But we were in for a surprise.
0 9/19
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Jayson J. Watson, 45th Aerial Port Squadron, shares some insight about leadership and how a former chief master sergeant with 36 years of service influeneced him. (Courtesy Photo) Mentoring is true leadership
Recently I had the rare privilege of seeing a friend and counterpart retire after 36 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Chief Master Sgt. Kirk Stewart retired effective July 25. He left with 36 years of knowledge and experience.
0 8/17
2017
Then, 1st Lt. Heather Bradley and Capt. Maria-Rocio Vazquez pose for a photo at an awards ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Bradley and Vazquez married in 2015. (Courtesy Photo) My life changed with repeal of DADT
From my experience, my life has changed significantly in both the military and civilian life since the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” which was the military’s ban on gays and lesbians serving openly. I commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in September 2009, and as I reflect back before the repeal of DADT on September 20, 2011, I cannot help but
0 6/27
2017
Senior Airman Samantha Salopek poses for a photo with her husband, Matthew Swartsfager. Salopek married Swartsfager in November 2010 at the age of 19 and recently shared some challenges of a military marriage. (Courtesy Photo) A Modern Military Marriage
Six years and four months ago I married my husband. I was 19 and completely ignorant to the commitment I just made.
0 2/22
2017
CMSgt Payne Empower your Airmen
Air Force leaders know achieving goals is important to every Airman. We all have ones we set for ourselves, and the ones set for us by others. As leaders - yes, every Airman is a leader - we have to work to reach our personal goals.
0 12/20
2016
Travis Air Force Base, California
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DSN: 837-5584 Priorities: “Maintaining aircraft control”
There are plenty of ideas and tools floating around regarding prioritization; however, I believe the best tool I have ever been given is one I learned in pilot training over 25-years ago. It is very simple: when things are busy, or going wrong in an aircraft, the most important task is to fly the plane. Job one is always to maintain aircraft control. I believe the No. 1 priority for Air Force leaders is caring for our Airmen and their families.
0 11/23
2016
CHIEF JUSTIN TOOMSEN
312th Chief Loadmaster
837-2996 DSN
707-424-2996 COM
These are the “Good Old Days”
We’ve all heard it before. Throughout our careers, there was always some crusty senior noncommissioned officer peevishly saying, “Remember when we did x, y, or z? Those were the good old days.”
0 10/14
2016
Chief Master Sgt. James E. Standley, 349th Maintenance Group Superintendent Heroes: my family, my friends
"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." --Louis B. Smedes
0 8/31
2016
349th Air Mobility Wing patch Navigating the Reserve World
After serving more than five years as an active duty Airman, I was confident in my abilities to be a successful leader and proficient in my career field while having a high understanding of the Air Force culture. As I transitioned into the Air Force Reserve, I assumed the adjustment would be seamless and was excited to continue serving my country while having more flexibility with my schedule.
0 7/06
2016
Chief Master Sgt. Regina Buckhalter
349th Medical Group Superintendent
Clean your Closets
Spring is upon us and it is time to ‘clean your closets’ by reflecting on past accomplishments, and refocusing your future goals.
0 3/31
2016
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