No room for fear in innovation

By Col. Robert Novotny 48th Fighter Wing commander “Throughout history, people with new ideas — who think differently and try to change things — have always been called troublemakers.” – Richelle Mead, author. The Air … [Read more...]

Defining her AF heritage: A military training leader’s journey

By Tech. Sgt. Quinn White 336th Training Squadron, Det. 2 Being stationed at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, there are many opportunities to venture to Washington D.C., such as when the Det. 2 staff attended the Air Force Association Air and Space … [Read more...]

What does mentoring mean to you?

By Senior Airman Michelle Patten Air Force Public Affairs Agency On Nov. 30, we asked our Facebook followers to fill in the blank on this question: You know you’ve been mentored when ________________. Their responses ranged from shoutouts to their … [Read more...]

First sergeants to supervisors: Here are 4 things you should know

By Tech. Sgt. Vanessa Kilmer 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs There are approximately 2,600 active-duty Airmen assigned to Fairchild Air Force Base and only nine fully trained, diamond-wearing first sergeants on duty. That’s a little more … [Read more...]

Operation Warmheart: Airmen helping Airmen during the holidays

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever Air Force Public Affairs Agency It’s amazing to see our Airmen and families come together to help those less fortunate in our communities. Their charitable spirit isn’t only for those outside the base, but for Airmen, … [Read more...]

Carrying the flag

By Airman 1st Class Jonathan Bass 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Imagine more than 73,000 people cheering at the top of their lungs, clapping and whistling as five blocks of red, white and blue are stretched across a pristine field by service … [Read more...]

Communication: the third pillar of the USAF Band of the West

By Senior Airman Daniel N. Thrower United States Air Force Band of the West As an Airman, I have communicated to active duty personnel, veterans and civilians in ways that military members at large will never do. A politician or statesman may be an … [Read more...]

Secretary of the Air Force’s 10 lessons in leadership and life

By Air Force Public Affairs Agency Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James conducted her first tweet chat Oct. 25, and discussed her top 10 leadership and life lessons. James said she was excited to share lessons learned during her 30-year … [Read more...]

Five things to know before you arrive at BMT

By Staff Sgt. Antonio Gonzalez Air Force Public Affairs Agency Getting ready to leave for Air Force basic military training can be an exciting, restless and confusing time. While you’re busy getting in shape and finalizing paperwork with … [Read more...]

Air Force debuts first plug-in electric vehicle fleet

By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs The Air Force is debuting the first federal facility to replace its entire general-purpose fleet with plug-in electric vehicles Nov. 14. Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary of the Air Force for … [Read more...]