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  • Passing defense budget would ensure readiness

    As a reserve component to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, our citizen Airmen work to balance a schedule that can be challenging between job demands, Air Force Reserve requirements and family time.
  • Enjoy a safe, fun holiday season with family, friends

    As the holidays approach and we enter a time of reflection and celebration, it’s as important as ever to keep sight of the most important asset to the U.S. Air Force — its people.
  • Take time to do the things that make for better leaders

    As I have departed my last few assignments, I was given the opportunity to speak to the members of my organization. In each instance, three central themes emerged.First, self-elimination. My advice was, "Don't." I have worked with many service members who had tremendous leadership potential -- many far greater than mine -- who consciously or
  • Exercise provides lesson in communication, leadership

    I recently served as the deployed wing commander for Exercise Patriot Warrior 2015 at Fort McCoy, Wis. This is the Air Force Reserve Command's largest field exercise and is part of the Army's Global Medic exercise. It is held at a true bare-base, built from the ground up by the exercise participants, supporting patient movement and aeromedical
  • 'Quest for Zero' safety mishaps begins off duty

    Summer offers plenty of choices for recreational activities. Whichever you indulge in, ensure you make sound choices. Risk Management for off-duty activities is Air Force Reserve Command's main focus over the next several months.  We'll focus on three categories: sports, recreation and individual fitness, private motor vehicles, and slips, trips
  • Don't tug on Superman's cape

    There are certain things in life you just don't do. You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, you don't pull the mask off that ol' Lone Ranger, and you don't mess around with - core values. At least not if you have committed part of your life to serving this great country in the Air Force Reserve.Integrity First, Service
  • Learning to 'do the right thing'

    We are all the products of the men and women who came before us. They are family, friends, and brothers and sisters in our "profession of arms."I recently had the pleasure of hosting Col. H. Charles "Chuck" Hodges Jr., commander of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, here at the 446th Airlift Wing. Colonel Hodges has the unique role of commanding both Airmen
  • Chaplains are here for you!

    If you've been in the military for any amount of time, you've probably encountered an officer with a familiar or not-so-familiar religious symbol on his or her uniform.Yes, I'm talking about chaplains. You know we're around, but do you know how we can help you?For people of faith, we are here to support your Constitutional right to the free
  • Don't let safety awareness lapse over holiday weekend

    It has been a busy summer and has gone by so fast!! Kids are in school (finally!) and the fall/winter gray misty skies are back with us. With the end of summer marked by a late Labor Day, don't let your safety awareness lapse. The statistics for fatalities ending the 15th week of the Critical Days of Summer haven't been so good. We are up from the
  • Resolve to improve in '08

    An age-old tradition of the New Year is to make resolutions. It is believed that the Babylonians were the first to make New Year's resolutions, and people all over the world have been breaking them ever since. Early Christians reserved the first day of the year to reflect on past mistakes and resolve to improve in the New Year. With the start of
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