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Thunderbolt with two titles: Marine and Airman

No matter what branch of the military an individual serves in, whether it’s the Air Force, Marine Corps, Army, Navy or Coast Guard, at...

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....

A First Sergeants job, the Airmen

First sergeants, or first shirts or shirts, are the front-line ambassadors to unit commanders for maintaining the health, morale, and welfare of everyone assigned. They...

Creating high performance through job satisfaction

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — Do you like your job? Do your Airmen like their jobs? If you answered no, why? How...

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...

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...

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...

Chaplain’s thoughts …

Struggle of two worlds by Master Sgt. PERRY SHARP 56th Fighter Wing Chapel For half my life, my family and I lived in the mountains of Idaho. Beautiful...

Chaplain’s thoughts … November 13, 2015

November is the month in which the United States celebrates Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a civil holiday, yet it has deep spiritual and religious roots....

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