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Default Air Force Logo An Emotional Paycheck
At the end of every two weeks, many count on getting a paycheck. At one time it was a piece of paper; now, it's an online bank statement. More importantly, a paycheck represents a contract with an employer: a fair day's wage for a fair day's work.Yet in today's world of significant and rapid change, an organization's resiliency is put to the test.
0 11/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo Win the Relationship
Do you have that killer instinct to win business deals? Are you consistently able to beat down the competition to win arguments? Do you have the knack of always successfully making your point? If so, be wary.Long-term success in life and business depends less on how many arguments, battles and points you win and more often on how many relationships
0 11/16
2011
The shield of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  NASIC is a subordinate unit of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. When the Going Gets Tough
I'd like to introduce you to a remarkable Airman. I've asked him for permission to share this chapter of his personal story so that you can get a glimpse of what I've witnessed over the past several months.Capt. Chris Trobough is an engineer assigned to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center. As a native of Alabama and a recovering Auburn
0 5/17
2011
Default Air Force Logo Sister Service Academies a Great Option for PME
During my 27 years in the Air Force, I have served in all three components - active duty, Reserve, and Air National Guard. I attended Airman Leadership School (then called Non-Commissioned Officer Preparatory Course) in 1985 and the NCO Academy in 1995. When it came time to attend Senior NCO Professional Military Education (PME), I wanted to break
0 4/21
2011
Default Air Force Logo 'Fly, Fight and Win' ... adjusting my checklist
When Gen. Norton Schwartz became our chief of staff, he made it clear that the Air Force mission was to "fly, fight and win as an integral part of the joint team."Fly, Fight and Win!With more than 4,000 hours in a half dozen different aircraft, I found this as music to my ears. It has always been easy for me to see how I fit in to the Air Force's
0 9/02
2010
Default Air Force Logo Reaching your highest potential and helping others reach theirs
Each of us has the capacity to reach our highest potential, whatever we define that to be, in the field or endeavor of our choosing. But we can't do that by just hoping or wishing. There are five key "to dos" for ourselves. But just as important, there are five key "to dos" for others. I've learned these by watching others fail and succeed, by
0 9/02
2010
Default Air Force Logo Pride, Professionalism and Passion
I've been a part of the NASIC team for almost two years now. In my time as its commander, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center has found new ways to make operations in Iraq and Afghanistan safer and more effective on a daily basis. We have partnered with force modernizers to drive intelligence as a subsystem of the nation's next
0 5/19
2010
Chief Master Sergeant, CMSgt Stripes (Metallic).  Insignia provided by ITC(SW) MIke Purcell. Fifty Years of Leadership, Tradition, and Pride
Chief master sergeant, the most respected and prestigious enlisted rank in our Air Force, marks its 50 year anniversary Dec. 1.Senior master sergeant and chief master sergeant history is tied to the Career Compensation Act of 1958. With master sergeant being the highest enlisted grade until Congress acted in 1958, the services faced grade
0 11/30
2009
Default Air Force Logo AF ISR Agency's Leadership Thanksgiving message
Fellow Airmen, Thanksgiving has long had a tradition of overeating and football, but it was born amidst severity and hardship almost 400 years ago as the Pilgrims celebrated a bountiful harvest after a brutal winter that killed many of the original settlers. Although celebrated periodically after that, Thanksgiving essentially became an annual
0 11/24
2009
Default Air Force Logo A NEW ERA OF TOTAL FORCE
In December 2004, I was given the privilege of standing up one of the first Air Reserve Component's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance  "associate" units - the 234th Intelligence Squadron, California Air National Guard - fully integrated in ISR combat operations with the active-duty 548th ISR Group at Beale Air Force Base. Since that
0 6/24
2009
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