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Heidi Bullock The guiding principles of mentorship
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As a senior leader, I am routinely asked to “mentor” acquisition professionals, and I am always honored to provide advice and “pay it forward.” Below are some guiding principles I use when mentoring others. These guidelines are for folks who are mentoring someone for the first time, as well as the mentees in
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Viewpoints: Mentors can help shape career outlook, resiliency
My mom was the first woman to go to college in the family, and I’m fortunate enough to be the first generation able to set a course for my career, rather than having the course set by the circumstances. It can be a little challenging, not having family members to ask for career-specific guidance. After all, I think most of us want to avoid taking the long way around if a more direct route is available. That can be hard to do if you don’t know someone who has already been there and who understands how the system operates.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Viewpoints: All because of my mentors
The words, ‘U.S. Air Force’ are sewn into my jacket that I wear every day, because of my mentors. Each stage of life requires role models to help you along the way, and it is no different in the professional world. In 8th grade, I went to Colorado on a family vacation, and my parents took me to see the United States Air Force Academy. We went there because it was a tourist spot, but little did we know that it would change my life forever.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Viewpoints: New environment brings chances for career collaboration, mentoring
When I started my career as a Palace Acquire intern in the Human Resources field, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. My first day -- more realistically my first couple of months -- was a culture shock. I knew nothing about the federal civilian world or military protocols and procedures. My new colleagues and section chief helped tremendously with getting me acclimated to my new environment.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Viewpoints: Mentors provide guidance, expectations amid new Air Force experiences
I started with the Air Force as a Palace Acquire intern roughly 18 months ago. Adjusting to the Air Force culture has been exciting, but challenging. There is so much to learn and remember, such as the many protocols, the vast number of acronyms, and even just navigating the two areas that make up Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. While this adjustment has taken time and effort, my mentors have made it easier, and have had a huge impact on my career.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Viewpoints: Mentors can come by way of networks, shared advice
The importance of having a good mentor cannot be understated. Every career development plan tells you to find a mentor to help you grow. But oftentimes, when we talk about mentoring, it seems like we picture having one mentor who is senior to show you the ropes.
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2018
U.S. Army Capt. Beth Carriere, right, a physician assistant assigned to the Vermont National Guard's Medical Detachment, Task Force Bravo, briefs her team on how to organize the donated medications from various organizations at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sept. 28, 2017. Maria, Irma make landfall for Hanscom Airmen
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Master Sgt. Sharlyne Acevedo, Acquisition Intelligence Division superintendent at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here, first heard her family survived Hurricane Maria’s direct hit on Puerto Rico seven full days after landfall. In order to get word to Acevedo, they asked a cousin, whose family lived near
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2017
Eddie Bee Ready makes a visit to the Exchange Express gas station Sept. 22 as part of National Preparedness Month. Members of the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management Flight regularly dress up as the readiness mascot, including David Babcock who recently won the individual category of the Department of Defense’s 2016 National Preparedness Awards. (Courtesy photo) ‘Mr. Disaster Preparedness’ wins top DOD award
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- His award recommendation calls him “Mr. Disaster Preparedness.” He also has another alter ego — Eddie Bee Ready. Now, he can be called a Department of Defense award winner. David Babcock of the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management Flight was named the top individual award winner for an active-duty
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2017
AFMC Avoiding Burnout Campaign AFMC promotes avoiding job burnout awareness
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- During the fall months, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Avoiding Job Burnout Awareness Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to inform the AFMC workforce about how to avoid job burnout, and what you can do when your job begins to affect your health and happiness. Even if you love your job, it’s
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2017
AFMC commander speaks at AFA AFMC commander: Agility, innovation to fuel future of AF logistics
The future of Air Force logistics will find Airmen tapping into a secure digital network of archived additive manufacturing specifications, allowing for the 3D-printed creation of a weapons system component whenever and wherever needed. This agile manufacturing approach is just one way Air Force Materiel Command is working to advance Air Force logistics, said Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, AFMC commander, at the 2017 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.
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