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Default Air Force Logo Priorities in changing times
As strange as this may sound, the only constant in our work environment is change. Our nation, our Air Force and Tinker are in the midst of a significant transition after two decades at war. The budget environment of our nation is driving a significant reduction in defense spending. Accordingly, we are in the process of re-tooling for the future.
0 2/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo It all starts with feedback
It's been 27 years, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. My Military Training Instructor, Staff Sgt. Murphy, from Squadron 3743, Flight 366 was standing about four inches from my face providing feedback on why I needed to keep picking up my bags and then put them down. The entire time Sergeant Murphy was yelling at me, I was asking myself
0 2/16
2012
Default Air Force Logo We talkin’ ‘bout deliberate practice
If you were raised by Mom, Dad and ESPN (like me), then you likely have seen the clip of Allen Iverson, a professional basketball player, at a news conference where he states:"We talkin' bout practice man. We not even talkin' bout the game, the actual game, when it matters. We talkin' bout practice."The news conference took place on May 7, 2002, a
0 10/24
2011
Default Air Force Logo Now, that is mentoring
About ten years ago, after enlightening me with, no doubt, another gem of wisdom that went over my head, the colonel said to me, "now, that's mentoring!" Years later, I'm beginning to understand what mentoring really is and that we can easily miss it, even when it's right in front of us. We often seek mentoring from the wrong sources, we don't
0 7/07
2011
Default Air Force Logo Working together, parents can help children through divorce
Divorce can be a stressful and confusing time for children. If you work together as parents, the process can be less painful for your children. It is normal to feel unsure about how to talk to your children and give them the right support during your divorce. It is possible to get through this time with your children feeling loved and supported by
0 6/29
2011
Default Air Force Logo Lose weight – get rid of extra baggage
"The unexamined life is not worth living" -- SocratesWhen I joined the Air Force, I was issued the big, green A-bags. Amazing! I can stuff my whole house in there, almost. I had so much fun with the "freedom" that came from stuffing more and more stuff in that bag. I'd poke it, find an "empty" spot and stuff more stuff into it! Then, I had to carry
0 6/29
2011
Default Air Force Logo Airman honors supervisor in JEC essay contest
Editor's note: Tinker's Junior Enlisted Council recently started an essay contest, giving Airmen a chance to recognize their supervisors. Following is the winner for this month.I have been at Tinker for almost two years now and I would not be where I am today without the assistance and support of Tech. Sgt. Joshua Pearcy. Sergeant Pearcy was the
0 6/24
2011
Default Air Force Logo Air Force leaders issue Memorial Day message
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz send the following Memorial Day message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force and their families:As we pause this Memorial Day to honor those who have died in service of our great Nation, it is also useful to reflect on what this day of remembrance reveals
0 5/26
2011
Default Air Force Logo CC Blogs: Memorial Day memories/Happy AMT Day
As Memorial Day approaches, I am reminded of the sacrifices of those that came before us.Recently, I attended an "Honor Flight" event that sends our World War II veterans to Washington D.C. for a day to visit the WW II Memorial, and it made me think about my friend, Sam Shaffer. Sam was a friend of my wife's family in Indiana. I knew Sam for
0 5/26
2011
Default Air Force Logo On Memorial Day, take a lesson from the Old Guard
The exact origins of Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, are not known. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, that a day should be observed nationwide as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation. That first observation took place May 30th of the same
0 5/26
2011
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