WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The other night I was driving home from work listening to the radio. A commercial came on for Mountain Dew and Jason Aldean, a popular country singer, said, "This is how I do" -- then went on to explain his life philosophy. Later I saw a commercial with another music star that was advertising for Mountain Dew. He also said, "This is how I do" and explained his philosophy. That "how I do" tagline prompted me to think about what we do as NCOs. In essence, "this is how we do."
Shortly after I sat down in an airport bar the waitress came over, placed a coaster down and then took my order. While I waited for my order, the coaster caught my attention. I forget what beer was advertised; however, its catch phrase was "brewed with passion." I've met many Airmen who are brewed with passion, and they're the ones I'll always respect. They're brewed with Professionalism, Attitude, Style, Service, Inspiration, Opportunities and Nurturing.