Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians

Commentaries

  • It’s okay to ask for help

    This commentary reflects one Airman’s personal experiences seeking mental health treatment throughout his time in the Air Force, and the positive impact it has had on his life and career.

  • The summer before 9/11

    The year 2001 represented change for the nation. In January, President George W. Bush took office and began selecting his cabinet. However, the controversy over the Florida election returns, and “hanging chads,” delayed the appointment of defense officials even more than in previous years.

  • Empowered Airmen accelerate change in Air Force training

    Last August, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force provided his marching orders: Airmen must be prepared to accelerate positive change and have the courage to question the status quo. Senior Airman Gabrielle DeQuire, 17th Operational Weather Squadron weather journeyman, was given an incredible

  • I am part of Team 19

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass and her team visited Offutt Air Force Base to visit with Airmen, the sixth chief master sergeant of the Air Force and to learn more about their mission.

  • A short history of integration in the US armed forces

    The 514th Air Mobility Wing Historians Office, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., presents a paper on the integration of the U.S. armed services. This discussion investigates the numerous examples of Black military service, with Black Americans fighting in every United States conflict from the

  • Where does responsibility start?

    The Air Force teaches us as Airmen three core values that are ingrained into our minds from the first “... I solemnly affirm …. So help me God” of our oath to this country: Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do. These core values guide us and give us a foundation for

  • Raised on resiliency: How military parents shape their child’s experiences

    As a military child, I didn’t realize what I was facing wasn’t what other children my age were experiencing. Now, I am a brand-new mother and a dual military spouse. My husband, Brendan, and I grew up as military children in two very different ways, but both of us came to understand what it meant to

  • Diversity, inclusion are tools for national defense, not buzzwords

    We live in a dynamically changing and increasingly complex global security environment. In order to maintain ourselves as the world’s leading Air Force, we must continue to adapt and prepare for any potential contingencies — in today’s highly competitive environment.

  • Desert Storm veteran influences daughter’s call to service

    The 30th anniversary of Desert Storm was Jan. 17, 2021, and I have come to the quick realization that my biggest motivation for joining the military in the first place was my father, former Staff Sgt. Larry Shanes of the U.S. Marines.