Football fan CMSAF Rodney McKinley uses a football analogy, specifically the need for performing the basics of blocking and tackling well to highlight a leadership message in his latest “The Enlisted Perspective.” In his words, “At [basic military training] and technical training [airmen] learn the basics, or blocking and tackling. … As leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure those basics our airmen learned are reinforced every day. … Leaders never walk by a problem. If you do, you are now part of the problem. You must never miss the opportunity to provide feedback to our airmen, positive or negative.”
As the Pentagon increasingly pivots its focus to strategic competition with China, the U.S. will look to expand its partnership with South Korea to increase security across the entire Indo-Pacific region, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said Dec. 2 during a visit to the northeastern Asian nation.