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Understanding the significance of the Gold Star

More than 7,000 American service members have been killed in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq alone since Sept. 11, 2001. More than 16,000 have...

Black 1999 Ford Ranger

It's crazy how a certain smell, sound, or even an image can take you back to a moment in time.  For me, that image is...

U.S. observes Flag Day

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14,...

How to properly dispose of worn-out U.S. flags

Many Americans proudly fly the U.S. flag at their homes and places of work, but what do you do with it when it's old...

Service members, civilians bound by DOD rules during election campaigns

It's election season again, when federal, state and local political campaigns kick into high gear. Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper's latest ethics video...

KNOW the Threat! RESPECT the Threat!! BEAT the Threat!!!

This threat that defines one of the four combat fronts at T-Cot-A-TU is a microbe that goes by many labels … I typically use...

Who am I?

Who am I? I am a Black man who happens to be the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. I am George Floyd…I am Philando...

Commentary: Unrest in America

Commanders, The death of George Floyd is a national tragedy. Every American should be outraged that the conduct exhibited by police in Minneapolis can still...

The Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe

Our nation still needs you to compete Team Edwards, As of April 20, it is precisely 75 days since I began my service to you, the...

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...