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Chaplain thoughts May 18, 2012

Posted May 18, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God. ~ Charles L. Allen  I am an optimist — sort of comes with the territory as a chaplain. My job is to give people hope, but not false hope. False hope is “me” promising someone that…

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Fly Over: Blu Burger Grille is burger royalty

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Tech Sgt. Meredith Mingledorff

Blu Burger Grille is burger royalty! While it looks more like a trendy Manhattan martini bar than a burger joint its offerings are definitely tailored toward burger blue bloods. The restaurant is located in Peoria in the Park West shopping center at the corner of 99th Ave. and Northern, directly across from…

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Fly Over: ‘Across the Universe’

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Macario Mora

“You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.” – John Lennon I’m rarely at a loss for words, rarely unable to detail my thoughts or express my views. Yet, this past weekend I found myself dumbfounded. I turned to my lady friend, disregarding the popcorn kernels wedged between my teeth and butter freshly splattered on my t-shirt…

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The enlisted perspective: Now is the time for bold leadership

Posted May 11, 2012 by by James A. Roy

A week ago, I sent an email message titled Leadership vs. Policy to Command Chiefs and Career Field Managers. You may have seen that message, or parts of it, but I’d like to take this opportunity to address it with you directly. The theme of the message was that too much arbitrary guidance could prove…

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Chaplain thoughts May 11, 2012

Posted May 11, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson

“Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?” ~ Fulton J. Sheen We all learned (or were at least taught) as kids that, “it’s better to give than receive.” As parents, are we…

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AETC Commander: Airmen must eliminate sexual assault

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Gen. Edward Rice Jr.

Integrity First — it’s our first core value and the cornerstone of our ability to eliminate sexual assault from our service. Integrity is about doing the right thing and as we focus our attention on sexual assault this month, we must renew our commitment to uphold the dignity of, and respect for, every human being….

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Mentorship, our responsibility

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Senior Master Sgt. Edgar Hugo

Gen. T. Michael Mosley, former chief of staff of the Air Force, introduced in 2007 the new Airman’s Creed that Airmen proudly recite at promotion ceremonies, professional development graduations and other Air Force events. The Airman’s Creed is a reminder of our great heritage that we continue to uphold. We are also reminded of our…

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Fly Over: ‘The Raven’

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Macario Mora

James McTeigue’s “The Raven,” which opened April 27, had all the makings of a thoroughly entertaining film. Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) is an unsung hero of American literature whose genius continues to terrify millions centuries after his untimely and mysterious death. He was truly one of America’s first great literary minds. After I found…

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Fly Over: ‘500 Days of Summer’

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

There’s no such thing as love. It’s a fantasy. So proclaims Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel) in the 2009 romantic comedy “500 Days of Summer,” a poignant meditation on love, relationships and heartbreak. Deschanel, who has recently become a bit of a feminist cultural touchstone and currently stars in the FOX series “New Girl,” is perfectly…

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Chaplain thoughts May 4, 2012

Posted May 4, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

“I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as American citizens. The time is come, it now is, when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship.” ~ Peter Marshall  Peter Marshall was chaplain to the U.S. Senate shortly after the end of World War II. Unfortunately, not a lot seems to…

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