Thunderbolt with two titles: Marine and Airman

No matter what branch of the military an individual serves in, whether it’s the Air Force, Marine Corps, Army, Navy or Coast Guard, at...

Reminder to be safe, vigilant during holiday weekend

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published July 2, 2015. WASHINGTON — As we enter this holiday weekend and enjoy the activities celebrating our...

Looking back: Industrial Revolution changed world

The Industrial Revolution changed the economic systems of the world. Without this transition in technology, our military wouldn’t be the same today. Europe was...

Chaplain’s thoughts … November 13, 2015

November is the month in which the United States celebrates Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a civil holiday, yet it has deep spiritual and religious roots....

Reflections of a loyal heretic

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. — For the past two years as commander of the 517th Training Group and Assistant Commandant of Defense Language Institute...

Finding strength, resiliency through Air Force family

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — I joined the military to provide for my family, but I never expected the challenges my family would...

What does TFI mean for Luke?

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — With talk of manning at only 80 percent across the entire Air Force, having to do more with...

Those left behind are separated but not alone

As the dawn broke over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight...

Chaplain’s thoughts …

There is an ancient saying in Latin that reads “Carpe Diem” or in English, “Seize the opportunity.” It’s a saying that is often used...

How to be happily married to the military

For those who have been married, do you remember when you got engaged and people would give you all kinds of unsolicited advice? I...

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