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  • Enlisted DTs; Break the code and success can be yours

    Enlisted development teams are alive in Air Force Reserve Command, and I've received a lot of questions regarding what it's really all about. EDTs focus on how we can get rid of the entitlement or the "I'm next in line" perception and focus on individual accomplishments and the whole person concept

  • The supervisor's role in success

    An organization's culture is the combination of the tangible and intangible factors that determine the long-term success of a unit. Examples of these factors include communication, respect, pride, performance and perhaps, most importantly, morale. Excellent morale can ensure unit cohesiveness and

  • Holidays and the blues: Overcoming past and present holiday stresses

    "It's the most wonderful time of the year" isn't just a familiar line of a classic Christmas song. Instead, the phrase resonates with our culture because November and December offer times of splendor and recollection unlike any other time. Things like trips to grandmother's house for Thanksgiving,

  • 445th Wing commander sends holiday greetings

    As this year comes to a close, I would like to personally thank the more than 2,000 Airmen and civilians of the 445th Airlift Wing for your unprecedented performance in the year we just completed. The non-stop pace of 2010 was one for the history books. The superb accomplishments of this wing are

  • Yellow Ribbon Program provides deployment assistance

    Many of you have attended a Yellow Ribbon event as part of your pre- and post-deployment activities. These events are intended to provide your families with sufficient information on available services, provide referrals to these services as appropriate, and sustain the proactive outreach

  • Commander sends holiday greetings

    As we celebrate this holiday season and prepare for the challenges of 2011, I want to thank you for serving our nation as Citizen Airmen.You have stepped up to meet every tasking given to you. You airlifted much needed aid to disaster victims, deployed to Afghanistan, helped usher in a new era in

  • Commentary: Duty limiting conditions may affect your career

    Air Force Reserve Command recently enacted a medical "rule" for reservists which could adversely affect you career. The new rule states that if any Airman has a duty limiting condition (including fitness testing limitations) for any specific diagnosis, for a cumulative total of 365 days in his Air

  • Commentary: 445th AW member finds Hollywood fortune and fame during FOD walk

    A profound statement was recently published about the similarities between Dire Straits' brand of "Walk of Life" and the 445th Airlift Wing FOD walk. This week we are all privileged to be a witness to this phenomenon as one of our own within the very ranks of the 445th AW went from being a mild

  • Commentary: 445th AW coincides FOD walk with Earth Week

    There are so many commonalities between FOD walks and the rest of the world, it can be staggering at times to consider them all. One of these commonalities is how there are three distinct types of people on planet Earth and there are three distinct types of FOD walkers. All determined by how they

  • Chasing the stripe!

    We've all heard the phrase...and many "stripechasers" would solemnly attest to the opposite in their own plight for promotion. However, there IS a big difference between "chasing the stripe" and getting promoted.How do you know that the difference? Well, here is some insight and things that you