Commentary Search

Commentary Comments Updated
1 ... 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Default Air Force Logo Career Focus: What makes an organization tick?
Wow! Another intense week has passed. If your week was like mine, it was filled with lots of work, lots of people and lots of running around. It was one of those weeks when even after you have removed your watch, you continue to check the time on your empty wrist. Staying busy and engaged in work benefits the mission. It can also help us find
0 2/02
2007
Default Air Force Logo Commander’s Corner: Farewell 58th SOW, Team Kirtland
Men and women of Kirtland and particularly the 58th Special Operations Wing, I want to pass on my appreciation for all that you do every day. As I prepare to move on to another assignment, I wanted each of you to know how proud I have been over the past 20 months to serve next to you. It will be a sad day next week for my family and me as we hit
0 1/26
2007
Default Air Force Logo We are ready for the NSI; continue working on fitness
The Nuclear Weapons Center Nuclear Surety Inspection starts tomorrow. Almost every unit at Kirtland gets inspected at one time or another, and if you're part of the NWC, it's your turn in the spotlight. The advance team should be here already and the rest of the inspectors arrive this weekend. We have practiced procedures, checked and
0 1/23
2007
Default Air Force Logo Desire, dedication, determination: the 3Ds
"It was my first marathon, and I had to stop a bunch of times to take my leg off and adjust it, almost every one to two miles after mile 10, but at least I felt great afterwards, no real bad soreness either." A former squadron-mate, Lt. Col. Juan Alvarez, spoke these words to me. He had completed the 31st Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, a
0 1/23
2007
Default Air Force Logo Career Focus: Decisions are your call
Have you ever had an idea get stuck in your mind for days? It happened to me this past week while I was attending a first sergeant seminar here. During several of the lectures, a recurrent phrase from the instructors kept appearing: "It's your judgment." I heard this phrase during the family care, administrative action and counseling blocks. Truth
0 1/23
2007
Master Sgt. Joseph Mulcahy, Team Kirtland career assistance advisor, briefs a First Term Airmen Center class here about career entitlments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Smith) Career Focus: There ain't any chance of me staying
A few days ago, I completed my 19th year with the Air Force. This milestone was especially significant because I was the smart-alecky and arrogant Airman who many thought would never complete one enlistment. I had a propensity for speaking my mind, questioning orders and testing my boss' patience. I was the unit "problem child" until a superb staff
0 12/20
2006
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Corner: Remember holiday safety, upcoming NSI
Holiday safety - I don't think it's ever possible to hit on it enough. I know that many of you will be leaving the area before my next Commander's Corner is put to print, so let me hit on it some more before you take off. We need every one of you to return from the holidays safe and sound. If you're in the 377th Air Base Wing or the 498th Armament
0 12/14
2006
Default Air Force Logo Management and labor union focused on mission and people
Last week the Nucleus printed a photograph of Francisco Smalls, American Federation of Government Employees Local 2263 president and me signing the new Labor/Management Partnership. Although the photograph was great, it failed to adequately portray the significance of the event. This agreement is based on our shared interests to increase readiness,
0 12/14
2006
Default Air Force Logo Career Focus: The holidays are a great time for giving, investing
A few weeks ago, I participated in a gift wrapping fundraiser at the base exchange. Our booster club worked diligently and cheerfully while assisting holiday shoppers. Thanks to our efforts and our customers' generous donations, we earned some money to help fund our squadron's holiday party. More importantly, we assisted those who had purchased
0 12/14
2006
Default Air Force Logo Seen and unseen Rockers make it happen
It's hard to believe that another year has passed by so quickly. With Thanksgiving behind us and a new year ahead, it's a perfect time to reflect upon past accomplishments and establish future goals.This past year, I've had the privilege of meeting and helping scores of people, but I couldn't have done it without the assistance of many outstanding
0 12/01
2006
1 ... 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
RSS