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Chief Master Sgt. Tommy Mazzone, Air Force District of Washington Command Chief, visits with Airmen from the 11th Wing Force Support Squadron Management Section Feb. 24, 2017. Words Matter - So Think Before You Speak
How often do you say something you wished could be taken back the moment it left your mouth? Those situations happen all of the time, and to nearly everyone. Sir Winston Churchill, one of Britain’s most influential leaders and speakers, once stated, “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” It is so easy to let
0 3/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Happy Independence Day!
Team AFDW,Happy Independence Day!  As we prepare to spend a long weekend with our families and friends, I would like to take just a moment to reflect on why Independence Day is such an important day to us as Airmen and Americans.The tradition of Independence Day goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83).  In June 1776,
0 7/01
2016
Kevin M. Greene, 79th Medical Wing Chief of Safety Inappropriate short cuts cost
We've been getting injury prevention advice for years. So much so, that some don't give it much thought anymore.  It may be because societal influences continue to bombard us with what we consider to be desired social norms or it may be because social media has inundated us with "hey watch this" videos. But how often have we seen someone taking
0 6/09
2015
Default Air Force Logo Sexual assault prevention: moving beyond awareness
Every April since 2001, the nation has focused its attention on sexual assault awareness and the impact this crime has on those who have experienced it. This year, the Department of Defense deliberately renamed the annual effort Sexual Assault Awareness and PREVENTION Month. I want to take this opportunity to share with you how the Air Force is
0 4/10
2015
Default Air Force Logo Overcoming failures
You will fail. The question is, how will you respond?This reminds me of a parable of the carrot, egg and coffee.A senior airman was distraught when he learned he did not make staff sergeant after his first time testing. His staff sergeant supervisor saw a teaching opportunity and the next day he filled three pots with water and placed each on a
0 1/30
2015
Default Air Force Logo The Air Force issued me my 'kids'
While I've decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force -- and one is still too young to accept an adult beverage.Let's be honest: As children do, they totally cut into my "me time."In all
0 1/06
2015
Default Air Force Logo Asking for help is sign of strength not weakness
Growing up I was a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He was the world heavyweight boxing champion and unashamedly referred to himself as "The Greatest." I vividly remember a reporter asking Ali, "When did you know that you were 'The Greatest?'" Before Ali could answer, the reporter offered, "Perhaps it was when you knocked out George Foreman in 1974?"Ali
0 12/03
2014
Default Air Force Logo 'To the Colors'
Beginning Monday, Nov. 17 at 7 a.m., after the sounding of Reveille, another bugle call will play. This may not be familiar to those who have been assigned to Joint Base Andrews for a while.That bugle call is named "To the Colors," and is sounded to pay honors to our nation, flag and service members who served before us in similar fashion to the
0 11/20
2014
Maj. Gen. Darryl Burke, Air Force District of Washington commander, speaks to members of the AFDW staff during his first commander’s call at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Oct. 24, 2014. Burke established an email hotline providing away for members of his command to bring him their questions and concern when they are unable to resolve an issue through normal channels. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Davis) AFDW/CC establishes hotline
Our Airmen are our most valuable resource. When you aren't able to focus on your mission, you aren't able to operate at 100 percent. I want to help ensure each and every one of you is able to focus on mission accomplishment.When you are facing a hurdle that is distracting you from accomplishing the mission, and you aren't able to resolve this
0 11/18
2014
Default Air Force Logo Airmen Powered by Innovation program launches new site
Fellow Airmen,Your enthusiasm and ingenuity continues to be our Air Force's number one weapon system! In April of this year we launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation program aimed at turning your ideas into real cost savings for our Air Force. Since coming online API has received and reviewed more than 2,400 ideas and that number continues to
0 11/14
2014
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