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  • Getting to know the new AFIMSC first sergeant

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Get to know the new AFIMSC first sergeant, Senior Master Sgt. John DukesQ: Can you tell us a little about your career leading up to this point? I have had the opportunity to work at the tactical, operational and strategic level for multiple assignments. Jobs that have included first sergeant at a numbered
  • AFSVC teams hit road in search of 2019’s best lodging operations

    Lodging and hospitality experts from the Air Force Services Center are on the road for the next few weeks in search of the best Air Force Inns in the enterprise.Of 88 installations, the teams are visiting three large and four small lodging operations to determine the 2019 Innkeeper Award winners.Large operations are those with more than 285 rooms.
  • AFMC We Need team to conduct focus groups across enterprise

    The Air Force Materiel Command’s AFMC We Need team will travel to operating locations across the command to conduct in-person focus groups beginning July 22. The AFMC We Need enterprise-wide initiative, launched in late June, seeks inputs and recommendations from AFMC civilian and military Airmen that can help posture the command to best support the National Defense Strategy today and in the decades to come.
  • Airmen cultivate leadership qualities through Ranger Assessment Course

    Why do we want Airmen to work toward being Ranger qualified? It’s easy, says Lt. Col. Walter Sorensen, Air Force Security Forces Center chief of training, because the Air Force needs to be able to put Airmen in isolated environments -- with minimal to no guidance -- knowing they’ll find a way to get the job done instead of seeing it as an impossible task … that they’ll never give up. This week’s Ranger Assessment Course in Hawaii was hosted by AFSFC and included both Air Force Ranger qualified Defenders and Army Rangers working together to make sure requirements and standards were met. Sorensen oversees the quality and execution of SF training, including the Ranger course.
  • Commentary: Innovation 'advances the ball'

    What does an organization need to do to ensure its Airmen are able to innovate at the enterprise level? How can the Air Force continue to nurture and grow an innovative mindset across the mission set? In support of Air Force Materiel Command's 2019 Year of Innovation campaign, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander Maj. Gen. Bradley D. Spacy comments on innovation and what AFIMSC is doing to ensure it continues to innovate for AFMC and the Air Force future.
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  • Why I Wear the Uniform

    When people ask me why I joined the Air Force, I usually just say it's because I was unsure of what I wanted to do. Getting closer to my high school graduation, nothing I could think of seemed good enough. I joined in hopes of making it a life-long career I could be proud of or use it as a stepping stone to get to where I want to be. The benefits and financial stability alone were enough for me to sign on that line. However, no one asked me why I wear the uniform. There is so much more to it than just free college and healthcare.
  • Stay prepared for life, deployments – “Be O.P.”

    When the phrase “Be O.P.,” (short for Omnia Paratus, which means in all things prepared), was introduced to the 349th Air Mobility Wing as a charge, we had a choice to make.
  • June Fitness Tips

    Calculating Your Training Heart Rate Zones Heart-rate training benefits everyone, from the beginning exerciser trying to lose weight, to individuals trying to improve their cardiovascular fitness, to the highly conditioned athlete preparing for the next competition.The key to making progress is to elevate your heart rate into the correct training
  • Plan ahead, and safely conquer summer!

    The summer season has officially kicked off … barbecues, beach trips, and permanent gridlock from Annapolis to Dewey Beach. As we tackle our weekends, we are warned of the imminent dangers that summer poses. We’ve read, watched and listened to lectures on how to be safe during these critical days. To be honest, summer safety is no different than being safe throughout the year … It often comes down to preparation. One of the safest things we can do is to not barbecue or travel to the beach, opting to stay inside and watch reruns of Game of Thrones or Dr. Pimple Popper. Fortunately, this is not our reality, and there are a few simple steps we can take to conquer summer … safely.
  • Creating high performance through job satisfaction

    Do you like your job? Do your Airmen like their jobs? If you answered no, why? How you answer those questions can say a lot about your organization. Believe it or not, you can create a better workplace for your Airmen.At the bare basics, think about what people need and want from a job. Abraham Maslow’s book “A Theory of Human Motivation,” tells us
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