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  • AMC Commander reflects on his first year

    To the men and women of Air Mobility Command, I can't thank you and your families enough for the hard work and sacrifices that you make each day.  You are an unrivaled, Total Force team - active duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian Airmen - and you make rapid global mobility a reality.In the year

  • Leadership Lessons: How to Get More Mileage With Personnel Maintenance

    A long time ago, a very long time ago when I was a young staff sergeant, a vehicle maintenance chief gave me some mentoring on how to get more out of the Airmen you lead. Throughout my career I would often go back and read those notes on "Personnel Preventative Maintenance" and try my best to apply

  • Heroes at Home: Senior Airman Alexis D. Lezcano

    I came into the military in January 2010 with only $86 in my bank account. My credit history at that point was non-existent. My Beacon score was around 570.I didn't really do anything for the first two years. I was at Royal Air Force Lakenheath and living in the dorms, so things like a car were out

  • Leadership Lessons: Listen to the Janitor

    The El Cortez Hotel in San Diego is known to many architects and engineers as a trend setter. While that is true in many respects, I think the following story has another lesson to offer. Back in its prime, it was one of the more elegant hotels in the country and was often the destination of choice,

  • Heroes at Home: Retired Tech. Sgt. Mischelle L. Prince

    (Editor's Note: This article is the first of a three-part series by Airmen who have received financial management assistance from the Grand Forks Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center. The series will lead up to the Heroes at Home program hosted by the A&FRC, May 12, 2015 from 1-3 p.m. at

  • Leadership Lessons: From Seahawks to Global Hawks

    A few months ago two titans of the gridiron, the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, played each other in Super Bowl Forty-nine. The Patriots out-played Seattle throughout the first half until a feverish final two-minutes and sixteen-seconds that included three touchdowns.The concluding

  • Preventing sexual assault in the Air Force is our enduring responsibility

    As we begin Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, clear signs point to the progress we have made in combating sexual assault. We can cite encouraging numbers in the areas of prevalence, reporting and convictions; however, this serves as only the beginning of an enduring effort. This effort

  • Leadership Lessons: All the right reasons

    The part of Massachusetts I grew up in wasn't what most people think of when they think of Massachusetts. Most people associate the state with Boston, the New England Patriots, fresh lobsters, etc. Sadly though, I didn't see much of that. The city I was born and raised in is called Holyoke, and in

  • Resiliency through Holocaust Remembrance Month

    Every spring our Nation remembers the six million deaths of innocent victims that were humiliated, starved and incinerated for being different. The void that was left by the loss of their lives marked a point in the world history books that will remain blemished for centuries to come. Among the

  • Leadership Lessons: Words to lead by

    Like most of you, I wasn't born into privilege. My dad was a teacher and my parents served as missionaries in Ecuador - neither profession paid well. We moved frequently and I attended eight schools before graduating high school. My mom suffered from severe depression and when I was in the second