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Flexibility essential during pandemic: NCOA builds first-ever virtual course
July 2, 2020
— The first-ever virtual, in-residence Enlisted Professional Military Education Course at the Robert D. Gaylor Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is now available to students across the country. The inaugural course started June 15 and the first graduation is scheduled for July 10...
MEDCoE Noncommissioned Officer Academy lends expertise in support of Fort Hood
May 11, 2020
— U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Cadre in the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, or NCOA, lent their expertise as stewards of the Soldier profession in support of Fort Hood’s NCOA...
NCOs gain school attendance flexibility from EPME self-registration platform
December 30, 2019
— The Air Force’s Personnel Center has created a new scheduling system that allows noncommissioned officers to choose when they attend the NCO Academy, Senior NCO Academy and Chief Leadership Course...
Commentary: Please return shopping carts here
April 5, 2018
— Please return shopping carts here. Most of us have seen this sign at various store parking lots telling shoppers to return their cart to this designated area upon completion of their shopping. Yet even with the best efforts aimed to make sure the carts are returned, we usually see a handful of them scattered across the parking lot...
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...
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?”...
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...
Dedicated veteran once honored with his ‘Day at Lackland’
July 19, 2017
— Retired Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth J. Slade, a highly decorated veteran of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland who passed away July 8, 2017 at the age of 83 spent almost 70 years of his life, spanning seven decades, in service to the United States military, both as a service member and as an Air Force civilian...
Commentary: I Joined for the Boots
June 26, 2017
— The hardest lesson I learned came from the man who wore the boots. Take every opportunity you get to spend with the people you love. When it comes to time, there is never enough time with the people you love...
Commentary: Why not go full blue?
June 21, 2017
— On my way into work one day I had an epiphany and said to myself, “Why not go full blue?” What would happen if I did? Better yet, what would happen if everyone did? How would that change our Air Force?...
One person helps make a difference for students, teachers, community
January 6, 2017
— Students at Smith Elementary School in San Antonio received a surprise Dec. 12, 2016, when Danielle Smith, a civilian employee at the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, donated boxes of school supplies and presented several of the teachers with gift baskets and gift cards at a ceremony held in the packed school gym...