Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians

Commentaries

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Commentary: Transforming the Civilian Defender Program

    U.S. Air Force leadership declared 2020 as the Year of Integrated Base Defense, or IBD, focusing on how every air and space professional fits into a layered defensive network. IBD is greater in scope than any single career field. It requires active participation between all Air Force specialty codes

  • Depression can offer opportunity for reconnection

    Depression can be spurred by a range of factors such as a change in life circumstances, a change in lifestyle behaviors, loss of a loved one, loss of a job, or even loss of hope. The antidote for depression often begins with talking to people.

  • Keeping cool over Salt Lake

    Capt. Jonathan Lowell recounts his story and lessons learned after experiencing an integrated power package failure while flying a F-35A Lightning II.

  • A same-sex relationship

    In light of June’s LGBT Pride Month, the Air Force has made strides in how we regard these individuals, as both military members and human beings, since the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy in 2011. What used to be taboo has now become widely accepted by the Defense Department.

  • Dealing with holiday stress

    The holidays can be stressful, here are some tips of how to deal with finances, family and coping with sadness.

  • The in-house recruiter

    As difficult as it may be to supervise our Airmen, we must always strive to endear them while we endure them because, after all, we were once them.

  • Balance

    Whether we're talking about our life, family, or career, it boils down to balance. Having a healthy balance is the only way that we can sustain effectiveness. I can recall times as a young officer when working 14 hours a day was common. There are times when the mission will drive us to work extended