Commentary

Psychological Health Director, 914th Airlift Wing, DANIEL NORTON
June 23, 2016
(Editor’s note: In today’s world, we see violence in our society, on a regular basis on TV and even in our own communities. It is more important than ever to monitor your mental health and care for yourself emotionally and seek services if you need them, especially in light of events like the recent nightclub terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida. Daniel Norton, director of psychological health at... Read more
By VOLUNTEER IN THE PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTS AND STANDARDS STUDY, Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs
June 23, 2016
(Editors note-The following is a commentary by a female who completed a Physical Fitness Tests and Standards study at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Airman was a volunteer in the fitness study, which supports the Air Force’s Women in Service Review. The study aims to scientifically establish occupationally-specific, operationally-relevant physical fitness standards for Battlefield... Read more
June 23, 2016
Q:  I would  like to know why, in the wake of the University California, Los Angeles shootings that doors that swing outward have not been looked at as a security issue. Bldg. 238 has some of these doors. The Quality Assurance office is one. Please let me know if this will be looked into. This issue has been brought up to prior supervision but not resolved. Thank You.A: In examining the... Read more
DARRIN MUHR, Exercise Physiologist, Health and Wellness Center
June 16, 2016
In my 18 years working as an exercise physiologist, and now as a health promotion coordinator, I have witnessed many people working out in gyms at multiple bases. For the most part, there are two types: Those who exercise and those who train. Though often used interchangeably, exercise and training are vastly different.Exercise is what happens when you go to the gym and do exactly the same thing... Read more
Allan Woods, 75 ABW Safety
June 16, 2016
We have now entered the critical days of summer, which means during this time frame from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Air Force and the State of Utah experiences a very high number of fatalities. The majority of these fatalities are vehicle-related and could be avoided.We have been seeing more vehicles on the road as the warmer weather moves in. We are also seeing more summer-related... Read more
LT. GEN. JAMES F. JACKSON, Commander, Air Force Reserve Command
June 9, 2016
The ending of any assignment is bittersweet, and the end of this one is no different. As I prepare to transition into the next phase with my family, I am excited but also a bit sad. We have accomplished so much together over the last four years, and it will be hard to leave the incredible people and families in our Air Force Reserve. However, I am leaving our Citizen Airmen in the hands... Read more
BARRY L. WILKINSON, Airman & Family Readiness Center
June 9, 2016
Something exceptional happened when two retired first sergeants — one a team leader from the Airman & Family Readiness Center here, and the other a local human resources professional with Mutual of Omaha — joined forces to assist personnel leaving active duty. The result is the Excel With a Mentor program, or EWAM, that pairs a civilian from the local community with a military member... Read more
June 9, 2016
Q: The indoor pool hours are being changed to a schedule that does not allow swimming before work, after work, or even during lunch. The new schedule, 8-11 a.m. and Noon-4 p.m. Mon-Fri, does not fit into the majority of Hill AFB employee schedules. The old hours provided everyone the opportunity to swim at least 2 -3 times a week regardless of work schedule, due to the early hours on Mon/Wed/Fri... Read more
GENERAL ELLEN PAWLIKOWSKI, Air Force Materiel Command Commander
June 2, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—For many of us, Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. Families will gather for cookouts, go boating or swim at the pool. While you enjoy these activities, please be mindful of your safety. But as we spend time with friends and family, let us be reminded of the most important meaning of this day.Established in 1868, Memorial Day was a day set aside to... Read more
RACHEL HELLER, LGBT Pride Month Committee
June 2, 2016
This is the third year the Department of Defense has officially recognized June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. The 2016 theme is “Celebration.” Between then and now, much notable advancement has been made toward LGBT equality: protection for federal workers from discrimination on the basis of gender identity, nondiscrimination protections were added for LGB troops,... Read more

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