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  • From the Top: Getting to know the new commander

    (Editor's note: In lieu of a traditional commentary, following is a series of questions and answers designed to introduce Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller to members of the Air Force Reserve and provide a little personal information about the new Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of Air Force Reserve.)Q: What is your hometown?A: I am from the
  • Chief's View: Question and answer session with the command chief

    (Editor’s note: In lieu of a traditional commentary, following is a series of questions and answers designed to introduce Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly to members of the Air Force Reserve and provide a little personal information about the new command chief master sergeant of Air Force Reserve Command.)Q: What advice would you give to someone who
  • Chief's View: Own Your Career; Own Your Path

    I believe it is absolutely critical for you to know what I value as your chief and what we are doing at the headquarters to help our Airmen succeed. My job is to provide you the tools, training and support you need to have a successful Air Force career, but to do that, you need to be proactive and own your own path. I want to take this opportunity
  • From the Top: Passing the Torch

    The ending of any assignment is bittersweet, and the end of this one is no different. As I prepare to transition into the next phase with my family, I am excited but also a bit sad. We have accomplished so much together over the last four years, and it will be hard to leave the incredible people and families in our Air Force Reserve. However, I am
  • From the Top: The Four M's

    Last month I testified before members of Congress to advocate for congressional support for our Air Force Reserve. I highlighted our focus areas in terms of mission, manpower, modernization and military construction. I believe by focusing on the “four M’s,” we can remain an integrated, flexible and combat-ready force now and in the future.Our
  • From the Top: Reflecting Back, Looking Ahead

    The beginning of each year provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on the progress we made over the last 12 months. In 2015, our Citizen Airmen supported every combatant commander by providing critical operational capability and humanitarian support. The Air Force could not have accomplished its mission without you. I am exceedingly proud of
  • Chief's View: Passing the Torch

    One of my focus areas over the past couple of years has been team wellness. Hopefully, by now you understand how important these focus areas are to me. I have always done my best to embody these principles, because I believe they make us better Citizen Airmen and a stronger force.Part of wellness is ensuring we are taking care of our own health and
  • From the Top: Stay Connected

    On October 21, the Air Force Reserve lost one of its greatest advocates and heroes, Maj. Gen. Homer "Pete" Lewis (see story, Page 16). We will always remember him for his superior leadership as the chief of Air Force Reserve and for his keen insight, ensuring our role as an independent component. He left us with a legacy of outstanding leadership,
  • Chief's View: How's Your Readiness?

    Are you ready for this holiday season? Readiness is a term we use at work to determine if we are prepared to meet operational demands and mission requirements. However, when you ask people if they are ready for the holidays, they will probably talk about the gifts they need to buy, the decorations they want to put out or the trips they need to
  • From the Top: Focus on the Future

    I was fortunate to be selected as the chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command a little more than three years ago. We have accomplished a lot so far, but I don't want to stop short of the finish line. With that in mind, I want to share my top three focus areas for the next year.Over the upcoming months, and beyond, I

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