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  • Chief’s View: Diversity makes us stronger

    Do you know the definition of diversity? Do you understand the difference between diversity and equal opportunity?Many people think diversity and equal opportunity are the same thing. There is an important distinction between the two, however, and whenever I am unsure, I turn to the resident experts and trusted sources for assistance. My thanks
  • Chief's View: As new command chief, I believe in you

    I am humbled and honored to serve as the 15th command chief of the Air Force Reserve. I am proud and grateful to follow in the footsteps of those who have served in this position before me.I want to thank all of you who continue to serve with pride and dignity during some of the most challenging times our Reserve has encountered. The teamwork among
  • From the Top: New web resource provides information to help you plan, manage your career

    An open letter to all Air Force Reserve members:During the course of your career, personal and professional circumstances may change. This is particularly true within the Air Force Reserve, as you seek to strike a delicate balance between commitments and responsibilities to your families, civilian employers and military service.In this dynamic
  • From the Top: Variety of programs can help Reservists cope with life's hurdles

    2012 is shaping up to be a dynamic year as our nation works to balance available resources with national defense priorities. A critical piece will be finding the right mix of active, Guard and Reserve Airmen that will provide the most efficient and effective combat capability. Without a doubt, the Air Force Reserve will see some changes, and we'll
  • From the Top: Thanks for Everything You Do

    As we celebrate the holiday season, I want to thank you for all that you have done in 2011 and all that you will do in 2012. Your service as America's Citizen Airmen has, once again, been spectacular, and I appreciate it very much.When an earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan early this year, you were ready to shuttle needed goods and skilled rescue
  • Chief’s View: Shrinking resources require innovative solutions to accomplish the mission

    If you have been in the Air Force more than 10 years, you know that it sometimes seems the only constant in our world is change. We have seen a lot of improvements in our Air Force as a whole and within Air Force Reserve Command specifically during this time, and we will experience many more during the next decade.In recent months, the news media
  • View From the Top: Numbered air force restructuring will help command meet fiscal challenges

    The demand for Citizen Airmen to fulfill broad-spectrum mission requirements on the front line has never been greater. Through your professionalism, hard work and can-do attitude, we have successfully transformed the Air Force Reserve into an operational force that actively supports daily requirements around the world.We consistently meet
  • Chief's View: Practice to make wingman concept a way of life, not just a slogan

    My commentary in the October 2010 issue of Citizen Airman focused on Airman resiliency. And since we continue to face issues that increase the stress we all feel, it is time re-visit this topic.The stress of managing your life as an Air Force Reservist, combined with today's challenges of a weaker economy and normal day-to-day activities, can cause
  • From the Top: Build resilience by improving physical, social, spiritual and mental fitness

    Within Air Force Reserve Command, we have a philosophy that the best way to handle a crisis is to prevent it from ever happening in the first place. That's why our outstanding maintenance specialists spend countless hours ensuring our aircraft are always fit to fly. Our aircrews are trained to handle all kinds of in-flight emergencies, but in our
  • Chief's View: AFRC -- An equal partner ready to take on any challenge

    While I have traveled around the command over the last 12 months, you have shown me that the Air Force Reserve Command is truly an equal partner in our U.S. Air Force.Flying on special operations missions, observing low-level air drops, admiring the receiving end of an aerial refueling and witnessing the skill of our aerial porters competing to be

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