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Commentaries

  • Exercise provides lesson in communication, leadership

    I recently served as the deployed wing commander for Exercise Patriot Warrior 2015 at Fort McCoy, Wis. This is the Air Force Reserve Command's largest field exercise and is part of the Army's Global Medic exercise. It is held at a true bare-base, built from the ground up by the exercise

  • 'Quest for Zero' safety mishaps begins off duty

    Summer offers plenty of choices for recreational activities. Whichever you indulge in, ensure you make sound choices. Risk Management for off-duty activities is Air Force Reserve Command's main focus over the next several months.  We'll focus on three categories: sports, recreation and individual

  • Don't tug on Superman's cape

    There are certain things in life you just don't do. You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, you don't pull the mask off that ol' Lone Ranger, and you don't mess around with - core values. At least not if you have committed part of your life to serving this great country in

  • Learning to 'do the right thing'

    We are all the products of the men and women who came before us. They are family, friends, and brothers and sisters in our "profession of arms."I recently had the pleasure of hosting Col. H. Charles "Chuck" Hodges Jr., commander of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, here at the 446th Airlift Wing. Colonel

  • Chaplains are here for you!

    If you've been in the military for any amount of time, you've probably encountered an officer with a familiar or not-so-familiar religious symbol on his or her uniform.Yes, I'm talking about chaplains. You know we're around, but do you know how we can help you?For people of faith, we are here to

  • Don't let safety awareness lapse over holiday weekend

    It has been a busy summer and has gone by so fast!! Kids are in school (finally!) and the fall/winter gray misty skies are back with us. With the end of summer marked by a late Labor Day, don't let your safety awareness lapse. The statistics for fatalities ending the 15th week of the Critical Days

  • Resolve to improve in '08

    An age-old tradition of the New Year is to make resolutions. It is believed that the Babylonians were the first to make New Year's resolutions, and people all over the world have been breaking them ever since. Early Christians reserved the first day of the year to reflect on past mistakes and