Home : News : Commentaries
Commentary Search
Commentary Comments Updated
1 ... 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ... 29
Default Air Force Logo Leadership - Being a part of something bigger than yourself
Just last week, I attended a Senior NCO Induction Ceremony. The event was held at an upscale hotel downtown, with more than 400 people in attendance, including Air Force Chief of Staff, General Norton Schwartz. It was a premier event, with Air Force District of Washington Command Chief Master Sgt. Battenberg as the guest speaker, and 95 Technical
0 7/21
2011
Default Air Force Logo Chief's Corner - Team Andrews and Team Resiliency
So you have worked hard ... sacrificed long hours, even given more than a few CI Saturdays and Sundays. Your family and loved ones may have expressed concern that you were not spending enough quality time with them as of late. The huge 2011 Joint Service Open House event sandwiched between Compliance Inspection preparation and the CI itself,
0 7/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo From the Top - Total Force
The Air Force has experienced a great deal over the past ten years. The numerous contingency and crisis actions around the world requiring Air Force assets and assistance continue to stress the need for airpower, and the Total Force continues to answer the call. With the active component asked to do more and more, the Air Force Reserve component
0 7/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo Chief's Corner - Helpful reminders during the CI
We have all watched time slip away as we diligently worked to ensure the programs we run are compliant for the on-going inspection. With the Compliance Inspection upon us, there are a couple of things that we should remind ourselves of during this time.Although CI's can be challenging, they should be viewed as a positive experience. Inspections
0 6/13
2011
Default Air Force Logo Diamond Compliance Corner - Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
A popular book title says, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and it's all small stuff." The "small stuff" however, reflects each Airman's respect for Air Force rules no matter how small of importance they may appear to have. At times, it is the "small stuff" that is not done or is overlooked because it seems tedious.Air Force customs and courtesies,
0 6/13
2011
Capital Food Bank coordinator and blogger Molly McGlinchy demonstrates bags filled with donated goods which feed senior citizens throughout the National Capital Region. This year the Department of Defense is expected to collect over 700,000 pounds in donated hygiene products and non-perishable food items for the 2011 Feds Feed Families campaign. Of that total, the Air Force District of Washington has set the goal of 20,000 lbs, or 100 of the boxes labeled "Capital Foodbank" which will be increasingly available throughout Joint Base Andrews in the coming weeks. This year's campaign began June 1 and ends Aug. 31.(USAF Photo Illustration by Doileen Dolo and Benjamin Newell) Feds feed families
One of the best things about living and working in the National Capital Region is having the opportunity to give back to the communities that support us. One way we can do this is by participating in the annual Feds Feed Families campaign. This campaign collects non-perishable food and other items, and distributes them to food banks in the NCR. The
0 6/13
2011
The sun sets behind the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. June 5. Make it a monumental weekend
Unlike some military installations that are hours from the nearest metropolitan area, Joint Base Andrews is only a short drive or Metro ride from some of the most iconic tourist attractions, historic sites, best cuisine, and fun nightlife spots the region has to offer.Whether traveling alone, with friends or family, there are a host of things that
0 6/08
2011
11th Wing/ Joint Base Andrews commander From the top - "It’s Game Time"
When this article hits stands and cyberspace on Friday, we will have already bedded down the 12 advance members of an approximately 130-strong Inspector General team, technically sent here to evaluate the compliance of the Air Force District of Washington, 11th Wing, 844th Communications Group, and elements of the 79th Medical Wing. In reality,
0 6/06
2011
11th Wing/ Joint Base Andrews command chief master sergeant Chief's Corner - Pressure, can you handle it?
I've heard it said pressure can create diamonds or cause pipes to rupture. The end result is based on how you deal with what is challenging your peace of mind. Those of us who work in the 11th Wing and the Air Force District of Washington will be having our compliance inspection, and for some it is a source of stress. Yet, I submit to you, there is
0 6/01
2011
Default Air Force Logo From the Top - Resiliency...What I Learned from Elasti-Girl
I loved the movie "The Incredibles." It was a classic good-versus-evil, values-based film. I particularly liked the character Elasti-Girl. A super flexible and dedicated spouse, Elasti-Girl is also a mother of three feisty children. She could change the size and shape of her body at will, save her husband and children from evil, fly a jet, and get
0 5/18
2011
1 ... 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ... 29
RSS