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Default Air Force Logo Women's History Month: Why We Celebrate
Women’s History Month is a time to reflect and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of women throughout history. During the month of March, we pause to remember and honor the women who have served in or with the Armed Forces. This year’s theme is “Honoring Trailblazing Women Who Have Paved the Way for Future Generations.”
0 3/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo The Government Purchase Card Program (or how to stay out of Headline News)
The government purchase card program is a commander’s tool for units to acquire mission essential goods and services. The rules are really quite simple when making purchases: document the rationale, show accountability and follow the monetary thresholds assigned. Then ask yourself, is this mission essential?What is mission essential? What is a
0 12/05
2016
Default Air Force Logo Be prepared: Know the facts about Lyme disease
In North Dakota and Minnesota, one of the most serious diseases transmitted by ticks is Lyme disease.
0 9/27
2016
Default Air Force Logo Education and the Air Force lifestyle
I had the fortunate opportunity to be selected for the University of Tennessee Strategic Leadership Program and have learned advanced leadership skills among some of the finest leaders in our Air Force. I was talking to a group of Airmen recently about the program and my experience, and a comment was made about my enthusiasm for learning. One
0 9/23
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF COOL: Certified, Professional Airmen
Here I am, a new Airman who has recently become acquainted to the surrounding area and the mission of his first base. I’m excited and honored to serve in the Air Force and anticipating the great opportunities that will arise for me to advance in my career and personal goals.One thing that was mentioned to me throughout basic military training and
0 9/16
2016
Default Air Force Logo Medics of the North prepare for the Joint Commission Survey
Although many people do not know, most public and private hospitals in the U.S., including the 319th Medical Group at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, receive an external validation by the Joint Commission. This August the 319 MDG will undergo its JC accreditation, validating that its patient care services are effectively managed and
0 6/17
2016
The servant leader carries their Airmen on their back. Tech. Sgt. Brooke Scott, 319th Wing Staff Agency NCO-In-Charge of command post operations, worked with her troop Airman 1st Class Bennie Cooper, 319th Wing Staff Agency emergency action controller, to develop the concept for this drawing. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Tech. Sgt. Brooke Scoot/Released) Actions speak louder than words
Last week I attended the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence training here. The training lasted five hours and focused on the topic of professionalism and changing the Air Force culture through leadership. The briefer spoke about leadership and lightheartedly suggested an idea that we should replace commander parking spots with Airmen parking
0 6/03
2016
Default Air Force Logo Don’t reach for the Round-Up
Recently I attended a training seminar put on by the Air Force Profession of Arms Center of Excellence (PACE). During the seminar the presenter made an analogy comparing performance-impacting "issues" to weeds. When comments from the audience were invited, I suggested a slightly different perspective.This morning as I was standing on the field for
0 5/31
2016
Default Air Force Logo Empowerment: More than just a word
 I am a first-term Airman at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. I am approaching one year time on station and getting close to achieving the next skill level in my job. At this stage in my career, my number one focus is on training and mastering my job. All Airmen are expected to "check the boxes" in order to complete their training, but how
0 3/14
2016
Default Air Force Logo Air force Reserve offers security in an evolving economy
Every year approximately 100 Airmen separate from Grand Forks AFB in search of something better. The perception is that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. This was the thought when I got out via Palace Front in 1995 due to a reduction in force. At that time I was a staff sergeant with nine years military experience and just short
0 3/08
2016
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