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  • Constructive feedback key to successful mentoring

    It’s my privilege to author this month’s edition of the Buckeye Flyer. The topic I have chosen is near and dear to my heart, mentoring. Being able to mentor and pass along personal and professional career guidance is what continues to drive me in my career
  • August Fitness Tips

    Tips for the Summer Time WorkoutsWarmer, sunny days are finally here, but after exercising in cooler spring temps, hot and humid 80 plus degree days can feel overwhelming. Running, biking, hiking, even walking feels harder in the heat, so here are some tips to help you get through your Summer workouts.Be flexible about when you work out. Become
  • Execution, sustainment of Rapid Global Mobility

    One of the foundational aspects of America's military strength is the ability to project forces anywhere on the planet at the time and place of our choosing. Rapid Global Mobility represents the fastest, most agile way to achieve that objective, with our strategic airlift fleet and personnel at the very heart of it. Aircrews thrive on this diverse
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.