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Melissa Valdez309th Maintenance Wing"Getting together with my family." Mikk Blickfeldt309th Maintenance Wing"Going to see the movie, 'Santa vs. the Snowman' in 3-D, every year." Capt. Sean Demeter388th Fighter Wing, 4th Fighter Squadron"Putting the Christmas tree up." Senior Master Sgt. Jeremy Jaramillo466th Fighter Squadron"Gathering with my family, having dinner and exchanging gifts." Read more
Gen. Donald Hoffman, AFMC commander
WRIGHT-PATTERSON Air Force Base, Ohio -- As 2009 comes to a close, it's important I say thank you to everyone in Air Force Materiel Command, and to your families, for your hard work and dedicated service to our command and the Air Force. Your skills, talents and professionalism have resulted in a year full of AFMC accomplishments. We've made significant strides in increased civilian hiring. More... Read more
Janie Santos, Defense Media Activity-San Jose
SAN ANTONIO -- The Air Force's top leaders send the Air Force family a holiday safety message and remind all to celebrate responsibly. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz issued the following message: "Happy Holidays! Whether you are deployed, stationed overseas or living in the U.S., each of you should enjoy the season and celebrate in your... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Sean Hannah75th Air Base Wing"I hadn't planned to watch the Winter Olympics, but if I come across something interesting, I might watch it." Senior Airman Arin Angell388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron"I'll watch parts of it. Since I'm from Colorado, I'll enjoy watching the skiing competitions." Airman 1st Class Adam Wriglesworth75th Aerospace Medicine Squadron"I will watch the figure... Read more
Chief Master Sgt. Atticus C. Smith, Command Chief, 388th Fighter Wing
I enjoy playing poker; it's not too hard to figure out especially if you have visited my "man cave." The décor is decked out with poker items from wall to wall. First impressions would lead some people to bet that I'm a good poker player but that wouldn't be a smart wager. My excitement for the game far outweighs my skills nearly 8 to 1; however, that doesn't stop me from trying to improve.... Read more
Gen. Donald J. Hoffman, Commander of Air Force Material Command
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Shortly after I assumed command one year ago, we set out to define our fiscal 2009 priorities for the men and women of Air Force Materiel Command. Through our corporate process we instituted the five Air Force priorities. This past year we made significant progress, and I would like to quickly highlight some of your accomplishments. Reinvigorate AFMC's... Read more
Dave Hansen, 309th Maintenance Support Group director
Working with the youth group at my church seems to keep me young. We just held the "Construction Olympics," a timed race consisting of laying out a square pad, driving nails and screws, and a 25-yard dash carrying cinder blocks. Each of the 14- to 18-year-old youths raced for a personal best time, then decided racing in a relay form would result in better times. They divided the activities among... Read more
Staff Sgt. Robert Bardago
Staff Sgt. Robert Bardago388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron"Turkey, if it is deep-fried." Airman 1st Class Robert Harnden2nd Combat Camera Squadron"Other than the turkey, my favorite side dish is mashed potatoes with beef gravy." Airman 1st Class Kyle Lunter388th Operations Support Squadron "It's a toss-up between deep-fried turkey and whatever the dessert is for the day." Master Sgt.... Read more
Gen. Donald Hoffman, Commander
Commander's Log: Give thanks and be safe this Thanksgiving season Air Force Materiel Command Warriors -- Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion to reflect on everything in life we have to be thankful for. Many of your celebrations will involve traveling to see family and friends. I challenge you with one of AFMC's top priorities: Nurture and protect your people and families. We want to ensure we... Read more
Tami Gilchrest, 508th Aircraft Sustainment Wing Financial Management Office
If you were to look in your car, home, or other locations outside of the work place, how many pens or other office supplies would you find that were taken from your work place to be used for personal reasons? Why? You know you did not buy them, and you know it is not right. Integrity is "Doing the Right Thing" because it is the right thing to do. The best way I'd describe "integrity" to my... Read more