Commentary

Master Sgt. Lamont Williams
March 19, 2015
“The Emperor’s New Clothes” is a Danish tale by Hans Andersen written in 1837. The short version of the story is as follows: A vain Emperor who cared only about wearing the finest clothes was approached by two con men who promised to make him the best suit ever seen. This suit was to be woven from a fabric so spectacular that it would be invisible to the unwise and incompetent. The emperor... Read more
March 19, 2015
Q: I’ve been experiencing a problem with my work phone for the last two months. Intermittently, the distant end transmit becomes garbled, forcing me to hang up and re-establish the call. The problem happens anywhere from one to four times daily on both on-base and off-base calls. This is evidently a base-wide problem and has been very disruptive and annoying. How much longer is it going to take... Read more
March 19, 2015
Q: I would like to voice a concern regarding random vehicles searches for base entry. I am a resident of Hill AFB and am not a civilian employee or active-duty service member. I truly understand and appreciate the efforts and intent of the procedures; however, I want to know if there is a way to execute the policy without overburdening the same unlucky, random vehicle. This embarrassing,... Read more
March 12, 2015
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to our Air Force family in need (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and our dependents, including surviving spouses). The charitable affiliate organizations provide support in an emergency, with educational needs or a secure retirement home for widows or... Read more
March 12, 2015
The 2015 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is now through April 10. For more information about the campaign, contact your unit representative, 1st Lt. Peter Saunders, at peter.saunders.1@us.af.mil, or Master Sgt. Herman Ray, at ray.herman@us.af.mil.• 75 ABW — Senior Master Sgt. Holly Jensen/ Master Sgt. Joseph Rodriguez, holly.jensen@us.af.mil/ joseph.rodriguez.1@us.af.mil• 84 RADES — Tech. Sgt... Read more
March 12, 2015
Q: Sir, a few years ago the base installed a nice new vehicle semi-trailer truck inspection facility at the Roy Gate. When you came in the gate, the lights were on in the facility and it looked nice. Now the structure has been damaged and the cover is being destroyed by the sun and high winds that blow through. Are there any plans to repair or remove this facility? I just wonder what the public... Read more
March 12, 2015
Q: Recently, the West Gate has been backed up. Only two lanes have been open and the construction cones have been out choking the lanes down to the opposite two lanes that are open at the gate. This is a dangerous situation and an accident is very likely. My suggestion for a fix would be to ask the gate guards to open all three lanes before it is a necessity and to also ask that the construction... Read more
LT. COL. WILLIAM M. VILLEGAS II, 75th Air Base Wing and Installation chief of safety
March 12, 2015
As it begins to warm up in beautiful Utah, you are probably preparing to visit the national parks, hike, mountain bike, off-road with ATVs and/or 4-PMVs, rock climb or go canyoneering. You may be planning to skydive, parasail or waterski. You might be saying, “I’m good to go,” and think that a commander/director high-risk activity briefing is not necessary. You are probably rationalizing.... Read more
March 5, 2015
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to our Air Force family in need (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and our dependents, including surviving spouses). The charitable affiliate organizations provide support in an emergency, with educational needs or a secure retirement home for widows or... Read more
Ingrid Bruns, Air Force News Service
March 5, 2015
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — As a longtime military spouse, I have held various jobs — and I know many of you can relate.I served as a military and family life counselor at an Airman and Family Readiness Center and had the privilege of working with fellow military families to create budgets, develop debt-payment plans, manage credit and save toward goals.I remember one military spouse in... Read more

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