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Move or die: Why speed matters, how troops can get faster

Editor’s note: The following is an opinion piece. The writer’s views expressed here do not represent those of the Defense Department. An enemy soldier scans...

2018 AETC strategic plan online, not resting on laurels

I’m excited to announce the new 2018 AETC Strategic Plan. Some of you may be wondering why we need a new strategic plan. While...

Recruit’s BT experience more than expected

I left home for the first time in my 20 years of living on Jan. 10, 2017, to become an Airman. I saw the Air...

50 years later: MLK still impacting world

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — We just celebrated the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I wonder if Dr. King was here...

Narrow scope, improve force

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Our collective failure to lead boldly and teach others to do the same has led us toward the...

Three pounds, 11 ounces of resiliency

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — As military members we are inundated with training and speeches about resiliency. We hear it so often that...

Holiday, Thanksgiving and gratitude: Some thoughts

November is the Thankful Month. OK, we observe a national holiday in the month. Note with me that it is called a national holiday,...

The art of work, life balance

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Airman navigates crucible of anxiety

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — As first impressions go, I am an extrovert. I love to connect with people and have been described as...

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