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Default Air Force Logo Do you “Carpe diem” or do you “Dream for tomorrow?"
You may have heard the Latin phrase "Carpe diem!" It means "Seize the day!" It is an expression used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little or no thought to the future. Although the "Carpe diem" mindset has its place and application in life, one could argue that it is not compatible with military life and, more
0 4/27
2016
Default Air Force Logo Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month: #NotJustApril
Working in the field of sexual assault prevention and response, it's presumable that I think about the subject more frequently than the average person. As such, my children have been subjected to a plethora of discussions regarding risk reduction and effective bystander intervention...far too many "lectures" if you ask them. In fact, before my
0 4/13
2016
Default Air Force Logo The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
In our busy society, people don't always take time to articulate what they expect from their leaders; but they certainly know a good leader (and a less-than-optimal leader) when they work for them. As the newest Squadron Commander in the 21st Space Wing, I have taken a moment to think back over my years at good, bad, and ugly examples of leaders to
0 4/06
2016
Default Air Force Logo Focus on Wildfire Safety: Protect Yourself and Your Community
Did you know Smokey Bear is turning 72 years old this year and has over 330,000 friends on Facebook and more than 24,000 people following him on Twitter?Yes, the fictional character and his long-running ad campaign to create awareness about preventing wildfires is still going strong. Most of us remember his original signature line "Only You Can
0 3/15
2016
Default Air Force Logo Be a piece of the puzzle
There are more than 4,000 personnel assigned to the 21st Space Wing executing global capabilities in defense of our homeland while securing the space domain for our nation and its allies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Lucky for me, as a public affairs officer, I have the best seat in the Air Force's premier space wing watching men and women,
0 3/09
2016
Helping agencies "Under Pressure"
We saw 2016 begin with the loss of rock-n-roll legend David Bowie, and while listening to my satellite radio's "Bowie tribute" last month I was inspired to title my article after one of his hit songs. I find it particularly relevant because everyone, whether yourself, co-worker, family member, or the person waiting next to you in line at the store
0 2/16
2016
Default Air Force Logo On Service Before Self
I had the opportunity in early December 2015 to run the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital half marathon in Memphis, Tennessee. It was my second time to participate in this fundraising event and run with a team founded by a friend who tragically lost her 3-year-old daughter to an incurable brain tumor.The difference between the first time and
0 2/09
2016
Default Air Force Logo Diversity: A defining strength
In the history of American society, our diversity has been one of our greatest strengths and greatest struggles. The concept that our forefathers had for this country, one that is free and diverse, has been doubted many times. For example, Adolf Hitler believed that the melting pot nature of the United States would ultimately lead to our downfall,
0 2/03
2016
Default Air Force Logo Moneyball and the Air Force
I've often been asked what books influenced me as a leader. The first book I mention usually turns heads; it's "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Michael Lewis. While some may have read the book, others are probably more familiar with the 2011 movie starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill.Moneyball is the story of the 2002 and 2003 Oakland
0 1/26
2016
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station tunnel construction in 1962. April 20, 2016 marks a significant milestone in the history of national defense when Cheyenne Mountain celebrates its 50th anniversary. On that day in 1966, one of today’s modern engineering marvels was declared fully operational and began its diligent vigil protecting the nation. (courtesy photo) America’s Fortress: 50 years of defending the homeland
April 20 marks a significant milestone in the history of national defense when Cheyenne Mountain celebrates its 50th anniversary. On that day in 1966, one of today's modern engineering marvels was declared fully operational and began its diligent vigil protecting the nation.But there is more to the history of "The Mountain" than its opening or this
0 1/20
2016
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