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Default Air Force Logo Leadership Lessons: Have you checked your tires lately?
Your attitude is a choice and one that you make every day, many times a day. Think about the power that you have with this, not only affecting you but the people around you. A situation is thrown at you, good or bad, and you get to call the shots on how you're going to interpret and handle it. Life and work can throw you many circumstances, but how
0 10/24
2013
Default Air Force Logo Leadership Lessons: Represent!
As a new squadron commander, I wanted to be able to relay expectations for my team in an easy, concise phrase they could remember and think about: "Represent the Air Force to the best of your abilities, and never lose sight of our core values." This was part of my change of command speech, and it's been reiterated at every commander's call. Each
0 10/17
2013
Default Air Force Logo Grand Forks AFB: Powered by Airmen and fueled by innovation
"The story of the Air Force is a story of innovation," observes the Air Force Vision. "Airmen, using their unique perspective, have long stood for and pioneered innovative ways to win the fight while shaping the future."Indeed, a culture of innovation is the reason why the United States Air Force remains the world's greatest air force. Airmen are
0 10/10
2013
Poster of Col. Terri Bailey, 319th Medical Group commander, created to complement commetary entitle, "Leadership Lessons: Get'r Done." (U.S. Air Force Photo illustration/Staff Sgt, Luis Loza Gutierrez) (Image was cropped to place focus on subject and was manipulated by adding text and graphics to the top and lower portions of the photo)

Leadership Lessons: Get'r Done
The people who depend on you expect you to get the job done. It doesn't matter who depends on you; it can be anyone--your employer, your supervisor, your significant other, family, friend or even a total stranger. Think about the people in your life. Ask yourself, who can I depend on, and why? Leaders often describe their employees using three
0 10/02
2013
This psuedo North Dakota license plate was created as a complimentary image to 319th Mission Support Group commander, Col. Joe Lindsey's, commentary entitled Be the One. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Luis Loza Gutierrez) (This image was manipulated by adding text from multiple photos of other North Dakota license plates using the cloning tool feature on Adobe Photo Shop CS4) Commentary: 'Be the One'
 Five months ago, while reviewing paperwork at my desk, I received an e-mail notification with the subject line that read "Curious." My immediate reaction was making a face with "puzzled" written all over it because I don't normally receive e-mails with such a title. I stopped what I was doing and opened the message. It read, "Is this the same Joe
0 9/25
2013
Default Air Force Logo Leadership Lessons: My Biggest Mistake as an NCO
What was the most important leadership lesson you learned during your career? This question has been asked of me quite a few times as I get the awesome opportunity to speak with our Airmen around base. I have been asked this question from such groups as the First-Term Airmen Center, Airmen Leadership School and the Senior NCO Induction class this
0 9/19
2013
Default Air Force Logo Grand Forks AFB: Support that Spans the Entire Spectrum!
A curious phenomenon occurs when I'm traveling and inform a fellow Airman that I'm stationed at Grand Forks AFB; I suspect many of you have had this same experience. After we get past the obligatory discussion of the weather ("Yes, it does get a bit cold!"), the conversation frequently turns to our mission. More often than not I'm asked, "Do you
0 9/12
2013
Default Air Force Logo Fightin’ From the Forks…Warriors of the North!
Warriors of the North, I have the distinct privilege to kick off a series of commentaries by leaders here at Grand Forks AFB. I believe it is important for leaders to communicate their thoughts to their people. All the Airmen at Grand Forks AFB deserve to know where their leadership stands on a whole host of issues--those issues that confront us
0 9/05
2013
As a senior airman Staff Sgt. Luis Loza Gutirrez, used photos of Army Capt. Hwa Jin Hurt; Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Joann Gonzalez; Air Force Master Sgt. Kristy Sears; and Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Lattia Nation Victory Times to pay tribute to all U.S. servicewomen by redesigning a World War II era poster. The four female service members all worked out of the building nicknamed the "Juicer" on Camp Victory, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Luis Loza Gutierrez) Airman uses grandfather's advice and art skills to honor his sisters-in-arms
I'm a self-taught graphic artist working as a public affairs specialist for the Air Force.I developed my artistic skills out of necessity early in my career while serving as the editor for the newspaper at my first base in west Texas. I would occasionally get an assignment to write a story promoting a future event or program with no photo or
0 4/03
2013
Default Air Force Logo Doing something is one thing, but doing the right thing is everything
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." This quote from the heroic Martin Luther King Jr. flashed across my mind when a fellow NCO said, "I don't care, and you shouldn't either," when I trying to make a correction on a female airman's hair while she was in uniform. That comment and many others like it are the
0 2/11
2013
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