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Labor Day: How it all began

The first Monday of September we celebrate the holiday that recognizes the rights of the everyday worker. Labor Day is the product of the...

How to be happily married to the military

For those who have been married, do you remember when you got engaged and people would give you all kinds of unsolicited advice? I...

Get out of the dorms

One of the biggest issues with today’s generation is getting out of bed in the morning and staying away from electronics. That said, the military...

Put the “I” in Airman

It is often spoken that each one of us is important to our mission. It may seem cliché when you hear it, but think...

#YOLO You only live once: Be willing to take risks

While unpacking from another permanent change of station, I came across a folder filled with clippings I have been carrying around with me since...

Adapt and overcome

PEORIA, Ill. (AFNS) —  My firstborn child recently turned 2 months old. Amidst the irresistible joy of having a new little buddy, I look...

Be the ‘Wolf’, dive headfirst into job

There are three meetings I attend every week, and they’re the most important meetings in my current job. The first is wing stand-up held three...

Does distance truly make heart grow fonder?

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published on Feb. 11, 2013. SOUTHWEST ASIA – At home, I can barely get him to buy me a...

Connectedness: Key to organizational success

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Connection is a basic human need that serves as a foundation for organizational success. This concept allows members...

Three pounds, 11 ounces of resiliency

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — As military members we are inundated with training and speeches about resiliency. We hear it so often that...

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