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Default Air Force Logo Women’s History Month: looking around as important as looking back
She’s only seven, but the potential is there. A strong athlete, engaged student, and natural leader; I have no doubt that my daughter could make a difference in tomorrow’s Air Force. Exactly what that Air Force will look like more than a decade from now is anyone’s guess, but one thing’s definitive -- it will be as diverse as it is agile, powerful,
0 3/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo Veterans Day: Pay tribute with your time
My grandfather was a hero for many reasons. Flying combat sorties in his B-25 Mitchell bomber over the China-Burma-India Theater during WWII was only one of them, but an important one nonetheless. He went to war because he was asked to. Not for a career, not for a paycheck, but because his nation needed him, plain and simple.A few weeks ago, the
0 11/03
2015
Default Air Force Logo Getting to know your UTANG State Headquarters
As an orphaned member of the 101st Information Operations Flight due to the mission being moved to Florida and the unit shutting down, I was recently notified that I would be transferred to State Headquarters as my new home in the Utah Air National Guard.The State Headquarters... that's in Draper, right?Wrong.While working 11 years "behind the
0 6/09
2015
More than thirty Airmen from the Utah Air National Guard take the Inspector General Oath of Office to become the newest members of the Wing Inspection Team. The team is comprised of a total of 91 Airmen from across the base whose goal is to help ensure unit readiness by performing inspections and evaluations for the new Commander’s Inspection Program. The Utah Air National Guard is expected to undergo a Unit Effectiveness Inspection under the program in July 2015. (Utah Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Davis/RELEASED) New inspection system allows for positive change of focus
How many of you remember putting in countless extra hours of comprehensive preparation in the months leading up to an operational readiness inspection and/or a unit compliance inspection from your major command (MAJCOM) inspection team? Although the advent of the consolidated unit inspection generally reduced the frequency of inspections, we
0 8/06
2014
Default Air Force Logo Service Without Recognition
As military members, much of our work goes unseen or unnoticed by the public. We need to keep in mind our goals and why we do what we do. Until then, we risk losing sight of our purpose and our part in the mission.I recently watched a documentary about a man named Kevin Clash. He was born to a poor family in Baltimore in 1960. In this film, he is
0 4/28
2012
Default Air Force Logo Excellence is the Common
As we begin a new year, we have the opportunity to reflect on our personal progress for continued improvement. Often it is the mundane and the routine that stands in the way of excellence. However, Booker T. Washington reminds us that, "excellence is to do common things in an uncommon way." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "If a man is called to be
0 2/04
2012
Brig. Gen. David Fountain hosted a morning breakfast briefing for nine retired general officers of the Utah Air National Guard on base January 5. Combined the generals represent hundreds of years of collective command experience. Their experience and insights of the past help the Utah ANG face the challenges of the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Kelly K. Collett)(RELEASED) Utah ANG hosts former generals for senior statesmen breakfast
On Jan. 5, 2012, Brig. Gen. David Fountain hosted a morning breakfast briefing for nine retired general officers of the Utah Air National Guard. The event provided the opportunity for the commanders of the wing and tenant units to brief their current mission taskings, successes and the challenges facing their organizations both today and in the
0 1/07
2012
Senior Master Sgt. Dwight Christensen, 151st Air Refueling Wing first sergeant, poses for an official photo before his deployment to Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Collett (RELEASED) New 151st ARW First Sergeant shares life-long lessons
In one of the periodicals I frequently read, there's a section that asks people in the news what they've learned over their lifetime. As I begin my new position, I thought I would share some of the lessons I've learned over the years as well as some insight into who I am.I don't yell much anymore. I find that when I yell, I usually have to go back
0 12/04
2011
Default Air Force Logo Cowboys who ride Stratotankers
Cowboys haven't gone anywhere. They just joined the Utah Air National Guard and became pilots. These horsemen took the Wild West up to roam the "wild blue" on the wings of more technologically advanced beasts. The KC-135 Stratotanker is the mother of all these beasts. This in-flight refueling tanker provides crucial fuel to thirsty F-16 Fighter
0 1/26
2011
Default Air Force Logo The Reason for the Season
As we immerse ourselves in another busy December with all of the demands of the holidays, I invite all of us--at some point before we get too busy, over-committed, or stressed--to slow things down long enough and ask, "What is the point of it all? Why all the rushing around with the purchasing of gifts, the consuming of delicious (and often
0 11/30
2010
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