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Default Air Force Logo Are you my mentor?
If you’ve ever had to ask this question, the answer was probably “no.”
0 2/24
2016
Dr. John C. Maxwell, internationally recognized leadership expert, spoke to members of the Wichita Falls community, as well as Airmen from Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, about living a significant life and leadership traits. Maxwell was invited to speak to the community by Collin Sewell, president of Sewell Family of Companies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kyle Gese) Success vs. significance: Making good leaders great
Successful people are selfish.
0 2/19
2016
Default Air Force Logo Stay Focused
Air Force officials have been working for some time to reduce the active-duty end strength, as well as creating initiatives focused on balancing and reshaping the entire force.
0 2/05
2016
Default Air Force Logo 'What do you think?'
"What do you think" is a commonly used idiom, with many meanings.  Sometimes I hear this phase when people are deciding on a best course of action to take.  For example; "I'd like to go out to eat tonight.  What do you think?"  Or "That car looks really nice.  What do you think?" One sometimes under-used way of "What do you think" is in the
0 12/21
2015
Default Air Force Logo Mentorship: ‘I care about you’
Are you green and growing or are you ripe and rotting? Each of us want to contribute to our full capacity, and one way to achieve this goal is through the wise counsel of a mentor.  Perhaps you've been in a situation where you wished you had someone, maybe a trusted, experienced leader, to "bounce" some ideas off of them?  Did you ever "crave"
0 12/21
2015
Default Air Force Logo Prepare now for Sheppard winter weather
When you found out you were coming to Sheppard the first two things people mention weather-wise are the triple-digit temperatures in the summer and the severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that happen across the area, both of which are true. However, what they often forget to mention is that Sheppard and the Wichita Falls area can also experience
0 12/01
2015
Default Air Force Logo Lessons learned: ‘What message are you sending’
There I was, a new technical sergeant recently arrived at a new duty station and appointed to supervise the night shift in my section.  I had a great team of motivated young noncommissioned officers and Airmen.  We were ready, willing, and able to do our part in getting the mission done.  Many nights we took little or no breaks, ate meals on the
0 10/28
2015
Default Air Force Logo Uncomfortable commitment: Chief provides perspective
All of us who serve this great nation has made a commitment to serve something greater than ourselves. For the enlisted forces, this commitment starts with the Oath of Enlistment which signifies and confirms our intentions.As an all-volunteer force, we take this oath free from prejudice and of our own free will. Many times over my career, I have
0 9/29
2015
Default Air Force Logo You decide: Comfort zone or developmental special duty?
Do you have a Service-Before-Self mentality? Do you take advantage of leadership opportunities? If you were nominated for a Developmental Special Duty (DSD), how would you react if it was in a role you were completely uncomfortable with? Would you volunteer for a deployment today if the opportunity presented itself?Back in 2008, my squadron
0 8/07
2015
Default Air Force Logo Moments explode like fireworks
By taking a picture, I freeze a moment in time blasting it with radiant color and balancing it with composure. Then I expose the photo for the world to see.Just like the fireworks exploding in the sky on Independence Day, my lens burns an image into a piece of film - or in this case, records it onto a digital image sensor which processes it into a
0 7/08
2015
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