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  • Core Values and Work Ethic

    What is work ethic? Work ethic is defined by Merriam-Webster as a belief in work as a moral good: a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.
  • 144th Fighter Wing Commander's Vision and Priorities

    144FW Warriors, it is an incredible honor to be a part of this team! It is a privilege to command and I take this responsibility seriously. The purpose of this article is to discuss my Vision and Priorities for our amazing Wing. When I think of success, I always begin with an image of what I think success looks like. In the case of our Wing, I picture something I already see today; excited, dedicated, hardworking Airmen filled with pride in what they do and why they do it. I picture our Airmen coming together to ensure we meet our Federal, State, and Alert missions.
  • Helpful Ways to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

    It is often said that we are creatures of habit. The new year is a great time to take inventory of our habits and consider which habits are worth keeping and which ones help us live our best lives. Sometimes we get in the routine of engaging in habits that do not promote our wellbeing. We know that bad habits can negatively impact our health, overall happiness, and bottom line. Research varies on exactly how long it takes to form a habit. Studies indicate that only changing goals and intentions are not effective at changing how a person behaves.
  • Social Media and OPSEC

    Social media and the Internet, in general, offer Airmen and their families the ability to communicate while separated or deployed, but caution must be taken to maintain operational security.The greatest threat to OPSEC on social media comes from an adversary's ability to collect information. Over time, those seemingly trivial bits of information
  • Airman 101 - Resilience

    Airman-101 is a term I'm using to identify those things that every Airman should be aware of and ensuring they are in compliance with to be successful as an Airman in the 21st century Air Force. If you take a moment to reflect back to your first English-101 or Math-101 college class, you recall the many foundational things you learned in that one
  • Agent of Change

    Last month I gave you all a little insight into our Master and Senior Master boards by letting you know one of the questions that might be asked. Letting one question out might be overlooked, but I'm sure my brethren in the SNCO ranks won't like it if I give out any more information about the boards. But that's a chance I'll have to take because
  • We Are a Diverse Unit – Yeah so What?

    Here's a little intel for all you Tech's and Master's that are getting ready to board: You will probably be asked what diversity means to you and why it is important. (hint: We Are Better Together) This is a fair enough question but one that I think is outdated. We no longer should be focused on why it is important to have a diverse unit. America
  • Time Too Be Counted

    According to military records, 48 out of 790 enlisted members at the 144th Fighter Wing, Fresno, CA, have either a Baccalaureate Degree or a Masters Degree. I congratulate those 48 individuals, as well as all our members currently enrolled in a college program. This article is not addressed to those 48 graduates. Nor is this article addressed to