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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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