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  • Leadership soup

    My leadership philosophy is captured in the process of building a great soup. In order to build a great soup, you have to start with the right pot and a fire to heat it over. Once that selection is made, you must take the time to create an exquisite broth. Next, you must decide what you will add to the soup to give it substance. Finally, you must
  • Don’t be the reason why

    I'll never forget my first feedback session with MSgt. Joyce Henderson who played a pivotal role in my development as an Airman. A no-nonsense Senior Non-Commissioned Officer who had her hands full with the poster child of an Airman who needed guidance and direction. While I can't remember every aspect of the feedback session, her words, “Don’t be
  • Message from Yellow Ribbon Coordinator

    I am the new 166th Airlift Wing Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Coordinator. My primary responsibility is to work with the wing leadership and partner with other unit programs to put together great Yellow Ribbon events with awesome training, outstanding presenters, subject matter experts and fabulous activities that apply to you and your family members. Commanders and leaders also play a critical role in ensuring the attendance of service members and their families at YRRP events and the goal is to have 100% participation.
  • Message from SARC

    I am the new full time Sexual Assault and Response Coordinator (SARC) for the 166th Airlift Wing. This is a new full time position and I look forward to building this program and collaborating with all agencies on base.
  • April Commentary- by Delaware Air National Guard Recruiting and Retention Manager

    "Every Airman is a Recruiter"Do you remember your experience when you first talked to a recruiter about joining the Delaware Air National Guard?  How did you discover us? Was the process what you expected? Did your recruiter give you exceptional service?We are glad you stuck with us and made the commitment to join! What you may not have realized
  • Commander's Corner- March 2017

    I would like to address three topics that are important to me. My first topic is professionalism. We are an indispensable part of the total force in the most capable Air Force in the world. The Delaware Air Guard has an enviable reputation for excellence that we should all be committed to continue. You have risen to every challenge and excelled
  • Commander's Corner- February 2017

    Colonel (ret) Michael Feeley always said that AES stood for “always eating something.” While there may be a hint of truth to that statement, AES actually stands for Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. Activated in October of 1962, the142nd AES is one of thirty-one Aeromedical Evacuation squadrons between active duty, the reserves and National
  • Commander's Corner- January 2017

    To our entire Delaware National Guard family, It’s hard for me to believe this is the 18th year that I have had the privilege of sending this message. As each calendar year comes to an end, it is appropriate that we reflect on what we’ve accomplished in support of our state and nation. We are undoubtedly the Indispensable Hometown Force with a
  • Commander's Corner- November 2016

    Our 166th Medical Group is responsible for providing equipped, knowledgeable and skilled Airmen to support our wing, state and nation. These medical Airmen are dedicated and trained to serve you. In the spirit of the minuteman, we need to be always ready.At the start of our health care careers we went through a curriculum to earn how to do what we