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  • The importance of your Personal Development Plan

    Two years ago, I offered commentary in this space on the importance of being ready for change. I offered advice on being ready to shift career gears on short notice, a topic that was still weighing on everyone's minds after the 934th appeared on the list of bases slotted for mission change. One of

  • FSS and your career

    "People don't choose their careers; they are engulfed by them"   - John Dos PassosI think the novelist Mr. Passos knew something about career development.   If one doesn't take ownership of their own destiny, no one else will.  That can be difficult in today's fast paced world for even the most

  • Capstone inspection demystified

    As you should have heard by now, the 934th AW Capstone inspection will soon be upon us.  Here's some facts that should clarify what it's about and what it is designed to accomplish.From March 12-17  all 934 AW units will be going through an AFRC/IG Capstone event which will verify and validate our

  • Be aware of the cyber threat

    Cyber-crime throughout the world continues to increase and computer users are the number one attack vector for criminal activities.  Unfortunately, one of the greatest vulnerability to any network are the users themselves, the very reason the network exist.  One of the latest exploits is done

  • Fitness resolution is a marathon, not a sprint

    It's that time of the year again.  People are making New Year's resolutions and some of those resolutions are to improve body composition and fitness levels.  Some of these people making resolutions have made the same resolutions in the past and some it will be a new experience.  For those who have

  • AFRC command chief expresses thanks

    Fellow Citizen Airmen,As we close out 2014 and prepare for 2015, I want to personally thank you and your families for the sacrifices you have made in support of our nation's defense. Your loyalty and dedication continue to amaze me. You are the reason we are the world's greatest Air Force.Our Air

  • Commander sends holiday message

    All of us in the 934th Airlift Wing have the opportunity on this holiday to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in this great nation.  The holidays are a time for us to connect with family and friends in our own unique ways to celebrate the spirit of the season.You have volunteered to serve,

  • Let them know you care

    As wingmen in the Air Force we are taught to watch out and care for our wingman.  This holiday season is the perfect time to use this concept in our daily lives.  Our family, friends and fellow Airmen will often experience the "holiday season" in different ways. I think of those in my own life who

  • Commander sends Thanksgiving message

    On Thursday we will celebrate the American tradition that is Thanksgiving.  A time to gather with family and friends, and to give thanks for the freedoms and prosperity we enjoy.  In the military, we have two families: our traditional family at home, and the military family with which we serve.I am

  • Gratitude

    In Australia, the ranches are typically so large that ranchers don't usually bother with erecting fences.  What they do instead is to dig a deep well that offers a plentiful year-round supply of water.  Because the outback is so vast and dry, the ranchers' cattle will never stray too far from the