Empowerment: More than just a word

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — I am a first-term Airman at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. I am approaching one...

Putting mental health in focus

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Nearly one in five adults or 43 million Americans, have a diagnosable mental disorder according to the National Institute of...

Voices

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “I sound just like my mother!” — “I swore I would never say that to my children!” These are...

Introspection

NATO photographCommand Chief Master Sgt. Jack Johnson Jr. is the Supreme Allied Command Transformation command senior enlisted leader at Norfolk, Va. NORFOLK, Va....

#NotJustApril: Know your part, do your part

PETERSON AIR FORCE AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Working in the field of sexual assault prevention and response, it’s presumable that I think about...

Please give tomorrow a chance

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va.—In March 1983, I was 16 years old and a senior in high school. I had a sister who was...

Adapt, overcome

PEORIA, Ill. — My firstborn child recently turned 2 months old. Amidst the irresistible joy of having a new little buddy, I look back...

There’s always a cost

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — My 5-year-old son recently lost his first tooth and was ecstatic to buy something with the money he...

Courage to Continue: Theme of 2016 National Prayer Breakfast

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” — Sir Winston Churchill, English statesman It takes...

Stunned by gun: Airman shocks away fear

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Olivia DominiqueAirman Daniel Snider, 23d Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, center, shouts as he is lowered after...