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Default Air Force Logo Our team is the key to success
Here in the 30th Space Wing we assure access to and from space for the joint force and our nation. The assets we launch and receive are often one of a kind, vital to our national interests, and their missions have often been planned for several years. Failure is not an option and our record of mission success speaks to that. Despite the high level
0 12/17
2012
Default Air Force Logo Air Force contingency contracting: The ultimate force multiplier
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. Several times a year, the 30th Space Wing conducts exercises to ensure we are ready to support the AF mission in a deployed environment. The first part of the exercise involves tasking military personnel and their equipment and then ensuring both are
0 12/11
2012
Default Air Force Logo First impressions
A few weeks ago, I took a short trip to one of my favorite places - Yosemite. I decided to stay in a hotel in a nearby town called Oakhurst. It's still a bit of a drive from there to the national park, but staying there allowed me to drive from home in the evening, rest overnight, and then spend the entire day in the park. The drive wasn't bad -
0 11/28
2012
Default Air Force Logo Get your inspection face on!
In sports, whether you are an observer, participant or full-on fanatic, you will often hear, "Get your game face on!" It's another way to say, "Participants need to get into the right frame of mind to be victorious."As Airmen, our primary duties do not necessarily include participation in sporting events. However, we perform our duties the best we
0 11/19
2012
Default Air Force Logo Maintaining perspective
A military Airman's life, whether it be a uniformed or civil service member, can be extremely hectic. It becomes easy to fall into the overwhelming day-to-day routine and lose sight of what we do, particularly for members who are not deployed. We come to work every day and perform what appear to be very routine tasks. However, we must keep our jobs
0 11/14
2012
Default Air Force Logo Developing leadership muscle: An exercise prescription
Many authors have written about how to develop leadership. Leadership development typically divides into two categories: Natural talent versus practiced skills. The latter is similar to when a person makes the concerted effort to improve their fitness skills. This would typically include visiting a personal trainer who would give advice that would
0 11/05
2012
Staff Sgt. Julio Medina, 6th Space Warning Squadron, used innovation to create an Air Force Fitness Assessment application. (Courtesy graphic) Getting to core of innovation
When we think of innovation, we often think of life-changing inventions that have improved our lives dramatically. Innovation, however, encompasses more than inventing something great from nothing. Innovation is often improving something that was already good or utilizing it in a novel way to resolve different problems. In other words, you do not
0 11/01
2012
Default Air Force Logo Article 15... Now what? Ask the ADC!
What an Article 15 means for youArticle 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice is an avenue for commanders to provide discipline that will not result in a Federal conviction, as opposed to a courts-martial. The legal office typically advises units to engage in progressive discipline, which means when an Airman has a discipline issue, commanders
0 10/30
2012
Default Air Force Logo One team, one dream
The wing has been working tirelessly the past several months checking and double checking self assessment programs, conducting emergency management exercises, and sharpening our deployment processes in anticipation of the upcoming inspection. However, we sometimes become so focused on our individual efforts, that we overlook a critical element of
0 10/11
2012
Default Air Force Logo You have the right to remain silent
The phrase, "you have the right to remain silent" is a part of our culture. Typically we see TV detectives or police officers delivering that line to some lawbreaker who the audience knows to be guilty as handcuffs are being placed on the perpetrator's wrists. It makes for good television, but it's not very realistic. Miranda WarningsThe Miranda
0 10/01
2012
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