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July 4, 2018 Top Air Force leaders issue Independence Day letter to Airmen
July 4, 2018
0 7/04
2018
Default Air Force Logo The importance of quality feedback
When was the last time you received feedback? How often do you receive feedback? Was it formal or informal? Was it meaningful?
0 6/26
2018
Nick DeCicco, Tailwind editor, poses for a photo May 4, 2018, at the Daily Republic Newspaper Office in Fairfield, Calif. DeCicco works at the Daily Republic, which houses the printing press where the Tailwind is printed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Carter/Airman 1st Class Amy Younger) Rock star’s lesson one to absorb for career, life
Michael Stipe seems like an unlikely source for life and career advice. Stipe was the lead singer of the great, defunct American rock band R.E.M. You’ve probably heard their music in hit songs such as “Losing My Religion,” “Everybody Hurts,” “Man on the Moon,” “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” and many more.
0 6/08
2018
Chief Master Sgt. Shae Gee, official photo Silent Warriors
Memorial Day is upon us and we observe this holiday in honor of the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Both my grandfathers, who have since passed, served in the Korean War and World War II. It is an honor to know that I am able to serve in the capacity I can because of their contributions.
0 5/25
2018
Default Air Force Logo Police Week, honoring our Defenders
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, to participate in a number of planned events which honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
0 5/15
2018
Maj. David Borden is the 87th Aerial Port Squadron commander. Core values impact personal, professional life
The Air Force Core Values: Integrity First, Service before Self and Excellence in all we do are taught when we join.
0 5/03
2018
Default Air Force Logo Blended Retirement System Problem - You Could Lose Matching Contributions
If you’re in the blended retirement system and are fortunate to max out, or nearly max out, your yearly contribution to your thrift savings plan, listen up! The matching contributions are not as straightforward as they seem.
0 4/27
2018
Throughout the year, Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Force Reserve Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, AFRC command chief master sergeant, have traveled to numerous locations throughout the country and had the opportunity to visit with hundreds of Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families. Enlisted force development must remain a priority
Every Citizen Airman is a vital asset to Air Force Reserve Command and enlisted force development is critical to cultivating leaders to succeed in strategic planning and executing mission operations.
0 4/13
2018
Default Air Force Logo Together we must develop exceptional Air Force Reserve leaders
I recently had the opportunity to meet with my top senior leaders to discuss a broad range of critical challenges affecting our Air Force Reserve. Reflecting afterwards, there was one underlying truth that stood out during every discussion: Reserve Citizen Airmen are our greatest strength.
0 4/11
2018
Default Air Force Logo We all remember our first...bad supervisor
“Women don’t belong in the Air Force and I will do everything I can to get you out. Starting now, you’ll be working on mid-shifts,” said my worst supervisor. This meant I would be switching from the 3 p.m. to midnight to the midnight to 8 a.m. shift as a computer maintenance technician. Although, I could easily make the schedule work for mission purposes, I was very unwilling to adapt because a technical sergeant was not comfortable working around women.
0 3/27
2018
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