New leader, strategic plan fuels excitement

After returning from a deployment in Southwest Asia, I was impressed with the new wing leadership philosophy. I was fortunate enough to attend the...

My brat makes me proud

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Parents worry; it’s just what we do. We worry our child will get hurt. We worry we aren’t making...

The Air Force issued me my ‘kids’

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — While I’ve decided to live a childfree lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need...

Challenge yourself, accomplish your dreams

https://youtu.be/oOe1gErvXIc Challenging yourself and accomplishing your dreams requires stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things. For one Airman, applying for the United...

Let’s have a cup of coffee

Editor’s note: Maj. Gregory Lewis is an individual mobilization augmentee assigned to the Defense Technology Security Administration. Regardless of your profession, many of us have...

Women and men: different, but equal

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Recently, while reading daily news and scrolling through social media news feeds, I could not avoid the headlines, posts...

Chaplain’s thoughts …

A great quote and some random thoughts “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve....

A modern military marriage

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, California — Six years and four months ago I married my husband. I was 19 years old and completely ignorant...

King’s dream — senior airman’s reality

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with the world Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of...

It’s all about the hooks

SOUTHWEST ASIA — High above Mosul, Iraq, a fighter pilot arrives on station. Now within 20 nautical miles of the target, the pilot arms the...

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