Absentee voting essential for military personnel

Absentee voting is something that service members and their families are familiar with. However, there are some steps that need to be taken before...

Don’t overlook the signs: Suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility

One of the messages military members can take away from Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month each September is that it is their responsibility to...

Black 1999 Ford Ranger

It's crazy how a certain smell, sound, or even an image can take you back to a moment in time. For me, that image...

Service members, civilians bound by DOD rules during election campaigns

It's election season again, when federal, state and local political campaigns kick into high gear. Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper's latest ethics video...

Who am I?

Who am I? I am a Black man who happens to be the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. I am George Floyd, I am...

COVID-19: Exploit what you can control

"Can't," "don't," "contain" and "restrict" are negative words present everywhere in the news, the media and conversation. The threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus will...

Beth Moses: Reflections from an Astronaut

Beth Moses is the chief astronaut instructor at Virgin Galactic. On Feb. 22, 2019, she lived the moment she felt she’d been born for...

Female Academy graduate made history throughout career

On June 28, 1976, 157 women became the first female cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Class of 1980...

Early ‘fly girls’ etch legacy in the sky

The skies have always been seen as the territory of men. The daring aces of both world wars, the pilots who first broke sound...

Readiness and resolve …

As an individual, and more importantly as a team, be prepared (ready) to do your job and have the determination and guts (resolve) to...