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  • Choose Healthy Ways to Deal with Life Stressors

    "You would not believe the day I had at work, please pour me another glass of wine.""Take this prescription and it will make you feel better."A recent poll conducted by the American Psychological Association confirms the majority of Americans believe life is more stressful today than the previous

  • Leaders and Checklists

    Leadership is a core tenant of the military profession. At all levels, we need leaders of character to perform the mission and ensure security for our great nation. One of the reasons the U.S. military is the best in the world is because we value the contribution of each individual to critically

  • Quality Feedback is essential to leadership

    Don't underestimate the power of providing good, quality feedback to our Airmen. I believe the feedback process is often taken for granted by many of us, and is one of our most undervalued tools that we carry in our leadership toolboxes. Don't get me wrong, there are supervisors in our Air Force who

  • I heard "Retreat" today - That good old feeling

    I don't get out to the base much these days. I don't even remember now what I needed to pick up, but after a long day of yard work I stopped by the base shoppette. I found a good parking spot and headed into the store, and just before entering, I heard the scratchy recording of 'To the Colors' start

  • Quality Feedback is essential to leadership

    Don't underestimate the power of providing good, quality feedback to our Airmen. I believe the feedback process is often taken for granted by many of us, and is one of our most undervalued tools that we carry in our leadership toolboxes. Don't get me wrong, there are supervisors in our Air Force who

  • In reverse - From the bottom to the top

    Have you ever noticed how every leadership commentary comes from the top of the chain? What about the opinions of our largest population segment in the military - our junior enlisted? Since it was my turn to write an article, I decided to take it to the troops and reverse the commentary process by

  • What does your leadership footprint look like?

    When considering what to write about in this perspective article, the last before my retirement, it occurred to me that something about leadership would be most appropriate. There have been countless articles, papers, and even books written about leadership but I think I might have a unique take on

  • It Takes a Team

    Teamwork is often emphasized as essential to military success. Often, you will hear military and civilian leadership speak of how impressive the entire military team is, and how the men and women who serve in the armed forces are key to our national security. It is important to note that when the

  • Five Airmen representing 90th Missile Wing excellence

    During Memorial Day weekend I had the chance to reflect on my first two months on the job as the Mighty Ninety command chief. I can say without reservation that this job is the best I've ever had in my 25-year career. The Airmen in the 90th Missile Wing never fail to impress me with their dedication

  • Sober is safer: Thinking then drinking

    "What are you doing this weekend?" is a phrase that is often used without thinking. The question is asked to determine what you have planned. Many of our summer activities include drinking alcohol, either before, during, or after. Having a plan before heading out requires having as much information