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  • From the Top: Telling the Story of America’s Citizen Airmen

    "Every Airman, regardless of specialty, must understand and be able to explain how they contribute to producing unparalleled airpower for our nation. Each Airman has a compelling story that needs to be told. Tell your story." -- A Vision for the United States Air Force (http://www.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-130110-114.pdf)Since its beginnings
  • Chief's View: CCAF degree critical to career advancement

    A U.S. president once said, "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." I believe this to be true.With education, you become more proficient at your job, enabling mission effectiveness and efficiency. You may advance faster than your counterparts with education. In the military, education improves your ability to compete for
  • From the Top: Air Force Reserve Guiding Principles -- The Strategic Compass

    Over the last decade, you consistently raised your hand when the nation called, more so than during any time in our history. The events of 9/11 marked a turning point for the Air Force Reserve. We transitioned into an operational reserve by changing our organization and improving our processes. Every one of our Citizen Airmen has demonstrated the
  • Chief’s View: Thanks for your support of red shirt Friday

    Red shirt Friday. Have you ever heard of it? What is it? Where did it start?I can't remember when I first heard about red shirt Friday, but I remember learning about it as I started seeing the red shirts being sold at base exchanges. After that I started to pay attention to how many people wore the color red on Fridays. I not only noticed it at my
  • From the Top: Answering the call with a ready force

    My favorite part of this job is seeing our diverse missions and America's Citizen Airmen in action. One of my goals is to visit every location where we have a Reserve unit or organization. This gives me an opportunity to hear what's on your mind. As we look forward to the New Year, I want to share my thoughts, specifically my three focus areas for
  • Chief’s View: Thank those who make your service possible

    As Citizen Airmen, we face many challenges: ensuring our family members are happy and healthy, and their needs are met; maintaining our commitment to be combat-ready 24/7; and ensuring our civilian career is on track. As we do our best in each of these areas, we are pulled in so many different directions that we can lose sight of the big picture
  • From the Top: Lucky to lead and ready to serve

    I am one lucky guy. I am lucky, and humbled, to have the trust placed in me to serve as chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander, Air Force Reserve Command. During my active and Reserve career, I have had the opportunity to see the inner workings of many commands and organizations, and you won't find a better outfit than the Air Force
  • Chief’s View: My charge to you: Do your job

    On one of my first early mornings in the office after assuming my new position, I sat with Lt. Col. Hal Linnean, assistant executive officer for the Air Force Reserve Command commander, discussing the way ahead for the enlisted force. Linnean said the minimum we can ask from our enlisted members is that they do their job. Doing your job has been
  • From the Top: New law helps Reservists respond at home

    (Editor's note: In his June commentary, Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr. bid farewell to the command he has led since June 2008. With the new commander, Maj. Gen. James F. Jackson, not assuming his position until after the August issue went to press, this month's From the Top commentary is provided by the AFRC vice commander.)A law passed by
  • From the Top: With an abundance of memories and lessons learned, I bid you a fond farewell

    Since 2008 I have had the privilege to be your commander and the honor to work alongside you, the Citizen Airmen of the Air Force Reserve. I have learned a lot during my 39 years of service to our country, and it humbles me.I have learned that the American Airman can do anything. Whether it's the maintainer working in the driving snow, the
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