Unique is not necessarily special

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—Although our Armed Forces provides a unique type of service, it is not necessarily special. There are many different types...

Papa’s Song: Man, myth, legend

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—When it came to celebrating Father’s Day in my house; growing up it usually consisted of my brothers and me...

Shattering the silence

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — I’m tired of the sound of silence. At a recent Green Dot leadership training session, I was asked...

Same-sex relationship

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—President Barack H. Obama once said, “Every single American — gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender — deserves to be treated...

Taking care of Airmen

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — What is Airman Leadership School? ALS is probably the most stressful and overwhelming experience I have yet to...

Next Level Instruction: Zero cost institutional improvement in Air Force

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. — The final 18 months of my assignment to the 435th Fighter Training Squadron at Randolph Air Force Base,...

Memorial Day: Freedom

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to...

‘Why not … Minot?’

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — When I received notification about my assignment to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, apprehension overwhelmed me. Throughout my...

New mantra must be ‘People first, mission always’

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — If you’ve been around long enough, you’ve heard the phrase “Mission first, people always.” Today’s Airmen are busy....

Never Again

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum 1st Lt. Liza Flint, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center A1 Deputy Director, speaks...