AF culture: Something you can hang your hat on

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word culture as a set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices that characterizes an institution or organization. ...

Are you compliant or are you committed?

I was reading a great book a few years ago that had a positive impact on me: Change the Culture, Change the Game by...

Growth mindset says intelligence is learned

My daughter is in the scraped-elbow phase of learning to ride her bike. Anyone who has embarked on this journey knows it’s a series...

Her last goodbye

Courtesy photographThe last text sent out from Chelsea Rae Bowen was to her boyfriend. Senior Airman Brianna Bowen believes the text was a...

Suicide … It needs to stop

Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class BrieAnna StillmanSuicide is one of the leading causes of death among military members and yearly claims...

Worth the look

Have you ever daydreamed about the possibilities of what you could have accomplished or reflected on your past asking yourself, “What could I have...

Service before self… not in spite of self

I’d like to take a minute to reflect on a commonly misunderstood Air Force core value — Service Before Self. At times, this is used...

Time management does not exist

Time management is a concept that many people have become preoccupied with over the years. There are dozens of books available on the topic and...

An overlooked aspect of leadership

One of the things I value from a leadership perspective is the ability of a leader to follow. Have you ever heard of the...

Respect … Mission Success!

As members of the Air Force, we all learn, know and live the core values every day while serving our great nation. “Integrity first,...