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Default Air Force Logo The Air Force they deserve
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—Personnel at McConnell Air Force Base are blessed to serve in a supportive, military-friendly community.Whenever I am off the installation in uniform, I am constantly being thanked for my service. On several occasions, my lunch tab was picked up by an anonymous citizen in a gesture of thanks. I always respond with
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Default Air Force Logo Riding for the brand
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — Many of us remember watching cowboy shows and movies on TV when we were kids. They were mostly about justice and fighting for what was right, and they showed outlaws, rustlers, sheriffs and marshals. One thing that always seemed to be in those movies were large cattle ranches and the importance of each ranch’s
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Default Air Force Logo Leadership by example
I am privileged to serve with members of the U.S. Air Force, who are dedicated, innovative and live a life of sacrifice.
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Default Air Force Logo Leaders: Born or made?
Have you ever considered whether leaders are born or if they’re made? Which is greater? Put mathematically, is Made Leadership > Born Leadership?
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Default Air Force Logo Mentor, coach, lead
Many consider leadership a trait you’re born with it, while some consider it a trait you hone and develop through reflection and feedback. I contend it is both—we all have leadership qualities within in us, and it is our life experiences and interactions that shape them.My kindergarten teacher, Ms. Gleason, was easily one of the sweetest lady you’d
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Default Air Force Logo What happened to “us?”
Let’s be honest with ourselves—the majority of the Air Force is made up of technical career fields, whether that is a flight crew following a checklist, a maintainer or logistic readiness squadron Airmen completing equipment preventative maintenance inspection, or civil engineers maintaining real property. This focus on “things” and “precise
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Default Air Force Logo It is a great day; what are you going to do with it?
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— The names in this story have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent, the locations and specific mission details have been omitted and some of the quotes have been cleaned up to better fit the potential audience, but this is a story I need to tell.With 36 hours to go until my retirement ceremony, I am supposed to
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A child with a dog Volunteering: Solidifying your “purrr-pose”
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— The day my parents brought me home from the hospital, I was greeted by my mom’s dalmatian, Dallas. I had pets my whole life until I joined the Air Force in 2015.Leaving home at 18 and learning to live on your own is hard. The way I see it, leaving home at 18 and joining the military is harder — not only do you have
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Default Air Force Logo Who do you owe, why are you here
My story about joining the U.S. Air Force is a selfish one. When I finished completing my undergraduate and master’s degrees, I simply needed a job. I had mounting student loans from graduate school and bills that needed to be paid. Many of my family members had served in the armed forces and my brother was an Air Force public health officer. He
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An Airman examines baggage content Space-A: Do you know how it works?
The McConnell Air Force Base passenger terminal accommodates active duty and retired military members as well as their dependents through space available travel. Space-A can seem confusing, but it’s actually quite simple. It all starts with the sign-up process. Potential passengers will sign-up via email request and are then placed on the standby
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