Depression, the opportunity for reconnection

As a Psychologist, I am frequently asked by my patients about the seriousness of their condition: “What does this mean? Am I crazy to...

Dark night leads to bright military career

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — It was a zero illumination night in a MH-53 Pave Low helicopter above the New Mexico desert when...

How did we lose this young Airman?

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Nov. 9, 2014. WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — She was an Airman Leadership School distinguished graduate, earned...

Chaplain’s thoughts … ‘Look below the surface’

I recently had the opportunity to spend a weekend at Grand Canyon National Park with 47 Airmen from Luke Air Force Base and Davis-Monthan...

Boost Mental Health with Nutrition

The foods that we eat on a daily basis play a dynamic role in our brain chemistry.  Foods help regulate mood, emotions and brain-signaling...

Heavy drinking: Highway to disaster

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published April 23, 2015. Heavy drinking is defined as consuming five or more standard drinks in one sitting....

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...

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