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  • Council spotlight: MOVE Team

    The purpose of the Diversity Council, now known as the MOVE Team (Maximizing Opportunity and Valuing Everyone), is to increase and enhance awareness of diversity and inclusion throughout the 190th Air Refueling Wing.Diversity is defined as the inclusion, integration, awareness and appreciation of various cultures within the Kansas Air National
  • It matters

    Is your job important? Do you think your training and attention to detail matter? Let me share a little story I recently read in Insights into Excellence by Capt. (Ret) Charlie Plumb, United States Navy. A little background here: Plumb flew 75 combat sorties over North Vietnam before ultimately being shot down and spending six years as a prisoner
  • Family Readiness offers help and improvement

    I've heard of the Airman and Family Readiness Office...they are the ones who put on Family Day and the Holiday Party right? Yes, but this is just a glimpse of opportunities, information, and resources the Airman and Family Readiness Program Office have to offer.So, let's look at what the AFRPO has done this past year. During the last fiscal year
  • Everyone is a Recruiter in 2016!

    Welcome Coyotes to 2016! I can't thank you all enough for your dedication, perseverance and positive attitude dealing with the many challenges last year. The numerous recognitions received from outside the wing show that your performance is recognized as some of the best in the Air National Guard and the Air Force. The New Year will undoubtedly
  • The Chief's perspective

    To my Coyote family:  I am writing what is to be my final Coyote Log article as I prepare to separate from the organization that is as big a part of me as nearly anything can be. I have been a Kansas Coyote for my entire adult life and will soon don the uniform that I have worn so proudly for the last time.Over these nearly 35 years I have been
  • The strength of the 190th ARW

    As I reflect back on my career at the 190th, the thing I will miss the most after retirement is the interaction with the people of the 190th.  For more than 32 years, I have truly considered the 190th members as family. Treating each other like family and their "can do" attitudes has made this organization truly excellent.The people are the
  • 190th tankers get upgraded avionics

    Soon the 190th Air Refueling Wing will have some upgraded aircraft out on the ramp here at Forbes. This avionics upgrade is referred to as Block 45, and is currently underway at Tinker Air Force Base by contractors from Rockwell Collins. Our aircraft are some of the first in the Air Force to receive this upgrade. We should have about half of our
  • Ceremonies and Tradition

    Recently, I was invited to attend my grandson's naming ceremony which is part of the traditions of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma. The naming ceremony is part of a larger annual celebration, Green Corn, which is very similar to Thanksgiving. My daughters, through their mother, are members of this Indian nation. My grandson's step-grandfather
  • Be proud of your reputation

    It is with great enthusiasm that I write my first article for the Coyote Log as Commander of this world class organization.   Words cannot describe how honored I am, nor convey the immense responsibility I feel to serve you all and continue this wing's long standing legacy of being "The Standard of Excellence."The Kansas Coyotes have a heritage and
  • 190th ARW: An awesome team

    CoyotesThis article will be my last "Commander's Comments."  I most definitely have mixed emotions as I leave the greatest team I have ever had the privilege to be a part of. You are a world class team whose dedication, hard work and professionalism have made excellence our standard.  The Coyote family is a wonderful group of people and you have
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