Commentary

Chaplain (Capt.) Jeremy Caskey, Hill AFB Chapel
December 18, 2014
When you think of Hanukkah what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you are an adherent of Judaism, you probably know what Hanukkah represents.But for those who do not, what do you think of? Do you think of Adam Sandler singing his Hanukkah Song or spinning dreidels, also known as tops, or do you think of something more? How did Hanukkah come about? In 168 B.C. the Greeks had... Read more
Maj. Gen. Mark Brown, 2nd Air Force, Master Sgt. Derik New, 2nd Air Force
December 18, 2014
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Growing up I was a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He was the world heavyweight boxing champion and unashamedly referred to himself as “The Greatest.” I vividly remember a reporter asking Ali, “When did you know that you were ‘The Greatest?’” Before Ali could answer, the reporter offered, “Perhaps it was when you knocked out George Foreman in 1974?” Ali shook his... Read more
Col. Ron Jolly, Sr., 75th Air Base Wing commander
November 27, 2014
Team Hill, as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I am grateful for your service to our great nation. Each of you are a valuable member of Team Hill.  The mission of the 75th Air Base Wing, as well as those of our 60 mission partners, could not be accomplished without you.This Thanksgiving I will reflect on the many things I am fortunate to have as I am very thankful for everyone in my life... Read more
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Department of Defense
November 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — To the men and women of the Department of Defense,I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that this morning, President Obama accepted my letter of resignation. I have agreed to continue to serve as Secretary of Defense until my successor is confirmed by the United States Senate.You should know I did not make this decision lightly. But after much discussion, the President... Read more
Chief Master Sgt. Don W. Stroud, 388th Fighter Wing
November 27, 2014
Is there a special recipe for leadership? In today’s Air Force, we struggle trying to find that special recipe to get our teams to perform at their top levels of efficiency. As technology catapults us into the future and new leadership philosophies develop through the halls of universities worldwide, we still rely on the one thing that cannot be imitated by computers or taught in class – personal... Read more
Col. Donald Grannan, 88th Communications Group commander
November 20, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — She was an Airman Leadership School distinguished graduate, earned staff sergeant her first time testing, received all 5s on her enlisted performance reports and took part in two deployments. Clearly she was a high-performing Airman. But, in her words, the Air Force had made it clear it didn’t want her. Huh?I have proudly served our Air Force all of my... Read more
Karen Bastian, Hill AFB Energy Outreach Coordinator
November 13, 2014
As Energy Awareness Month draws to a close we are honored to be part of an organization that can pick up and “Make Things Happen.” Team Hill is proving that energy awareness and conservation is not just a fad, it is becoming a way of life, and for good reason. If we were to retrace our steps back over time, we could see how both natural and human activities change Earth’s climate. Since the... Read more
Gen. Larry O. Spencer, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff
November 13, 2014
Fellow Airmen,Your enthusiasm and ingenuity continues to be our Air Force’s number one weapon system! In April of this year we launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation program aimed at turning your ideas into real cost savings for our Air Force. Since coming online API has received and reviewed more than 2,400 ideas and that number continues to climb. Thank you and keep the great ideas flowing.... Read more
General Janet Wolfenbarger, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
November 6, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Every generation hopes that the next will never have to go to war. Yet, as our United States Air Force approaches its 25th year of sustained combat operations, willing men and women from throughout our country continue to answer their nation’s call to protect our freedoms.Veterans Day is a time to remember the men and women who have served in our nation’s... Read more
Master Sgt. Sonny Cohrs, 23rd Wing Public Affairs
November 6, 2014
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Why? Do you not like to see what I had for dinner last night? Too many #selfies? Are photos of my dog eating a Popsicle offensive? (In my defense, he’s a really awesome dog.)No. The warning is because there are potential... Read more