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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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Influence others to aid, support mission

Posted May 8, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. MICHAEL CARMINE

Leadership … it’s a word we hear almost every day in the Air Force. It’s the backbone of our military structure and way of life. It’s how we better ourselves as we progress through ranks and responsibility. It’s how we motivate our peers and subordinates to be better Airmen. What does being a good leader…

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Fly Over: ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Get Hard’

Posted July 10, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Luther Mitchell

In theaters: ‘Jurassic World’ I have always believed movie sequels should be released within a four-year window. Within that timeframe, movie studios can take advantage of the excitement over a franchise and put in the time to craft a sequel worthy of the first movie in the series. If a studio decides to resurrect a…

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Fly Over – ‘Brave’

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

The story of Merida, the princess of DunBroch, starts simple enough with the recounting of her childhood playing hide-and-seek with her mother and getting a bow and arrow for her birthday. After shooting an arrow into the woods she sets off to find it and gets lost.

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Leadership necessary for Airman morale in 21st century

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Andrew Coddington

It is our duty as NCOs to ensure that we maintain high morale in ourselves and our Airmen.

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LRS keeps mission moving

Posted October 12, 2012 by by 2nd Lt. JASON THOMAS

Attention to detail is a must in preparing for a mission. Every aspect must be done following specific technical orders, regulations and policies.

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Spouse’s volunteer experience at tax center time well-spent

Posted December 7, 2012 by RASHELLE TOOLEY

Being a military spouse can be lonely at times, especially when the military member is deployed. I like to fill my time by volunteering. In the past, I’ve volunteered for many things, but I never thought I would find myself at the Luke Air Force Base Tax Center. Our family had just moved to Luke…

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Fly Over: ‘Dark Skies’, ‘Super 8’

Posted March 8, 2013 by Nestor Cruz and Grace Lee

In theaters: In theaters…. ‘Dark Skies’ Not your common alien invasion story Moviegoers might be pleasantly surprised with producer Jason Blum’s (“Paranormal Activity” and “Insidious”) latest offering, “Dark Skies.” It’s “Paranormal Activity” meets “X-Files” with a hint of M. Night Shyamalan. The story opens with Lacy and Daniel Barrett (Keri Russell, “August Rush” and Josh…

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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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