COVID-19: Exploit what you can control

"Can't," "don't," "contain" and "restrict" are negative words present everywhere in the news, the media and conversation. The threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus will...

Pre-frame your day

How do we get people to a point of resiliency prior to a negative event happening? Is there anything that someone can do proactively...

Financial readiness equals mission readiness

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Feb. 26, 2015. FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — As a long-time military spouse, I have held...

Doing right not always easy

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Aug. 17, 2012. “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” — C. S....

Valentine’s Day — not just for sweethearts

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published on Feb. 5, 2018. PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — It is fitting that as we celebrate...

Why we have Black History Month

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Feb. 21, 2018. BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — February is the time the nation sets aside...

Black History Month: From bondage to freedom

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — When I think of the legacy of African-American slavery in colonial America, I see a truly universal story. I...

Retiring chiefs leave wisdom for mil-to-mil couples

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Two chief master sergeants sat next to each other on interview chairs, teasing each other and laughing as they...

Connectedness: Key to organizational success

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Connection is a basic human need that serves as a foundation for organizational success. This concept allows members...

Quest to inspire readiness

Recently, the Air Force Chief of Chaplains visited some of our deployed Airmen in an undisclosed location. I happened to be one of those...

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