Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians

Commentaries

  • A day in the life: CMSAF Bass visits Robins AFB

    Staff Sgt. Terrell McWilliams, 78th Comptroller Squadron Commander Support Staff noncommissioned officer in charge, shadowed Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass for a day while she visited Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

  • Meaningful mental health panel works to end minority stigma

    The Hispanic Empowerment and Advancement Team’s Mental Health Real Talk: Mental Health and Minority Communities panel featured mental health professionals across the Department of the Air Force with one common characteristic: they belong to a minority group, which provides them with a unique

  • A Culture of Modernization is a mindset, not a buzz phrase

    While our Air Force’s weapon systems and the way we fight have evolved through the years, our adversaries have continued to find ways to match our capabilities. The challenge of navigating government bureaucracy – with decades of institutional inertia – threatens our ability to innovate and

  • What is 'purpose?'

    In a recent study, 57% of younger Americans said when developing their career priorities, the most important is to do work that is enjoyable and meaningful, as this is what keeps them most engaged.

  • CMSAF Bass highlights 17th TRW achievements

    I was anticipating the arrival of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass and Team 19. For the past three years I have been assigned to 17th Training Wing Public Affairs, I have documented many Goodfellow Air Force Base moments, distinguished visitors, and events, but this visit was

  • 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