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AF vet uses marathon training to cope with PTSD

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published on Oct. 26, 2015. ARLINGTON, Va. — As a disabled Air Force veteran living with post-traumatic stress...

Instructor duty: Times are changing

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Thick skin. Selfless perspective. Fearless leadership. When asked what I wanted my officer trainees to leave Officer Training School...

Separated, but not alone

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published July 27, 2015. MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — I woke up to the sun peeping...

Reflections of a loyal heretic

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. — For the past two years as commander of the 517th Training Group and Assistant Commandant of Defense Language Institute...

Reminder to be safe, vigilant during holiday weekend

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published July 2, 2015. WASHINGTON -- As we enter this holiday weekend and enjoy the activities celebrating our...

Ten seconds later, that picture still exists

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published in April 2015. RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — There is a conversation many teenagers have had with...

Creating high performance through job satisfaction

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. ­— Do you like your job? Do your Airmen like their jobs? If you answered no, why? How...

Unleashing innovative spirit of Airmen

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — We’re taking the momentum of a renewed focus on innovation and beginning to squander its potential, making it...

Lead people effectively, not efficiently

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — A good test of leadership is how your team reacts to a fire drill. In the moment...

Compassion in moment provides healing to others

Trauma is a part of life. This is the adage of Trauma Specialist Peter Levine, who reminds us that most of us have experienced...

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