Commentary

GEN. ELLEN PAWLIKOWSKI, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
July 2, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, starting the colonies on the path to freedom. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife, describing the time as “the most memorable epoch in the history of America” and saying he was “apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great... Read more
MASTER SGT. LAZARUS P. PANZARELLA, 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron first sergeant
July 2, 2015
An old phrase tells us that “For the love of money is the root of all evil.” Although it’s a commonly held opinion that greed can lead to a path of corruption and harmful behavior, I’m not here to share my viewpoint on moral standards. Instead, I want to tell you why money is your friend and not your foe or evil at all. Because a lot of people understandably feel that it’s no one else’s... Read more
LT. GEN. LEE K. LEVY II, AFSC commander
June 25, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Airmen of the Air Force Sustainment Center, on June 18, while visiting Hill AFB and the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, I was able to witness the first-ever takeoff of a USMC F-35B STOVL (i.e. Short Take-Off, Vertical Landing) after undergoing depot-level modifications at an Air Force depot. The jet was taking off for a functional check flight.This was a great moment... Read more
Tammy Custer, Exceptional Family Member Program, Family Support Specialist
June 25, 2015
The Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors recently provided “Adventure Day at Camp K” for Hill AFB Special Needs Families at Camp Kostopulos. As the Exceptional Family Member Program - Family Support Specialist, I fell in love with all Camp K has to offer the minute I stepped foot on its beautiful grounds. The “Adventure Day at Camp K” event gave Hill AFB families an opportunity to... Read more
LT. GEN. LEE K. LEVY II, Air Force Sustainment Center
June 18, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — To the amazing Airmen of the Air Force Sustainment Center,First, let me begin by congratulating Lt. Gen. Bruce and Linda Litchfield on their retirement after 34 years of phenomenal service to our nation. They left an indelible mark on our Air Force, and I join with the men and women of AFSC in wishing them the very best as they embark on the next chapter. They will... Read more
Aja Trotter, Military spouse
June 18, 2015
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Around the world, LGBT pride is often celebrated with parties, parades, fun and festivities. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its allies come together in support of equality, freedom and the movement for civil rights. Nowadays, pride events are largely fun-filled, colorful, recreational functions, but what some don’t know is that the first... Read more
GINGER HASSEN AND MARTI RIBEIRO, Air Force News Service
June 11, 2015
EDITORS NOTE: Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, AFSC commander, relinquished command to Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II on June 5 during a change of command ceremony.TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — “How do you know you’ve had a good day?”At some point, when working for Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, the commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, everyone is asked that exact question.He would pose this question and... Read more
LT. COL. SEAN MARTIN, 3rd Flying Training Squadron commander
June 11, 2015
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Leaving the military is not as simple as staying home the day after your service commitment is up.Almost 23 years ago, after a summer vacation that lasted less than 48 hours, I showed up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with about 1,000 of my new closest friends.Fast forward to the present, and it is now time for me to plan an exit strategy from the only job I’ve ever... Read more
June 11, 2015
Q: My daughter is doing a service project for the Miss West Point contest. She is collecting things to send to our service men and women who are deployed from Hill AFB. She would like to know who she can get in contact with to make sure these items get sent to the members of Team Hill.A: First, we’d like to thank your daughter for remembering our men and women stationed overseas. Unfortunately,... Read more
Maj. Derek Rowe, 366th Fighter Wing Legal Office
June 4, 2015
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Support for military sexual assault victims and the number of reported offenses have increased in recent years, resulting in more investigations and courts-martial involving sexual assault charges. This article describes the general court-martial process and some of the unique aspects with regards to sexual assault cases.One distinct aspect of a sexual... Read more

In The Know

In the Know Freedom run, walk scheduled for July 4A Freedom 5k Run/2 Mile Walk... more