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Default Air Force Logo Patience, understanding key to change
Team Vandenberg, what a great time to be in our Air Force and a wonderful time to be a Comptroller. The 30th Comptroller Squadron is not only the wing commander's financial advisor, but the last stop in ensuring you are receiving the correct pay and entitlements. As the financial advisor, in the words of the deputy chief of financial analysis, we
0 4/14
2008
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley greets Master Sgt. Michael Owen, 21st Security Force Squadron first sergeant, while visiting the Airman Leadership School at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The chief visited the schoolhouse and Headquarters Air Force Space Command July 28. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Raheem Moore) Caring is free
Our Air Force today faces tough challenges. We are fighting a long war on terrorism. We are constantly asked to compete priorities against each other, weigh costs and keep an eye on balances, expenditures and the bottom line. However, in the midst of prosecuting recapitalization and modernization of our air, space and cyberspace assets; affecting
0 4/14
2008
Default Air Force Logo SFS, Command Post exemplify Culture of Excellence
Vandenberg Air Force Base is home to numerous Airmen that strive to epitomize our Culture of Excellence. You can walk into any unit on any given day and find outstanding performers who shine as sterling examples and set the standard for our Air Force. Every week I visit units and am constantly reminded of the extra mile our Airmen go to fulfill
0 4/08
2008
Default Air Force Logo Are you a situational leader?
If you've been to any form of Air Force Professional Military Education, you have undoubtedly learned about situational leadership or spent some time studying the four-quadrant model created by behavioral theorists Paul Hersey and Kenneth H. Blanchard. I'm not going to broach those details here, however the subject has always intrigued me because
0 4/08
2008
Default Air Force Logo Effective communication is vital to success
On March 3, 1847, Alexander Graham Bell was born. He is credited with inventing the telephone. On March 10, 2008, the 30th Space Communications Squadron cut the ribbon for the Combat Information Transport System, or CITS. It is a $27 million fiber optic infrastructure installation funded by Air Force Space Command. CITS is a Synchronous Optical
0 3/25
2008
Default Air Force Logo Don’t forget the Golden Rule … of customer service
Most everyone has heard of the "Golden Rule", a famous quote in the New Testament of the Bible which states, "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you" (Matthew 7:12). This quote is a great reminder of how we should treat others in every aspect of our lives and is especially true as we pursue a Culture of Excellence. One
0 3/24
2008
Default Air Force Logo State of readiness important in expedition operations
An essential element of being a "Strategic Airmen" is maintaining a high state of readiness and being prepared to answer the nation's call when tasked to deploy. It is important to note that the number of deployments, average deployment tour lengths, and predeployment training requirements are on the rise. In fact, over 500 Vandenberg Hawks have
0 3/18
2008
Default Air Force Logo Ten rules of followership
We read books and articles regarding the characteristics and traits of a good leader. But we seldom read about what it takes to serve as a good follower - a highly relevant subject to all men and women of our Air Force. It is a responsibility no less important than that of a leader and it enables good leadership. Further, it is a given that we are
0 3/10
2008
Default Air Force Logo Charity Auction-the brats, the spouses and the Air Force need you
It is almost here--the Vandenberg Spouses Club Annual Charity Auction to raise scholarship money for military dependants and spouses, as well as other worthy causes. It kicks off at 6 p.m. on March 15 at the Pacific Coast Club.We have a ton of awesome stuff to auction off. Let me give you a sample of the items: hotel and entertainment packages,
0 3/03
2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Culture of Excellence  This image is 20 inches by 10 inches, 300 dpi. A Culture of Excellence through customer service
Most Airmen in the 30th Space Wing have heard the phrase "Culture of Excellence" recently. Leadership is talking about it and I know some units discussed it on our last Wingman Day. But what do we mean when we talk about creating a "Culture of Excellence?" Let's take a look. According to Webster's Dictionary, culture is "the customary beliefs,
0 2/25
2008
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