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Col. Timothy Zadalis, 43rd Airlift Wing Commander, talks to an Airman while riding on one of Pope’s C-130’s during Operation Toy Drop Saturday. The event helped support the military and local community, collecting more than 1,400 toys for deserving families in the Fayetteville, N.C. area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clay Lancaster) Use this year's lessons to help next year
Another great year has come to an end for Team Pope. We stepped up to our "People, Mission, Motivation" motto and proved why we are the best. So as we approach the end of the year, we need to step back and reflect on our tremendous accomplishments! What sets Pope AFB apart is its people. Each of you steps up daily and makes a difference. Whether at
0 12/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Time for taking personal responsibility is now
 TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- When you look in the mirror in the morning, do you see someone who takes personal responsibility for your actions? Or is your first reaction when things don't go quite right to blame someone else? As Airmen --- and to me that term includes our military, civilian and contractor members of our team --- we all depend
0 5/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo Special unit marks milestone
The 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, even as the Air Force recognizes its 60th. Members of the 43rd AES are justifiably proud of their unit, its history and accomplishments, just as we are proud to have them as teammates. It is the only active duty aeromedical evacuation unit capable of deploying an
0 5/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo Team Pope’s DV Deluge
I've always believed that if you do something that positively impacts the mission, important people will want to come see it and meet you. That being said, last week's "DV deluge" clearly demonstrated that Team Pope is the Pride of the Force as a lot of very important people came to see us. Our deluge began with 80 Civilian Aides to the Secretary
0 4/26
2007
Col. Timothy Zadalis, 43rd Airlift Wing Commander, and Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, XVIII Airborne Corps Commander, discuss plans to give the visiting Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army an experience that will heighten their views of joint operations. More than 70 CASAs visted Pope and Fort Bragg Tuesday.  (Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cassandra Locke) Risk Management
If you have never read a commentary, take time to read this one! We all accept occasional risks, both personal and professional. The very nature of serving in today's military requires that we accept risk. However, job related risk is carefully mitigated through risk management and every attempt is made to reduce the chance of damage, personal
0 4/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo Sustaining Excellence: The Art of Leadership
My father used to have a saying that he would use whenever he got wind of any of the number of "limited focus" schemes I had during my youth. He would say, "Don't eat your seed corn," as a reminder to take stock of actions that aren't sustainable for the long haul...just like "eating your seed corn" leaves you with nothing to plant the next spring.
0 3/30
2007
Default Air Force Logo Pope Goes All The Way!
 A great, big Thank You to everyone who came out, participated, volunteered and sponsored the Pope Team Endurance Relay on Friday! The event was a huge success, with almost 170 participants in the relay and countless volunteers making the whole day come together. Thanks also to the sponsors, particularly the Pope Special Activities Committee,
0 3/30
2007
Base Locksmith Tom Campion shows Col. Timothy Zadalis, 43rd Airlift Wing Commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Herb Hanson, 43rd Airlift WIng Command Chief, a concrete vault door located in the back of the Thrift Store. The 43rd Civil Engineer Squadron is making plans to salvage the door and frame, estimated to be worth more than $30,000, when the facility is demolished later this year. Mr. Campion recently earned his 30-year civilian service pin. Wingmen helping Wingmen on Pope
The Wingman spirit has always been a large part of Team Pope's culture, and I found out just how much during Operation Night Hawk held on Saturday night and into Sunday morning. St. Patrick's Day is traditionally known as a time to celebrate. During Operation Night Hawk, everyone who came through the Reilly and Manchester Gates was told to report
0 3/23
2007
Default Air Force Logo Dealing with an eating disorder
I'm writing this without revealing my name, but I could be any woman, or man, you know. The gate guard who looks at your ID card in the morning, the mother taking her child to daycare or the bagger at the checkout in the commissary. It doesn't matter what I do for a living or how old I am. I do not look thin, nor am I fat. I have a disease. I have
0 3/19
2007
Chief Master Sgt. Herb Hanson, 43rd Airlift Wing command chief, talks with North Carolina Representative Margaret Highsmith Dickson at the Women's History Luncheon Tuesday at the Pope Club. The representative was the guest speaker for the luncheon. Women have come a long way in AF
I attended the kickoff luncheon for Women's History Month Monday and had the privilege of hearing North Carolina Representative Margaret Highsmith Dickson speak about the changes in our society. She explained that her grandfather was speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives when her mother was born in 1919, but women were not even
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2007
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