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...

The Air Force issued me my ‘kids’

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — While I’ve decided to live a childfree lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need...

‘Taps,’ somber, yet poetic

One evening in 1981 while I was at summer camp, I took a deep breath and blew a little too hard on the bugle’s...

New beginnings

For many of us, the month of May contains the day we have long awaited -- graduation. This important milestone could be a personal achievement or...

Let’s have a cup of coffee

Editor’s note: Maj. Gregory Lewis is an individual mobilization augmentee assigned to the Defense Technology Security Administration. Regardless of your profession, many of us have...

Women and men: different, but equal

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Recently, while reading daily news and scrolling through social media news feeds, I could not avoid the headlines, posts...

A modern military marriage

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, California­ — Six years and four months ago I married my husband. I was 19 years old and completely ignorant...

MLK’s dream to end racism Airman’s reality

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. —i Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with the world Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of...

Thank you so much for all the ‘Thanks’

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. — If I went through my past receipts on military discounts I would calculate a lot of cash left in my wallet...

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