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Default Air Force Logo Why we fight
On July 9, 1776, Gen. George Washington had the Declaration of Independence read to his troops in New York City in order to explain why they must fight. During World War II, military leaders at all levels were directed to explain the reasons "Why We Fight" to their troops on a regular and recurring basis. It might seem to us today that it was
0 7/25
2007
Default Air Force Logo Letter to the commander: Wingman attitude brings gratitude
I'd like to thank the following people for being there for me and my grandchild during a horrible experience. On July 10, approximately 7:55 a.m., I got out of my car to take my granddaughter (17 months old) to swimming lessons. Needless to say, I locked the keys in my car with her still in it. Angela Sloltenberg was taking her children to swim
0 7/25
2007
Default Air Force Logo Culturally diverse, environmentally aware
Part of our mission, as it is for all Air Force bases, is to be conscientious stewards of the land and its resources and I believe we are doing an excellent job of caring for our environment. We are required to adhere to the same environmental regulations everyone has to follow regarding the tools and materials we use as a part of the Air Force
0 6/25
2007
Default Air Force Logo Career Focus: Beyond material compensation
Today, I received a letter from our accounting and finance office with the heading: Personal Statement of Military Compensation. This letter reported the annual value of my direct compensation from basic pay, allowances and bonuses. It also reported the value of indirect compensation from medical benefits. Additionally, the value of free
0 6/25
2007
Default Air Force Logo Commander’s Corner: DVs visit; 101 days of summer kicks off
Whew! To say it's been a very busy week for Team Kirtland would be a huge understatement! Over the past seven days, Kirtland opened its gates to many distinguished visitors. Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo of Guam honored us as the guest speaker for the Asian Pacific American Heritage banquet last Friday, while Lt. Gen. Dave Deptula, deputy chief
0 5/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Career Focus: Blue Star Mothers give every Airman a hero’s welcome
I am always amazed at how quickly time passes. It also amazes me to think of the thousands of wonderful people I've met serving as an aircraft maintainer, instructor, career advisor and acting first sergeant. Truly, I have been blessed to work with great people in my career. I am reminded of this each time our unit welcomes our warriors home from
0 5/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Commander’s Corner: Get out, experience Team Kirtland
One of the most repeated comments heard after Air Force members attend in-residence Professional Military Education is that the best thing about the course was the chance to interact and learn from their Air Force teammates. Our new Airman's Creed reminds us of all that binds us together as Airmen. However, our culture is a mosaic rich in different
0 5/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo Career Focus: Key spouses have connection power
Have you ever thought about the number of people who make Team Kirtland's missions happen? Airmen are launching fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and training to be, or serving as aircrews. There are pararescuemen learning and practicing warrior and healing arts. There are brilliant scientists testing and developing weapon systems. Finally, there is
0 5/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo Commander’s Corner: Save our TDYs, turn down your thermostat
When you turn your thermostat down at work, you wouldn't think the energy that you're saving could translate into more temporary duty assignments for yourself or other Airmen. However, that's exactly the thinking that's taking place at Kirtland and across the Air Force right now. It's no secret that the Air Force is searching for clever ways to
0 5/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Career Focus: Make the right decision for yourself and family
On the last Wednesday of every month, I conduct a Right Decision Seminar for first and second term Airmen who are 12 to 15 months away from the end of their enlistments. This briefing provides information to help Airmen make an informed re-enlistment decision. The briefing begins with speeches from Kirtland's command chiefs. They provide career
0 5/14
2007
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