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  • Much to be Thankful For

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time to celebrate everything we’re thankful for and continue an American tradition that dates back to November 1621.This year, many will gather with family and friends and enjoy a feast, fellowship and watch football on TV. While I won’t be able to take part in those activities with my family, I
  • Passion for the Mission

    The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.When I was a captain, I worked for a colonel who could be an overbearing hard-ass. There were six captains in our office, and we all thought the same thing
  • Step Outside of Your Stovepipe

    The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government. No one would dispute that the United States Air Force is, by far, the greatest Air Force in the world.  The United States Air Force is also the most
  • The Combined Federal Campaign – An Offer You Can’t Refuse?

    The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.Did you ever wonder why we commit time and resources every year to support the Combined Federal Campaign?  Have you ever thought it was a distraction from the
  • United, They Serve: Military Tradition, a Story of Legacy and Valor

      The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.As the United States Air Force (USAF) recently celebrated its 68th birthday, Airmen across the globe paused, reflected, and honored our service’s rich
  • A simple note to say thank you!

     The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”-Vince LombardiIs there a
  • Putting it all back together

    The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.This commentary is a summary of a 3-part series: PART 1, PART 2, PART 3The articles I’ve written thus far have discussed nutrition, cardio and resistant
  • Leadership Philosophy Revisited

    The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.A few days ago, a former coworker of mine asked if we could discuss my leadership philosophy for a paper he was writing for a correspondence PME course.  My
  • Make your deployment a lifestyle change: Part 3 of 3

    The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.Part 3 of 3 in a seriesThe ground work has been laid with a healthy eating plan that maintains a strong metabolism and  cardio guidelines that stimulate fat
  • Make Your Deployment a Lifestyle Change: Fitness

    The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.Part 2 of 3 in a series Okay! So, now that you have just enough information to think twice about eating that chili dog or digging into those cookies that seem
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