Commentary Search

Commentary Comments Updated
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 67
Default Air Force Logo Becoming human again: developing the ability to empathize
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- From the moment we’re born, we need human interaction and crave to be understood. It can have a profound effect upon our personal lives by making us feel empowered or conversely by making us feel powerless if those needs are neglected. It also extends into our professional lives. In fact, many of the most successful
0 8/24
2016
Airman 1st Class Dimitrios Russell, 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operator, stands at parade rest during an open-ranks inspection Aug. 17, 2016, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. The 436th LRS plans for emergency response deployments, combat support capability, and base and expeditionary support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Zachary Cacicia) Celebrating heritage by getting back to basics
It was July 7, 2016, and the 436th Mission Support Group change of command ceremony had just ended. A conversation ensued between Lt. Col. Todd Walker, 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, 2nd Lt. Akeem Parks, and myself about how we need to do things that honor the traditions of the Air Force more often. Specifically events that incorporate wearing the service uniform.
0 8/22
2016
George G. Shaw poses for a photo while repairing the courter panel on a 1967 Ford mustang, 1988, at his home in Arcata, Calif. Shaw built the mustang for his daughter as her first car, and the vehicle was later passed on to his granddaughter. (Courtesy photo) From engine grease to Air Force blues
I grew up covered in engine grease. In a dimly lit garage, I watched my grandfather rebuild classic cars. Sitting on the tailgate of his Ford truck, I learned how the world worked. We discussed politics, history, current events and common sense.I heard stories about his childhood in war-torn England and the hope and despair of the people. He told
0 8/16
2016
Default Air Force Logo Preventive measures lead to a healthier Air Force
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help
0 8/01
2016
Default Air Force Logo New civilian performance management and appraisal program on the horizon
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.-- The Defense Performance and Appraisal Program fosters a high-performance culture by linking the organizational mission and goals to individual performance plans.  This new program encourages regular communication and feedback during the appraisal cycle between employees and supervisors, resulting in increased employee
0 7/27
2016
(Courtesy graphic) My experience with Green Dot training
I volunteered to teach this new program, Green Dot, without really understanding what it was all about. All I really knew was that it involved bystander intervention, in some way, shape or form.I searched online, read a few articles and saw the program was designed to stop personal violence, which includes bullying, abuse, stalking, dating
0 7/01
2016
Default Air Force Logo Fairchild Youth Center’s hard work reaps rewards and awards
Recently, the Fairchild Youth Center was honored three times for its efforts and achievements in the areas of outdoor adventure programming, daily participation increases, and desire for science, technology, engineering and mathematics outlets.Through the Youth Center’s affiliation with the Boys and Girls Club of America, the Youth Programs section
0 6/29
2016
Default Air Force Logo PTSD awareness leads to positive treatment
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time.Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years.“Twenty years
0 6/28
2016
Default Air Force Logo Training for new civilian performance management program now available
Educational training is available to civilians and their supervisors in advance of the Air Force's April 2017 transition to the new
0 6/28
2016
Maj. Anita Shade, 375th Dental Squadron dental residency program director, joined the Air Force almost a decade ago.  Shade grew up in India and moved to Doha, Qatar when she was 23, where she planned on going through training to be a harbor pilot like her father. However, she moved to the U.S. a few months later, where she spent the next 10 years struggling.  Then, she got her U.S. dental license and became an Airman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman) An Indian woman's journey into the Air Force
Growing up on Willingdon Island, nine degrees north of the equator along the shores of the Arabian Sea, I had the privilege of living childhood in paradise--warm ocean breezes, swaying coconut palms and wild monsoons. I spent my days chasing crabs, swimming, waving passing ships and letting my imagination run wild. I would stare hard into the
0 5/25
2016
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 67
RSS