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  • Believing a lie almost killed me

    Remember that old saying, “Perception is reality?” I believe this is a big lie.
  • My journey as a military nurse

    What does it mean to be a military nurse? When I first came into the military I did not know that meant.
  • Ride-share Tips: Advice for riding with strangers

    Sara climbed into the backseat of a sport utility vehicle unaware of what’s happening around her. After a night of drinking at a bar in Vacaville, California, she requested a ride home through Uber. Before entering the vehicle, she failed to confirm who the driver is and whether or not she was entering the right car. She was completely unaware of her surroundings.
  • AMC commander: unleash Airman innovation

    I have had the privilege of working for the men and women of Air Mobility Command for 7 months now. I quickly came to appreciate the incredible capacity of this exceptionally talented force – the force necessary to ensure we continue achieving mobility objectives in any environment. Before I took command of AMC, I reflected on the heritage of the
  • Stay or Go?

    Recently, you both asked me the question, “Why should I stay in the Air Force beyond my commitment?”
  • Rich Butler – impacting the galaxy

    On Aug. 6, 2018, 50 years after the first flight of the C-5 Galaxy, the Air Force and Lockheed Martin completed its last C-5M Super Galaxy upgrade. On that flight was Air Mobility Command’s C-5 requirements manager. For Rich Butler, this was an 18-years-in-waiting, memorable moment. A short conversation with the man is all it took to make another memorable moment for me.
  • Exciting Times to be an Airman

    DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — Reflecting back on the last decade of the Air Force, just like everything in life, there have been a few highs and lows. However, I believe this is a very exciting time to serve in the United States Air Force. We are focusing on re-growing the force, developing our Airmen, and transforming our service; and the exciting
  • Are you blooming where you are planted?

    I love to garden and be outside. This Spring, my husband and I decided it was time to start establishing our property and planted over 60 saplings.
  • We keep 'em movin', we keep 'em livin'

    Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan -- Our En Route Patient Staging System (ERPSS) motto has been “We keep ‘em movin'.'” This we proudly chant at role calls and our wing command events back at Travis. However, upon boots to sand in April 2018 at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, our team of 16 from the 349th Aeromedical
  • The time I was hit by a truck

    On June 23rd, 2012, I was hit by a truck as I crossed the street in St. Louis, Missouri. A white pickup truck ran a red light, hit me and then rolled over top of me. It was a hit and run and the police were unable to identify the driver. The last thing I remember is seeing a flash of headlights out of the corner of my eye.