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  • What is a supervisor?

    In today's Air Force of increased workloads, deployments, personal and professional demands, it's imperative we each have a supervisor we can trust and respect. Are you the type of supervisor your subordinates can go to with their problems?Supervisors at each level are at the very core of our Air Force successes, and sometimes our failures. They
  • Women’s history is our history

    As we recognize Women's History Month throughout March, it's important to celebrate the unique contributions women have and continue to make in our nation and world. I am glad we have observances where we acknowledge the sum parts that make us a collection of diverse Americans. For many years we didn't truly reflect on the contribution of
  • Peace is not the absence of conflict

    In an environment where we are challenged on many levels, how do we maintain peace in our lives? Issues such as armed conflict, financial instability and health concerns can literally bring a person to their knees if not managed correctly. I am a firm believer each one of us can be of assistance to those around us as we face the twist and turns
  • AMC commander: 'Air Mobility Airmen continue to answer the call'

    When the President announced 30,000 more U.S. troops were needed in Afghanistan, it was no surprise that mobility Airmen would play a major role in helping make this a reality. In fact, many of you at home and abroad have already worked overtime to ensure the first wave of troops reached Afghanistan safely and quickly.Without affecting your
  • C-130 Summit report

    At a Pope Air Force Base, N.C., C-130 Summit this past week, active duty, Reserve Command and Air National Guard leaders, both fliers and maintainers, discussed our part in helping steer the Air Force's C-130 community in the next few years. In no specific order, here are a few topics worth sharing with those of you teaching, producing and
  • Team Little Rock!

    Despite many changes, The Rock is still the Home of Combat Airlift, and Jodie and I are excited to be a part of Team Little Rock. As the newest wing commander, I would like to share my thoughts about the mission and my vision for the 314th Airlift Wing.Mission: Train the world's best C-130 and C-21 Airlifters to fly, fight, and winI believe in the
  • 314th Airlift Wing Goals

    In a previous article I shared my thoughts on the mission and vision for the 314th Airlift Wing. In this article, I want to give a brief description of the goals that support and enable our mission and vision.The goals for the 314th Airlift Wing are: produce the world's most professional, highly-skilled combat crew members, accomplish our mission
  • Wingman: Protection Against Unseen Danger

    Fixed wing aircraft entered combat in World War I, but first encounters between rival Airmen brought chivalrous waves rather than direct hostilities. As the impact of airpower's potential was felt on the battlefield, combatants realized the enormous advantage that control of the air provided, and chivalry turned into a life-or-death struggle in the
  • The value of the 314 AW brand

    For over four decades now, the 314th Airlift Wing and Little Rock AFB have been home to the world's premier C-130 Flying Training Unit (FTU). When people around the world talk or think about the mission of Little Rock AFB, they mention the world-class classroom, simulator, flying and maintenance training that goes on every day at the Rock--this is
  • Alice, Balanced Scorecard and Wonderland

    I love military history and reading about the exploits of the warriors and units that left us with a rich legacy of character, service and heroic defense of our republic. A storied history, however valuable for learning and development of the warrior ethos, does not predict success on future battlefields. Future success depends on a well-understood