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  • Chief Kelly: It Was an Honor to Serve With You

    Early in April at March Air Reserve Base, California, I will have the opportunity to wish a fond farewell to Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, Air Force Reserve’s senior enlisted advisor and Air Force Reserve Command’s command chief master sergeant.
  • What I learned about leadership

    “Leadership is a gift. It’s given by those who follow. You have to be worthy of it.” – General Mark Welsh.
  • You have control of your life, career

    Own what you can control. This is the single most important thing to glean from all that follows
  • “Opportunity” doesn’t call ahead, make sure you have a plan

    When opportunity knocks, it usually doesn’t call ahead of time to schedule an appointment. At least it never did for me.For me, the opportunities came suddenly and out of nowhere. Whether it was making the transition from active duty to the Air Force Reserve, landing a position at Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters, or my current assignment as
  • It’s Been an Amazing Journey

    As I reflect on my career and prepare for retirement from my beloved Air Force Reserve, I am so thankful for having had the opportunity to serve my country and I am so excited to see what all of you will do in the future.In my journey, I have laughed, cried and sang. My two amazing sons were born. I built friendships and found a family with all of
  • The evolution of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity program and the role of the Air Force

    During the spring of 1963, the world watched as demonstrators, particularly in deep southern states in the U.S., were beaten, attacked by police dogs, sprayed with high-pressure water hoses, and then arrested and jailed. The sight of this kind of brutality against peaceful demonstrators, including children, outraged Americans at home and tarnished
  • Developing resilient leaders

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command,  recently outlined his vision, mission, and priorities for Reserve Citizen Airmen. One of which was to develop resilient leaders.What does that mean? Develop resilient leaders…in my 33 and counting years in the Air Force, of which 20 have been with the
  • Set Goals, Not Resolutions in 2019!

    Every year, we set resolutions for the new year – the most popular resolutions include losing weight, paying off debt, saving money, exercising more, and quitting smoking. While we select these resolutions with the best of intentions, most New Year’s resolutions are forgotten and left to the wayside by upcoming spring. Why is this? According to
  • Overcoming holiday blues

    The holiday season is upon us once again, and it is often a busy season. It is filled with shopping, gifts, festivities, joyous music, holiday parties, decorations, and many opportunities to be with family, friends, and coworkers as we close out the old year and welcome the New Year.
  • Winter Nutrition Tips

    In the winter, we tend to reduce our physical activity, spend more time indoors, and consume higher calorie and sugar holiday comfort foods. This can set us up for poor nutrition/lifestyle choices. Also, when body temperature decreases it increases your appetite, as eating generates heat and helps warm your body. This can lead to over-eating and weight gain. Eating healthy in the winter is important for staying warm, keeping your immune system up, and to maintain a healthy weight.
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