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...

Point of finger pointing moot — everyone’s doing it

Ironically, one of our smallest, weakest body parts — the finger — often wields the most power. That one diminutive digit can instill fear, anxiety,...

Becoming human again: developing the ability to empathize

From the moment we’re born, we need human interaction and crave to be understood. It can have a profound effect upon our personal lives...

#BeThere before the call

When the phone rings in the middle of the night, it’s like an alarm going off in your brain. No one calls at one...

Absentee voter tips for military members

DOD photographMembers of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team pass on the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s message for U.S. military and overseas citizens...

Recycled oil shifts gears

TUCSON, Ariz.— Your car could be running on recycled F-16 oil. At the 162nd Wing, all of the used oil from aircraft maintenance operations is...

Journey to recovery

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AFNS) --  Then-Tech. Sgt. Janet Lemmons realized she couldn’t breathe in the hospital room. It was as if there wasn’t...

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