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  • Keeping your axe sharp

    A majority of people have more tasks than time or energy needed to accomplish them. To be effective in accomplishing tasks, we have to manage time better as this commodity will determine success and failure in both our personal and professional lives.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Trusted care anywhere

    The Air Force Medical Service lives by the mantra “trusted care anywhere,” but what does that mean?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.