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#BeThere

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—When the phone rings in the middle of the night, it’s like an alarm going off in your brain. No...

Why traffic stops during reveille, retreat

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. — As the drum roll of the national anthem began on base, my guests were puzzled when I stopped...

Next Level Instruction: Zero cost institutional improvement in Air Force

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. — The final 18 months of my assignment to the 435th Fighter Training Squadron at Randolph Air Force Base,...

Trend Buckers

With increasing regularity in society’s faster-paced work environments, many disciplines are publishing articles about employee burnout. More so in the private sector, industries are...

Balance is key

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Whether we’re talking about our life, family or career, it boils down to balance. Having a healthy balance...

When stealing is OK

My name is Col. Pat Miller, and I am a professional thief. I have been doing it for 19 years, and I’m not worried...

The time I was hit by a truck

On June 23, 2012, I was hit by a truck as I crossed the street in St. Louis, Mo. A white pickup truck ran a...

Don’t give up — down by two with 60 seconds left

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A few months ago, I witnessed something I thought I would have never seen in my life-time. A...

Mentoring through crisis: Creech Airman shares leadership advice

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Last year I attended the Global Leadership Summit through simulcast where I heard from numerous influential leaders.  One...

What motivates you?

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Motivation is an idea that is used to explain behavior. It is the reason for people’s actions, desires...