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Heavy drinking: Highway to disaster

Heavy drinking is defined as consuming five or more standard drinks in one sitting. It is also considered “high risk” drinking due to the...

Chaplain’s thoughts … November 20, 2015

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” ~ Aesop As the father of three I love telling Aesop’s Fables to my children. One such story is...

Rosie the Riveter and me

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published March 18, 2015. WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As we recognize Women’s History Month this March, I...

Leaders remember “high-touch” tactics

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Technology has revolutionized our lives and the Air Force. Our high-tech culture and military are capable of unprecedented effectiveness...

Help siblings adjust to new baby

Having a baby can be an exciting time for families. It may also lead to a major adjustment period for any existing children involved,...

Take time to explain ‘why’

Good communication is a key element of successful organizations. As leaders, managers or supervisors, we’re sometimes so focused on communicating the “what” or the...

OTS: ‘The assignment I never knew I needed’

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Sometimes there are things in life that happen to you that are so unexpected you fail to comprehend...

Chaplain’s thoughts … January 15, 2016

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” ~ T.S. Eliot Words are powerful. They have the...

Chaplain’s thoughts … I don’t know what to say

Have you ever felt like that? You face a dilemma or circumstance that leaves you without words to say? You face a leadership challenge...

The “It’s not my problem” is a problem

In an Air Force where being a leader at all levels is highly encouraged, it is becoming increasingly disturbing to me that people just...

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