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  • Increased reliance on the Guard and Reserve is the answer

    In response to the Air Force Time’s article last week – “Per-troop costs rising, new report shows,” the article misses a glaringly obvious solution.The nation can maintain an appropriately sized Air Force, retain mission capability AND bring down personnel costs by quickly transitioning to greater

  • The Citizen Airman: Will the superhero take a fall?

    Since their inception in 1948, and most especially over the last two decades of sustained global operations, the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard have developed into the most effective citizen air force in history. They are manned by multi-talented, multi-tasking superheroes that deserve

  • AFRC commander sends holiday wishes

    As we enter the holiday season and prepare for the new year, I want to thank you, your families and your employers for the many sacrifices made this year for our great nation.The holidays provide all of us an opportunity to thank our friends and families for their support throughout the year. To the

  • Change, improvement possible through AFSO21

    "I am not in charge." Have you ever found yourself saying these words? How did it make you feel? How did it sound as you uttered or thought this phrase to yourself? Did you feel powerless, aimless or even victimized? Did you think to consider, "if I'm not in charge, who is?" We often point to the

  • Speaking, listening keys to effective communication

    Have you ever said to someone, "I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to say?" At one time or another, all of us have likely said or heard this or other terms when we are trying to convey a point to someone. Be it job-related or a personal issue, we are continually asked to communicate with

  • Make seconds count

    Have you noticed that almost every clock in the building shows a different time? To be on time for meetings or anything else, one must be conscious of the disparity and adjust. At one point, an effort to remedy the differences resulted in a day of everyone synchronizing the office clocks. It didn't

  • A tribute to the ARPC Service Delivery Transformation Team

    With this article, I would like to recognize a group that I have had the pleasure of working with for the past four years. I'm referring to the unsung heroes of the Service Delivery Transformation Team. This team has made lasting and significant improvements to the quality of service we provide our


    Over the past two years, we've published a number of articles on the new Department of Defense military personnel and pay system in development - the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System. At present, DIMHRS is scheduled for implementation Oct. 1, 2009. It will replace many of the Air

  • The courage to volunteer

    Over the past two months, many at ARPC have volunteered in our local communities. These volunteers embody the spirit of service in America. Many Airmen contributed to the Medal of Honor Society's convention in Denver recently. Those who were there, may recall the amazing heroism that was written in

  • What I've learned

    I've been blessed to be the director of Communications and Information at the Air Reserve Personnel Center here for a very long time. There is no better place to learn things than at ARPC, and while here, I've learned some important lessons about my government computer. Let me tell you a few of the