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  • Force Development : Assess, Mentor, Develop

    When you hear the phrase “Force Development”, what comes to mind for you?  Do you think about Professional Military Education, CDC’s, or OJT (On the Job Training)? Over the past few weeks I have been talking to Airmen from all over the 144th Fighter Wing, the answers are consistent from E-1 to O-6,

  • Seek Opportunity to Serve

    Each of us has recited the U.S. Air Force's Core Values.  Integrity, Service, Excellence.  Those Core Values roll off the tongue so easily and are referenced so often that sometimes we lose sight of the constant, practical application of each Core Value.  Consider that the commitment each of us has

  • Realistic Resolutions for the New Year 2021

    The beginning of a new year is often a time we reflect on the past year and promise to make positive lifestyle changes moving forward. Paying attention to little changes over time can have a significant impact on overall health and wellness.  Research demonstrates that setting small, attainable

  • What Is Sucess?

    What does success look like for you as an individual? For an Airman, I believe success is a personal story and probably can’t be described in one sentence. It may or may not necessarily be tied to the salary you receive from your job. Are you striving to own a business, finishing training or

  • The Benefits of Gratitude

    With Thanksgiving almost upon us, we will take time to reflect on what we are thankful for. The benefits of this simple act can offer benefits throughout the year. For decades, researchers have studied the effects of thankfulness on psychological health, physical health, and relationships and found

  • 2020 Annual Suicide Prevention Training

    The 2020 Annual Suicide Prevention training looks a little different this year. With the very unusual year we’ve all experienced, I think you will find the current format to be a good fit. Some of you may have already completed the training, but for those of you who have not yet, let me explain what

  • Connect to Protect - September is Suicide Prevention Month

    2020 has been the perfect storm: a pandemic, schools closing, civil unrest, people losing their jobs, and now the wild fires. Many of us are trying to navigate a new normal in the midst of overwhelming life stressors. The purpose of Suicide Prevention Month is to bring awareness to this important

  • Effective Time Management

    As you progress in your career and climb the ladder of development, you will inherently acquire greater responsibility and more will be expected of you. As projects increase and deadlines rapidly approach, stress levels can exceed record highs and other aspects of life may take a back seat. As

  • PPE Works!

    Medical personnel from the 144th Medical Group’s medical detachment are finally returning home after spending more than 90 days supporting over 15,000 COVID-19 tests and medical treatment for hundreds of COVID-19 patients in Monterey, Riverside and Imperial counties. One take away is that Personal

  • Making Yourself Competitive for Promotion

    These are five points that I recommend with everyone in the Logistics Readiness Squadron, but they apply to everyone. Each has a short explanation of why it is important to making you stand out from others in your peer group. You will notice the lack of discussion about Leadership, Communication and