HomeNewsArticle Display

AFDW's newest SNCOs wrap leadership course

Airmen assigned to Air Force District of Washington listen attentively to mentors sharing their perspectives

Airmen assigned to Air Force District of Washington listen attentively to mentors sharing their perspectives as senior enlisted members during the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement course Aug. 2, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. During the course, the Airmen listening were a group of newly-promoted master sergeants and master sergeants selects who spent several days learning about their new responsibilities as some of the Air Force’s newest SNCOs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik)

AFDW Command Chief speaks to new SNCOs

Chief Master Sgt. Tommy Mazzone (standing), Air Force District of Washington command chief, shares insights about mentoring junior Airmen with newly-selected senior noncommissioned officers during a SNCO Professional Enhancement course July 31, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Mazzone urged the new SNCOs in the audience to embrace their new leadership responsibilities. The SNCOPE course featured a number of other presentations by senior enlisted leaders, group activities and discussions designed to prepare the Airmen for their new responsibilities as some of the Air Force’s newest SNCOs.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik)

11th Wign commander speaks to group of SNCOs

Col. E. John Teichert (right standing), 11th Wing commander, speaks to more than 100 newly-pinned master sergeants and master sergeant selects assigned to Air Force District of Washington during a Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement course July 31, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Among other words of advice offered to some of the Air Force's newest SNCOs, Teichert emphasized the importance of being approachable to junior enlisted Airmen so that they can be effective mentors and leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik)

JSEL panel speaks with AFDW SNCOs

A joint service enlisted leadership panel representing all of the U.S. military services responded to questions from newly-promoted senior noncommissoined officers during a Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement course July 31, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. The questions related to achieving mission objectives in a joint service environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik)

Chief Master Sgt. James Fitch

Chief Master Sgt. James Fitch (middle), 89th Airlift Wing command chief, responds to a question during an open forum discussion as part of a Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement course Aug. 3, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Fitch was joined by Chief Master Sgts. Kimberly Turner, Nathaniel Perry and Tommy Mazzone, command chiefs of the 113th Airlift Wing, 11th Wing and Air Force District of Washington, respectively. For more than an hour, the senior leaders shared insight and advice with a group of AFDW’s newly-promoted master sergeants and master sergeant selects about how their leadership roles change as they transition to SNCOs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik)

Master Sgt. Moira Howerton, 113th Medical Group first sergeant asks a panel of chief master sergeants a question

Master Sgt. Moira Howerton, 113th Medical Group first sergeant asks a panel of chief master sergeants a question during an open forum discussion as part of a Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement course Aug. 2, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Howerton’s question pertained to balancing mission requirements during periods when Airmen morale is negatively impacted by personal issues or conflicts. Discussions during the course focused on issues that SNCOs will encounter as new senior leaders, like mentoring junior enlisted Airmen, embracing cultural diversity, managing stress and writing performance evaluation reports. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Airmen assigned to Air Force District of Washington listen attentively to mentors sharing their perspectives as senior enlisted members during the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement course Aug. 2, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. During the course, the Airmen listening were a group of newly-promoted master sergeants and master sergeants selects who spent several days learning about their new responsibilities as some of the Air Force’s newest SNCOs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik)