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  • The legacy you leave is the life you lead

    We are continuing to 'Push the Flywheel' by taking a look at legacy in March. When I think of legacy, someone like Pat Summit, head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team comes to mind. She is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history (men or women in any division) and one of only three collegiate coaches with 1,000
  • Investing in Airman development produces big dividends

    As I watched the 2010 California Air Guard Outstanding Airmen of the Year banquet earlier last month, I was incredibly impressed by the quality Airmen who were recognized that night. From grades E-3 up to E-8, these folks excelled in the workplace as well as in their communities. They are the epitome of the Citizen Airman and what we should all
  • Air National Guard Force Development in the 21st Century

    Gen Craig R. McKinley, director of the National Guard, Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt, director of the Air National Guard, and Chief Master Sgt Christopher E. Muncy, command chief of the Air National Guard, rank force development at the top of their Air National Guard priority list.I join them in their efforts to develop the forces of the ANG. As leaders
  • Airmen diversity strengthens unit effectiveness

    Diversity in the Air National Guard is broadly defined as recognizing, respecting, and embracing the relative differences in thoughts, experiences, and abilities of our Airmen consistent with our core values. The Air National Guard's vision on diversity is "Adaptable Airmen leading in diversity; serving whenever and where ever!" Diversity has
  • What is leadership?

    "Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration, motivated by passion, generated by vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose," said Dr. Myles Munroe. When we look at the statement made by Dr. Monroe, people such as CEOs of successful and thriving companies, charismatic and well-liked political officials, captains
  • We must cultivate a warrior ethos in our Airmen

    Following an extensive deployment to Afghanistan where 129th Rescue Wing Airmen exemplified the Air Force's Warrior Ethos, "I am an American Airman... I am a Warrior..." and were credited with 187 lives saved, our brave warriors have returned home to their families and loved ones. The warriorship displayed by our Airmen must continue as we face
  • Execution through engagement

    "A relentless focus on execution--combined with total engagement of an Airman's heart and mind--leads to mission accomplished," said Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer M. Reecy, Air National Guard Human Resources Advisor.As soon as men and women enlist in the United States Air Force, they step into an opportunity unlike that offered by any other military
  • Where does the time go?

    As cheesy as this may be, June 10th marked the 12th anniversary of my entrance into the United States Air Force. I was looking back on the last decade wondering where the time went. I have gotten to do a lot of cool stuff and see a lot of cool things...things some people are only lucky enough to read about in books. I have been all over the world
  • Pursuing greatness

    Organizations and individuals do not achieve greatness by accident - it can't be stopped. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s definition of greatness was, "Greatness comes in all people... no matter the color, no matter the race, or no matter how a person looks. Everyone has greatness." Simply put, greatness is in all of us and our pursuit of it - our
  • What does it take to become a high performance team?

    With a commitment to work together as high performing teams, we maximize our strengths and capabilities to rise above any challenge. As an Airman, you are never alone! As most of us are familiar, here are some popular quotes regarding teamwork: - "It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit."- "There is no