Commentary

Are you ready?

Posted February 1, 2019 by Col. Michael J. Wood

Are you ready? Imagine that it’s 3:30 p.m. local time on a Friday and you’re looking forward to a rare treat, some down time over the weekend. It’s your time to catch up with the family, take care of some needed tasks at home, have fun with friends, and maybe get a little sleep. Things…

Full Story »

Commentary

New Year’s Resolution: Read about the past for the future

Posted January 18, 2019 by Tech. Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel

It’s a common refrain today: People don’t read anymore. Gone, it seems, are the days of printed newspapers, as subscriptions have steadily declined and many daily publications have disappeared. It seems all but certain that we live in an era of headlines and newsfeed snippets that offer information designed for the passing glance at phone…

Full Story »

Commentary

Set goals, not resolutions in 2019!

Posted January 18, 2019 by Senior Master Sgt. Kelli Jackson

Every year, we set resolutions for the New Year — the most popular resolutions include losing weight, paying off debt, saving money, exercising more and quitting smoking. While we select these resolutions with the best of intentions, most New Year’s resolutions are forgotten and left to the wayside by upcoming spring. Why is this? According…

Full Story »

Commentary

New Year’s Resolution: Read about the past for the future

Posted January 18, 2019 by Tech. Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel

It’s a common refrain today: People don’t read anymore. Gone, it seems, are the days of printed newspapers, as subscriptions have steadily declined and many daily publications have disappeared. It seems all but certain that we live in an era of headlines and newsfeed snippets that offer information designed for the passing glance at phone…

Full Story »

blue-edit
Commentary

Overcoming holiday blues

Posted December 14, 2018 by Chaplain (Col.) Shon Neyland

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert The holiday season is upon us once again, and it is often a busy season. It is filled with shopping, gifts, festivities, joyous music, holiday parties, decorations and many opportunities to be with family, friends and coworkers as we close out the old year and welcome the…

Full Story »

Commentary

Out front: Growing beyond your comfort zone

Posted November 30, 2018 by Lt. Col. Miroslav Karamarinov

I joined the Air Force more than 17 years ago. Things have changed since then — my own personality being one of them. Today, I consider myself outgoing, extroverted and comfortable speaking in front of a large audience, or easily able to strike up conversation with people I have never met before. However, that wasn’t…

Full Story »

Commentary

Take pride in being an Airman

Posted November 30, 2018 by Senior Master Sgt. Edith Smith

I’ve had the pleasure of working with great Airmen during my career, and nothing makes me more proud than to work beside them. Although I’ve moved to different places and met different people, the ones I remember were the Airmen who took pride in themselves and their work. They gave their best no matter how…

Full Story »

Commentary

Good things happen when MVPs align

Posted November 16, 2018 by Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Green

Have you ever wondered, “Why are we doing this?” “What does this have to do with the big picture or overall goal?” “Why is this important?” These concerns, although completely natural, can usually be mitigated by taking the time to understand your Mission, Vision, and Priorities (MVPs) and then working to figure out how what…

Full Story »

Commentary

AF culture: Something you can hang your hat on

Posted November 16, 2018 by Lt. Col. Kevin White

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word culture as a set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices that characterizes an institution or organization. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that our core values form the base of our culture. However, while our Air Force culture begins with our core values, it’s not what…

Full Story »

Commentary

Are you compliant or are you committed?

Posted November 2, 2018 by Chief Master Sgt. David Bishop

I was reading a great book a few years ago that had a positive impact on me: Change the Culture, Change the Game by Roger Connors and Tom Smith. Connors and Smith said, “Too often, leaders attempt to change the way people act without changing the way they think. As a result, they get compliance,…

Full Story »

 
 


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.