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  • History in the Making

    This was a landmark week for Pope and all of you have a lot to be proud of. The Air Mobility Command Installation Excellence Award Team visit went perfect, and whatever the outcome, remember that we are finalists and that is a great honor in and of itself. It's clear our tremendous achievements have once again set a standard of pride and excellence
  • To Support, Defend -- Communicators’ Outlooks

    We all know our respective roles in our various Air Force Specialty Codes. We also understand our roles to "physically" protect our national interests and assets from harm but very few of us really understand and appreciate our role to protect our nation from a "cyber" perspective. Vigilance and sharing of information with regard to cyber attacks
  • Tell Us How to Spend It

    On the final day of the Match-up competition, Pope surged into the lead but couldn't quite hold on to the No. 1 slot. We ended the day at No. 2, just 2/5 of a percentage point out of first place. This was an amazing accomplishment considering we hovered between fourth and sixth place for most of the competition. We registered more than 7,000
  • Family Care, Support Vital Part of Mission

    Big congratulations go out this week to everyone at Team Pope, because we are in the running again for the Installation Excellence Award. For the second year in a row we have a fantastic opportunity to show again how truly wonderful our base is. Pope truly is the Pride of the Force, and I know we all are ready to showcase Our People, Mission, and
  • Remember our Fallen Heroes

    This week is a week for remembering. Today is POW/MIA Recognition Day, and earlier this week was the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11, a day that forever changed our nation. One of the most moving ceremonies I've ever witnessed was a repatriation ceremony for six fallen heroes from the Vietnam War. A repatriation ceremony honors these heroes as their
  • War-Fit, War-Ready and Making a Difference

     As 101 Critical Days of Summer comes to an end, I want to re-emphasize the importance of being responsible and being safe in whatever activity you choose to participate in this weekend. Remember, no DUIs and no underage drinking. If you are planning on driving, get plenty of rest. Many people will be on the roadways, so be alert and drive safe. We
  • Empower your people

    As leaders and supervisors, it's our job to empower our people and create an atmosphere where Airmen feel comfortable offering ideas and changes. I always challenge all my Airmen, from the most junior to the most senior, to make a difference. When you get to a duty station you should take time to get to know your office and your job. Then you
  • Wingman Concept Critical to Suicide Prevention

    With the upcoming Labor Day Weekend, it is again time to stress the importance of being a good wingman. This not only includes alcohol and making sure your wingman doesn't drink and drive, but also suicide. Regrettably, some Airmen choose to end their lives to solve temporary problems. That's why we must take care of each other. Be on the look out
  • Random Acts of Kindness

    I believe in random acts of kindness. I believe that reaching out, lending a hand and giving from the heart without an expectation of return is the greatest gift of all. Everyday opportunities present themselves to us. Opportunities to volunteer our time, donate money or share our talents. We need to meet those challenges head on. Several years ago
  • Sport Bike Safety Crucial to Readiness

    I had the pleasure of attending our very first sport bike safety course last week, and I couldn't be prouder of the Safety Office for spearheading this initiative. I appreciate having North Carolina Highway Patrolman Mark Brown teaching this course, and he will make a big impact at Pope by reinforcing risk management and making sure every one of
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