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Make time to mentor your Airmen

Posted April 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. MATTHEW WERNER

The Air Force is comprised of Airmen with many skills and talents. The backbone to our continued success is our men and women who strive to be excellent on a daily basis. However, there are times when our focus is derailed by our own personal and professional guidelines. I was taught as a young Airman…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted April 10, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

Courtesy photo “Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.” ~ Billy Graham This is true on so many levels. From our day-to-day activities and interactions with others, to our deepest and most abiding relationships with those we love the most, we have a need for forgiveness and…

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Fly Over: Sala Thai and ‘Home′

Posted April 10, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Luther Mitchell Jr.

Sala Thai Where does one go in the West Valley when the craving for exotic Asian food strikes, but Chinese super buffets won’t cut it anymore? Since my wife and I moved to Phoenix two years ago, I noticed more and more people are turning to Thai restaurants to get their Asian food fix and…

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This week in history

Posted April 10, 2015 by Rick Griset

Too little, too late: The Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter Courtesy photo Seventy years ago this week, the German Messerschmitt Me-262 Schwalbe, or Swallow in English, had great success against allied bombers. On April 10, 1945, near Berlin, Germany, approximately 60 Me-262s attacked American bomber formations and shot down 10 bombers. That was the biggest loss of…

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Explaining why to Generation Y

Posted April 3, 2015 by Maj. SHANE MARTIN

Who makes up Generation Y? They are the millennials, anyone born in the 90s, your kids, and our young Airmen. They are uniquely connected to each other and the world around them. They grew up with a computer in their house and now have more information at their fingertips than any previous generation. They don’t…

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LEAD offers new programs to develop Airmen

Posted April 3, 2015 by Senior Airman SPENCER BROCKMAN

Leaders Empowering Airmen’s Decisions Council has undergone a transition in its scope and operation. We are excited to offer some new programs for Airmen to gain exposure and develop. Some of these programs are just getting started, and we need your help to make them a success. The first opportunity is the shadowing program. This…

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Fly Over: ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ and ‘Living on One Dollar′

Posted April 3, 2015 by Timothy Boyer and Grace Lee

On NBC: ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ “Mama said, knock you out!” ~ LL Cool J I cannot begin this review without providing a bit of background, so hopefully you are OK with getting to know me a little. I am a 35-year-old staff sergeant who joined the Air Force at the old age…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted April 3, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler,

Courtesy graphic “Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.” ~ Saint Francis of Assisi This sentence reminds us of the simple truth that actions speak louder than words. Most people do not consider themselves to be preachers of any sort. Yet all of us have a sort of pulpit or platform…

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Mentoring fosters dreams, strengthens us

Posted March 27, 2015 by Master Sgt. JASON NEIGHBORS

A few days ago while reading an online commander’s call, I came across an article dated Dec. 31, 2014, stating President Obama proclaimed the month of January 2015 National Mentoring Month. Although this topic is thoroughly discussed in our Air Force today, I felt compelled to write on its importance all the same. In a…

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Have you joined the Air Force yet?

Posted March 27, 2015 by Master Sgt. CARMINA BEEDLE

I enlisted into the Air Force in February of 1997. However, I didn’t join the Air Force until March of 1999. No, I’m not talking about the Delayed Enlistment Program. There was no doubt that after high school I would attend college. However, not having applied for any scholarships and realizing that I didn’t have…

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