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360 Leaders Course empowers leaders at JBSA-Lackland
February 3, 2020
— The 502nd Air Base Wing welcomed the 50th class of the 360 Leaders Course to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Jan. 27. The course is a week-long, science-based leadership course that provides comprehensive, holistic training in personal health, wellness and resiliency, which empowers participants to guide airmen under their care with compassion and understanding. ...
JBSA leaders discuss mold remediation in dorms, way forward
August 2, 2019
— As part of the 502nd Air Base Wing’s effort to address the mold situation in barracks, ships and dorms, JBSA leaders continue to ask residents to up-channel their concerns for resolution. Brig. Gen. Laura L. Lenderman, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander, stressed the command is committed to transparency and regaining the trust of residents. “Trust and transparency are my ultimate goal and I need to rebuild the trust and ensure we have transparency so we can eradicate this issue,” she said...
Commentary: five tips to spark leadership
May 24, 2019
— What sparks great leadership? This question alone is a topic of discussion throughout our military community. Sharing experiences, lessons learned and knowledge are specific tools that cultivate the development of our future leaders...
Civilian Developmental Education offers opportunities to learn, grow
February 6, 2019
— The Air Force Civilian Developmental Education program is a portfolio of courses and training designed to address the developmental needs of the civilian workforce at all levels. Programs help civilians to achieve short or long term goals at a level appropriate to their needs and desired path of future growth. These include opportunities for civilians to attain associate through advanced college degrees in Air Force institutions and spots in military professional education programs. Applications for Academic Year 2020 open on March 1...
JBSA-Randolph hosts 360° Leaders Course
September 10, 2018
— The 360° Leadership Course is a complex, hands-on universal leadership course focused on enhancing senior leaders while providing important and necessary tools for leaders to manage and respond to various issues and challenges they may face...
Commentary: The three 'C's' of leadership
August 21, 2018
— The Army has given me no shortage of leadership training and opportunities over my more than 30 years of service. Having commanded at all levels, in organizations of all sizes, three traits have stood out as non-negotiable in leadership: competence, commitment, and character...
Regional Health Command-Central welcomes new top enlisted leader
August 9, 2018
— Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph L. Cecil assumed the role of Regional Health Command-Central's top enlisted leader following an assumption of responsibility ceremony at the U.S. Army Medical Museum Amphitheatre at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 6...
Authentic NCOs: Honest with themselves and their Soldiers
June 19, 2018
— From time to time the concept of "authenticity" emerges in any review of literature, especially since it was first used by Andrew Halpin in 1966. Authentic or genuine behavior is closely associated with an open-climate organization. In an open-climate organization, a leader's behavior is purposeful and real, while, as Halpin suggests, in a closed-climate organization behavior tends to be determined by role and appears almost ritualistic...
High-touch leadership in a high-tech world
May 8, 2018
— Regardless of the generation, people are best understood by, mentored by and led by people…not ones and zeros. A high-tech organization deserves high-touch leadership to maximize the effectiveness of its people...
AF JROTC course now offered to Lackland ISD students
March 30, 2018
— A crosstown agreement between Lackland and Northside Independent School Districts will now allow students attending Lackland ISD at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland to enroll in its Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corp courses starting in fall 2018...
Medal of Honor story shared by sister at PACE Summit
January 13, 2018
— Janine Sijan-Rozina shared the story of how her older brother, Air Force Capt. Lance Sijan, earned the Medal of Honor, the country’s highest award for valor, for his bravery to an audience of Airmen and Air Force civilians at the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence Summit Dec. 6, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas...
Commentary: Be decisive in what you do
November 29, 2017
— As leaders, we must remember to be decisive. The choices we make impacts others. If we do not make a decision, someone else will make it for us...
25th AF civilian recognized as exceptional, visionary leader
November 25, 2017
— The recipient of the 2018 Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award for Air Combat Command was awarded to Pierre Terry, 25th Air Force director of staff at Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection Directorate (A4). ...
Commentary: Developing my leadership tree
November 15, 2017
— To have a strong leadership tree, it needs the five team leader concepts: self-awareness, values and principles, motivation, support, and a balanced life. These concepts help me ensure I am able to effectively take care of the mission as well as the people I lead...
Native American Airman encourages inclusion through knowledge
November 1, 2017
— The U.S. Air Force and numerous deserving causes has led Tech. Sgt. Frances, who has a passion for her heritage, to an opportunity to represent all of those when she attended the Society of American Indian Government Employees National Training Program in June 2017...
Commentary: You Ask Why? I Say Why Not?
October 24, 2017
— In my Air Force career one thing that constantly surprises me is when the response I get from Airmen is, “Why should I care?” My response is always, “Why not?”...
International Airman Leadership School set to launch
October 21, 2017
— Classes for the new International Airman Leadership School at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland get underway Feb. 18, 2018...
Commentary: Win, lose or draw, you still win by learning
October 12, 2017
— Regardless of the results — win, lose or draw — it is a win when you learn...
Commentary: Run as if your career depends on it!
September 28, 2017
— Are you running as if your military career depends on it, or do you put the same effort into your military career as you do on your run? Treat your career as you would when you run your next 5K, 10K, or physical fitness test. If you put forth your best effort in all you do, you will meet your goals with less resistance and dreams can become a reality...
Commentary: Is this the right one?
September 19, 2017
— As leaders, we need to remember our words, actions, and the “bait” we select in developing our Airmen, must be carefully considered for optimal impact. Not only do we need to know whom we are trying to reach, but also understand their motivations and the best way to get them to embrace our message...