Improving relations between subordinates and leadership

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Commanders intent is a doctrinal term used in planning combat missions to communicate a desired end-state to subordinates. It describes...

Chaplain’s thoughts … Importance of resiliency

Resiliency has become vogue in recent years in the Air Force. You have heard this from a few sources and hopefully once or twice...

D-M Airmen make lily pads

TUCSON, Ariz. -- It can be hard having to spend time in the hospital.  There is the room you aren't familiar with, the tests while hospital...

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

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...

Emergency Air Force aid – blessing in disguise

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D.  -- During the month of February, plans to have a little fun on a warm Sunday afternoon came to...

African American / Black History Month

Booker T. Washington, an American educator, author, and advisor to President Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, once said, “Success always leaves footprints.” This quote...

Narrow scope, improve force

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Our collective failure to lead boldly and teach others to do the same has led us toward the...

Eyes wide open: The time we saved a life

F. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — As Airmen, we are constantly preparing to be ready for the worst days of our lives....

Don’t underestimate importance of sacrifices

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Feb. 19, 2015. MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —  As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and...

Point of finger pointing moot — everyone’s doing it

Ironically, one of our smallest, weakest body parts — the finger — often wields the most power. That one diminutive digit can instill fear, anxiety,...

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