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Default Air Force Logo Put your name on it
Many people hear the term accountability and immediately make it a synonym for punishment or discipline. We often hear the phrase “You will be held accountable for your actions,” and it does not normally follow a good decision made by someone. It has turned the word accountable into a negative term. Some dictionaries even define it that way. However, if we want to encourage autonomous decision making and empower our Airmen, then we must de-link the term accountability from punishment and promote accountability as a desired action. Personal accountability will ultimately lead the individual to ownership of the job or task and that is when incredible happens in our line of work.
0 4/21
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jefferey N. Sales, II, 20th Security Forces Squadron visitor control center clerk, receives the Shaw Chief’s Group Spring Scholarship at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 3, 2017. The Shaw Chief’s Group awarded Sales the scholarship for his essay about joining the military and his current goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) 20th SFS Airman earns Chief’s Group scholarship
Editor’s Note: Senior Airman Jefferey Sales, 20th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, earned a $250 scholarship from the Team Shaw Chief’s Group for the following essay in response to the prompt, “Each Airman is critical to the squadron, culture and the Air Force mission. More importantly, each one of us has a diverse story to tell. So tell us, what is your story?”
0 4/03
2017
Default Air Force Logo Trusted care anywhere
The Air Force Medical Service lives by the mantra “trusted care anywhere,” but what does that mean?
0 3/31
2017
Default Air Force Logo Knowledge is not enough
Most experienced leaders in the Air Force have gone to the same technical schools, review similar information day-to-day, draw personnel from the same pool of available people, and are limited by similar financial constraints. Wooden writes that it comes down to the ability of the leader to teach what it takes to become a winning organization and knowing how to teach what they want done.
0 3/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo March Madness
March is an amazing month. It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, or alternatively, it comes in like an F-16 and goes out like Lt. Col. Allen Lamb, credited with the first successful elimination of foreign missile systems during the Vietnam War, after suppressing enemy air defenses. It is a month when spring (or a mustache) sprouts. The
0 3/17
2017
Default Air Force Logo Record MiCare enrollment improves 20th MDG efficiency
As part of an initiative to enhance patient access to providers, the 20th Medical Group asked patients to transition from a telephone messaging system to a secure electronic messaging system. As patients signed up, many experienced no-later-than next day responses from their providers. Word of mouth spread and MiCare enrollment shot through the roof.
0 3/03
2017
Default Air Force Logo Leadership matters
What do you think, does leadership matter? Based on my experiences I firmly believe that it does, so much so that I think that everything rises and falls on leadership – everything. There are many different definitions of leadership and I’m sure you have your own. One of the best definitions I’ve found is from Christopher Kolenda, author of
0 2/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo Team Shaw celebrates Black History Month
Black History Month, also known as National African-American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing their vital role in U.S. history.To appreciate why Black History Month is celebrated, we first have to understand its history.The story of Black History Month began in 1915 when Carter
0 1/31
2017
Default Air Force Logo 24/7 nurse advice line helps troops avoid retroactive referrals
Effective Feb. 1, the 20th Medical Group will comply with the TRICARE Management Activity guidelines and no longer create retroactive referrals for patients who do not have prior authorization for care. By definition, a retroactive referral is a referral requested by a beneficiary after care (i.e. urgent care) has been received, that was not
0 1/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo Real ID Act Q&A
The Department of Homeland Security has granted South Carolina an extension for making necessary changes to the state driver's license required by the Real ID Act. This extension will expire June 6. At this time, a S.C. driver's license remains an acceptable form of identification for accessing Shaw Air Force Base.Ensuring the safety of service
0 1/11
2017
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