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Default Air Force Logo "Diamond Compliance Corner" - week of Apr. 8 - Apr. 15
Have you ever walked by a female Airman and questioned yourself "Does that hairdo comply with standards?" Many times an Airmen, and especially male Airmen, walk by what is perceived to be a female Airman with non-compliant hair. A majority of the time, because we don't know the standards on women's hair, we do not attempt to correct her because we
0 4/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo Time Management - Managing YOUR Time
What exactly is "time management?" Depending on whom you ask, you might receive several different definitions. Usually with a subject like time management, the definitions are subjective in nature, catering to a specific individual's personality and preference. That being said, my definition of time management is: the ability to effectively
0 4/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo "Diamond Compliance Corner" - week of Apr. 1 - Apr. 8
Every time I participate as a member of the First Term Airman Center's first sergeant panel, I ask the first-term Airmen their opinion about what a first sergeant's role is. I always smile when I hear we are the "AFI 36-2903 police." But more often than not, I get answers that include words like, "in-trouble", "scary", and "stay away." Each time, I
0 3/30
2011
Default Air Force Logo You Can’t Suck at Your Job!
Okay, did I at least get your attention with the title? I hope so because what you're getting ready to read is important, actually, it's critical, for our Air Force to be successful now and in the future. The bottom line - everyone MUST be at the top of their game, with regards to performance, if we're going to continue to be the premier air,
0 3/29
2011
Default Air Force Logo Women’s History Is Our History
We have been hearing more and more about the contributions women have and continue to make in our nation and world as we celebrate Women's History Month. I am glad that we have observances where we can acknowledge the individuals which make us a collection of diverse Americans. For many years we did not truly reflect on the contributions of
0 3/23
2011
Default Air Force Logo "Diamond Compliance Corner" - week of Mar. 25 - Apr. 1
It is Saturday afternoon and you are on your way to a cook out at a house on base. Just prior to leaving, you receive a call from another Air Force servicemember asking to ride with you to the cook out. As you pick up your friend, he begins to show off his "bling bling" diamond earrings that he just purchased. You acknowledged the earrings and
0 3/23
2011
Default Air Force Logo Good Pain
As I debated hitting the snooze button the other day at 5:15 a.m., I began to ponder if it was it really necessary to get up and go for an early morning run. I quickly decided to get out of bed, versus rolling over, and got up and ran. While running around the track, I started to ponder the concept of good pain.Pain is one of those things that does
0 3/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo Can You Hear Me Now
I believe that many of our challenges and opportunities are tied to one important component, and that is our ability to effectively communicate. I attempt to go to a different part of the base every day to better understand how our leadership can better support our people and their families. Yet, it amazes me how many things come to my attention
0 3/09
2011
Default Air Force Logo Are we really that different?
As I was leaving my office and the national anthem began to play, while saluting the U.S. flag I began to reflect. We are all a part of a great nation built on working everyday to become a more perfect union. Yet, I do believe it's important to understand the unique backgrounds each of us bring with them. So I'm also a fan of learning opportunities
0 3/01
2011
Default Air Force Logo "Diamond Compliance Corner" - week of Mar. 4 - 11
In our Air Force we have a significant number of uniforms and uniform combinations that we can wear based on the occasion, ceremony, day of the week or our duty location. In all instances, I think you would be hard-pressed to find an Airman, NCO, SNCO or Officer who does not know the required, and correct, way to wear whatever is the uniform of
0 3/01
2011
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