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Juneteenth represents hope, possibilities, vice admiral says

WASHINGTON — Juneteenth, the annual observance commemorating the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery, represents what is possible, Navy Vice Adm....

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...

Lupus: An invisible disease

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — “You don’t look sick.” If I had a penny for every time I heard that statement, I would be...

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...

Fly, Fight, Win — war to end all wars

Courtesy photoWorld War I veterans return home. World War I, the war to end all wars, terminated at approximately 11 a.m. Nov. 11,...

Challenge yourself, accomplish your dreams

https://youtu.be/oOe1gErvXIc Challenging yourself and accomplishing your dreams requires stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things. For one Airman, applying for the United...

Maintenance versus repair … of our Airmen

This commentary was first published on Dec. 11, 2014 LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — This commentary is not about aircraft, vehicles, or...

Following nonnegotiables makes good leader

An effective leader needs to have a couple of qualities that are nonnegotiable. First, leaders need to be credible in their profession. You don’t necessarily...

Dollars and Sense

Flat rate per diem explained What is it? The flat rate per diem rule changes for long-term temporary duty went into effect Nov. 1, 2014,...

10 characteristics describe servant leader

Servant leader is a phrase that was first used by Robert K. Greenleaf in 1970 in an essay he wrote titled “The Servant as...

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