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COMMENTARIES

  • 'TRUST IS THE ESSENCE OF LEADERSHIP'

    "Leadership involves solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."- Secretary Colin Powell

  • 302 AW command chief explains Non-Extended Active Duty program

    One of my duties, and with Chief business, is to highlight and provide information about beneficial programs so you can make the best decision about your Air Force career. One of those program requirements is the Non-Extended Active Duty (EAD) which is the pathway for an enlisted member to become an

  • Year of Motivation

    Hello Leaders of the 302d AW! To all the Airmen and Civilians in the 302nd Airlift Wing, I want to talk to you about motivation.

  • 'Thanks for all your hard work over the past year'

    Heroes of the Air Force Reserve:Last month marked my first anniversary as commander of this amazing organization. It has been an incredibly busy year.My focus is taking care of our Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families while ensuring we continue to provide robust capability to the joint force. I

  • Breastfeeding with PTSD: an Airman resiliency story

    I remember sitting in a government-style room inside of the mental health office on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. I was still on maternity leave with my now three-year-old, Luciano. It was a miracle, because that day he was sleeping in a bucket seat on the floor next to the chair I was sitting

  • Your piece of the puzzle matters

    When I was 10 years old I hand-wrote a short story about a slave girl’s dreams of a kinder world and fell in love with writing. Then, when I was 21 years old I took out-of-focus photos of a giant yellow leaf drifting down a stream in Hawaii and fell in love with photography. Since those moments,

  • “Opportunity” doesn’t call ahead, make sure you have a plan

    When opportunity knocks, it usually doesn’t call ahead of time to schedule an appointment. At least it never did for me.For me, the opportunities came suddenly and out of nowhere. Whether it was making the transition from active duty to the Air Force Reserve, landing a position at Air Force Reserve

  • Set Goals, Not Resolutions in 2019!

    Every year, we set resolutions for the new year – the most popular resolutions include losing weight, paying off debt, saving money, exercising more, and quitting smoking. While we select these resolutions with the best of intentions, most New Year’s resolutions are forgotten and left to the wayside

  • We can choose resiliency

    Often in my work as the director of psychological health, I encounter Airmen seeking assistance in dealing with major life changes. Some of these changes include divorce, medical issues, financial issues and unwanted career changes like medical board separations and retirements.  Typically, in these

  • Lessons from failure

    Thirty-two. Thirty-three. Thirty-four. Thirty-five -- time’s up. Somewhere in Texas a senior airman failed his fitness test. He couldn’t complete the minimum requirement for abdominal crunches. Dragging himself back to his car, ashamed and furious with himself, he realized that he was now one of