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Following standards, expectations lead to life, job satisfaction

Posted May 3, 2013 by Airman 1st Class JOSHUA BIRD

As Airmen, we take pride in the quality work product and superior performance that naturally accompanies everything we set out to do. How is it though that these characteristics have become so deeply woven into the fabric of our existence as an organization? “Excellence in all we do.” If we desire to satisfy this core…

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Education – it’s free, take advantage of it

Posted July 12, 2013 by 1st Lt. GREGORY THOMAS

One benefit we have as military members is the opportunity for a free education. Surprisingly, many individuals do not take advantage of this and go their entire careers without ever stopping by the education center. This is extremely common, but hopefully this article will provide some resources to those thinking about pursuing educational goals. The…

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Why do you serve?

Posted September 6, 2013 by Maj. RAYMOND CHESTER

People often ask me what I do. That question is quite easy to answer. “I’m an officer in the United States Air Force.” Every once in a while someone will follow up with, “What do you do in the Air Force?” That’s another easy answer. “I command the communications squadron at Luke Air Force Base…

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Do more with less

Posted November 1, 2013 by Master Sgt. CHRISTOPHER MCGHEE

In preparing to write this article, I searched for a quote that I believe exemplifies work ethic. Sam Ewing once said, “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” I’ve served in many leadership positions. From frontline supervisor to…

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Fly Over: ‘Battlefield 4’, and ‘Escape Plan’

Posted December 20, 2013 by Pedro Mota and Grace Lee

On DVD: ‘Battlefield 4’ This “Battlefield” was hyped up over new features like destructive multiplayer game play and insanely new campaign mode. As a new player to the “Battlefield” franchise, I was not disappointed except for a couple of minor flaws in the game system itself. The multiplayer was nothing like I have ever experienced…

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Fly Over: ‘The Lady Vanishes’, and the new XBox

Posted February 21, 2014 by Devante Williams and Jayson Burns

On DVD: ‘The Lady Vanishes’ Recently, 100 classic horror/thriller movies fell into my possession (belated Merry Christmas gifts), and among said collection are quite a few created by Sir Alfred Hitchcock, a filmmaker that left a pretty big mark on the history of cinema. So naturally, of these 100 films I’ve watched so far, the…

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Chaplain’s Thoughts

Posted April 4, 2014 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson,

Courtesy photo William James “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” ~ William James Just what do you believe about the value of human life? The statement above does not say belief will create life worth living but will help. This may sound quite pragmatic, but there is…

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Moral courage takes action despite consequences

Posted March 31, 2012 by by Lt. Col. John Bosone

Physical courage is a quality rightfully associated with military members. Tales of battlefield heroics from Greek mythology through present day are replete with names synonymous with great physical courage. Hearing names such as Hercules, Perseus, Levitow, and Sijan summon powerful images of…

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Chaplain thoughts June 1, 2012

Posted June 1, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

“And I’m proud to be an American, Where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died Who gave that right to me.” ~ Lee Greenwood   Memorial Day was earlier this week. Now what? How many times did you hear Lee Greenwood’s song on the radio? How many times…

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Fly Over: Magic Mike: Mike not nearly so magic

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Master Sgt. Cindy Dorfner

I had no real intention of going to see “Magic Mike.” To be honest, I didn’t even know it was a movie until a few days before I saw it.

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