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  • Growing the Flowers family business: Longest-serving Airman promotes son to brigadier general

    U.S. Air Force promotions are significant moments in every Airman’s career, but for Brig. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers, Jr., Air Force Medical Service Manpower, Personnel and Resources director, his promotion also means continuing in the Flowers family business. On September 7, Flowers, Jr. pinned on his current rank by retired Maj. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers, Sr., who is the longest-serving Airman in U.S. Air Force history.
  • 6 things leaders should be doing to increase inclusivity in their ranks

    Col. Felicia Burks, Chief, Diversity and Inclusion Division, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, is leading the charge for diversity and inclusion in the Air Force Medical Service. Burks shared some advice for how leaders can cultivate a culture of diversity and inclusion in their ranks.
  • Airman Spotlight: Readiness relies on broken barriers

    In celebration of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Col. Felicia Burks, Chief, Diversity and Inclusion Division (SG1V), Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, shares her dedication to cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the Air Force Medical Service, and how she plans to ensure tomorrow’s leaders are offered all the opportunities to thrive
  • Air Force’s COVID-19 response - one year on the frontlines with a new enemy

    Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic one year ago, U.S. Air Force medics, along with medical personnel across the country, were pushed to the frontlines of this battle with this novel, invisible enemy.
  • Air Force’s new top enlisted medic shares importance of learning, mentorship and facing challenges

    Stepping into a new role in the midst of a global pandemic is no easy feat. This is especially true when that role involves being responsible for the welfare, readiness, morale and utilization of the 34,000 Total Force medical enlisted community. Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski has done just that, as she stepped in to join the leadership of the Air Force Medical Service as Chief, Medical Enlisted Force. It is clear she knows what she is up against, and does not take the responsibility of serving as the enlisted voice lightly. Kolczynski spoke with Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs to give Airmen an idea of how she plans to take on this new role.