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Commentaries

  • 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

  • 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