Commentary

November 26, 2015
Q: Where is the inbox to submit the Art of the Possible ideas? I have looked all over the Net and I cannot seem to find a place to forward suggestions.A: The Airmen Powered by Innovation program is the current program for sharing innovative ideas that affect cost savings, quality, productivity, cycle time, process improvement and morale from the ground up to Air Force senior decision makers.... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS GREG NASH, 23d Wing Public Affairs
November 19, 2015
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — It’s that time of year again. As the holiday season approaches, we will be bombarded with alluring advertisements, extensive winter holiday shopping lists from family members and store holiday sales enticing us to spend big.Are you prepared to spend money during the holiday season? Are you nervous because you’re still paying bills from last year? Do you want to avoid... Read more


Commentary: Choosing to live

Anonymous Airman, Air Force Materiel Command
November 19, 2015
I have worked for the federal government for 13 years. In each and every one of those years, I have been through suicide awareness and prevention training. I have completed the Resiliency Training Assistant course, and I have even taught resiliency at Wingman Days. I know the tool sets to help and have a set of personal coping skills. However, there is nothing more excruciatingly painful... Read more
LT. COL. SCOTT LINCK, 71st Student Squadron commander
November 12, 2015
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — When I worked at U.S. Africa Command, the organization took steps to connect its member countries and cultures, including referencing local proverbs during meetings.The most frequently mentioned saying was, “If you want to travel fast, travel alone; if you want to travel far, travel together.”This was an effective rallying cry that reminded the various organizations... Read more
SENIOR MASTER SGT. MICHAEL ROXBERRY, 23rd Operations Support Squadron
November 12, 2015
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.— As a leader, do not let your ego get in the way. Stand tall, but not above everyone else. Do not tell people what to do, show them. Showing them is what leading is all about. When you show them, you are creating that spark. Much like a fire, it all starts with a small spark. It started the minute you stepped off the bus at basic training and continues throughout... Read more
GEN. ELLEN PAWLIKOWSKI, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
November 5, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Veterans have made a selfless choice to lay their lives on the line to serve and protect our country. In many cases, they have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure we continue to have our rights and freedoms.Veterans Day is a time we set aside to honor these special Americans. Originally known as Armistice Day since 1919, President Dwight D.... Read more
MAJ. NEIL GREGORY, 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot
November 5, 2015
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — The Combined Federal Campaign is something I look forward to each year. It is important to me because it easily permits me to support organizations that raise awareness, funds research and assists those afflicted by a rare genetic disorder that runs in my family.One of my older brothers and his son have the disorder. Because my mother was single and working hard... Read more
November 5, 2015
Q: Will parking lines be painted at the Shoppette, Commissary, Base Exchange and a number of other facilities around the installation? A: I have noticed parking lines across the installation are in desperate need of repainting. Unfortunately, our fiscal ’15 operations budget did not include adequate funding to allow us to paint many of our parking lot lines. My civil engineer team has... Read more
Karen Bastian, Hill AFB Energy Outreach Coordinator
October 29, 2015
October marks National Energy Awareness Month. This month provides a special opportunity to educate individuals, and to evaluate and innovate for the future. Our national prosperity, security and environmental well-being are hinged upon energy security and reliability.   Amid anticipation of costumes and candy, the month offers a chance to talk about our country’s energy security and... Read more
Richard Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
October 29, 2015
A series of wrong choices one night — driving too fast without a seat belt — resulted in an automobile accident that would leave 17-year-old Todd Henrie with a lifelong disability.Accident investigators estimated Henrie entered a 25 mph corner doing nearly 100 mph before he hit a telephone pole that threw him from his car, breaking his back and causing the loss of the use of his legs.He spent... Read more

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