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  • Chief's View: Social Connections and Team Wellness

    Happy holidays! I think this season is the perfect time to discuss my third focus area, Team Wellness, that I talked about in my last Citizen Airman commentary. Wellness for our Airmen and their families involves physical, mental, spiritual and social aspects. This season gives us time to focus on all aspects of wellness, especially the social
  • From the Top: The Strategic Agility of the Air Force Reserve

    I'm often asked, "What is the future of the Air Force Reserve?" Part of the answer lies in having a strategy that provides the path to where we need to go.The Air Force recently published a new 30-year strategy: "America's Air Force: A Call to the Future." This strategy states, "The Air Force must aggressively pursue a path toward institutional
  • Chief's View: Outlining Strategic Pursuits Within Focus Areas

    In General Jackson's commentary, he addresses the strategic agility of the force. I want to share how my team and I are pursuing strategic matters affecting our enlisted force, specifically within my three focus areas: team unity, team opportunities and team wellness. Building on our foundation of leadership and core values, these focus areas aim
  • From the Top: Notes from the Road

    One of the most important aspects of my job is visiting units and meeting our Citizen Airmen. This is my chance to hear directly from you, from the brand-new Airmen to our most seasoned professionals. I'd like to take this opportunity to share a few of my notes from the road. Your talent is on display. I accompanied Secretary of the Air Force
  • Chief's View: Notes from Yellow Ribbon

    Like Lieutenant General Jackson, I, too, am frequently on the road, visiting units and attending various Pentagon meetings. Some of my most memorable travels have been to Yellow Ribbon events, where I get to spend time with you and your families. Here are a few notes from weekends spent with Citizen Airmen as they prepared for or returned from a
  • From the Top: Are You a Good Wingman?

    Every year we ask units to conduct a Wingman Day. This is the Air Force's opportunity to pause and focus on our most important resource, our people. Many times during the small group discussions, we talk about what it means to be a good wingman. There are many positive traits one can use to describe an effective wingman. I want to offer you my own
  • Chief’s View: Team Wellness Enhances Team Performance

    In my February and April commentaries, I described my first two focus areas: team unity and team opportunities. This issue, I want to again draw attention to my focus areas and discuss the third one -- team wellness. Team wellness is all about our team: America's Citizen Airmen. In my opinion, there are five keys that encapsulate team wellness. The
  • From the Top: Developing people for a strong team

    At the heart of every great team are great people. One way to develop great Airmen is through force development, which is why one of the Air Force Reserve guiding principles is ensuring we are a "professional, sustainable military force." The more our people are challenged through the right opportunities, the more they grow and become
  • Chief’s View: Opportunities better prepare you for the future

    Last commentary, I introduced my three focus areas -- team unity, team opportunities and team wellness -- and highlighted how team unity is focused around the mission you do every day. Now I'd like to talk about team opportunities and what that means to each of you. Simply stated, team opportunities is about increasing options, especially those
  • From the Top: Changing Today’s Air Force Reserve for Tomorrow

    The Air Force is constantly evolving in order to remain the world's premier air, space and cyberspace force. Part of our transformation involves standing up new units for emerging missions. In 2013, we had several "firsts" in the Air Force Reserve that serve as some indication of our future pathways to success.One significant milestone involved the

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