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315th Mission Support Group commander commentary by Col. Cherie Roff. Why generational differences should matter to military members
  As military members it has become increasingly necessary to consider generational differences within our ranks. Generational differences are a part of how we communicate, what we value, and what motivates us as military members.  Our professional military education covers a great deal but never really looks at generational experiences and how it
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2015
315th Operations Group Commentary by Lt. Col. John Robinson, 315 OG deputy commander. Life's a Challenge, No Pain, No Gain. Life's a challenge - No pain no gain
I have been watching the reality show “Alone” on the History Channel for the last few days; the show features ten male contestants who are placed on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.  These men are sent out by themselves and they are allowed ten survival items they select to carry with them.  They are totally isolated.  There is no camera crew;
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2015
Commentary: Why Mentoring Matters? "Mentoring is an inherant responsibility of leadership." Why Mentoring Matters? 'Mentoring is an inherent responsibility of leadership.'
Long ago are the days when managing meant simply telling people what to do. Today’s noncommissioned officers must master a host of other roles if they want to be effective leaders. One of the more important roles in the development of our Airmen is through “mentoring.” AFM 36-2643, Air Force Mentoring Program, defines a mentor as a “wise, trusted,
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2015
Col. Gregory Gilmour, 315th Airlift Wing commander. Teamwork: the common thread wherever life takes us
When we take the oath to join the military, our future is wide open and we are eager to start the journey; most of us quickly learn that teamwork is one of the most important elements of success. It’s the same whether we sign on for active or Reserve duty, as enlisted, officer or Defense Department civilian. Teamwork has always been the key
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2015
Commentary by Col. Scott Sauter, 315th Airlift Wing vice commander. Reflections on Teamwork…and a Good Read!
“The challenges they had faced together had taught them humility—the need to subsume their individual egos for the sake of the boat as a whole—and humility was the common gateway through which they were able now to come together and begin to do what they had not been able to do before.”- Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Are you MAD or SAD?
There are two distinct types of Airmen who serve: those who are here to make a difference (MAD) and those who are selfish and distracting (SAD).
0 5/29
2015
Command Chief Master Sergeant, 315th Airlift Wing New command chief shares priorities, philosophy
Greetings 315th Airlift Wing! I am Chief Master Sgt. Mark Barber, your new command chief.Let me begin by saying that I am honored and extremely humbled by this opportunity. In addition to providing the commander with the enlisted perspective on a number of different issues, I am responsible for ensuring the wing's mission, vision; priorities and
0 5/26
2015
Default Air Force Logo One Team-No Seam!
One Team-No Seam is a common term we use in the U.S. military to describe our total force capability and the relationship we have between the active and Reserve forces. While our forces are very different in many ways, in today's Air Force we have managed to cultivate a seamless environment between the two components.Joint Base Charleston is a
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2015
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- For as long as I can remember, I have always placed an emphasis on having a great attitude.  Let's face it, life throws us a whole lot of curve balls but with the right attitude, you can connect on those curve balls and hit them out of the park. With the wrong attitude you just may strike out.  The choice is always yours. (U.S. Air Force graphic) It's all attitude
For as long as I can remember, I have always placed an emphasis on having a great attitude.  Let's face it, life throws us a whole lot of curve balls but with the right attitude, you can connect on those curve balls and hit them out of the park. With the wrong attitude you just may strike out.  The choice is always yours.We have all been through
0 4/17
2015
Commentary: Opening Day! Baseball, Building Military Heritage (U.S. Air Force graphic) Commentary: Opening Day! Baseball, Building Military Heritage
"This field, this game: it's a part of our past.  It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh, people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come."                           - Field of Dreams (1989)As Major League Baseball's opening day approaches, I can't help but reflect on the sights and sounds that trumpet the
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2015
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