Commentary

Brig. Gen. Mark A. Brown, Comptroller, Air Force Materiel Command
July 3, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — As I depart for my new assignment as the 2nd Air Force commander at Keesler AFB, Miss., I can’t help but reflect on my previous assignments and what I’ve learned in my nearly 28 years of service.As a comptroller, I obviously pay a lot of attention to the budget environment. While current headlines might seem dire, today’s fiscal environment is typical of a... Read more
GEN. JANET C. WOLFENBARGER, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
July 3, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  — The Air Force is no stranger to challenging times. That’s certainly the case today where, in the current fiscal climate, much is outside of our control and we are faced with a great deal of uncertainty. As I weigh that uncertainty, though, it occurs to me that our challenges today aren’t so different from those faced by the founders of this... Read more
Chaplain (Capt.) Steve Cuneio, 75th Air Base Wing Chaplain Office
June 26, 2014
By Chaplain (Capt.) Steve Cuneio75th Air Base Wing Chaplain OfficeThe Air Force’s greatest asset is their Airmen. But let’s get right to the point: Military life is not easy! There are many weights being laid upon our Airmen today. Examples of some of these weights are: downsizing, continued deployments, force shaping boards, doing more with less, being overtasked, overwhelmed,... Read more
Special Agent Ryan Pfeifer, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 113
June 19, 2014
Did you know you are one of the most important assets in preventing a mass shooting, terrorist attack, espionage or other illegal activity? It’s true! Regardless of the training, experience or reach of any law enforcement agency, your daily observations are crucial. You are able to identify if a person, vehicle and/or activity is unusual or out of place. But unless you speak up and report it to... Read more
Lt. Col. Todd Robbins, 4th Fighter Squadron Commander
June 12, 2014
It is said an eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!— ABRAHAM LINCOLNIn April of 2013 the U.S. Air Force was forced to stand down many of... Read more
Staff Sgt. Steve Stanley, Headquarters Air Combat Command Public Affairs
June 12, 2014
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — What will it take? What sort of cost? A monetary or personal property loss? Personal harm to yourself or someone you love? Will it take a loss of life?We’ve heard it over and over again, “have a plan” before drinking alcohol. The messages are given repeatedly at commander’s calls, mandatory training sessions, and in one-on-one discussions with supervisors; however,... Read more
Master Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr., 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
June 5, 2014
During my third deployment in 2007, many of us waited in lines to use a computer that could access the internet and ultimately our beloved Facebook accounts. During that deployment I thought that kind of access was wonderful since my first two trips to the desert were much less extravagant. Social media wasn’t even thought of yet and the best part of my day back then was waiting in line to make a... Read more
Chad Myler, 75th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health Promotions
June 5, 2014
Safety awareness is something that we all need to be on top of – whether at work, home, or on the road. According to the National Safety Council, it has been estimated that unintentional, off-the-job worker injuries and deaths cost the nation roughly $247 billion in 2007 alone, which came out to be about $1,677 per worker. Accidents and unintentional injuries at home commonly consist of falls,... Read more
Tech. Sgt. DeErick Gray, 387th Air Expeditionary Group
April 17, 2014
  SOUTHWEST ASIA — Have you set goals for your future? According to dictionary.com, “a goal is the result or achievement toward which effort is directed.” Goals can be short or long-term, personal, professional, spiritual or physical, and are usually specific to a person or group. According to Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California, you are 42... Read more
Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Brown, 65th Communications Squadron
April 17, 2014
  LAJES FIELD, Azores — “I don’t want to hurt her career.” “He’s the best NCO I’ve got. I don’t want to see him lose a stripe.” How many times have you heard someone in a leadership position make statements such as these when contemplating disciplinary actions when an Airman or NCO makes a terrible decision? Whether because of an individual getting a DUI, failing multiple PT tests or... Read more

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