The art of work, life balance

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — As we progress through the enlisted and officer ranks, we start to gain additional tasks, duties and personnel...

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...

American, coalition airmen mark 3 years of lethal airpower against...

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — In early 2014, people across the globe were horrified by images of a menacing force sweeping across the...

‘All in’ investing in tomorrow — Air Force Junior ROTC

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — General of the Air Force Henry H. Arnold once said, “We must think in terms of tomorrow.” At Air...

Are you MAD or SAD?

There are two distinct types of Airmen who serve: those who are here to make a difference (MAD) and those who are selfish and...

Cherish moments between military duties, times away from family

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. ­— It’s 4 a.m., and a car parks outside the family home. Inside, a proud father of two takes...

Be S.M.A.R.T. when setting goals

A goal is a result or achievement toward which effort is directed. Goals can be short or long-term, personal, professional, spiritual or physical, and...

Juneteenth celebrates abolition of slavery

WASHINGTON — “Juneteenth, the annual observance commemorating the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery, represents what is possible,” Navy Vice Adm....

Don’t underestimate importance of sacrifices

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Feb. 19, 2015. As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations today, I started contemplating a...

My brat makes me proud

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. ­— Parents worry; it’s just what we do. We worry our child will get hurt. We worry we aren’t making...

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