Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians

Commentaries

  • Taming the “Tyranny of the Urgent”

    Distractions are rampant and demands for our time are unending. In the midst of all of our busyness, how do we focus on the important and tame the "Tyranny of the Urgent?"

  • 15 seconds: A rude awakening

    Gut-wrenching screams, the shattering of glass, the unforgettable sounds of metal twisting and bending all around me. My truck rolling over and over and over again. I thought those were going to be my last memories.

  • Global Strike marks 5 years providing safe, secure, effective arsenal

    In a 2009 speech in Prague, President Barack Obama stated as long as nuclear weapons exist, "the United States will maintain a safe, secure and effective arsenal to deter any adversary, and guarantee that defense to our allies." This is what Air Force Global Strike Command does, and has successfully

  • Understanding sergeant's words: 'I've got your back'

    Seeing the newly selected staff sergeants recently brought back memories of when I was selected for staff sergeant.Actually, my thoughts went to the night I graduated Airman Leadership School. As I crossed the stage after receiving my completion certificate, my co-workers gathered to congratulate me

  • 'Mommy isn't coming home, sweetie'

    Consumption of alcohol, or rather the inability to stop consuming it, had ruined her parents' relationship. Having struggled with the death of her mother, the Airman now works against drunk driving.

  • An Airman's thoughts on the 4th of July

    This weekend, as we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of this great nation, it's worthwhile to reflect on just how courageous the signers of the Declaration of Independence were in standing against the tyranny of their day toward the pursuit of liberty. The 56 signers were truly forward

  • Layers of leadership

    Our Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, published Air Force Instruction 1-2, "Commander's Responsibilities," May 8. The information contained within it can be described as "back to the basics of leadership." I see these basics embodied with Captain America, a man with many layers. Let's peel

  • Chasing the high

    "Running, for me, has changed from a burden to a gift, and I have become a better person because of it."