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  • CSAF Brown & CMSAF Bass share thoughts at Leadership Summit

    Many times in our careers we ask why we don’t get information from the top down or why we only get to see or hear what senior leadership has to say when we see or read in media outlets. I thought I would take a few moments and share with you what I recently learned from Air Force senior leadership.

  • Excellence In All We Do

    A few years ago, the 908th Maintenance Group was led by a dynamic and innovative leader, Col. Cauley von Hoffman. She was generous with her time and graciously mentored myself and another junior Lieutenant Colonel, Ken Ostrat. Brigadier General von Hoffman, who was recently nominated for the rank of

  • Resources for Developing Resilient Leaders

    Developing resilient leaders can be complex. There is not a single solution or program that can mass produce the caliber of leaders we need to win in a competitive environment.

  • Developing Resilient Leaders

    As a command team, one of our strategic priorities is to focus on how we develop resilient leaders. We recognize the importance of leaders who have a high degree of emotional intelligence at all levels, as technical competence alone will not guarantee our future success.

  • 2021 is a Marathon, not a Sprint

    This year has gotten off to a great start! We have continued to get after the mission and take care of our members during the worst pandemic to hit the country in several decades. We have continued to develop ourselves and our teammates with professional military education classes and other


    During the holidays I spent some time reading the Air Force Inspector General’s report on the recent Racial Disparity Review. First of all, I want to thank every one of you who took the time to provide your input to make this review possible. More than 123,000 members of our Air Force family took


    As a command team, improving the lives of Reserve Citizen Airmen has been our guiding principle. To that end, we laid out our three strategic priorities: prioritizing strategic depth and accelerating readiness, developing resilient leaders, and reforming the organization. As we move into 2021, we

  • Reflect, Recharge, Be Ready!

    Wing – 2020 has been a heckuva year! We’ve had a short notice weather evacuation for most of our fleet, fought through disease, very sadly experienced tragic death and were notified we were the Secretary of the Air Force’s first choice for a new and very important training mission. We also

  • Picking Up The FOD In Our Lives

    Happy New Year! It’s the beginning of a new year with new goals. Admittedly, 2020 was a difficult year and most of us would rather forget about it. Now that we are in a new year, let’s have a discussion about FOD (Foreign Object Debris). I know it sounds like a strange topic for the New Year but