My post on the 3six5

A KC-135 refueling a B-52I had the great opportunity to visit the 434th Air Refueling Wing yesterday.  I will be putting together a complete blog post after I move into my new apartment.  In the meantime, I took the opportunity to request a change in my posting date over at so that I could write about my trip.  Check out the post and let me know what you think!


Now I’ve gone and done it…

4011430276_251bcd9759_oAgainst all of the advice I give my colleagues and friends and all of the advice I’ve ever been given – I’m changing the topic of my blog, slightly.  Okay, a lot.

Normally, I would say, pick a subject and stick to it so as not to alienate your audience.  In this case, it’s really more of an addition than a change – I want to write about the things I’m passionate about.  When I redesigned this blog, I decided those things were the Air Force, Technology and Volunteer Management.  At that time in my life, I was immersed in all of those things.  Now, I’ve started a new job and I’m spending less time thinking about Technology and way more time thinking about the much blogged about topic of Social Media.

That’s right, I’m going to start adding my ideas about SOCMED to the already mountainous pile of crap content that already exists on the subject.

To be clear:

I am not an expert – not even close.

I think I have some insights into the space purely from the perspective that I work for a company that has embraced this platform as a way to reconnect with it’s diverse and large customer base.  Are my ideas gospel?  Hell no.  They’re just that, my ideas.  Some of them are working for us, and some of them aren’t.  Sometimes I’m just full of shit.

So, here we go, take it for what it’s worth.


The Hurricane Hunters

HH_LogoOn Tuesday May 19th I had the opportunity to fly with, what I consider to be, one of the United States Air Force Elite flying units: The Hurricane Hunters.  This flight was a part of an extensive Social Media initiative put together by the 403rd Wing Public Affairs Team.  It was the first of it’s kind in the Air Force – what I mean by that is this was the first Media flight that was specifically targeting Bloggers. (more…)



Welcome to the new home of “notes from the field?”  This redesign has been a long time coming and I’m glad that it’s finally over.  As you can probably see I’ve decided to move the blog to WordPress – I’m very excited about the new platform.

What can you expect from the new and improved NFTF?  A much more topical blog with a focus on three subjects:

  • Volunteer Management
  • Technology
  • The United States Air Force

I’m not necessarily an expert on any of these subjects, but I feel I have some valuable things to add.

Thanks for coming by and: Welcome!

If you’d like to refer back to any of my old posts, you can do so by going here.