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...

At end of the day, ‘It’s all about the hooks’

SOUTHWEST ASIA — High above Mosul, Iraq, a fighter pilot arrives on station. Now within 20 nautical miles of the target, the pilot arms the...

Exchange bakeries nourish troops’ spirits overseas

DALLAS — For Cpl. Deamborene Outlaw, a simple slice of Wonder Bread goes a long way toward making South Korea feel more like home. “It’s...

African American / Black History Month

Booker T. Washington, an American educator, author, and advisor to President Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, once said, “Success always leaves footprints.” This quote...

I was abused, why I ignored it

“I swear I would never have hit anyone, but her ...” As I sat in a couple’s therapist’s office, my husband spoke the words that...

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