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Maj. Gen. Jeanne Holm, former director of the Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council, was promoted to brigadier general on July 16, 1971, and was the first woman to be appointed in this grade in the Air Force. Holm was also promoted to major general on June, 1, 1973, and was the first women in the Armed Forces to serve in that grade. (U.S. Air Force photo) Famous Women in Air Force History
In honor of Women’s History Month, we take the time to recognize just a few of the many ladies who pioneered an enduring legacy within the worlds of the Air Force, aviation, and space. Their achievements continue to provide an example of innovation and service to all those who have followed in their footsteps. Esther Blake: Known as “The First
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Default Air Force Logo Priming the Pump: AFSA promotes a culture of continual care
Early in my Air Force career, I was told to sign up for a professional military organization. I was stationed at McChord Air Force Base, Washington, and the Air Force Sergeants Association was the biggest and most prevalent organization on the installation. The members were significantly involved with activities across the base and in the
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Default Air Force Logo Why History and Heritage Matters
During my high school years, our football team had a sign above the locker room door that we’d touch prior to going out on the field. The sign exhorted us to “Add To Tradition,” listing all the state championships and playoff appearances that prior teams at the school had achieved. Touching the sign was our acknowledgement of what they had
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Default Air Force Logo Taking a hard look at yourself as a leader
Most employees are striving to get to the next grade and aspire to perform at a level that will enable them to move up the ladder and eventually become a leader. In some instances, leaders are placed in supervisory roles much sooner than expected or prior to achieving the skillsets necessary to perform supervisory roles. Today's society is so
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From left to right: Col. David Miller Jr., 460th Space Wing commander, Master Sgt. Amy Weatherston, 460th Security Forces Squadron plans and programs superintendent, Staff Sgt. Darren Heller, 460th Space Communication Squadron Knowledge Management Center NCO in charge, Senior Airman Luis Gomez, 460th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, Airman Holden S. Faul, 460th Space Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, and Chief Master Sgt. Rod Lindsey, 460th Space Wing command chief pose in front of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket Jan. 19, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The rocket, carrying Space-Based Infrared System GEO 3, was launched successfully Jan. 20, 2017, and will help the U.S. military with their advancement of defense missile waring. (Courtesy photo) I'm not an astronaut, but I make the mission
I can understand how some may look at the career fields within the military and wonder why those jobs exist. In fact, I have wondered this many times in the past myself. I have been in the military for 14 months; this includes my time in Basic Military Training and Technical Training. So, needless to say, I’m still new to this lifestyle. Being a
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Default Air Force Logo Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation week kicks off
The Air Force Medical Service is recognizing the Biomedical Sciences Corps with the BSC Appreciation week, which is designated from January 23-27, 2017.  The BSC is the most diverse corps in the medical services.  The BSC dates back to 1917 when the Sanitary Corps was established to address infectious diseases and has grown to include a wide range
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Default Air Force Logo Leadership – A Perspective
Leadership is certainly an age old topic that continues to be a source of great debate, even for its very definition on how leadership is even defined. Pick your favorite leadership book of choice or inquire with those in your leadership chain, and you’re bound to gain a different perspective from each source. Defining leadership is subjective, and
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Default Air Force Logo The ADC is your ally
I find myself in a unique position in the job that I currently hold in the military. Two years ago, I received an assignment to be the defense paralegal at the office of the Area Defense Counsel here at Buckley Air Force Base. After cross-training from the weather career field many moons ago, I spent the majority of my career before this assignment
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Default Air Force Logo Inspire Strength
Inspire. Strength.Two simple words that have come to dominate the center of my leadership philosophy.We all have encountered no shortage of buzz words or fancy theories throughout our time to help us solve our problems and conquer our challenges. Yet, I found these two simple words a long time ago engraved in stone on something that had absolutely
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Default Air Force Logo What it means to serve: A holiday reflection
Every year, as my family and I prepare for the holiday season, I find myself reflecting on the things that I’m thankful for. Sometimes I’m able to accomplish this reflection with greater clarity than others, but nevertheless, I try to really think about the things that matter the most in my life.As you can probably imagine, at the top of my list of
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