A tragedy felt by many

Tragedy is a part of life. But what can make or break an individual is how they deal with such tragedies. I grew up...

‘Lean forward’ to make a difference

Editor’s note: This was first published on Jan. 9, 2013, THULE AIR BASE, Greenland — How many times have you heard a soccer, baseball or...

Does distance truly make heart grow fonder?

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published on Feb. 11, 2013. SOUTHWEST ASIA – At home, I can barely get him to buy me a...

New Year’s Resolution: Read about the past for the future

It’s a common refrain today: People don’t read anymore. Gone, it seems, are the days of printed newspapers, as subscriptions have steadily declined...

The time we saved a life

F. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. —  As Airmen, we are constantly preparing to be ready for the worst days of our lives....

Effective leaders touch heart before asking for a hand

Over the past few weeks, I have been involved with conversations that were mostly centered on how to deal with personnel concerns. One of...

Fly, Fight, Win — war to end all wars

Courtesy photoWorld War I veterans return home. World War I, the war to end all wars, terminated at approximately 11 a.m. Nov. 11,...

Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Nov. 19, 2015. MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — During November, Americans celebrate National American Indian Heritage...

Chaplain’s thoughts …

You are what you do every day I once heard a great leader say, “You are what you do every day.” As he unpacked that...

Chaplain’s thoughts …

Why ‘Integrity First?’ As an Airman, have you ever asked yourself the question, “In our core values, why is integrity first?” Integrity is the quality...

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