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...

Chaplain’s thoughts …

What choice will you make? Not many people know this, and please don’t tell my mom — but during my freshman year of college,...

Cadet reflects on importance of diversity

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Sept. 17, 2014. U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — America is great for a vast number of...

It’s 1700 somewhere …

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Jan. 7, 2015. FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — Its side effects can range from confusion to...

Asking for help is sign of strength not weakness

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Dec. 2, 2014. KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Growing up I was a big fan of Muhammad...

Building a leader

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge ShanCapt. Kristi Machado, 56th Force Support Squadron sustainment services flight commander, poses in front of memorabilia...

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