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    There are a lot of new faces at Altus Air Force Base. That’s because it’s Permanent Change of Station, or PCS season. It’s the time of year where military members and their families inevitably make their moves to new duty stations around the world. This can happen several times in a service member’s career, including many of the commanders at the mighty 97th.
  • National Public Health Week

    During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings communities together to recognize the contributions of Public Health workers and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. The theme of this year is “Changing Our Future Together”. Your Altus Air Force Base Public Health team is joining this campaign and stands ready to prevent disease, disability, and premature death of our base beneficiaries. We want to help “Change the Future” of your health!
  • Fraud, Waste, and Abuse: A Core Responsibility of AFOSI

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) needs your help in identifying and reporting fraudulent activities.
  • Attributes to Leadership

    "Try your best, Every day, with a great Attitude, to Make it better than you found it."The saying above is my own personal mantra--it encapsulates five key attributes that I believe are important to leadership--excellence, persistence/resiliency, attitude, continuous improvement, and team building.First, "Try your best" speaks to approaching every
  • Hygiene tips for the flu season

    With the New Year upon us, there are new ambitions, new beginnings, and the cold and flu season.  Public Health's New Year's resolution is to keep the base population free and clear of illness, but to do so, we need your help.Germs can be spread in many ways, such as touching contaminated surfaces, consuming contaminated water and food, and through
  • Teamwork Leadership

    Effective leadership can be enhanced with positive teamwork. Whether from within the unit or across an installation, teamwork can make a leader successful in meeting or exceeding unit goals.Team members must know what the mission is and embrace the "all in" mentality.Leaders can influence the mood and willingness of unit members by approaching
  • And a car that flies

    Several years ago when my oldest niece started school, I used to tell her, "Have a great day! Learn a lot! Change the world.....and build me a car that flies."  I remember the first time I said this she gave me an odd look and said, "I can't change the world, I'm a kid."  When she considered the flying car request, I could tell from the look on her
  • It's time to dare and endure

    Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II, once said, "This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure." The U.K. faced an existential threat during WWII, with the fate of Europe and the Asia-Pacific region hanging in the balance. While one can argue that current threats such as terrorism,
  • Next Airman Up

    As my time comes to an end here as the interim Operations Group superintendent, I can't help but think of something I heard while watching sports the other night. The sports broadcaster was talking about an offensive line in football when he said, "When someone gets hurt or retires, it's just 'next man up,'" meaning that you always have to be
  • My Oath of Enlistment

    It was upsetting news when I heard that an Airman was being denied reenlistment to the World's greatest Air Force due to their refusal to swear to God in the oath of enlistment. When I joined the military I knew there were certain standards I had to adhere to. I had to adjust to completely new ways of operating, lest I be separated for failure to

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