Commentary

Allan Woods, 75th Air Base Wing Safety
December 8, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Traveling during this past Thanksgiving holiday weekend gave us a small reminder of what is yet to come during the winter season. We have now reached the time of year when we all have to re-evaluate our driving skills and habits. That’s right; winter has managed to sneak up on us. We need to be aware of weather conditions we haven’t seen since last winter such as... Read more


Commentary: Safeguarding cyber assets

AIRMAN 1ST CLASS CHRISTOPHER MALDONADO, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
December 1, 2016
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Every week, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Airmen brief deploying Team Shaw members on cyber security and the dangers of over-sharing on social media. As someone who has attended dozens of such briefings and regularly monitors the wing’s social media pages, I have heard and seen firsthand the damage that irresponsible online behavior can cause. Ensuring that the... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN BRANDON KALLOO SANES, 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs
December 1, 2016
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Grammy award-winning rap artist Drake in his song “Own it” said, “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” For me, that would have been the day I joined the military. It was a new, nerve-racking and challenging process. After visiting an Air Force Reserve recruiter, my military journey began. As my luck would have it, a half-day of medical... Read more
LT. GEN. LEE K. LEVY II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander
November 24, 2016
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Fellow Airmen, as the days draw shorter and the evenings colder, we enter the season of thanks and celebration.These days of thanks have long been a part of our American military history.  On November 1, 1777, the Continental Congress declared the first National Thanksgiving Proclamation. The military even declared days of thanks during the Revolutionary War... Read more
COL. JENNIFER HAMMERSTEDT, 75th Air Base Wing commander
November 24, 2016
With our first official snowfall on the books, we enter the holiday season!  As we approach Thanksgiving, I am reminded to take a second to reflect on all of the things I have to be thankful for…especially the “ordinary” things.Often times we are thankful when we have something “extraordinary” happen in our lives — either a hardship that turned out well, or perhaps an unexpected windfall of... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN TOM BRADING, 315th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
November 24, 2016
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jimmy Stewart once said, “What’s wrong with wanting to fight for your country? Why are people reluctant to use the word patriotism?”What would Stewart, who proudly wore the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm, among other decorations, think of the term “patriotism” in... Read more
ASHLEY PALACIOS, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Public Affairs
November 17, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — On Oct. 28, President Barack Obama signed a presidential proclamation declaring November to be “National Military Family Month.”“We must always be there for our service members and their families -- just as they are there for us,” Obama said in the proclamation. “Through the thickest of fights and the darkest of nights, our extraordinary military families... Read more


Commentary: My home away from home

AIRMAN SHAWNA L. KEYES, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
November 17, 2016
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — Cancer. The word reaches your ears and your heart stops. Your blood chills and your breath catches. Cancer is never a word you want to hear, say, or wish upon anyone. But hear it, I did.It was early June of this year when I received a phone call I would never forget. I joyfully answered, wondering what it was about. The conversation started pleasantly,... Read more
GEN. ELLEN M. PAWLIKOWSKI, Air Force Materiel Command Commander
November 10, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill establishing Nov. 11 as Veterans Day. He stated, “I do hereby call upon all of our citizens to observe Nov. 11 as Veterans Day. On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom ...”... Read more
2ND JOHN STANLEY, U.S. Air Force Academy
November 10, 2016
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Take care of your Airmen.If you take care of your Airmen, everything falls into place. If your Airmen know you care about them and will do everything you can to help them, they work harder and perform better. You will see improvements in all areas of mission accomplishment because they will not want to let you down. Taking care of people doesn’t mean sweeping... Read more

In The Know

In the know Legal office closureThe 75th Air Base Wing Legal Office will be... more
In the know Blended Retirement System Town HallsHill AFB will hold town hall... more