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Respect — want, earn, give, but don’t lose it

Posted June 26, 2015 by Lt. Col. DAVID LEMERY

Lt. Col. David Lemery We all want it, some earn it, some are given it and some lose it. Respect can be defined as a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements. As a commander, I look at respect in four ways — self-respect, respecting my subordinates,…

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Solve problems at lowest level

Posted June 26, 2015 by Master Sgt. SARA ABEL

Crucial in our Air Force environment today is having the proper tools and skillsets available to deal with problems. There is literally something new almost every single day that will invoke problem solving skills. When faced with a problem, an important mindset to have is to resolve the issue at the lowest possible level. Some…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted June 26, 2015 by Chaplain (Capt.) James Lanford

No man is an island Have you heard these words before? Maybe spoken them about yourself or another individual? Possibly you have read the John Donne prose found in Meditation 17, “Devotions upon Emergent Occasions,” or you’ve heard the song “No Man is an Island” by the band Tenth Avenue North. Perhaps you have tried…

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Fly Over: ‘Paddington’ and ‘Financial Peace University’

Posted June 26, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Timothy Boyer

On DVD: ‘Paddington’ I have a confession to make — I do not have any children. There, I’ve said it. And yet, I have seen my fair share of family movies, from Disney and Pixar to classics like, “The Princess Bride.” So I think I have a good eye for quality entertainment appropriate for children….

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To do or to be? – A very good question

Posted June 19, 2015 by Col. DANIEL SMITH

Col. Daniel Smith I am a huge fan of the Air Force core values. For a long time, I have felt that whatever board or individual developed the values got them absolutely right. In fact, every Airman, young or … seasoned, who comes into my squadron gets to sit down with me in my office…

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Airman — The Air Force asset

Posted June 19, 2015 by Master Sgt. JANICE CLARK

The most important asset to the Air Force is the Airman. Regardless of rank, Air Force specialty code, position, gender, age and experience, each of us still needs guidance, validation, and most of all, honesty. So how do you take care of the most important asset in our organization? Learn who they are and what…

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This week in history

Posted June 19, 2015 by Rick Griset,

1965: B-52 goes on first combat mission Courtesy photo The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress dropped bombs for the first time in combat on June 18, 50 years ago. Originally designed in 1945, the B-52 was to be an intercontinental high-altitude, straight-wing bomber. With six engines, its propellers would allow it to cruise at 300 mph at…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted June 19, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

“Resiliency” is the present day focus of our military service. Leaders at all levels want their followers to be resilient. Why? Because, resilient people bounce back from the adversities of life more quickly. In our Air Force “resiliency” is embodied in the Comprehensive Airman Fitness program. CAF has four domains, four key aspects, that when…

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Fly Over: ‘Battlefield Hardline’ and ‘The L Word’

Posted June 19, 2015 by James Hensley and Grace Lee

‘Battlefield Hardline’ In “Battlefield Hardline” you take on the role of Detective Nick Mendoza in the story mode. Unlike the previous “Battlefield” games which featured military warfare, in this “Battlefield” the play style resembles a cops and robbers storyline. In story mode, Mendoza faces off against the world of drugs and corruption in his police…

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Two-Airman family can be adventure

Posted June 12, 2015 by Maj. ROCHELLE SMITH

“You’re both in the military? When do you plan to get out?” When I meet someone new, these are common questions I hear. As someone who has been in the military for 13 years and married to a fellow Airman for 12 of those 13 years of service, my marriage has been a big part…

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