Seminar to aid Airmen professionalism, careers

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  • By Capt. Caroline Wellman
  • 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
The 445th Airlift Wing is hosting a total force professional development seminar Nov. 8-9, coined as S.O.A.R. 2010. The seminar is open to all Reserve, active duty, Guard, sister service and civilian members.

There is a $55, non-refundable landing fee, which pays for two breakfasts, two lunches, snacks throughout the two days of the conference and the icebreaker the first night of the conference, plus a processing fee of $4.02. Multiple guest speakers are scheduled for the seminar, including:

· Senior Master Sgt. Jose Barraza: an award-winning instructor at the Air Force Senior NCO Academy at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., and motivational speaker

· Tina Durkin: International Federation of Body Building and Fitness fitness professional and former 445th Airlift Wing Airman

· Lt. Col. Ralph Lund, certified financial planner

· Maj. (ret.) Carl S. Savino, co-author of "From Air Force Blue to Corporate Gray: A Career Transition Guide for Air Force Personnel"

· Master Sgt. Patrick Stevens: 349th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., EOD technician and Wounded Warrior

The NFL-themed ice-breaker scheduled for Nov. 8 begins at 5:30 p.m. at Packy's located at the Hope Hotel. Attendees should wear their favorite NFL jersey. The Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game will be televised for everyone's enjoyment.

All ranks are invited to attend; and wing members are encouraged to use annual tour with coordination and approval of their supervisors. Uniform is BDU, ABU or flight suit. Lodging reservations can be made at (937) 257-3451, (937) 257-3810, or at Distinguished visitors should coordinate lodging with the office of the 445th Airlift Wing Command Chief at (937) 271-7955. To register for the seminar, visit