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  • The Human-Animal Bond

    Not all Soldiers walk on two legs and carry a rifle. The U.S. Military has partnered with canine warriors in every conflict since the Revolutionary War.
  • Appreciate Greatness

    So often old heads tell “back in the day” war stories about the Air Force of the past and how great it was, how today’s Air Force is “soft” or “weak” or too accommodating or cares too much. If we can drive a positive change the Air Force of today will be more capable than the Air Force of the past. 
  • Military, civil service career is a team sport!

    Accomplishing the military mission takes tremendous effort from the people who pledge to serve yet those same people don't serve alone.
  • Her Story

    “You’re the first woman in this job.”  This was the greeting from one of my now dearest employees when I took over as the Deputy Commander and Staff Judge Advocate of the 426th Air Base Squadron in Stavanger, Norway.  He did not mean it in any judgmental or condescending way—just matter of fact. 
  • Behind the viewfinder

    Wow! I get to write a story about what I do for Scott Air Force Base and the 375th Air Mobility Wing. Though my job can be challenging, public affairs provides some pretty rewarding experiences.
  • A Letter to my Daughters: Look Out and Within, Not Up

    Recently, I heard someone talking about Diversity and Inclusion, a topic I am extremely passionate about. This person made reference to looking up at the wall of leadership pictures and not seeing someone who looks like them. 
  • Anytime is a good time for tea

    Having tea can mean sharing joy and sorrow, solving familial or business problems, or simply being present and experiencing life completely. Although a seemingly simple act, sharing a cup of tea is anything but. It is intentionally taking the time to connect and address something important.
  • To hell with “it”

    Have you had a life altering moment? Not like dodging a car accident that made your heart skip a few beats. I’m talking about a moment where the fundamentals of who you are become questioned.
  • Celebrating Black History Month: Shaping the path for a better future

    The Air Force Academy celebrates Black History Month.
  • Heroes to all Americans

    February, as Black History Month, is a time to reflect on the contributions of African-Americans to our country. Though no single article can adequately cover African-American history justly, there are few areas that can rival the vast participation of African-Americans in war.

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