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    "Leadership involves solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."- Secretary Colin Powell


    "You didn’t just fly coal to Berlin and keep a city from freezing and the lights from going out. You inspired at least one German boy to be like you when he grew up."- Retired Col. Wolfgang Samuel, USAF, a 13-year-old Berliner during the Airlift

  • Professionalism: A tradition that never changes

    With the recent passing of our Air Force’s 74th birthday, I’ve been putting a good deal of thought into how much has changed. In the 25 years I’ve served, I’ve worn three uniforms, seen a number of bases close, and several airframes retired.It struck me that there is one thing that hasn’t and never

  • Are you 1st Sgt Material?

    Recently, Chief Master Sergeant Tracy Cornett, 908th Airlift Wing Command Chief, met with several squadron noncommissioned officers and senior NCOs and spoke to them about becoming First Sergeants in the 908th. Chief Cornett encouraged those who felt the urge to serve as a First Sergeant to consider


    I have concluded that we were put on this earth for a purpose. That purpose is to make it, within our capabilities, a better place in which to live.– General James "Jimmy" DoolittleHeroes of the Air Force Reserve:Like many of you, I watched events unfold in Afghanistan with a flood of emotions. I

  • Knowing Your Why

    Airmen, Wingmen, Warriors,We often are asked to know our “why,” but do we take time out to understand it and put into action?

  • Year of the Airman here at the 908th Airlift Wing

    At the 908th Airlift Wing, the second half of Fiscal Year 20 and all of Fiscal Year 21 have been dedicated to preparing Airmen for the largest deployment in our illustrious history. For far too many Airmen, COVID and deployment preparations got in the way of personal, professional and career

  • Let’s talk Mental Health

    908th Director of Psychological Health, Ms. Amy Kemp-Wellmeier, discusses combating mental health issues during a pandemic.


    On September 11, 2021, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our nation. Across the world, people will pause and reflect on where they were when they heard the news, or watched events unfold in real time.