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  • Everything I know I learned from someone else

    I have a confession to make: I was never particularly good at anything. Everything I know I learned from someone else. Everything I can do I failed at when I first tried. I’m pretty sure I fell down when I learned to walk or ride a bike – a lot. I’m also sure my parents didn’t always pick me up when I fell, and there’s probably a lesson in that
  • Commander’s Comments: Four Pillars of Total Force

    I recently attended a briefing given by the Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt., James Hotaling. The briefing was held to discuss the vision for the ANG laid out by Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke, the director of the ANG, because of the challenging fiscal times that lie ahead. I wanted to share this information with you, as each of us will play a
  • Commander's Comments: Protect Your Security Clearance

    One of the first things we all completed upon entering the Air Force, or Air National Guard, was an application for a security clearance. Security clearances are required for every position in the ANG. It is not something you automatically receive upon entry. It is a favorable action that is granted to you and it can be taken away!To ensure you
  • A Message From the Wing Commander

    180th Airmen,Wow, it's December already. I can't believe it. This year has flown by and our Team moved significantly closer to our goal of being the Best Fighter Wing in the World. Nearly 100 members volunteered for combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. That's roughly 10 percent of the wing who raised their hand to serve. I'm humbled. Best of
  • 180th Fighter Wing Fire & Emergency Service Offer Holiday FIre & Safety Tips

    The winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together for food and celebration. The Holiday seasons can also have a greater fire risk. By following a few simple safety tips, you can ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.If you choose to have a live tree, pick the freshest one you can find and buy it as late as you can. Make
  • Commander’s Comments: Transitions

    Wow, time sure flies when you're having fun! I know that may sound funny, but I really mean it. The past 4½ years have flown by and it has been a very rewarding and challenging time. You have met every expectation that has been levied on you from any HHQ. From multiple deployments to Iraq, standing up ASA, millions of dollars in military
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