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Default Air Force Logo Good communications can improve care
One of the greatest barriers to communications between physicians and patients is time. No one seems to have enough of it, these days. However, there are things you can do to enhance communications and make the most of the time you spend in your doctor's office.Listen to your body. Take time to make a self-assessment, and before your
0 6/11
2002
Default Air Force Logo Good communications can improve the care you receive
One of the greatest barriers to communications between physicians and patients is time. No one seems to have enough of it, these days. However, there are things you can do to enhance communications and make the most of the time you spend in your doctor's office.Listen to your body. Take time to make a self-assessment, and before your
0 6/11
2002
Default Air Force Logo Watch what you're saying, someone is listening!
Did you know that a simple phone conversation with your loved one in a deployed location could put him or her in danger?When you send e-mails or faxes or have a phone conversation, did you know a spy or terrorist could be listening? Even when you are on a government computer or a DSN line?"Everyone wants to know what you are talking about," said
0 6/04
2002
Default Air Force Logo Lots of fun coming, but lots of risk too
Memorial Day kicks off the "101 Critical Days of Summer" and I can't stress to you enough how important it is to make safety a priority in everything you do, at work and during your personal time.The summer months increase opportunities for outdoor fun and family vacations but they also increase risk of injury -- or worse. Over the past year, the
0 5/23
2002
Default Air Force Logo What kind of shoe salesman are you?
An American shoe salesman was sent to the outback of Australia to sell shoes to the Aborigines. He sent a telegram back to his headquarters: "They don't wear shoes here. There is no opportunity for sales."A second salesman was sent to the same area. He saw the opportunities, and wired, "They don't wear shoes here. What a fantastic sales
0 5/20
2002
Default Air Force Logo Choose substance, not flash
Recently I had the privilege to attend a promotion ceremony for a young troop who had just sewn on his staff sergeant stripes. It has been a privilege to watch him the past several years, and I've been impressed with his motivation, skill, and dedication at every turn.During the ceremony, I thought back to a former supervisor and the lesson I
0 5/16
2002
Default Air Force Logo Don't think 'somewhere else' is always better
A friend recently made a statement that stuck in my mind. He said, "The two best bases I've ever been to are the base I just came from and the one I'm going to next."When I thought about it, I realized I am also guilty of making statements like this. I have been known to say, "I wish I could go back to high school" or "I can't wait to get orders
0 4/23
2002
Default Air Force Logo Are you ready? Prepare, listen, work hard
With the Expeditionary Air and Space Force in full swing, we all know it is possible to deploy on short notice to remote and underdeveloped places that some of us have never heard of. Are you really ready to go if you get that call today? If you prepare, listen and work hard, you will be.Here are some questions I've heard people ask:Why do I need
0 4/15
2002
Default Air Force Logo Taking care of people makes mission happen
I've seen many examples of good leadership helping accomplish the mission while serving as a squadron commander here.I observed this at all levels ranging from the supervisor of junior enlisted members to senior leadership. While the circumstances varied, one thing was constant: the desire to take care of people.Effective supervisors, leaders and
0 4/08
2002
Default Air Force Logo Teacher sends pupil on 'road less traveled'
One of my elementary teachers, Mrs. Lovell, made a huge impact on my life.She was the kind of teacher who taught us so much more than the three Rs. She taught us about life.I remember one day when she showed us slides of her family vacation in Hawaii. Some showed the USS Arizona Memorial with its rusty turrets peering from the sea, the oil
0 4/04
2002
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