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  • AF Men, Women go undefeated in round 1 of Armed Forces Volleyball Championship

    Looking for their fourth and third straight titles respectively, the Air Force Men and Women’s Volleyball team went undefeated during the opening round of the 2019 Armed Forces Volleyball Championship at Fort Bragg’s Ritz Epps Physical Fitness Center in North Carolina.
  • Civilian leadership program accepting nominations through May 1

    Eligible Air Force civilians may apply for fiscal 2020 Civilian Strategic Leader Program experiential assignment opportunities through May 1 using MyVector.The Air Force’s senior civilian career broadening program, CSLP is for General Schedule 13 to 15 (and equivalent) employees and is designed to enhance competencies and characteristics required
  • Air Force Sports seeks Airmen basketball players

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force is looking for men and women for the 2019 Armed Forces Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams.Applications are due March 23 for coaching staffs and March 29 for athletes. Active-duty, guard and reserve members apply through the APPTRAC system. Access the application site at
  • Air Force budget officers collaborate, maximize installation support

    The day-to-day talent and hard work of hundreds of Air Force installation budget officers shined last September when the Air Force achieved a successful, historic fiscal year close out in the record $6.9 billion installation and mission support portfolio. To build on their momentum and prepare for a successful fiscal 2019, AFIMSC’s Budget Office hosted more than 160 funds managers and analysts at the AFIMSC Budget Officers Summit in San Antonio, Feb. 26-28.
  • Innovation Rodeo moves ideas closer to reality

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Three innovative ideas that support worldwide warfighter success are one step closer to reality today thanks to the first Air Force Innovation Rodeo, $650,000 in total seed money, and a partnership with AFWERX and tech accelerator companies.During the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo, similar
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  • What is a first sergeant?

    As a first sergeant in the United States Air Force, I get the distinct opportunity of helping our Airmen overcome challenges, and be better performers and wingmen because of it. When I first became a first sergeant, one of the things I noticed early on was the majority of the unit did not understand what a first sergeant truly does.Since then, I
  • Unleashing the innovative spirit of Airmen

    We’re taking the momentum of a renewed focus on innovation and beginning to squander its potential, making it “just the next thing.” While senior leaders continue to emphasize innovation, our Airmen are becoming frustrated with the pace of real progress and the disproportionate focus on innovation theater – i.e. exciting events that fail to deliver real capability.
  • Military service: more than just a job

    The U.S. military has a long and proud tradition; this tradition is captured within the Profession of Arms, executed through the Code of Conduct and lived through the respective services’ values. These values, although similar in many ways, differ in some respects. But what are the similarities and differences, and what drives them? And why do the armed forces need a code of ethics?
  • Lead people effectively not efficiently

    A good test of leadership is how your team reacts to a fire drill. In the moment of a crisis or exercise, will your team be professional or juvenile? How the team handles a drill or an exercise directly reflects on how well you prepared them.Throughout my career when conducting fire drills, I was instructed on my responsibility to get out of the
  • Defending the base: Changes coming to Main and South Gate entry, exit areas

    Defending the base is a critical part of the 14th Flying Training Wing mission to Cultivate Airmen, Create Pilots, and Connect. The 14th Security Forces Squadron has a mission to protect and provide a safe environment for the men and women on Columbus AFB.
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