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  • My thoughts on Black History Month

    When it comes to Black History Month, I suppose that I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I love that we are taking time as a nation to celebrate the contributions and historical impact of Black people. Amazingly, during this month, people learn about all the great Black figures who helped shape the world we live in. As a child, I always loved reciting speeches written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Sojourner Truth, and other great Black Americans. I reveled in the fact that some of my favorite things were invented by people who looked like me.
  • Arctic Remembrance Day

    The 12th Space Warning Squadron at Thule Air Base, Greenland, is a shining example of the strong relationship between the United States Air Force, United States Space Force, and Royal Canadian Air Force.
  • The Importance of the Gates

    The Importance of Gates; a Defenders Perspective.
  • The 460th Medical Group Restructures

    Many of you may have noticed that the provider team you normally see at the 460th Medical Group has now changed.  Have no fear, the same great care you have received from your previous provider team will not change!  The mile high medics just completed a reorganization and re-designation of their squadrons as directed by the Air Force Medical
  • High expectations

    I witnessed authentic leadership in a 16 year-old high school marching band percussionist. At a state-wide competition, her band was staged in a parking lot overlooking the football field waiting for their time to perform. She and a small number of other musicians were watching a competing band on the field while they waited. Around her were about 30 of her bandmates, many of whom were chatting, laughing, and wandering aimlessly as a way to cope with the stress of competition -- then it happened.
  • 460th SFS launches “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine” enforcement campaign against speeding

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during 2015, more than 9,500 lives were lost across America in speeding-related traffic crashes. Even one life lost to speeding is too many. Here at Buckley Air Force Base, we’re taking the safety of our members to the next level. The 460th Security Forces Squadron will intensify
  • Why YOUR Safety Matters

    Why?  This is a question we in the safety office are asked almost every time we investigate an off duty mishap. Why does the Air Force care so much about me during my off duty time?  Why does the Air Force care if I drive a motorcycle?  Why do I have to see my supervisor to get permission to participate in a high risk activity when I am off
  • Leadership Lab with Chief Lindsey

    Over my almost 29-year Air Force career, I have been blessed to have served with very outstanding leaders at all levels. If I were to sum it all up, I would say leadership was the most fascinating attribute each of my senior leaders possessed. There are three distinct things that stand out to me. They are as follows:First: Start being a leader
  • Being a supervisor, leader is not always easy

    In my 37 years of service to the United States Air Force, both as an active duty Chief Master Sergeant and Senior GS civilian supervisor, I have always wondered why many supervisors find honest feedback, both positive and negative difficult. Is it that some supervisors do not want to be confrontational? Want to be liked? Don’t have the skills to confront poor performance?
  • An Overlooked Aspect of Leadership

    One of the things I value from a leadership perspective is the ability of a leader to follow. Have you ever heard of the phrase, “too many Chiefs; not enough Indians?” This phrase refers to a group of people with a common goal who all appear to be leaders, yet progress is difficult to achieve. While it can be important for any group to have a leader, followers are essential for a leader to exist. After all, what is the value of a leader if they are all alone?