Commentary

Luana Shafer, U.S. Air Force
December 17, 2015
The presents have been opened and the wrapping paper placed in the recycling bin. Tommy is anxious to get outside and fly the new “Invader 700” drone, complete with a 10 times zoom digital camera that sends immediate videos to your new iPad. Wow, you can’t wait to get out there with him and fly this thing. We can get to the instructions and safety rules later. Let’s go flying!Whoa, speed racer!... Read more
December 10, 2015
The winter holidays provide an opportunity to relax and celebrate with our families and friends. It’s also an opportunity to re-establish a proper work-life balance by enjoying the seasonal festivities and activities.We work diligently all year to reduce mishaps, and we should not ignore those efforts during the much-deserved break. Sadly, last year we lost five Airmen in off-duty mishaps between... Read more
STEVE NUTT, 75th ABW Anti-terrorism Representative
December 10, 2015
The holiday season has always been a wondrous time of year for my family and me. Like many of you, we celebrate by traveling to share the company of loving relatives and friends, attending tree lighting ceremonies and other seasonal venues, and counting the many blessings bestowed upon us as Americans. Unfortunately, even with all the wonderment of the holiday season, I am painfully aware... Read more


Commentary: Georgia on my mind

1ST LT. JUSTIN W. LEWIS, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band flight commander
December 3, 2015
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Republic of Georgia Army Pvt. 1st Class Vasil Kulijanishvili was patrolling the perimeter of Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, with his unit Sept. 22, as one of 885 Georgian soldiers supporting NATO’s Operation Resolute Support when he was attacked and killed by Taliban militants.The next day, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili led a national moment of silence... Read more
Col. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing commander
November 26, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- On behalf of Yvonne, our family and I, we would like to extend a heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving to the entire Team Hill family.Each and every day throughout the year, I am thankful for every Airman; for all your sacrifices, for your service, and for the great work you achieve on a daily basis.I know you are faced with many challenges day-in and day-out, so please know your... Read more
LT. COL. G. HALL SEBREN, JR., 75th ABW Chief of Safety
November 26, 2015
I wanted to pass a little information to you as you prep for the Thanksgiving weekend. As many of you know, a big danger during Thanksgiving has recently become frying up that delicious turkey.Among some of the safety tips:• Turkey fryers should always be used outdoors and at a safe distance from buildings and any other material that can burn.• Never use turkey fryers on wooden decks or in... Read more
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

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