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...

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...

Are you getting the full experience?

Master Sgt. Ida Bushey One role I have as a career assistance advisor is to assist Airmen interested in retraining from their current career field...

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...

Watching out for lost wingmen

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Six thousand seventy-nine. That’s the number of veteran suicides for 2016, the most recent year reported. In some ways...

Looking back: Industrial Revolution changed world

The Industrial Revolution changed the economic systems of the world. Without this transition in technology, our military wouldn’t be the same today. Europe was...

Keeping cool over Salt Lake

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The day started like any other Thursday fly day. We briefed, put on our flight gear and stepped...

What does TFI mean for Luke?

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — With talk of manning at only 80 percent across the entire Air Force, having to do more with...

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...

A tragedy felt by many

Tragedy is a part of life. But what can make or break an individual is how they deal with such tragedies. I grew up...

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