Staff Sgt. Ehren Brown, 1st Communications Maintenance Squadron unit deployment manager, hangs in the air as he is lowered to the ground during tower rescue and climbing training on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 9, Ryan Joslin, 1st Communications Maintenance Squadron NCO in charge of quality assurance assistance, hangs from an individual descender cable during tower rescue and climbing training on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 9, The training consisted of climbing approximately 50 feet up the tower, properly rigging a victim to an individual descender cable, and lowering them to the ground. Senior Airman Jordan Watson, 1st Communications Maintenance Squadron cable and antenna theater maintenance technician, adjusts his positioning lanyard during tower rescue and climbing training on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 9, The main focus of the training was on the rescue aspect, but it also provided a refresher for basic climbing techniques.
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Military rank is more than just who salutes whom. Military rank is a badge of leadership. Responsibility for personnel, equipment and mission grows with each advancement. Do not confuse rank with paygrades, such as E-1, W-2 and O Paygrades are administrative classifications used primarily to standardize compensation across the military services. The "E" in E-1 stands for "enlisted" while the "1" indicates the paygrade for that position. The other pay categories are "W" for warrant officers and "O" for commissioned officers.
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The Air Force places a high value on professional relationships within its ranks, which are vital to the functional effectiveness of the service. The Air Force work environment differs greatly from what you find in a civilian work environment, with missions involving difficult challenges, hardships, and the potential for injury and even death. Professional relationships encourage communication between members and between members and their superiors. This boosts morale, focuses on the mission at hand, and preserves respect for authority.
A non-commissioned officer NCO is a military officer who has not earned a commission. The NCO corps usually includes many grades of enlisted, corporal and sergeant ; in some countries, warrant officers also carry out the duties of NCOs. The naval equivalent includes some or all grades of petty officer. There are different classes of non-commissioned officers, including junior non-commissioned officers JNCO and senior or staff non-commissioned officers SNCO.