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Lt. Col. Lance Hofer, 71st Flying Training Wing director of Inspections Every Airman is a sensor
Every Airman performs an important role in fulfilling the 71st Flying Training Wing’s mission of developing Airmen, delivering pilots, and deploying warriors.
0 11/16
2016
Col. Kirsten Benford, 71st Medical Group commander
Take care of your people
In the Air Force, we have many ways to take care of our people. A few that come to mind are mentoring, grooming, counseling and recognition.
0 11/02
2016
Lt. Col. Deirdre Gurry, 71st Flying Training Wing Safety chief
Do you have a plan?
We talk about having “successful careers” all the time, but you cannot measure success without first having a goal. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation.
0 10/26
2016
Lt. Col. Curt Castillo, 5th Flying Training Squadron commander
Why I serve
I decided to serve because I wanted to honor Captain Mickelson, Colonel Silva, General Risner and Airmen like them. Airmen who have served with integrity, selflessness and excellence before these were Air Force Core Values.
0 10/19
2016
Lt. Col. Michael Drost, 71st Operations Support Squadron commander
It's not a job -- it's a profession
A job is a specific task with a defined beginning and a defined end. A profession is part of you - it helps define who you are. It is personal and your unique individualism contributes to it.
0 10/17
2016
Maj. Nathan Harley Mayenschein, 71st Flying Training Wing Staff Judge Advocate Military justice -- supporting the mission of national defense
One of the many reasons the U.S. military is second to none is the unique construct of the military justice system.
0 9/26
2016
Maj. Christopher Jackson, 71st Security Forces Squadron commander None of us can make it alone
None of us make it through our military experience without the help of a significant amount of others -- who are often smarter and more talented than we will ever know until they are called upon in a time of need.
0 9/19
2016
Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Calhoun, 71st Flying Training Wing Staff Agencies superintendent
Working to achieve excellence in all we do
We hear the Air Force Core Values referenced so often that we know them by heart -- at least we should. But do we really work to live them every day?
0 6/01
2016
Lt. Col. David Loveless, the 71st Medical Operations Squadron commander at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, during his recent climb of Cayambe, an extinct volcano that is the third highest mountain in Ecuador. In his commentary, Loveless writes about a presence -- a “third man” – that climbers in trouble often report kept them going when they were ready to give up. He suggests you can be that third man when your Wingman is in crisis. (Courtesy photo) The third man – help in times of crisis
The "third man," an unseen presence, is thought to be everything from a guardian angel to a built in coping mechanism. The third man commonly appears during situations that encompass social isolation, extreme cold and high altitudes -- times of great need where the outcome is life or death.
0 5/18
2016
Lt. Col. Bryan Elder, 8th Flying Training Squadron commander Recipe for innovative Airmen
In the very rigid and syllabus-constrained environment of Undergraduate Pilot Training, I keep looking for that one “golden nugget,” the one “best practice,” the one flight commander that obviously had a new and innovative way to produce the world’s best warriors for victory in the air.
0 5/11
2016
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