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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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TRICARE revises drug coverage for safety, use

Posted March 27, 2015 by af.mil

WASHINGTON — Starting May 1, Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, will screen all ingredients in compound drug claims to ensure they are safe and effective, and covered by TRICARE. This screening process is like the one TRICARE already uses for other prescription drugs, but it will now apply to the ingredients in compound drugs….

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted March 27, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

  March is Women’s History Month. In honor of that I searched for some notable quotes by significant women for this article. I began my search in a rather old-school way; flipping pages in my “1001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom” book. My search quickly garnered some worthy quotes by Florence Nightingale, Oprah Winfrey, Mother Teresa,…

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Fly Over: ‘LL COOL J’s PLATINUM WORKOUT’ and ‘Chappie′

Posted March 27, 2015 by Luther Mitchell Jr. and Nestor Cruz

In stores: ‘LL COOL J’s PLATINUM WORKOUT’ “Mama said, knock you out!” ~ LL Cool J LL Cool J is an award-winning hip hop artist whose songs have been heard all across the world. He has hosted the “Grammys” numerous times, is a mentor to many music writers and entertainers, and has starred on the…

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Bring ‘invisible class’ into view

Posted March 20, 2015 by Jerold Haupt

When I was a young boy, my father explained to me that there was dignity in work. He told me to always respect the worker regardless of how thankless or menial their job may appear to be. He said that you never know the burdens a person may be carrying, or the family members that…

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Set S.M.A.R.T. goals for success

Posted March 20, 2015 by Master Sgt. ARTHUR BALDONADO

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” ~ Diana Scharf Hunt What personal or professional goals do you want to achieve this year? Do you want to run a marathon? Do you want to make that next rank? Goal setting is a powerful tool that can turn a vision of the future into reality. Top athletes and…

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