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Default Air Force Logo Importance of solid workplace safety practices
Many may see safety as a waste of time when it comes to the workplace. Some may believe that as long as you're not bleeding, there are no safety violations or concerns, so no need for paperwork. However, safety encompasses small and large issues. Some of the smaller issues include blown out light bulbs, floor dips, and non-illuminated exit signs. A
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Default Air Force Logo Information security part of everything we do
It's been one of those days. You are super busy and your unit just received another tasking. You are trying to do five jobs at once and don't even have time to think. You decide to help your unit deployment manager get the word out and forward an email you received about a deployment to co-workers who are on shift work. You noticed there was some
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Default Air Force Logo No hazard zone
Have you ever driven your vehicle over an unknown pot hole, got angry and just blew it off? Then the next time you came to the same area you simply drove around it.In this situation, like most hazardous situations, an important step missed is to report the incident. Let's think about this from a different angle. Suppose you swerved to miss this
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Default Air Force Logo Lessons learned: Deployment exercise gives new insight
As a civil engineer and a RED HORSE 'Horseman', I have seen my fair share of deployments, five to the Middle East. Each one has been drastically different than the other, providing a broad range of experiences. In late 2013, I was told I was deploying to Belize. How do you deploy to Belize? How is a deployment an exercise? What could I possibly
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Chief Master Sgt. Robert A. Ellis, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center command chief, poses for a photo outside of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center headquarters building at Nellis Air Force Base, N.V., July 16, 2014. Ellis, who will be retiring after serving 30 years in the Air Force, has held various duties ranging from squadron to major-command level. His stateside assignments include bases in South Dakota, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Virginia and Colorado. The Chief also served overseas in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Japan and Turkey, and has deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield, Allied Force and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika) I am second: USAFWC command chief bids farewell after 30 years
I am second. As a senior enlisted leader I am often asked about my opinion or views on leadership and what makes a good leader. As I've reflected over the past year in preparation for my transition [to civilian life], I continue to come back to the same principle: make the other people in your life the priority and not yourself. When we put the
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Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, sits for a media interview answering questions about his air force career June 17, 2014 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.  Cornish is set to relinquish command during a ceremony here June 27th, after 2 years in the position. The 99th ABW provides installation support for more than 10,000 personnel assigned to Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, and the Nevada Test & Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airmen 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz) Farewell to 'Mecca'
When I flew up initial [in the overhead flight pattern] at Nellis AFB for the first time almost 20 years ago, I was a young wingman in an F-15 on my way from Georgia to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. As my flight lead Chewy and I charted our route on a map back at base operations, I eagerly asked him where we'd be stopping on our way to McChord AFB, where
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Default Air Force Logo Difficult force shaping calls made tougher by undeserved 'Firewall 5's'
I was not a very good Airman in the early days of my Air Force career. I was passably good at my job and very bad at the Air Force. Here is an actual quote from one of my early Enlisted Performance Reports, "Improved responsibility in off-duty affairs would quickly set this top-notch performer above the rest." Literally translated it says,"Stop
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Default Air Force Logo Leader, wingman, father
I am a new Airman at Nellis Air Force Base, and, as Father's Day rolls around I'm not home to celebrate. Since I can't celebrate with my father, I find myself more inclined to produce a sentimental approach this year. In honor of father's day, I've decided to write a letter.Dear Dad,When I was born you had already been in the Air Force for 10
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Default Air Force Logo FTAC: Bridging gaps for new Airmen
Everyday new Airmen graduate from technical school and move on to their first duty station. In doing so, the beginning weeks of a first-term Airman's transition to the operational Air Force can be quite unclear and stressful. As a first-term Airman when I arrived here, I didn't know anything the base had to offer. That changed when I went to the
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Default Air Force Logo Terminating your lease can be easy
As summer approaches and many of you prepare for a permanent change of station; you may find yourself in a dilemma. You just received PCS orders, but your lease isn't up for another six months. As a military member, you have protection under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. You can use SCRA to terminate a residential lease for a variety of
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